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Bruins Fan
03-13-2014, 05:39 PM
There is a new island off the coast of Massachusetts...It's named Revis Island :noon

Tio Gato
03-13-2014, 05:49 PM
Let's hope is doesn't turn out to be Gilligan's Island.:rolleyes:

massphatness
05-05-2014, 04:47 PM
What. The. Fudge.
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5523/13930724430_b130ccdc58.jpg

icehog3
05-05-2014, 04:53 PM
There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold.

The Poet
05-05-2014, 05:00 PM
What. The. Fudge.
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5523/13930724430_b130ccdc58.jpg

I guess it's true that pretty girls hang out with ugly ones. :D

Bruins Fan
05-05-2014, 06:15 PM
Check out Toms left hand....:r

ksknnr
01-20-2015, 01:05 PM
Didn't see a Patriots fan thread, so figured I would post in here.
Any thoughts on the big game? I think it's going to be a good game, but hopefully the pat's can make up for their last two attempts.

Dave128
01-20-2015, 01:32 PM
- rant on -

Cheaters.

From SpyGate to Illegal formations to deflating the football.
Bellichick should be ashamed of himself.
They'll get off scott-free (as always) due to the relationship Kraft has with Goodell.

- rant off -

ksknnr
01-20-2015, 02:25 PM
Should have known this was coming, spygate I will give you,no evidence (yet) in deflating the ball last week.
And even if the ball was deflated, Indy was awful.
Lifelong pats fan, so I have to defend them.

stearns
01-20-2015, 02:31 PM
Haters gonna hate :mh

Dave128
01-20-2015, 02:33 PM
Indy didn't even show up, which is why the Pats shouldn't have had any reason to tamper with the ball.
There will be no "evidence" because they always get away with murder and Goodell wants nothing to do with a scandal before the big game.
I hope they finally get caught and get what's coming to them.

I'd hate that to be my team and feel it necessary to defend them.

ksknnr
01-20-2015, 02:52 PM
eh, it is what it is, I enjoy watching them.
Bill must have got all these bad habits when he was with the Giants :r

Dave128
01-20-2015, 03:17 PM
The Giants don't cheat, otherwise they'd be in the SB.

icehog3
01-20-2015, 03:23 PM
The Giants don't cheat, otherwise they'd be in the SB.

Sweet, gotta let Coach Fox know that for next season. :D

Porch Dweller
01-20-2015, 03:23 PM
EVERY team cheats or has players that cheat or coaches that cheat. NFL Football isn't a sport it's a multi-billion dollar entertainment industry. When that much $$$ is at stake everyone's looking for an edge. I mean, c'mon, this is a league in which coaches cover their mouth on the sideline while giving instruction in order to not be "heard" by lip readers hired by the other team.

ksknnr
01-20-2015, 03:32 PM
The Giants don't cheat, otherwise they'd be in the SB.

Maybe they're not trying hard enough, they did beat the pats twice in the SB

Bruins Fan
01-20-2015, 04:08 PM
Indy didn't even show up, which is why the Pats shouldn't have had any reason to tamper with the ball.
There will be no "evidence" because they always get away with murder and Goodell wants nothing to do with a scandal before the big game.
I hope they finally get caught and get what's coming to them.

I'd hate that to be my team and feel it necessary to defend them.

NY Hater !!

afranco
01-20-2015, 04:26 PM
Colts got beat, thats it. Had a chance to show up and play and didnt.

Bruins Fan
01-20-2015, 04:40 PM
It's such a non story and nothing will come of it?
The media needs something to talk about.

themoneycollector
01-20-2015, 06:52 PM
The ball looked inflated to me when it bounced off the ground from so many dropped passes by the colts. :r

Steve
01-20-2015, 07:04 PM
The ball looked inflated to me when it bounced off the ground from so many dropped passes by the colts. :r

:lr:lr

;s

badbriar
01-20-2015, 08:23 PM
Much as I hate to say it, NE has the whole package...
One of the two best QB' in the NFL, a first class defense and a good offense. If they can keep Brady from getting pushed and give him time after the snap, it's gonna be the NE defense that will will it! No - I'm NOT a NE fan. They're just a good team. Bit too cocky, though. Just sayin'. :tu

mosesbotbol
01-21-2015, 06:24 AM
Was reading today that it's common practice for ref's to adjust ball pressure and many of the QB's actually like the ball on the high side of inflated.

Subvet642
01-21-2015, 09:03 AM
If the balls were inflated and subsequently checked by the refs inside, then checked again outside, where it would be colder, then they would read lower because the air inside the ball would contract. If they were checked after the game, they would have time to get cold and beaten around a bit as well. If they're going to measure pressure it needs to be done at a standardized temperature if they want any kind of accuracy.

