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  • Chuck Bednarik, Hall-of-Fame Linebacker, Dies at 89

    03/21/2015 7:01:09 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 50 replies
    Chuck Bednarik, a Pro Football Hall of Famer and one of the last great two-way NFL players, has died. He was 89. A star linebacker and center, Bednarik helped the Philadelphia Eagles win the 1960 NFL championship, tackling Green Bay’s Jim Taylor on the final play to seal the victory. The top overall pick in the 1949 draft out of Penn, he spent 14 seasons as one of the toughest and most feared players in the game.
  • John Urschel, Ravens Offensive Lineman, Publishes Math Paper

    03/20/2015 11:27:44 PM PDT · by gasport · 48 replies
    NPR ^ | 3/21/15 | Krishnadev Calamur
    John Urschel is an offensive lineman for the NFL Baltimore Ravens whose Twitter handle is @MathMeetsFball. He has bachelor's and master's degrees in math, both with a 4.0 grade-point average. ... We should note, this isn't Urschel's first published math paper. He's also an avid chess player and hopes to be titled.
  • Browns now positioned to possibly make move for Marcus Mariota

    03/20/2015 11:32:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    ESPN ^ | March 20, 2015 | Pat McManamon
    The signing of Dwayne Bowe may mean nothing in terms of the Cleveland Browns’ long, lost quarterback position. It may well be that the Browns intend to go into the 2015 season with Josh McCown and Johnny Manziel -- scary as that sounds. Then again, maybe the Browns are laying low for a major move -- a trade up to acquire Oregon’s Marcus Mariota. With Bowe on the roster, the trade makes more sense than it did without him. Without Bowe, the Browns were in dire need of a receiver. With him (and with Brian Hartline), they can get by...
  • NFL player's ex accused of cutting him, attacking new girlfriend with bat

    03/20/2015 7:14:18 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | March 19, 2015
    BRASELTON, Ga. — An NFL player's ex-girlfriend is behind bars accused of attacking him and breaking his new girlfriend's arm with a bat. Police say the football pro's girlfriend tried to hide out at a Gwinnett County hotel after breaking into his house not once, but three times.
  • Tim Tebow still training for NFL rebirth despite long odds

    03/18/2015 8:23:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    NFL.com ^ | March 17, 2015 | Albert Beer
    Let's get this out of the way first: If Tim Tebow's workout-gone-viral had been a revelation to the Eagles on Monday, he'd likely now be arranging logistics to spend the spring in Philadelphia. Tebow remains, more than anything else, a curiosity in NFL circles. According to one team official in Philly, the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner did "fine." Sometimes, these tire-kickings are favors to players, to get them back on the radar. And this one, at the very least, did that for Tebow. So ... what next?
  • San Francisco 49ers Chris Borland Says He’s Retiring Over Head Trauma Concerns (Only 1 year)

    03/17/2015 6:14:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    AP ^ | March 16, 2015 | Staff
    Another star member of San Francisco’s vaunted defense is calling it a career. The 49ers announced late Monday that linebacker Chris Borland is retiring after one season, without offering specifics. Borland told ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” earlier Monday that he is retiring following his standout rookie season because of concerns about head trauma.
  • Boy, 15, arrested over 'racist' Danny Welbeck tweet

    A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of sending a racist tweet aimed at Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck. SNIP The 15-year-old boy SNIP
  • Miracle Lenoir boy gets dream trip to meet Tony Romo

    03/13/2015 8:55:07 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    WBTV ^ | 3-12-15 | Molly Grantham
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Seven-year-old Timothy Brookshire idolizes Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Tony Romo. His mother has no idea why. Seven-year-old Timothy Brookshire gets to meet his idol, Dallas Cowboys Quarterback Tony Romo.MORE “He plays a bigger role in the medical game Timothy has to go through than the role even me and my husband play,” said Crystal Brookshire. “Tony Romo is this child's life. Every time it looks like he's starting to get weak, we find a way to put Tony Romo in it. ‘Well, Tony's doing this,' or ‘Tony's doing that'. It always works.” Timothy has had complications since...
  • The Cinematic Railroading of Jameis Winston

    03/12/2015 7:04:46 PM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | March 12, 2015 | Stuary Taylor Jr.
    A movement is afoot to destroy the career of a young black man whom a young white woman with overwhelming, well-documented credibility problems has accused of raping her. Three separate investigations, including a Florida State Code of Conduct hearing, have found former Florida State quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston not to be a rapist. But now The Hunting Ground, a much-touted documentary on previously anonymous accuser presenting her case publicly for the first time. Senator Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) has warned that NFL teams had better “watch this movie before they draft him.”
  • Oklahoma football team seeks punishment for racist video

