Ok, so the NFL has decided, several days after the game is finished, that 11 of 12 of the Patriots footballs used during their 45-7 romp of the Colts were deflated. In theory, helping them by making it easier to catch and hold on to the ball during a sometimes torrential downpour.
That seems overwhelming, case closed. The Patriots should forfeit their next game. Only problem is, that next game is the Super Bowl. Ain’t gonna happen.
How much trouble would it have been to have checked the balls BEFORE the game, and DURING the game. If a ball was found to be inadequately inflated, pump them up right then? We do it during youth games.
The Patriots have been busted cheating before. So, this Super Bowl championship, if it gets to that, will be tainted.
The NFL is a joke. It runs around worrying itself to death about image, while overlooking very obvious silly things like assuring game equipment is adequate. If a player had worn an unapproved headband, the NFL would have been all over it. It’s a playground where very wealthy people make very wealthy money. How the hell it’s still a non-profit is the biggest joke of all. If Obama wants to tax the wealthy, strip all professional leagues of their tax-exempt status. Since he could care less about following laws, all he would have to do is sign an executive order. That’d go a lot farther to balancing the budget than his goofball state of the union directorates.