Dave128
01-21-2015, 09:19 AM
Looks like the NFL has determined that 11 of the 12 game balls were under inflated. Did this have an effect on the outcome of the game? I don't think so since the Colts played like crap, but no one will ever know. Will they get fined? Minimal fine and possible loss of a first round draft pick. Slap on the wrist if you ask me.

You can try to reason the facts away any way you like (air temp, etc.), but 11 balls under inflated by at least 2 lbs each? Really? Bottom line is, if it is determined that the Pats did this intentionally it really doesn't surprise me. They are and have been cheaters (well documented) for a bunch of years now. Disgusting.

Subvet642
01-21-2015, 09:45 AM
Looks like the NFL has determined that 11 of the 12 game balls were under inflated. Did this have an effect on the outcome of the game? I don't think so since the Colts played like crap, but no one will ever know. Will they get fined? Minimal fine and possible loss of a first round draft pick. Slap on the wrist if you ask me.

You can try to reason the facts away any way you like (air temp, etc.), but 11 balls under inflated by at least 2 lbs each? Really? Bottom line is, if it is determined that the Pats did this intentionally it really doesn't surprise me. They are and have been cheaters (well documented) for a bunch of years now. Disgusting.

I would think the consistency would go far to illustrate the point. Ever bring an inflated balloon outside in the cold? Thinking about it, would not the Colts also gain any benefit imparted by the under-inflated balls they were both using?

Dave128
01-21-2015, 09:54 AM
Do you have any documentation that shows the Colts were found to be using under inflated footballs? They each get 12 game balls to use. Each time the offense hits the field, they use a football from their own side line.

It's been cold while playing football since the beginning of time. This is the first I've ever heard of this happening (not saying it never has). I can see MAYBE one or two of the 12 being under inflated due to extreme cold, but not 11.

Steve
01-21-2015, 09:57 AM
I don't really have a dog in this fight, but I must say this reminds me of the early (and not so early) days of NASCAR when teams "interpretritation" of the rules keep the officials busy.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-drive/culture/commuting/nascars-golden-age-of-cheating/article4178760/

Darrel Waltrip's famous line "If you don't cheat," he said, "you look like an idiot."

SMH.

AdamJoshua
01-21-2015, 10:03 AM
It was 51 degrees that is not a huge temp change to cause the pressure change in the balls. What I find interesting is why does't the NFL just supply and keep an eye on all game balls, if you allow a team to supply the balls for their own team you are just asking for / giving room for someone to try and pull something.

Porch Dweller
01-21-2015, 11:00 AM
Looks like the NFL has determined that 11 of the 12 game balls were under inflated. Did this have an effect on the outcome of the game? I don't think so since the Colts played like crap, but no one will ever know. Will they get fined? Minimal fine and possible loss of a first round draft pick. Slap on the wrist if you ask me.

You can try to reason the facts away any way you like (air temp, etc.), but 11 balls under inflated by at least 2 lbs each? Really? Bottom line is, if it is determined that the Pats did this intentionally it really doesn't surprise me. They are and have been cheaters (well documented) for a bunch of years now. Disgusting.

Aaron Rodgers brags to the media about over-inflating his balls (he he) past what is legal and no one cares; not the fans, not the media, and not the league. The Pat's mess with the ball and it's "disgusting".

:rolleyes:

Dave128
01-21-2015, 11:19 AM
I haven't seen any articles about Aaron Rodgers. Care to post something?

badbriar
01-21-2015, 11:37 AM
Does not matter how anyone played. Cheating is cheating. For an Unsportsmanlike Conduct flag, often the offending team loses that yardage and, thus the down. Should do the same and set aside the playoff win and send the second place team to play Seattle. I would say this regardless of who was caught cheating. Currently, there is no real incentive for teams not to cheat. Set aside a win and the problem would be solved.

Porch Dweller
01-21-2015, 12:19 PM
I haven't seen any articles about Aaron Rodgers. Care to post something?

The reason you hadn't seen anything when he said that back in November is that nobody cared, as many teams manipulate the ball to their QB's preference even if that preference is not allowed by the rules. But it's suddenly a big deal when the Patriots do it because...? Here's a link: http://deadspin.com/aaron-rodgers-likes-to-tamper-with-footballs-too-1680676328


Generally speaking, I thought that NFL fans had come to the collective, unspoken agreement that we recognize that just about every team is cheating in some way, and we were going to ignore it. Kind of how fans of high-level professional cycling have collective agreed to ignore that everyone's doping. And also how we've collectively agreed to ignore the fact that the performers in our chosen entertainment - football - are causing permanent, debilitating damage to their bodies and minds.

