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  • Valdosta State University (GA) Shuts Down Ahead of (Pro) Flag Protest

    04/24/2015 9:24:47 AM PDT · by fifedom · 19 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 24 2015 | Elizabeth Chuck
    Protests have been going on all week (after) Air Force veteran Michelle Manhart, was briefly detained during the flag-trampling protest for taking the flag and refusing to return it. Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress told the Valdosta Daily Times that thousands of people who "just want to come down here and support the American flag" are expected to descend on Valdosta State University.
  • Gronk: Maybe Obama Was Wasted When He Made Deflate Joke About Patriots

    04/24/2015 6:35:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 7 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | 04/23/2015 | by Charlie Spiering
    New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowsi questioned President Obama’s decision to crack a joke about deflated footballs at a White House event honoring the Super Bowl champions. Gronkowski indicated that the team was serious as the Patriots spent time with Obama in the White House before the ceremony on the South Lawn. “If they would have put some tunes on, I would have done some dance moves,” he joked. When asked if there was any drinking with the president, Gronkoswi said no, but wondered if Obama had a few before he made his joke about deflated footballs. “There was...
  • Tom Brady Snubs President Obama as Super Bowl-Winning Patriots Visit White House

    04/23/2015 2:20:34 PM PDT · by drewh · 52 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | : 15:33 EST, 23 April 2015 | By MICHAEL ZENNIE FOR DAILY MAIL ONLINE
    The New England Patriots are visiting the White House today to receive congratulations from the president for their Super Bowl XLIX championship. But the team's victory lap in the nation's capital will come without their biggest star. Quarterback Tom Brady is snubbing President Barack Obama and won't be there. A spokesman for the team cited 'prior family commitments' as the reason Brady, 37, can't go. The superstar athlete has been to the White House before. He does have three other Super Bowl rings, afterall. But all the prior championships were under the Bush Administration. February's win was the first for...
  • Report: Tom Brady Won’t Be Present For Patriots’ White House Trip

    04/23/2015 9:22:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    boston.cbslocal.com ^ | April 23, 2015 11:37 AM | Staff
    BOSTON (CBS) — The Patriots will be honored by President Barack Obama at the White House on Thursday, but the MVP won’t be in attendance. According to ESPN’s Mike Reiss and the Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe, Tom Brady will not be present at the White House due to a family obligation. Brady has attended three previous trips to the White House, in 2002, 2004 and 2005. The quarterback earned Super Bowl MVP honors for the third time in his career when he threw four touchdowns in a 28-24 win over the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX. There’s no reason to...
  • Aaron Hernandez sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) - Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has been found guilty of first-degree murder. He has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. A Massachusetts jury on Wednesday found Hernandez killed Odin Lloyd on June 17, 2013. Lloyd was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. He was found shot six times in an industrial park less than a mile from Hernandez's home. At the time, Hernandez had a $40 million contract with the Patriots. Hernandez's lawyer acknowledged during closing arguments that he was there when Lloyd was killed. But he pinned...
  • Washington State Governor Jay Inslee Flies Communist Flag Over State Capitol

    04/07/2015 8:00:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-7-14
    Just U-N-B-E-L-I-E-V-A-B-L-E !! (HatTip Gateway Pundit) In “honor” of his meeting with China Ambassador Cui Tiankai, Washington Governor Jay Inslee has posted the Chinese flag between the American flag and the state flag at the capitol building in Olympia. Hat Tip State Rep. Elizabeth Scott On Saturday – A small group of people arrived at the capitol in the morning and removed the Communist flag. They were assisted by an officer from the Washington State Police. Video, courtesy of activist Maria Bosworth.
  • Washington State Flies Communist Flag at State Capitol – Patriots Come Out & Take It Down (VIDEO)

    04/05/2015 9:12:23 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 31 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4-5-2015 | Jim Hoft
    In “honor” of his meeting with China Ambassador Cui Tiankai, Washington Governor Jay Inslee has posted the Chinese flag between the American flag and the state flag at the capitol building in Olympia. Hat Tip State Rep. Elizabeth Scott On Saturday - A small group of people arrived at the capitol in the morning and removed the Communist flag. They were assisted by an officer from the Washington State Police. Video, courtesy of activist Maria Bosworth.
  • Super Bowl, World Series champs back gay marriage at court

