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Posted: 1/21/2015 12:23:02 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/21/2015 12:23:35 AM EST by flyhack72]
The balls were under inflated by two pounds of pressure. Breaking on ESPN now.

Cheaters!

Go Hawks!!!
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 12:23:59 AM EST
Hasn't this been in the news for a few days?
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 12:25:29 AM EST
Wouldn't have really made that much of a difference. The Colts suck.

GO PATS!
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 12:25:38 AM EST
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Originally Posted By HEMIsphere05:
Hasn't this been in the news multiple threads for a few days?
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Link Posted: 1/21/2015 12:25:40 AM EST
What else is new?
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 12:25:55 AM EST
may I recommend you give this a try OP.

Link Posted: 1/21/2015 12:26:24 AM EST
Wat?
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 12:26:41 AM EST
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Originally Posted By jasonTTKA:
Wouldn't have really made that much of a difference. The Colts suck.

GO PATS!
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That is really irrelevant if they did in fact cheat.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 12:28:02 AM EST
lol

Keep making up excuses for the pathetic performance.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 12:31:20 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 12:35:56 AM EST
My balls are over inflated by two pounds.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 12:39:14 AM EST
If the reports are true, the offending balls were removed by officials at half time. Then the Pats really kicked it into gear and put up how many TDs after only 2 with the "bad" balls?

Suck it, haters.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 12:41:14 AM EST
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gronk is the man
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 12:41:46 AM EST
I prefer the term "Deflatriots", if you please.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 12:43:32 AM EST
snort
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 12:45:13 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/21/2015 12:45:51 AM EST by GrandfatherCoyote]
I'm betting that the Pats do like what Rodgers said the Packers do - inflate the balls the way they like it (Rodgers like theirs to be inflated over the NFL limit, for example) and give them to the officials before the game, and if the officials let them through, fine.

I'm guessing the officials either did a piss-poor job checking, and adjusting, the balls before the game, or just didn't give a shit. I seriously doubt anyone was on the sideline with a gauge reaching i to the zipped ball bag adjusting the balls down to 11 psi in front of God, fans, officials, and cameras. Seriously. This is a load of horseshit.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 12:52:54 AM EST
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Originally Posted By GrandfatherCoyote:
I'm betting that the Pats do like what Rodgers said the Packers do - inflate the balls the way they like it (Rodgers like theirs to be inflated over the NFL limit, for example) and give them to the officials before the game, and if the officials let them through, fine.

I'm guessing the officials either did a piss-poor job checking, and adjusting, the balls before the game, or just didn't give a shit. I seriously doubt anyone was on the sideline with a gauge reaching i to the zipped ball bag adjusting the balls down to 11 psi in front of God, fans, officials, and cameras. Seriously. This is a load of horseshit.
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pretty much, haha and this coming from a guy who lives in seahawk territory
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 12:53:24 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 12:54:25 AM EST
I heard that somewhere
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 12:56:30 AM EST
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pretty much, haha and this coming from a guy who lives in seahawk territory
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Originally Posted By hawaiinate:
Originally Posted By GrandfatherCoyote:
I'm betting that the Pats do like what Rodgers said the Packers do - inflate the balls the way they like it (Rodgers like theirs to be inflated over the NFL limit, for example) and give them to the officials before the game, and if the officials let them through, fine.

I'm guessing the officials either did a piss-poor job checking, and adjusting, the balls before the game, or just didn't give a shit. I seriously doubt anyone was on the sideline with a gauge reaching i to the zipped ball bag adjusting the balls down to 11 psi in front of God, fans, officials, and cameras. Seriously. This is a load of horseshit.


pretty much, haha and this coming from a guy who lives in seahawk territory


NH born and raised... in the White Mountains is where I spent most of my days...
Fishin' and huntin' and actin' all cool, smoking cigarettes outside of the school...
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 12:59:32 AM EST
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NH born and raised... in the White Mountains is where I spent most of my days...
Fishin' and huntin' and actin' all cool, smoking cigarettes outside of the school...
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Originally Posted By GrandfatherCoyote:
Originally Posted By hawaiinate:
Originally Posted By GrandfatherCoyote:
I'm betting that the Pats do like what Rodgers said the Packers do - inflate the balls the way they like it (Rodgers like theirs to be inflated over the NFL limit, for example) and give them to the officials before the game, and if the officials let them through, fine.