Porch Dweller
01-21-2015, 12:20 PM
Does not matter how anyone played. Cheating is cheating. For an Unsportsmanlike Conduct flag, often the offending team loses that yardage and, thus the down. Should do the same and set aside the playoff win and send the second place team to play Seattle. I would say this regardless of who was caught cheating. Currently, there is no real incentive for teams not to cheat. Set aside a win and the problem would be solved.

You're talking about a sport in which the offensive linemen brag "If you're not cheating you're not trying".

Bruins Fan
01-21-2015, 12:32 PM
Embrace the hate that is all we know in New England :banger

mhailey
01-21-2015, 02:33 PM
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/sports_cheat_sheet.png

The Poet
01-21-2015, 02:34 PM
Embrace the hate that is all we know in New England :banger

I agree. Fans of every sport in NE have embraced their hatred of other teams for over a century, and I see no end to that.


Oh, maybe you meant others hating NE sports teams. Never mind. ;s

Barcode
01-21-2015, 02:56 PM
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/sports_cheat_sheet.png

You Forgot Hockey :ih

Dave128
01-21-2015, 02:59 PM
Embrace the hate that is all we know in New England :banger

I agree. Fans of every sport in NE have embraced their hatred of other teams for over a century, and I see no end to that.


Oh, maybe you meant others hating NE sports teams. Never mind. ;s

This. There's a reason NE sports teams get the negative treatment....they CHEAT!

Dave128
01-21-2015, 03:05 PM
The reason you hadn't seen anything when he said that back in November is that nobody cared, as many teams manipulate the ball to their QB's preference even if that preference is not allowed by the rules. But it's suddenly a big deal when the Patriots do it because...? Here's a link: http://deadspin.com/aaron-rodgers-likes-to-tamper-with-footballs-too-1680676328


Generally speaking, I thought that NFL fans had come to the collective, unspoken agreement that we recognize that just about every team is cheating in some way, and we were going to ignore it. Kind of how fans of high-level professional cycling have collective agreed to ignore that everyone's doping. And also how we've collectively agreed to ignore the fact that the performers in our chosen entertainment - football - are causing permanent, debilitating damage to their bodies and minds.

I, for one, have not signed on to cheating in any sport. My personl feeling is that, if the individual or team cheats, they should be punished.

The Patriots have a known and highly publicised cheating record, therefore they should be looked at closely and punished as severly as the rule books allow for repeat offenses. The same should be followed for first time offenders.

massphatness
01-21-2015, 03:14 PM
Jesus, this thread makes me want to call the wambulance

http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130907182747/thehungergames/images/5/5d/Wambulance.jpg

Gaining a competitive advantage, cheating, call it what you will -- every single team in every single sport does it.

I despise the Patriots despite living in the heart of New England (grew up a Bills fan in central NY), but wah wah wah ... the only reason people make a big deal about the Patriots "cheating" is because they've been dominant in the Brady/Belichick era. No one else is even close in terms of consistently fielding a contending team year in and year out. It's goddamn maddening to be sure, so people jump on the whole cheating argument. If this were the Jags or the Raiders or my Bills, no would give a rat's ass.

afranco
01-21-2015, 03:33 PM
Gooooo patsssssss !!!!!!

CigarNut
01-21-2015, 03:50 PM
Go Seahawks!!

The Poet
01-21-2015, 04:55 PM
Go football! I'm into college hoops now, and waiting for spring training.

Porch Dweller
01-21-2015, 05:04 PM
You Forgot Hockey :ih

The REAL sport! :)

Porch Dweller
01-21-2015, 05:11 PM
This. There's a reason NE sports teams get the negative treatment....they CHEAT!

Like Félix Heredia, Yusaku Iriki and Guillermo Mota did, Mets fan?

pnoon
01-21-2015, 05:20 PM
Just a bit of caution for all participants. Let's not make this personal. Remember why we're all here.

:2

shilala
01-21-2015, 06:15 PM
I kind of think of the New England hate about the same as Yankees hate.
I always say I hate the Yankees. I don't in the least, really. They're a storied institution of winners that make the game better. I just love to watch them lose. :D

I love watching New England play ball. Tom Brady is an incredible quarterback and I can't think of a coach in the NFL right now that is as talented and as complete as Bill Belichick. His pedigree is outstanding and there is nobody who works harder.
It does drive me nuts that he dresses like a doof.
That said, I'm not a New England fan. I don't root for them to lose as hard as I do the Yanks, but I do root for them to lose so the Steelers don't have to go anywhere near them in the playoffs.

I figure if I hate on the cheating, or Brady's temper, or Belichick's doofy hoodies and it keeps me away from watching them play ball, I lose.
They are an astonishing franchise. One of the very best I've ever seen in 40 years of watching the NFL.