    03/06/2015 11:04:29 AM PST · by massmike · 19 replies
    http://news.yahoo.com/ ^ | 03/06/2015 | Mark Sherman
    The New England Patriots are for same-sex marriage. So are the San Francisco Giants. The reigning baseball and football champions, along with baseball's small-market Tampa Bay Rays, are among the thousands of businesses, religious groups, advocacy organizations and politicians who are filing legal briefs at the Supreme Court in support of gay marriage. The Patriots play in Massachusetts, the first state to allow same-sex couples to marry, and the Giants represent a city that is notable for its gay and lesbian community. Rays president Brian Auld said it was important that his team stand up, as well. "We're a small...
  • Here Are The 379 Companies Urging The Supreme Court To Support Same-Sex Marriage

    03/06/2015 8:36:21 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 94 replies
    Huff Post ^ | 03/05/2015 | Alexander C. Kaufman
    Big business has come out in favor of same-sex marriage. Exactly 379 corporations and employer organizations urged the Supreme Court to strike down state bans on gay marriage, according to a friend-of-the-court brief obtained by The Huffington Post. The document was expected to be filed late Thursday morning. “Employers are better served by a uniform marriage rule that gives equal dignity to employee relationships,” reads the brief, filed by global law firm Morgan Lewis. “Allowing same-sex couples to marry improves employee morale and productivity, reduces uncertainty, and removes the wasteful administrative burdens imposed by the current disparity of state law...
  • What magically delicious lucky charms have Pats used upon fumble-free footballs? [Ballghazi Vanity]

    02/25/2015 10:52:34 AM PST · by Colofornian · 62 replies
    Colofornian | Feb. 25, 2015 | Colofornian
    Sunday -- March 1-- begins the 25th annual recognition of Irish-American recognition month as recognized by the United States Congress. Why, St. Patrick's Day parades have been going on in Boston for over 275 years to the delight of crowds' cheers and whistles. And, for these past 40 days, it appears a distinct type of whistle-blowing has entered the New England landscape: Whistle-blowers of alleged East Coast NFL shenanigans have been turned up to high volume. The pursuit? To discover if any roguish tricksterism by Brady & his Boston-based Patriotic Leprauchans these past eight years might be evidenced by “the...
  • There’s a glaring contradiction in NFL’s Deflategate timeline ['Ballghazi' Pats' sting?]

    02/25/2015 10:52:04 AM PST · by Colofornian · 33 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | Feb. 20, 2015 | Bart Hubbuch
    The Deflategate controversy took another strange turn Thursday when Colts general manager Ryan Grigson revealed he had alerted the NFL the week before the AFC Championship Game about concerns the Patriots were underinflating footballs. Grigson’s revelation, which came during a press conference at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, appeared to contradict league officiating director Dean Blandino’s strong denial the NFL had conducted a “sting” of New England during the title game. “Earlier in that week, prior to the AFC Championship Game, we notified the league about our concerns,” Grigson told reporters Thursday. “We went into the game, we had...
  • Patriots Notified NFL About Ball Issue; Fired League Employee Named

    02/19/2015 12:44:44 PM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 18 replies
    NESN.com ^ | 19 Feb 15 | Anna Fogel
    According to Florio, who cited a league source with knowledge of the situation, the New England Patriots notified the NFL about an issue with the special-teams ball after scoring the first touchdown of the game. Scott Miller, the league official who was fired, called for the football — which was marked “K1″ by game officials before the game started — following the opening kickoff, Florio reported. Video evidence shows Miller collecting the ball. Read more at: http://nesn.com/2015/02/report-patriots-notified-nfl-about-issue-with-ball-fired-league-employee-named/
  • New England Patriots face fresh allegations over Deflategate game

    02/18/2015 12:19:13 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 69 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 18 February 2015 | Tom Lutz
    Weeks after the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl victory the DeflateGate scandal continues to rumble on in the background. According to ESPN’s Outside the Lines, a Patriots locker room attendant attempted to introduce an unapproved special teams ball into the AFC Championship game. The attendant, identified by ESPN as Jim McNally, is said to have been in charge of the officials’ locker room at Gilette Stadium since 2008. He is alleged to have handed a ball, which wasn’t officially approved for kick-offs, field goals and punts to an official during the first-half of the Patriots’ 45-7 victory over the Colts.
  • Do the New England Patriots Prefer White Players?