I'm guessing the officials either did a piss-poor job checking, and adjusting, the balls before the game, or just didn't give a shit. I seriously doubt anyone was on the sideline with a gauge reaching i to the zipped ball bag adjusting the balls down to 11 psi in front of God, fans, officials, and cameras. Seriously. This is a load of horseshit.


pretty much, haha and this coming from a guy who lives in seahawk territory


NH born and raised... in the White Mountains is where I spent most of my days...
Fishin' and huntin' and actin' all cool, smoking cigarettes outside of the school...


that explains it
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 1:13:26 AM EST
If I remember correctly, the last time they cheated, they went 18-1. The only game they lost, was the one that counted the most. New York Giants upset the Patriots 17-14
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 1:31:16 AM EST
Pardon my football ignorance, but what would a slightly under inflated ball do? I could see the kicker maybe having trouble but what else?
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 5:38:35 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 5:40:58 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Jwood562:
Pardon my football ignorance, but what would a slightly under inflated ball do? I could see the kicker maybe having trouble but what else?
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Makes the ball easier to grip.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 5:43:03 AM EST
I think New England's ass whooping on Indy was little to do with the ball itself.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 5:49:09 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/21/2015 5:55:20 AM EST by seejay3558]
I gotta go with who gives a shit on this one. Everyone sets the ball the way they want to. We did it in highschool, everyone does it in college, and everyone most likely does it in the pros. Shit, kickers and quarterbacks even set balls different than eachother on the same team. I mean even kickers set balls different in different situations; some guys will change balls depending on a kick off or a field goal. I'm not a pats fan, but if this was any other team this wouldn't even be in the news and nobody would give a shit.




Go Niners by the way.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 5:51:51 AM EST
Who gives a shit? Did they steal the Colts play book?
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 6:17:30 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Jwood562:
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It was raining, balls are slick, hard balls make them harder to catch. Deflate them, easier to grab, explains Cheatriots 'really turning it on in the 2nd half.' And no the balls were not removed at half time, only one. Which is what caused the investigation.

They should be kicked from the SB, dont care if Indy does suck.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 6:19:36 AM EST


Dupe thread bump
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 6:22:14 AM EST
Don't underinflated balls get found all the time in NFL games?
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 6:23:49 AM EST
Proball makes up it's own rules to sell tickets anyway. Why care if the rules are followed or not.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 6:29:52 AM EST
I have a question (or four, apparently). Each team provides 12 balls (or something, I think that's what the number was) who's to say that the colts weren't using the under inflated balls? Do they switch them out each time the other team takes over? How would you know which ball was which by the second quarter. They switch them all the time don't they?
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 6:40:30 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/21/2015 6:43:31 AM EST by noFoTeeneR]
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pretty much, haha and this coming from a guy who lives in seahawk territory
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Originally Posted By GrandfatherCoyote:
I'm betting that the Pats do like what Rodgers said the Packers do - inflate the balls the way they like it (Rodgers like theirs to be inflated over the NFL limit, for example) and give them to the officials before the game, and if the officials let them through, fine.

I'm guessing the officials either did a piss-poor job checking, and adjusting, the balls before the game, or just didn't give a shit. I seriously doubt anyone was on the sideline with a gauge reaching i to the zipped ball bag adjusting the balls down to 11 psi in front of God, fans, officials, and cameras. Seriously. This is a load of horseshit.


pretty much, haha and this coming from a guy who lives in seahawk territory


As a Packer fan, I don't blame the Seahawks for our loss. I blame the people who have been rigging the NFL since Super Bowl III and probably before. It's entertainment of athletic abilities, that's all. Good luck to both teams. Only the bookies and owners know who's going to win. $They are$.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 6:43:30 AM EST
Once a cheater always a cheater.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 6:53:44 AM EST
Wouldn't that mean the Colts cheated as well?
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 7:13:12 AM EST


At least one career veteran official handles every ball before every snap. If they can not detect a soft ball then there likely is not one. This is whining for sake of whining.....