CigarNut
01-21-2015, 07:14 PM
I think that this is really great!!

https://scontent-b-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10931346_10152530136611875_4197285158617774814_n.j pg?oh=95eb04dc3b51dd79f17b7e2947a51720&oe=55662EAD

shilala
01-21-2015, 07:17 PM
That's awesome. I hope they work out the bet. :lr

CigarNut
01-21-2015, 07:22 PM
When the Seahawks win, the kids at the children's hospital win!

Dave128
01-21-2015, 08:22 PM
I am a Mets fan and I am glad the cheaters got caught.

mhailey
01-21-2015, 08:44 PM
http://s3.amazonaws.com/theoatmeal-img/comics/working_home/piggers.png

AdamJoshua
01-21-2015, 08:45 PM
When the Seahawks win, the kids at the children's hospital win!



Well regardless of the outcome I hope he goes anyway. I know RD Jr. is making the most of his second chance in life and does a lot of charity and kids events, would love to see Chris Evans follow suit. Bam! play on words.

Subvet642
01-22-2015, 01:16 AM
Do you have any documentation that shows the Colts were found to be using under inflated footballs? They each get 12 game balls to use. Each time the offense hits the field, they use a football from their own side line.

It's been cold while playing football since the beginning of time. This is the first I've ever heard of this happening (not saying it never has). I can see MAYBE one or two of the 12 being under inflated due to extreme cold, but not 11.

I work night shift; I haven't seen a game all season. I was just asking the question. You're right: it is always cold when they play, but how often are they measured after a game, always or only upon protest? BTW, I hate cheating too, I just want what happens to be based on science and not emotion.

As for who uses what balls, I thought it was like Baseball, where the home team supplies all the balls for the game.

Steve
01-22-2015, 07:12 AM
Jesus, this thread makes me want to call the wambulance

http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130907182747/thehungergames/images/5/5d/Wambulance.jpg

Gaining a competitive advantage, cheating, call it what you will -- every single team in every single sport does it.

I despise the Patriots despite living in the heart of New England (grew up a Bills fan in central NY), but wah wah wah ... the only reason people make a big deal about the Patriots "cheating" is because they've been dominant in the Brady/Belichick era. No one else is even close in terms of consistently fielding a contending team year in and year out. It's goddamn maddening to be sure, so people jump on the whole cheating argument. If this were the Jags or the Raiders or my Bills, no would give a rat's ass.

Sorry Vin, gotta call BS on this. If the Jags cheated we would actually be amazed that they were paying attention...

:ss

mosesbotbol
01-22-2015, 07:17 AM
At the end of the day, NFL is just entertainment and should be treated as such.

The Poet
01-22-2015, 07:22 AM
At the end of the day, NFL is just a multi-billion dollar business and should be regulated as such.

shilala
01-22-2015, 07:26 AM
I like money. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZHCVyllnck)

8zeros
01-22-2015, 07:58 AM
Since they switched back to fully inflated balls at halftime it seems the Pats handicapped themselves in the first half.
I wonder how many of the players are wearing special braces or other appliances that enhance their performance. Everyone does anything they think they can get away with. I grew up in the Drugged Up Players years when they used every steroid and stimulant and pain killer they could imagine. It was fair, I guess, cuz they were all doing it.

Ed M
01-22-2015, 01:17 PM
- rant on -

Cheaters.

From SpyGate to Illegal formations to deflating the football.
Bellichick should be ashamed of himself.
They'll get off scott-free (as always) due to the relationship Kraft has with Goodell.

- rant off -

Belichick should be BANNED from the NFL!

Porch Dweller
01-22-2015, 04:58 PM
Belichick should be BANNED from the NFL!

Yes, just like Mike McCarthy was banned after Aaron Rodgers admitted to cheating with over-inflated footballs. Wait, that never happened, nor was Rodgers even punished at all.
Nor was Mike Pettine banned after Josh Gordon's suspension for using PEDs.
Nor was Andy Reid banned after Dwayne Bowe and Rokevious Watkins were suspended for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Nor was Tom Coughlin banned after Jayron Hosley's suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Nor was Joe Philbin banned after Dion Jordan and Reshad Jones were suspended for using PED's.
And on, and on, and on...

The Poet
01-22-2015, 09:07 PM
Yes, just like Mike McCarthy was banned after Aaron Rodgers admitted to cheating with over-inflated footballs. Wait, that never happened, nor was Rodgers even punished at all.
Nor was Mike Pettine banned after Josh Gordon's suspension for using PEDs.
Nor was Andy Reid banned after Dwayne Bowe and Rokevious Watkins were suspended for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Nor was Tom Coughlin banned after Jayron Hosley's suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Nor was Joe Philbin banned after Dion Jordan and Reshad Jones were suspended for using PED's.
And on, and on, and on...