    02/07/2015 6:41:11 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 127 replies
    TruthLamp ^ | 11/17/2014
    Does the front office of the New England Patriots prefer to have white players on its roster? There is circumstantial evidence that may be the case. While the racial makeup of an NFL team in any given year has its share of random fluctuations, the New England Patriots have seemingly had a suspiciously large amount of white players on its teams during the Robert Kraft-Bill Belichick era. Wes Welker, Danny Amendola, Danny Woodhead, Julian Edelman, Rob Gronkowski, and Tom Brady — all have been some of the more prominent “faces” of the franchise in recent years, and they all happen...
  • For Pats fans on streets of Boston: 'Time to party'

    02/04/2015 7:33:56 PM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 11 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 4 Feb 15 | Matt Stout, Jack Encarnacao, Jeff Howe and Owen Boss
    The thousands of revelers lining the parade route fought through the traffic and braved freezing conditions to cheer on the world champions, who defeated the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 in what many are calling the greatest Super Bowl of all time. "The team is amazing," said New Hampshire native Josh Bishop, 35, who boarded a train last night from Washington D.C., to stand along the route. "It's the culmination of a bunch of hard work, getting the job done. It's time to party."
  • Tom Brady Giving MVP Truck To Malcolm Butler

    02/03/2015 2:05:47 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 61 replies
    BOSTON (CBS) — Tom Brady won his fourth Lombardi Trophy and third Super Bowl MVP award Sunday night. But he wouldn’t have accomplished that without a clutch interception by undrafted rookie Malcolm Butler, who picked off Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson at the New England one-yard line with just seconds remaining in Super Bow XLIX to seal the victory for the Patriots. “I think there are a lot of people who are very deserving of this award,” Brady said Monday morning in Arizona as he collected his latest MVP trophy. As MVP, Brady also received a shiny new Chevy truck. While...
  • Pete Carroll's Final Play Call Will Add to the Legend of Bill Belichick's Genius

    02/02/2015 4:22:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 67 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 2, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So we had the Super Bowl last night. Folks, I don't quite know how to express this. I still feel cheated. I don't think that ended up being a pro-football game. I mean, it was, but that last call -- I've looked at it every number of ways. I've listened to every excuse offered. You know, it would be wonderful if Obama would actually stand up and take responsibility for his mistakes like Pete Carroll has. If Obama had made that call last night and it blew up, Obama would say (imitating Obama), "I knew nothing about it. I...
  • 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
  • Patriots' rule-bending goes back decades, to 'snow plow' game in 1982

    02/01/2015 2:41:07 PM PST · by Colofornian · 48 replies
    LATimes.com ^ | Jan. 31, 2015 | Daniel Guss
    <p>The New England Patriots weren't always a NFL powerhouse. Far from it.</p> <p>But for many years they have stretched the rules for the sake of winning. And that started with the infamous "snow plow game."</p> <p>In 1981, the Patriots were 2-14 and the only team to lose to the lowly Baltimore Colts — which they did twice — and ended the season with a nine-game losing streak.</p>
  • SuperBowl Will the Seahawks beat the Patriots

    02/01/2015 1:28:32 PM PST · by hondact200 · 73 replies
    February 1, 2015 | hondact200
    Will the Seahawks beat the Patriots? Now that Brady has his balls being held by the NFL. Will the issue of deflategate become apparent. Brady cannot pass squishy balls, thus the patriots lose to the Seahawks. Now that Kitten Bowl (hallmark) and Puppy Bowl (Animal Planet) are over. Bella and the Bulldogs (nick) female high school quarterback is over too. Lets have some real football, with the properly inflated balls and lets congratulate Aaron Rogers for making the MVP.
  • If politics is any guide, the Seahawks should win the Super Bowl