    03/12/2015 2:40:34 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 69 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 12, 2015 | Heide Brandes
    The University of Oklahoma's renowned football team has suspended practice for a week in protest against a racist video linked to a fraternity and called for punishment of its leadership, team members said on Thursday. [Snip] "It is our passionately expressed desire as members of the football team for the leadership of SAE to be expelled, suspended or otherwise disciplined severely," a statement from the football team said, adding that leaders of the fraternity helped foster a culture of intolerance. [Snip] The football team, with the support of its coach, said it will hold a demonstration over the video during...
  • Why the Raiders must spend but can't get anybody to take their money

    03/12/2015 11:29:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | March 11, 2015 | Jason La Canfora
    A year ago the Oakland Raiders were willing to assume all of Darrelle Revis' existing contract with Tampa, and trade for him before he hit the open market, paying him $16M a season happily and not having to come up with a huge upfront payment or signing bonus or anything like that. It was exactly the kind of scenario the team -- far below the NFL's projected spending threshold from 2013-2016 required under this collective bargaining agreement -- needed, a veteran player who would never come to the perpetually rebuilding franchise in the first place, available via trade at a...
  • DeMarco Murray to meet with Eagles

    03/12/2015 10:17:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    ESPN ^ | March 12, 2015 | Staff
    Free-agent running back DeMarco Murray is flying to Philadelphia to meet with Eagles officials, with the expectation that he will join the team, a league source told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Thursday. In the ensuing hours Thursday, the Dallas Cowboys began calling around looking for other running backs, expecting that they will lose Murray, Schefter's sources said.
  • The Redskins and Marcus Mariota: Realistic, or gamesmanship?

    03/12/2015 7:44:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 11, 2015 | Mike Jones
    The scenario has been floated before, but when someone like ESPN’s John Clayton predicts that the Washington Redskins will select Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota with the fifth overall pick of next month’s NFL draft, ears perk up. And so, that’s what happened late Tuesday night and early Wednesday, after Clayton said just that during a radio interview on the first day of the league year, when the league was whipped into a frenzy by trades and big-money free agent signings.
  • Syracuse vs. Georgetown: What the Headlines Don’t Tell Us (Football is root of all evil)

    03/10/2015 1:03:13 PM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | March 10, 2015 | Edward R. Grant
    Basketball is in the headlines, but football is the great corrupter in college sports. Headlines, even in sports, can be deceptive. But it’s hard getting around the contrast in last weekend’s banners regarding two universities that are involved in one of the greatest (though temporarily suspended) rivalries in college basketball. On one side is Syracuse. Having already removed themselves from postseason play due to self-reported academic infractions, the Orange were hit by the NCAA with more severe penalties: five years’ probation, twelve forfeited scholarships over the next four years, and the vacating of 108 wins accumulated with the efforts of...
  • New York Jets Running Back Chris Johnson Injured In Shooting That Kills Second Man In Car

    Chris Johnson, the NFL running back cut by the New York Jets last month, was injured in a drive-by shooting early Sunday morning in Orlando, Florida, when an unknown gunman or gunmen pulled up alongside the Jeep in which he was a passenger when it stopped at a red light and opened fire. The assailants then sped off. When the shooting was over, Johnson was shot in the shoulder but the driver of the Jeep, 28-year-old Dreekins Oricko Johnson, was dead, according to news reports out of Orlando Sunday.
  • INGLEWOOD (CA) APPROVES PLANS FOR RAMS STADIUM (NFL)

    02/25/2015 12:59:22 PM PST · by C19fan · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 25, 2015 | William Bigelow
    The Inglewood City Council unanimously approved St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke’s prospective stadium at Hollywood Park on Tuesday. The $1.86 billion, 80,000-seat, closed-roof structure, to be opened in 2018, would become the world’s most expensive stadium. Chris Meany, vice president of the Hollywood Park Land Company (HPLC), partners with the Kroenke Group, commented, “It’s just the next step, but it’s a very important step.”
  • Redskins: Law leading to copyright cancellation is unconstitutional

    02/24/2015 10:49:12 AM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 32 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | February 24, 2015 | Associate DePressed
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- A federal government decision to cancel the Washington Redskins' trademark because it may be disparaging infringes on free-speech rights and unfairly singles the team out, lawyers argued in court papers filed Monday.
  • Chargers, Raiders will jointly pursue an NFL stadium in Carson