Absolutely right. And this is perfect justification for ignoring any present violations, and the perfect excuse to continue to let things go on forever into the future.

Two wrongs may not make a right, but apparently constant wrongs become a right.

Subvet642
01-22-2015, 10:30 PM
Gee, from all the heated emotions you'd think football was actually important.
BTW, there is nothing so sweet, cool or wonderful that cannot be totally destroyed by regulation; after all, look how much it's done for our hobby.

icehog3
01-22-2015, 11:53 PM
I miss Jack Tatum.

pnoon
01-23-2015, 01:16 AM
Gee, from all the heated emotions you'd think football was actually important.


Best post in the entire thread!

ksknnr
01-23-2015, 06:45 AM
Best post in the entire thread!

I totally agree. Hey I love the pats, do I care if they cheated? No. Do I want them to win the superbowl? Yes. But regardless of the outcome of the game or the cheating, I still have to wake up and go to work monday morning.

mosesbotbol
01-23-2015, 08:10 AM
NFL's takeaway should be to supply the game day balls with no QB or Kicker preference. Start off with new footballs at beginning of each season.

Each stadium has a NFL officials only locked container and those the only ball used for the game. Each one has a serial numbers on them.

Subvet642
01-23-2015, 08:36 AM
NFL's takeaway should be to supply the game day balls with no QB or Kicker preference. Start off with new footballs at beginning of each season.

Each stadium has a NFL officials only locked container and those the only ball used for the game. Each one has a serial numbers on them.

+1

It could also benefit the collectables market to have verifiable serial numbers that could be connected to specific games and plays. A whole new product from the NFL.

stearns
01-23-2015, 08:38 AM
+1

It could also benefit the collectables market to have verifiable serial numbers that could be connected to specific games and plays. A whole new product from the NFL.

I think that would be the selling point for them, the whole consistency thing would just be the side effect

Subvet642
01-23-2015, 08:50 AM
I think that would be the selling point for them, the whole consistency thing would just be the side effect

That's how self interest produces positive results. Capitalism 101 :D

stearns
01-23-2015, 08:57 AM
:r

icehog3
01-23-2015, 09:15 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmzsWxPLIOo

Steve
01-23-2015, 09:36 AM
gee, from all the heated emotions you'd think football was actually important.
btw, there is nothing so sweet, cool or wonderful that cannot be totally destroyed by regulation; after all, look how much it's done for our hobby.

this!!!

AdamJoshua
01-23-2015, 09:54 AM
I wish they would just hurry up and fire the guy that video tapes the practices so we can move on from this.

That being said, hell when the WS was in CO they had a special humidor to regulate the baseballs so they didn't dry out and become harder, so it's not out of the realm of possibility for a major sport to regulate the balls they play with ... phrasing!

Subvet642
01-23-2015, 10:30 PM
I wish they would just hurry up and fire the guy that video tapes the practices so we can move on from this.

That being said, hell when the WS was in CO they had a special humidor to regulate the baseballs so they didn't dry out and become harder, so it's not out of the realm of possibility for a major sport to regulate the balls they play with ... phrasing!

I was commenting about government regulation, not self regulation.

AdamJoshua
01-23-2015, 10:41 PM
Yes that's what we need.

Subvet642
01-23-2015, 10:45 PM
Yes that's what we need.

Oh, I wasn't advocating it.

AdamJoshua
01-23-2015, 11:50 PM
:tu I was just treading lightly and bowing out, you never know and didn't want to turn this into something... bad. :r

Subvet642
01-24-2015, 02:34 AM
:tu I was just treading lightly and bowing out, you never know and didn't want to turn this into something... bad. :r

:tu

mosesbotbol
01-24-2015, 07:18 AM
There was one interesting hypothesis floated on the 98.5 (Masshole's know this station) where someone said the balls could've been filled with very hot air to pressure, measured by NFL and then when the temp drops (or normalizes), they are under inflated. In doing this, the Pats did not "break a rule" as they were filled to the correct temp and not deflated or altered before the game. The bladder and leather are thick enough where the refs would not know the air inside was heated...

dijit
01-24-2015, 08:34 AM
Thats possible but very unlikely. To get pressure changes of what is being rumored the air temp would need to drop 100 degrees or more.

8zeros
01-24-2015, 08:39 AM
There was one interesting hypothesis floated on the 98.5 (Masshole's know this station) where someone said the balls could've been filled with very hot air to pressure, measured by NFL and then when the temp drops (or normalizes), they are under inflated. In doing this, the Pats did not "break a rule" as they were filled to the correct temp and not deflated or altered before the game. The bladder and leather are thick enough where the refs would not know the air inside was heated...
A 10% pressure change would take a 10% temperature change or a 10% volume change. Or some combination.
P=V/T , T is *K (absolute)
Maybe the leather was dried out so that it stretched a bit as it rehumidified.

