This is it folks; the wheels are finally falling off the media’s rampant Deflate-Gate slandering of the 2015 AFC Champion New England Patriots.
Scientists came forward on Friday and basically said that it was the weather, not the Patriots, that was responsible for deflating 11 of New England’s 12 balls. The officials tested them before the game at room temperature indoors, they were used outdoors where the significantly colder temperatures caused a decrease in PSI, and finally the deflated balls were used by the media to cast Belichick & Co. as the Legion of Doom. (RELATED: Scientist Uses Science To Refute Un-Scientific Deflate-Gate Allegations)
The Colts’ balls weren’t deflated because they clearly over-inflated them from the get-go. End of story. In case the naysayers want to blast that as a weak argument, here’s the probable league MVP saying that just as many quarterbacks prefer over-inflated balls as those that prefer theirs under-inflated. Every team wants to give their quarterback the type of ball they like.
Seriously, Aaron Rodgers said all of that. I think he’s a pretty credible source.
But, I digress.
“Patriots-Hater-In-Chief” ESPN was caught back-pedaling BIG TIME from their Ball-ghazi finger-pointing; the Internet realized on Saturday that the media-giant pulled a video from it’s popular “Sports Science” segment off its website.
— Masshole Sports (@MassholeSports) January 24, 2015
Thankfully, it’s 2015 and someone was able to upload the video to YouTube before it was taken down.
Decreasing the air pressure by 2 PSI reduces the ball’s mass by THE WEIGHT OF A DOLLAR BILL? Deflated balls have avg. lower velocity AND allow defenders more time to make a play on a pass?
The video LITERALLY SAYS, “the alleged deflation certainly didn’t affect the outcome of the game,” and by pulling the clip, ESPN showed just how ridiculous this entire situation really is; the media flat-out hates the Pats.
They hate them so much they’re not only willing to go so far as blatantly ignoring science, but also hiding anything that rebuts their claims from the public’s eye. Now that the man behind the curtain has finally been revealed, the media should probably quit spewing this erroneous garbage.
It’s getting kind of pathetic.
UPDATE: 1/25/14 9:07 a.m. — ESPN must’ve realized all of America was about to catch them with their pants down because they re-uploaded the video late-night on Saturday. You can watch it at ESPN.com.
PS — I guess ESPN also invented time travel overnight… note the video’s published time.