    02/20/2015 6:25:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | February 20, 2015 | Sam Farmer
    On the field, the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders have had as bitter a rivalry as any in the NFL but in a sense, they’re now partners. The teams will officially announce Friday that, while they work on stadium deals in their current cities, they will jointly pursue a shared, $1.7-billion NFL stadium in Carson as an alternative. While theirs might seem to be an unlikely pairing -- the Silver & Black and the Powder Blue -- the Raiders and Chargers have actually been closer over the years than many people might think.
  • NFL employee handed kicking game ball to Patriots' locker room attendant [Hmm...Brian Williams?]

    02/19/2015 4:54:08 AM PST · by Colofornian · 55 replies
    ESPN ^ | Feb. 19, 2015
    The unapproved kicking ball that sources told "Outside the Lines" that a Gillette Stadium officials' locker room attendant tried to introduce into the AFC Championship Game was handed to the man by an NFL employee, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Wednesday.
  • BYU Football Recruit Arrested On Sexual Assault, Drug Charges

    02/16/2015 7:27:17 PM PST · by Colofornian · 11 replies
    MidUtahRadio.com ^ | Feb. 13, 2015 | Doug Staples
    A BYU football recruit is accused of sexually assaulting an alleged prostitute. Charles West of Coppell, Texas was arrested last week—two days after Signing Day. Police say West called a female escort to his family’s home, held a knife to her neck and demanded sexual favors. He is also charged with drug possession. West chose to play for the Cougars in October after receiving a dozen offers from other universities.
  • Russell Wilson: '50 Shades of Grey' a 'great movie'; fan backlash ensues

    02/14/2015 11:02:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | February 14, 2015 | John Breech
    Russell Wilson has had a solid career so far as an NFL quarterback but his career as a movie critic has gotten off to a rocky start. The Seahawks quarterback went to see 50 Shades of Grey on Thursday night and by Friday morning, his review of the movie was in.
  • Browns Owner: We Didn’t Know about Johnny Manziel’s Lifestyle When We Drafted Him

    02/14/2015 7:17:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 13, 2015 | Staff
    Browns owner Jimmy Haslam claims he didn’t know of Johnny Manziel’s lifestyle when he drafted the former Heisman Trophy-winner last year. “I don’t know how much of Johnny’s personal life was known by everybody then,” Haslam told a press conference on Friday. Manziel currently sits in a rehabilitation facility to transition from his party lifestyle to a sober one. Manziel slipped to the 22nd pick in the 2014 draft based largely on the concerns that Haslam now suggests were largely unknown last spring. College Station police arrested the Texas A&M quarterback on alcohol-related charges after a late-night fight in 2012...
  • Les Miles' Achilles' Heel of No Star QB Keeping LSU out of NCAA Title Discussion

    02/13/2015 6:53:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | February 12, 2015 | Ray Glier
    LSU played with one hand tied behind its back in 2014, and that one hand happened to belong to its quarterback, which made for some trouble for the Tigers. It was excruciating trouble, actually. The Tigers had the top-rated defense in the SEC and still lost five games. They were 14th out of 14 SEC teams through the air in the regular season, gaining just 1,967 yards with a muted passing game that looked like it belonged in the year 1967. So the familiar refrain around LSU, the two words you hear most often: If only… If only LSU had...
  • Compare and Contrast: The Super Bowl and the Mass, Football and Faith

    02/02/2015 7:57:26 AM PST · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-01-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Compare and Contrast: The Super Bowl and the Mass, Football and Faith By: Msgr. Charles Pope I write to you in the midst of a semi-“religious” event: the Super Bowl. People have donned their sacred attire and are shouting praises. I enjoy football, but see it a lot less than most since I’m a priest and tend to be busy on Sundays! Yet I remain quite fascinated at how passionate and dedicated many Americans are to their team and to the game.Would that more Catholics had the same dedication to the Mass and the Church that true football fans have...
  • One year later, has Michael Sam been frozen out of the NFL? (Barf Alert)

    02/09/2015 11:42:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 75 replies
    SB Nation ^ | February 8, 2015 | Cyd Zeigler
    It was a year ago - the Sunday after Super Bowl XLVIII at 8pmET - that Michael Sam turned speculation into reality: One of college football's best players, and a top NFL prospect, was gay. In the coming months he was showered with praise. Eric Dickerson would offer him congratulations. Michael Irvin would call him his friend. Robert Quinn welcomed him to the Rams. Even the President of the United States, Barack Obama himself, would laud him.
  • Man's obituary lists Seahawks 'lousy play call' as cause of death