8zeros
01-24-2015, 08:55 AM
PS. I did the math. It turns out that a drop 85*F would do it. Less if the balls stretched for some reason. I don't think this is likely.

If only people cared so much about laws being broken by people who enforce the laws against them. (IRS)

dijit
01-24-2015, 09:02 AM
The ratio equations I found show .10% +/- for every 10% in degrees C.

dijit
01-24-2015, 09:04 AM
I still dont think it affected the outcome of the game very much.

dvickery
01-24-2015, 10:50 AM
In the CFL ... The offense supplies the game ( in use ) balls ... Your offense your private/personal balls ... Other teams offense = their balls .

Problem solved .

Derrek

Porch Dweller
01-24-2015, 11:08 AM
In the CFL ... The offense supplies the game ( in use ) balls ... Your offense your private/personal balls ... Other teams offense = their balls .

Problem solved .

Derrek

We can learn much from our neighbors to the north. Poutine should have taught us that lesson long ago.


:D

mosesbotbol
01-24-2015, 12:25 PM
200 degree hot air, 40 degree playing temperature is quite swing and could be enough to do the trick. A pure oxygen would also permeate through the bladder faster than normal air.

Would 140 degree temperature swing be enough to deflate the balls?

AdamJoshua
01-24-2015, 01:33 PM
In the CFL ... The offense supplies the game ( in use ) balls ... Your offense your private/personal balls ... Other teams offense = their balls .

Problem solved .

Derrek

I believe if I am reading this correctly this is what we do here, the patriots supply the balls for the patriots offense and the colts supplied the balls for the colts offense, this is how every game is and why it's such a big deal and "unfair advantage" to the Patriots because the balls they were playing with (giggle) were easier to grip / throw and catch, specially in that weather.

Or did I read something wrong there, my comprehension is just above wino this morning.

Thrak
01-24-2015, 03:40 PM
I believe if I am reading this correctly this is what we do here, the patriots supply the balls for the patriots offense and the colts supplied the balls for the colts offense, this is how every game is and why it's such a big deal and "unfair advantage" to the Patriots because the balls they were playing with (giggle) were easier to grip / throw and catch, specially in that weather.

Or did I read something wrong there, my comprehension is just above wino this morning.

You read it correctly, he typed it poorly. I had to read it 3 or 4 times to figure out what he means...

In that league, the home team provides the game balls for BOTH teams offenses. ie - a single set of game balls everyone uses

In our league, each team brings their own set. ie - two sets of game balls, one for each offensive unit

yourchoice
01-24-2015, 03:52 PM
Yes, each team currently uses their own balls. Interestingly, the change was spearheaded by P. Manning and Brady back in 2006. I kind of remember it being referred to then as the Manning/Brady Rule. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/early-lead/wp/2015/01/24/how-the-nfl-tom-brady-peyton-manning-and-other-qbs-created-deflategame/

IMHO, if Brady is so adamant about how his balls feel, he would have noticed they were 2lbs under inflated...imagine a pro golfer being handed a different driver than they use every day. They would notice it in a second.

I predict a severe penalty after the Super Bowl, Belecheck getting suspended, possibly (but unlikely) Brady, draft pick(s) and fines. Too big of a story and second time getting caught. :2

dijit
01-24-2015, 04:24 PM
I predict they will lose the third round draft pick and the team will be fined something under $100 k. So basically a slap on the wrists. That the team will barely notice. Not even as severe as the last time.

The Poet
01-24-2015, 04:50 PM
Thinking further on this, I have concluded that were I Brady and married to Gisele, my balls would be deflated also.

Subvet642
01-24-2015, 10:50 PM
200 degree hot air, 40 degree playing temperature is quite swing and could be enough to do the trick. A pure oxygen would also permeate through the bladder faster than normal air.

Would 140 degree temperature swing be enough to deflate the balls?

I read that balls inflated at 68ºF to 13.5 psi will read 11.6psi at 32ºF but that wasn't the temperature at game time. I read an article where the reporter spoke with a former NFL ball boy. He said that they all inflate their balls to suit the QB, scrub the surface with a brush to remove the slippery coating and then bring them to the Refs locker room. He said that there was always a gauge there but they usually just squeezed and thumped them a bit and examined the laces. He also stated that everybody rolls the dice on inflation pressures figuring that if a couple get rejected it's no big deal. He went on to say that once the balls are approved they move directly to the field where it would be nearly impossible to tamper with them without being seen. An under-inflated ball, though easier to grip, would only be useful in short situations as it would not carry as far, thrown or kicked. If the NFL were serious about cheating, they would start vacating wins where cheating is found. I've never heard of that happening.

badbriar
01-24-2015, 10:53 PM
Friggin Flaccid Football Flingers! :hy

mosesbotbol
01-25-2015, 08:20 AM
I predict a severe penalty after the Super Bowl, Belecheck getting suspended, possibly (but unlikely) Brady, draft pick(s) and fines. Too big of a story and second time getting caught. :2

Belecheck was saying they tested several balls at different psi's and no one could tell what the psi was with any accuracy of each ball.