    01/30/2015 10:01:37 AM PST · by Lexinom · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 28 January 2015 | Reid Wilson
    When the Seattle Seahawks face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, more than a hundred million Americans will tune in to root for one side or the other, or maybe just to watch the commercials. Prognosticators have any number of ways of handicapping the matchup: Maybe defense wins championships, maybe it’s all about the run game or special teams, or maybe one superstar can take over a game. But from a political perspective, history argues the Seahawks have the advantage. That’s because their fan base looks much more like the American electorate than the Patriots’ fan...
  • ***THE OFFICIAL FRIDAY SILLINESS THREAD***

    01/30/2015 4:38:31 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 81 replies
    click pic to watchIf you want to go to the Super Bowl in Phoenix, it will cost you a lot of money, double what they were last year.The average asking price is around $6,000 per ticket. Do people not know the game is on television this year? ~ Kimmel On eBay, a group of four Super Bowl tickets is going for $51,000. Although to be fair, that price includes a full-body rubdown from stadium security. ~ Kimmel More bad news for the New England Patriots. The NFL now has video of those deflated footballs alone in an elevator with...
  • 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....
  • The DeflateGate Anthem: Soft Balls (AC/DC Parody)

    01/28/2015 5:00:01 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    The folks up at our sister station WBLM in Portland have created their own DeflateGate anthem. We wanted to share it with you and honor our New England Patriots.
  • As DeflateGate video leaks, Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Seahawk's Richard Sherman feud

    01/28/2015 1:41:39 PM PST · by Colofornian · 81 replies
    NYDailyNews.com ^ | Jan. 28, 2015 | Ralph Vacchiano
    PHOENIX — The New England Patriots owner and Seattle Seahawks cornerback were trading insults while the NFL was reportedly reviewing video of a Patriots employee going into the bathroom with a bag of footballs. Just when you thought Super Bowl Media Day couldn’t get any more bizarre... Thanks to DeflateGate, though, there seems to be no limit to this theater of the absurd, which took yet another twist as the Patriots and Seahawks met a mass of reporters at the U.S. Airways Center on Tuesday. The backdrop was a report that the NFL had video of a Patriots locker room...
  • 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...
  • Teddy Bear the Porcupine Predicts Super Bowl XLIX Winner

    01/27/2015 4:23:45 PM PST · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    Can Teddy Bear the Porcupine accurately predict the winner of the Super Bowl for the FOURTH year in a row? Don't ever underestimate the power of po'pine prognostication! See who he picks to win Super Bowl XLIX (2015). Copyright 2015, Zooniversity LLC. Online sites are welcome to link to this address or embed with Google ads intact (no ad blocking). FILE COPYING IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED WITHO
  • NFL bears plenty of blame for #DeflateGate

    01/26/2015 5:10:11 AM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 62 replies
    nbcsports.com ^ | 25 Jan 15 | Mike Florio
    But what has the NFL really found? As one league source has explained it to PFT, the football intercepted by Colts linebacker D’Qwell Jackson was roughly two pounds under the 12.5 PSI minimum. The other 10 balls that reportedly were two pounds under may have been, as the source explained it, closer to one pound below 12.5 PSI.
  • 31 Reasons to get off your high horse, NFL! (And Pats haters!)

    01/24/2015 4:29:09 PM PST · by mkleesma · 23 replies
    www.patskrieg.com ^ | 1/24/15 | patskrieg.com
    http://patskrieg.com/2015/01/23/31-reasons-to-get-off-your-high-horse-nfl/
  • BILL BELICHICK BRILLIANTLY SCHOOLS THE NFL, AND THE LEAGUE HAS NO ANSWER

    01/24/2015 4:00:59 PM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 144 replies
    weei.com ^ | 24 Jan 15 | Mike Petraglia
    In the year of Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy, they've somehow managed to trump serious cases of domestic abuse by blowing a silly, inane, moronic controversy over the inflation of game balls into a national story that gets more sublime and ridiculous by the day. The league didn't take their time and do due diligence on what really mattered in the Ray Rice case, and delivered a hasty judgment that Commissioner Roger Goodell admitted was ill-conceived. Now, they're taking their sweet time to decide who may have taken too much air out of the balls, a violation that...
  • NFL adds all-pro lawyer to inquiry into Patriots