    02/07/2015 6:54:50 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 18 replies
    CBS. Sports ^ | February5,2015 | John Breech
    He was a small business owner in Kent, WA and loved his family, work, clients, traveling, the Seahawks and life. We blame the Seahawks lousy play call for Mike's untimely demise. Mike was greatly loved and will be dearly missed.
  • USC leads Rivals.com's top 25 team recruiting rankings for class of 2015

    02/05/2015 8:56:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Rivals.com ^ | February 5, 2015 | Staff
    For the first time since 2010, Alabama does not lead Rivals.com's team recruiting rankings. USC, which also led Rivals.com's rankings in '10, jumped the Crimson Tide for the top spot in '15. Alabama will instead have to settle for the second-ranked class in the country. The Trojans closed out their recruiting this year with a flourish, landing four five-star recruits between Tuesday and Wednesday to finish with 26 total commitments, 21 of whom were rated four- or five-star talents. The last time USC topped the recruiting rankings was its final class before NCAA-imposed sanctions limited the number of scholarships available....
  • 2015 NFL Mock Draft 4.0: Projecting the first two rounds

    02/05/2015 8:53:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | February 5, 2015 | Chris Burke
    Hitting on every draft prediction made right now would be nice, but the main purposes of this and most subsequent mocks are two-fold. They are meant to A) offer some insight into a team's needs, with the picks hopefully highlighting a current hole; and B) reveal a little bit about how the prospects are stacking up against one another.
  • In Ann Arbor, Jim Harbaugh Gets $150,000 Academic Incentive – City's Teachers Get $150

    02/03/2015 1:17:09 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 24 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/1/2015 | Tom Gantert
    Newly hired University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh will make three times as much money if his football players hit their academic goals than if Harbaugh is named the Big Ten Coach of the Year. MLive did a story on Harbaugh’s contract that states the coach will earn $150,000 if the players hit certain academic bench marks. Harbaugh will get $50,000 if he’s picked as the league’s top coach. The academic bonus is 3 percent of Harbaugh’s $5 million annual salary. ForTheRecord says: Ann Arbor Public Schools teachers who are evaluated and given the highest rating of “highly effective”...
  • Patriots Coach Belichick Wears "Don't Tread On Me" Shirt To Super Bowl 2015

    02/02/2015 5:55:23 AM PST · by Biggirl · 83 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 2, 2015 | Breitbart News
    New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick wore a “Don’t Tread on Me” t-shirt to the Super Bowl on Sunday.
  • Who's the greatest quarterback of all time? Joe Montana or Tom Brady?

    02/01/2015 7:29:20 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 218 replies
    February 1, 2015
    Both quarterbacks have won four super bowls with their teams. Who's the greatest quarterback of all time? Joe Montana or Tom Brady?
  • Wicked Best Superbowl EVAH!

    02/01/2015 7:12:46 PM PST · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 201 replies
    My TV ^ | February 1, 2015 | Vanity
    Wow! What a finish!
  • Aaron Rodgers: I don't think God cares about football game outcomes

    02/01/2015 4:06:25 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 79 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | January 20, 2015 | CBS Sports
    The Seahawks pulled off an amazing comeback against the Packers on Sunday, but don't credit that comeback to Divine Intervention. During his weekly radio show on WAUK-AM in Wisconsin, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said that his belief is that God doesn't care who wins or loses a football game. The subject came up during a segment where host Jason Wilde asks Rodgers a question that was submitted by a Packers fan.
  • NFL Super Bowl XLIX [Live Thread]

    02/01/2015 2:08:20 PM PST · by goodnesswins · 1,311 replies
    Super Bowl....can't find a thread...so starting this
  • CA ASSEMBLYWOMAN INTRODUCES CHEERLEADER RIGHTS BILL

    01/31/2015 11:04:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 30, 2015 | Daniel Nussbaum
    A new bill introduced Thursday in the California Assembly would provide cheerleaders of professional sports franchises with employee benefits and a minimum wage guarantee. Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) introduced AB 202 on Thursday in “a move that will better protect cheer athletes in the state from workplace abuses and bring equity to the multi-billion dollar professional sports landscape.”
  • Pro/Con: Did NCAA restore Paterno’s good name?