I believe you are correct in what will happen after the Super Bowl, but I think the fine will be light (if any fine is assigned). The rest of the league I'd imagine does not want this precedent set for something they are all in violation of at some point during the season...

AdamJoshua
01-25-2015, 05:11 PM
I wouldn't expect them to be able to tell you what the psi was of the ball, but he didn't say people couldn't tell which ones were under-inflated and easier to grip.

The Poet
01-25-2015, 05:43 PM
Here is the latest statement out of Foxboro.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RGRyTGUbv4

yourchoice
01-25-2015, 06:38 PM
Here is the latest statement out of Foxboro.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RGRyTGUbv4

:r:r:r

AdamJoshua
01-25-2015, 06:55 PM
I believe that Dougy, much like the assistant to the assistant Videographer, will be getting let go soon. :r

shilala
01-26-2015, 07:56 AM
The ratio equations I found show .10% +/- for every 10% in degrees C.
There's a rubber bladder in the balls. A 50* drop in temperature would effect about a 10psi drop in pressure. Much the same as your car tires.
I have no idea what the stated pressures were, but I'm thinking it was relatively mild for New England that day? What was it, about 30-40 degrees?
It's real easy to figure out if it was intentional by knowing just a few more variables.
I'm just too lazy and disinterested to look. :D

pnoon
01-26-2015, 09:43 AM
I believe that Dougy, much like the assistant to the assistant Videographer, will be getting let go soon. :r

I remember when Saturday Night Live was funny.:sad

Subvet642
01-26-2015, 09:44 AM
There's a rubber bladder in the balls. A 50* drop in temperature would effect about a 10psi drop in pressure. Much the same as your car tires.
I have no idea what the stated pressures were, but I'm thinking it was relatively mild for New England that day? What was it, about 30-40 degrees?
It's real easy to figure out if it was intentional by knowing just a few more variables.
I'm just too lazy and disinterested to look. :D

I believe it was 51ºF at game time.

The Poet
01-26-2015, 04:34 PM
I remember when Saturday Night Live was funny.:sad

Who said it was supposed to be funny? :r

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/26/deflategate-locker-room-attendant_n_6549608.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592


;)

pnoon
01-26-2015, 07:15 PM
Who said it was supposed to be funny? :r

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/26/deflategate-locker-room-attendant_n_6549608.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592


;)

Silly assumption on my part that SNL is intended to be funny.
:rolleyes:

AdamJoshua
01-26-2015, 07:46 PM
I saw a report that they have a "person of interest", looks like someone is taking the fall, I wonder how but that pays. :r

The Poet
01-26-2015, 07:46 PM
The humor may fall flat, but the prescience was spot on . . . which is the relevant point.

pnoon
01-26-2015, 08:15 PM
The humor may fall flat, but the prescience was spot on . . . which is the relevant point.

Opinions vary.

IMO, Saturday Night Live is intended as a television show devoted to comedy. And I didn't find the sketch the least bit funny.
To me, that is the relevant point and the reason for my post - as opposed to bishes

Dave128
01-27-2015, 09:22 AM
I saw a report that they have a "person of interest", looks like someone is taking the fall, I wonder how but that pays. :r

I still don't believe Belichick or Brady are innocent. On top of that, Kraft is now demanding an apology from the NFL. I knew that since Kraft and Goodell were so tight, that nothing was going to happen.

yourchoice
01-27-2015, 10:03 AM
I still don't believe Belichick or Brady are innocent. On top of that, Kraft is now demanding an apology from the NFL. I knew that since Kraft and Goodell were so tight, that nothing was going to happen.

With the precedent set on how the NFL handled Payton with the player bounties (team and coach bearing the brunt of the responsibility), I'd be surprised if Belichick and the team didn't shoulder most of the blame and whatever penalties are imposed. They are doing their best to keep Brady out of it though, which I find laughable. :r

8zeros
01-31-2015, 11:07 AM
I just saw this that explains the deflate-o-math: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/01/deflategate_and_physics.html

I forgot to convert gauge pressure to absolute pressure which makes it seem like it takes more of a temp difference to change the pressure.

