New England Patriots: Five Thoughts On Deflate-Gate Madness

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Jan 24, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; General view of football with Super Bowl XLIX logo and reflection pond at University of Phoenix Stadium in advance of the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

4. Ball Pressure….BALL PRESSURE

Sometimes I think that I am just going to wake up from a dream, and we will all realize how ridiculous this whole thing is. People are clamoring for suspensions, and lifetime bans for players and coaches, because of BALL PRESSURE.

The pressure in a football. I can’t understand why everybody got all up in arms about something so minimal, so unimportant…oh wait, yes I can, it’s because EVERYBODY HATES THE PATRIOTS. If this were any other team, it would just fly under the radar. That is exactly what happened with the Packers back in week 13, when Aaron Rodgers admitted to Phil Simms that he likes to over-inflate the footballs. But since this is the Pats, we should suspend everybody involved.

Do you guys realize how unimportant this issue is? This isn’t like cheating the salary cap (Broncos), or taking PED’s (Broncos). Those things really affect the “integrity of the game.” But deflating footballs by a small amount just doesn’t matter, and I still can’t comprehend how much this thing has been blown out of proportion.

Next: Punishment?