    01/31/2015 8:46:53 AM PST · by FlJoePa · 70 replies
    Duluth News Tribune ^ | 1-30-14 | Christine Flowers
    Yes: Let’s hope the legendary coach hears the good news I hope there’s a wire service in the afterlife. I hope there’s some celestial Internet cafe where the departed (regardless of their ultimate destinations) can access news about those of us they’ve left behind. For instance, I’d love it if the monsters who murdered the journalists at Charlie Hebdo could take a moment from baking in eternal hellfire to see how their acts only strengthened our resolve to speak out against intolerance. Similarly, I hope Martin Luther King Jr. can recognize, from his lofty perch in heaven atop his beloved...
  • Deflate-gate triggers stat spat as analysts attempt to solve why Patriots don't fumble

    01/29/2015 11:01:22 AM PST · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    sports.yahoo.com ^ | 01/28/2015 | By Eric Adelson
    Maybe the smoking gun isn’t in a bathroom at Gillette Stadium. Maybe it’s in the laptop of a civil engineer in Washington, D.C. One of the strangest twists in the already strange saga of deflate-gate is the sudden star turn of a man who runs a gambling website when he’s not doing his day job. Warren Sharp is a 36-year-old dad who loves numbers and algorithms, and decided to apply some statistics to the Patriots when he heard about the football deflation investigation. What he found sent ripples through the sports world and got a few other statisticians pretty upset....
  • Tom Brady Has A Cold

    01/28/2015 10:08:39 AM PST · by Red Badger · 64 replies
    CBS - Boston ^ | January 28, 2015 11:49 AM | Staff
    BOSTON (CBS) — You may have noticed that Tom Brady didn’t look himself at Tuesday’s Media Day. No, it wasn’t his bed head. And it wasn’t from a lack of sleep thanks to an early morning fire alarm at the team’s hotel. As he prepares for the biggest game of the season, the Patriots quarterback is battling a cold. And if you thought he looked rough on Tuesday, he looked a bit worse on Wednesday as he addressed the media at the team hotel in Chandler, Arizona. “It’s been lingering,” Brady told reporters as he held court for nearly 45...
  • James Franklin scorns PSU player on Twitter for settling for a B on exam

    01/27/2015 3:55:04 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 5 replies
    nbc sports ^ | 1-26-15 | Kevin McGuire
    Some day college football players will learn not everything needs to be shared to the public. Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones found that out, as you may have heard by now, but things turned out OK for him. Maybe Penn State sophomore safety Bryant Harper will learn a lesson after being publicly scorned by his head coach on Twitter. On Monday, Harper took to Twitter to boast about a B he received on a recent anatomy exam. "B on my first anatomy exam and I didn't study I'll take it" Penn State head coach James Franklin, known to be fluent...
  • Tom Brady And The Liberal War On Success

    01/24/2015 4:38:38 PM PST · by servo1969 · 82 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1-24-2015 | W. James Antle III
    Can we be honest for a minute about the latest liberal crusade gripping the country like a deflated football?If you are sincerely concerned about fair play in sports and waiting patiently for the NFL to conclude its investigation of “Deflategate,” this column is not directed at you. Maybe you’re a New England Patriots fan or just a neutral observer. Maybe you don’t care about football at all. But for the rest of you, the mob salivating over the prospect of finding something to diminish the Patriots’ 2014 achievements, let’s face it.You hated Tom Brady before the national media lost its...
  • Inside Manziel's rocky rookie season

    01/24/2015 5:17:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    ESPN ^ | January 24, 2015 | Jeremy Fowler and Pat McManamon
    The name on the card that night in May seemed to draw as much anxiety as it did excitement. Johnny Manziel, Quarterback, Texas A&M. The former Heisman Trophy winner had been passed over 21 times, prompting a text from Manziel to then-Browns quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains that he wanted to "wreck this league" in Cleveland. The words were actually more R-rated, but the implication was clear. Twitter erupted at the selection. A Cleveland radio host cheered and screamed openly on air. Manziel gave his "money" sign as he walked onstage to greet Roger Goodell. By season's end, cheering had turned...
  • When will destroyed human lives get more news attention than deflated footballs?