    01/23/2015 9:26:48 PM PST · by Colofornian · 119 replies
    BostonHerald.com ^ | Jan. 24, 2015 | Owen Boss
    The NFL is upping the stakes in its probe of the New England Patriots and unleashing one of the country’s top lawyers and a high-powered investigative firm to uncover the truth behind a scandal that has cast a dark cloud over the team as they prepare for the Super Bowl. League officials broke their silence on the Deflategate scandal yesterday, announcing that high-powered white-collar crime lawyer Ted Wells will join NFL Executive Vice President Jeff Pash on the investigation into whether the Pats knowingly used under-inflated footballs in the American Football Conference championship game. “He is one of the premier...
  • 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....
  • Tom Brady's tale doesn't hold weight [Says sack Brady for Super Bowl if he cheated]

    01/23/2015 1:50:05 PM PST · by Colofornian · 334 replies
    ESPN ^ | Jan. 23, 2015 | Ian O'Connor
    Under his oversized ski cap, Tom Brady could not hide from the fact he was convicting himself in the court of public opinion. The quarterback of the New England Patriots admitted that footballs pumped up to 12.5 pounds per square inch are "a perfect fit for me," yet swore he did not notice a difference in the AFC Championship Game when most of the balls had significantly less pressure. Brady's story Thursday was harder to believe than the story of the 199th pick in the NFL draft becoming one of the greatest players of all time... "I would never do...
  • Sarah Palin rips GOP leadership for ‘deflated balls’

    01/23/2015 1:08:22 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | anuary 23, 2015 | Leslie Larson
    Sarah Palin has called out Beltway Republicans for “deflated balls.” Pointing to the New England Patriots as a cautionary tale, the conservative starlet warned her party to stand up to President Obama’s agenda. “That GOP leadership, that establishment, they’ve got to get their stuff together. I love what they believe in, I believe in it too. But they’ve got to get tough, man. You know what? It’s not just the New England Patriots who are dealing with deflated balls right now,” the former Alaska Governor told The Blaze on Thursday. Palin was referring to the controversy over whether the NFL...
  • Ex-Players React: Brady's Cluelessness "Unbelievable"

    01/23/2015 9:57:18 AM PST · by Colehill1999 · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1-22-15 | Howie Kussoy
    <p>“I did not believe what Tom had to say,” former quarterback and ESPN analyst Mark Brunell said. “Those balls were deflated. Someone had to do it and I don’t believe there’s an equipment manager in the NFL that would on his own initiative deflate a ball without the starting quarterback’s approval. I just didn’t believe what Tom Brady had to say.”</p>
  • Most troubling news out of Tom Brady's deflate-gate comments: NFL hasn't talked to QB

    01/23/2015 6:27:05 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 232 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 1/23 | Dan Wetzel
    Is Tom Brady telling the truth? Is he lying? Can both scenarios be possible? Is it remotely plausible that some unnamed, unknown, mystery equipment manager altered the footballs without Brady's knowledge and approval … or did 11 of the Patriots' footballs, but not one of the Colts, nor apparently 12 more backup footballs from the Patriots, lose pressure naturally?
  • 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.
  • 68 Minutes for Under-Inflated Footballs, Mere Seconds for Obama's Release of Terrorists

    01/23/2015 6:17:19 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 27 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | January 22, 2015 | Scott Whitlock
    Full title: TV News Priorities: 68 Minutes for Under-Inflated Footballs, Mere Seconds for Obama's Release of Terrorists The three major networks have, so far, devoted a staggering 67 minutes and 49 seconds to obsessing over every aspect of whether the New England Patriots cheated in their AFC championship win on Sunday. Yet, only ABC allowed a scant 34 seconds to the Obama administration's release of five terrorists out of Guantanamo Bay and back to areas connected with extremist violence. The contrast is 120-to-1. NBC was, by far, the most lopsided in terms of journalistic priorities. From Monday through early Thursday,...
  • 'Deflady Brady' uses 30-yard deep pass to secure 2nd TD to bump Colt offense off-balance [Vanity]