Link Posted: 1/21/2015 7:14:11 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Jwood562:
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Micking balls are league-supplied and different.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 7:17:41 AM EST
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Originally Posted By kayamana:
I have a question (or four, apparently). Each team provides 12 balls (or something, I think that's what the number was) who's to say that the colts weren't using the under inflated balls? Do they switch them out each time the other team takes over? How would you know which ball was which by the second quarter. They switch them all the time don't they?
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Yes. Each team uses their own balls on offensive series. The only times one team winds up with the other's ball is on turnovers and kicks.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 7:17:55 AM EST
Just curious, but wouldn't the Colts have used the same balls too? Does each team have balls only they use?
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 7:20:37 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/21/2015 7:21:09 AM EST by s1rGr1nG0]
Wouldn't the colts have used those same balls during the game?

Didn't seem to help them much.

EDIT: fucking beat.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 7:39:02 AM EST
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Originally Posted By nutsandbolts:
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This meme sucks, and why are you posting it in every thread? It doesn't even work with this at all even if it was considered good.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 7:41:19 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Yojimbo:
Just curious, but wouldn't the Colts have used the same balls too? Does each team have balls only they use?
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No...didn't catch the game, but apparently the Pats used under inflated balls and the Colts used balls that were the wrong color....they couldn't see them.

Link Posted: 1/21/2015 7:55:19 AM EST
Who gives a shit?
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 8:06:58 AM EST
BFD, they all do it.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 8:08:57 AM EST
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No each team uses its own balls.
11 out of 12 balls were underinflated
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 8:11:03 AM EST
meh. football is overrated
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 8:13:00 AM EST
I'm still going with the probablility that the officials who checkthe balls before, during, and after the games basically let the balls through and mark them as "OK", as long as they ain't totally funky and messed up. Every QB has their own preference - over-inflated, under-inflated, right in the middle inflated, beat to shit, brand new, etc, and as long as the ball isn't too effed up, let 'em play. I'm basing this on things other team players - Packers, Giants, etc - have been quoted in the media as saying in recent years.

I'm betting the NFL is pissed to learn this is happening. But, because it's the Pats, it's a BIG FREAKIN DEAL.
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 8:15:38 AM EST
SPYGATE!!!




Link Posted: 1/21/2015 8:24:36 AM EST
I guess the question now is, what will come of this??? Replay the Pats/Colts game, fine, big hoopla then die out???
Link Posted: 1/21/2015 8:25:52 AM EST
Four days before the biggest game of his life, quarterback Brad Johnson broke an NFL rule to help the Bucs win Super Bowl XXXVII.

At 34, Johnson had developed a few compulsions during his career. He changed his socks and shoes every quarter, and over the course of a game he replaced everything but his pants. Johnson always sweated profusely, and he liked the clean, dry feeling.

This was particularly true when it came to footballs. He had trouble gripping a wet football, a cold football or a new, out-of-the-box football.

It had been enough of a problem during the NFC title game in Philadelphia the week before — where it was 26 degrees at kickoff — that he was forced to wear a glove.

"I wouldn't have been able to play without it," he said.

At the Super Bowl, the NFL had 100 footballs. They were new, slick and supposedly under the league's watchful eye. But not leaving anything to chance, Johnson made sure the balls were scuffed and ready well before the Dixie Chicks sang the national anthem.

"I paid some guys off to get the balls right," Johnson now admits. "I went and got all 100 footballs, and they took care of all of them."

How much did it cost Johnson? "Seventy-five hundred (dollars)," he said.

"They took care of them."

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/bucs/bucs-qb-johnson-paid-to-have-footballs-altered-before-sb-37/2214490

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