    01/23/2015 7:39:22 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jan 23, 2015 | Christina Martin
    Yesterday, I visited my mom and we watched a popular talk show. In the middle of the show, a breaking news update flashed on the screen. Suddenly the show was interrupted. My mind began to race. Did something happen to our President? Was there another terrorist attack? Did a school shooting occur? Soon my fears were erased. Patriots QB Tom Brady was in a press conference, denying claims he knew about deflated footballs in the AFC Championship Game. This was the breaking news that interrupted a scheduled program. I’ll admit I’m not a football fan. I also barely watch TV....
  • DeflateGate (cont'd)

    01/23/2015 8:16:00 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 55 replies
    FreeRepublic.com ^ | Friday, January 23, 2015 | cc
    Patriots defenders constantly make the point that deflated balls were not a big deal last Sunday, because the Pats won so convincingly over Indy. Maybe. But what about the Ravens game a week earlier? That one WAS close - 35-31. Does anyone really think the Pats weren't pulling their under-inflation tricks then, that it just started last week? Other teams raised the issue back in November, so it's reasonable to assume it's been going on since at least then.
  • Bill Belichick says he has ‘no explanation’ for Deflategate

    01/22/2015 7:45:17 AM PST · by Red Badger · 166 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | January 22, 2015 | By Matt Pepin
    Bill Belichick said he did not know how the Patriots’ footballs became underinflated in Sunday’s game. By Matt PepinGlobe Staff January 22, 2015 Coach Bill Belichick said he did not know of any issue with the Patriots’ game balls in Sunday’s AFC Championship, and did not learn the league was investigating his team until Monday morning. He also said he did not know how the Patriots’ footballs became underinflated during the game. “I have no explanation for what happened,” he said. It was Belichick’s first appearance since news emerged that 11 of 12 footballs the Patriots used against the Colts...
  • Bill Belichick says he has "no explanation" for Deflategate

    01/22/2015 7:24:55 AM PST · by Biggirl · 102 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | January 22, 2015 | Matt Pepin
    Coach Bill Belichick said he did not know of any issue with the Patriots’ game balls in Sunday’s AFC Championship, and did not learn the league was investigating his team until Monday morning. He also said he did not know how the Patriots’ footballs became underinflated during the game.
  • Joe Biden Weighs in on Patriots DeflateGate scandal: I like softer balls (video)

    01/22/2015 6:04:04 AM PST · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    SI.com ^ | January 22, 2015 | Jack Jorgensen
    Vice President Joe Biden was asked about the Patriots scandal Wednesday morning.
  • NFL Schedule - 2014 Season Super Bowl XLIX [Live Conference Championships Playoff Thread Week 22]

    01/21/2015 5:18:09 PM PST · by Bender2 · 205 replies
    ESPN NFL ^ | ESPN
    Playoffs - Super Bowl SUN, FEB 1 New England at Seattle 6:30 PM NBC U of Phoenix Stadium
  • NFL finds Patriots used underinflated footballs

    01/21/2015 9:04:41 AM PST · by servo1969 · 93 replies
    bostonglobe.com ^ | 1-21-2015 | Ben Volin
    The Patriots used underinflated footballs on Sunday night. The next question is how did it happen? According to a National Football League letter about the investigation into the controversy that was shared with the Globe, the Patriots were informed that the league’s initial findings indicated that the game balls did not meet specifications. The league inspected each of the Patriots’ 12 game balls twice at halftime, using different pressure gauges, and found footballs that were not properly inflated. According to ESPN, 11 of the 12 game balls were found to be underinflated by about 2 pounds each. The NFL specifications...
  • Championship Sunday: Packers Blow It; Patriots Accused of Deflating Their Balls

    01/19/2015 11:49:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 15, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Yeah, I'm so glad I'm not a fan of the Green Bay Packers. I'd be going crazy. I would literally be nuts if I were a fan. And it's not that I don't like the Packers. I like the Packers. You know, I'm a Steelers guy, but, man, if I were a Packers fan, jeez. So many things I'd be questioning. BREAK TRANSCRIPT Now, football games yesterday, Patriots accused of deflating their balls. Have you heard about this? New England Patriots are accused of deflating their balls during this game. During rain and wind it's apparently eager to grip...
  • NFL investigating if Patriots used deflated footballs in AFC Championship game

    01/19/2015 7:48:57 AM PST · by servo1969 · 221 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 1-19-2015 | Fox News
    The NFL has confirmed it is looking into charges the New England Patriots cheated Sunday night when they clinched a trip to the Super Bowl Sunday night by using deflated footballs. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed the probe Monday, following the AFC championship game, in which the Patriots demolished the Indianapolis Colts, 45-7. The charge was first made Sunday night, when an Indianapolis reporter that the NFL had seized at least one game ball from the AFC championship game to examine whether pigskins were intentionally deflated to make them easier to throw and catch. “The NFL is investigating the possibility,”...