    01/22/2015 9:42:05 PM PST · by Colofornian · 113 replies
    Colofornian | Jan. 22, 2015 | Colofornian
    What is missing in the 'DeflateGate' NFL analysis? Simple. How the Colts, once succumbing to a 14-0 deficit, had to THEN shift from running the ball 40% of the time to running it only less than 17% the rest of the first half upon falling behind by those scores. It was, after all, "Deflady Brady's" deep pass down the left side of the field to S. Vereen (30 yards) to the Indy 17-yard line that set up the second Patriot score. One wonders what might have happened on that pass in the driving rain had the "underinflation" not been at...
  • D’Qwell Jackson: Patriots Were Using Colts Footballs At End Of First Half

    01/22/2015 5:51:09 PM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 31 replies
    NESN.com ^ | 22 Jan 15 | Doug Kyed
    Indianapolis Colts linebacker D’Qwell Jackson, who says he didn’t snitch on the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, told NFL Media’s Jeff Darlington that Brady was using a Colts football at the end of the first half Sunday night. Jackson spoke to an official, who said they couldn’t locate a usable football, during a TV timeout when the Patriots had the ball. Later in the first half, Jackson noticed that the Patriots were using Colts footballs.
  • 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.
  • What every Pats fan is thinking about DeflateGate

    01/22/2015 2:22:25 AM PST · by maddog55 · 67 replies
    YouTube ^ | 21 January 2015
    Video.. only. Little rough on the language but spot on for Pats fans! https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-cl=84359240&v=_FAT_pRqo3w&x-yt-ts=1421782837#t=123
  • Evidence suggests Patriots deliberately deflated footballs

    01/21/2015 7:44:52 PM PST · by randita · 145 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 1/21/15 | Ben Volin
    The Patriots’ run to the Super Bowl has turned into an episode of “Law & Order.” And three days into Deflategate, it is becoming increasingly clear that the “law” was broken. Now the tricky part: Figuring out the appropriate punishment. The NFL’s investigation into the Patriots using under-inflated footballs in Sunday night’s AFC Championship is still ongoing. The league has said very little about the investigation or the timetable for its conclusion. The NFL sent a letter to the Patriots on Monday informing them that the league concluded that under-inflated footballs were used on Sunday. The investigation is now centered...
  • Ravens believe footballs may have been underinflated in game vs. Patriots

    01/21/2015 12:37:25 PM PST · by ez · 116 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | JANUARY 21, 2015 | Matt Pepin
    In the wake of the news that the Patriots used underinflated footballs in the AFC Championship, several stories have emerged of other instances of footballs being modified or suspected of being altered during NFL games. According to CBS Sports, some members of the Baltimore Ravens believe kicking balls used in their playoff game against the Patriots in the divisional round may have been underinflated. No players or Ravens personnel are identified in the CBS report, which also says the NFL did not receive a complaint from the Ravens regarding the footballs in that game. ...
  • 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...
  • NFL finds Patriots used underinflated footballs

    01/21/2015 6:57:45 AM PST · by Colehill1999 · 280 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 1-21-15 | 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...
  • The NFL found 11 of the Patriots' 12 footballs were under-inflated by 2 pounds of air (PSI)

    01/21/2015 4:04:41 AM PST · by Boston Blackie · 191 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | Jan 21, 2015 | Jeff Howe
    The NFL is investigating whether the Patriots deflated footballs that were used in their AFC championship game victory over the Colts.
  • Report: 11 of 12 New England footballs deflated

    01/20/2015 8:48:42 PM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 160 replies
    RTV6 ^ | , Jan 20, 2015 | TheIndyChannel.com Staff
    BOSTON - The NFL confirmed multiple footballs used in the AFC Championship were under-inflated, ESPN reported late Tuesday evening.Sports Center tweeted just after 11 p.m. that the New England Patriots let air out of 11 of 12 game balls on Sunday.