This is the basic law for the relationship between pressure and temperature: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay-Lussac%27s_law
In the article he said Charles's Law, which is for volume and pressure.

shilala
01-31-2015, 11:27 AM
Roger, you have to figure elastic kinetic energy in there.
That stuff in American Thinker is right on if the vessel is an immovable object.
I took a wild ass guess at the kinetic part. :D

The math is so ridiculous that it'd be much easier just to blow up a ball and stick it in the fridge and see what happens. :tu

AdamJoshua
01-31-2015, 11:47 AM
Did it have the formula for only affecting one team's balls (giggles) and not the other.

Subvet642
01-31-2015, 11:50 AM
Roger, you have to figure elastic kinetic energy in there.
That stuff in American Thinker is right on if the vessel is an immovable object.
I took a wild ass guess at the kinetic part. :D

The math is so ridiculous that it'd be much easier just to blow up a ball and stick it in the fridge and see what happens. :tu

The first thing a Sailor would ask is: Were the gauges calibrated? If they weren't, they cannot know anything. I'm starting to believe that the Colts noticed the effect on their own balls and went fishing.

Adam, I ask only because I don't know: Were the Colts' balls checked on the field, too?

AdamJoshua
01-31-2015, 05:11 PM
Yes the balls from both teams were checked at the half and the Colt's balls were all legal.

The unclear thing is if they refs actually inflated the balls supplied by the Patriots or not, people assume they did but there's no confirmation of it.

8zeros
01-31-2015, 07:14 PM
Roger, you have to figure elastic kinetic energy in there.
That stuff in American Thinker is right on if the vessel is an immovable object.
I took a wild ass guess at the kinetic part. :D

The math is so ridiculous that it'd be much easier just to blow up a ball and stick it in the fridge and see what happens. :tu
Yep, I detect an elbow there.
The Colts would have lost real bad even if they played with the other team's :D balls.

Bruins Fan
02-01-2015, 09:10 PM
All the haters can suck it..Patriots WIN!!!!

The Poet
02-01-2015, 09:25 PM
All the haters can suck it..Patriots WIN!!!!

Classy and gracious, as expected. :D

I will never understand that last Seattle play. Let Lynch punch it in, fer Krissakes! :r

Congratulations to the Pats and their fans. Now get 'em off my TV so I can watch The Blacklist. ;)

icehog3
02-01-2015, 10:39 PM
Be sure to send Pete Carroll a thank you note, that was a gift. :2

yourchoice
02-01-2015, 10:53 PM
Classy and gracious, as expected. :D

:tpd:

AdamJoshua
02-01-2015, 10:56 PM
Be sure to send Pete Carroll a thank you note, that was a gift. :2

Oh I thought he was still on Kraft's payroll. :r

Subvet642
02-01-2015, 11:04 PM
Brady earns his fourth ring and the country asks: Peyton who?

icehog3
02-01-2015, 11:25 PM
Oh I thought he was still on Kraft's payroll. :r

Apparently so did he. :D

YankeeMan
02-02-2015, 06:31 AM
They say that cheaters never prosper, I guess they got that wrong!

Bruins Fan
02-02-2015, 06:44 AM
They say that cheaters never prosper, I guess they got that wrong!

And the wankeeys still SUX !!

mosesbotbol
02-02-2015, 07:20 AM
Patriots win and kids are stuck at home with the snow...

ChicagoWhiteSox
02-02-2015, 10:29 AM
They say that cheaters never prosper, I guess they got that wrong!

How many Seahawks players have tested positive for peds in the last 4 odd years? And didn't their head coach have a bcs championship taken away from him? Yeah I'm not a Pats fan but it's hilarious when so many people are calling them cheaters when the Seahawks themselves are composed of cheaters.

YankeeMan
02-02-2015, 01:59 PM
And the wankeeys still SUX !!

Hence the reason they are know as "Massholes"

The Poet
02-02-2015, 02:42 PM
How many Seahawks players have tested positive for peds in the last 4 odd years? And didn't their head coach have a bcs championship taken away from him? Yeah I'm not a Pats fan but it's hilarious when so many people are calling them cheaters when the Seahawks themselves are composed of cheaters.

Point.

Here are two others. First, two wrongs don't make a right. Second, few have the ego and the balls (inflated or deflated) to demand an apology from their commissioner when he announces an investigation into charges, which has the necessary purpose of determining if said charges are specious or valid.

Will the Patriots next demand one for charges leveled against Aaron Hernandez, insisting investigations against him be halted to avoid any embarrassment to their organization? Just askin'.

That said, New England was clearly one of the best teams in the NFL this season, and it is foolish to begrudge them their new ring.

icehog3
02-02-2015, 03:19 PM
That said, New England was clearly one of the best teams in the NFL this season, and it is foolish to begrudge them their new ring.

Pete Carroll sure didn't. :noon

ChicagoWhiteSox
02-02-2015, 03:49 PM
Point.

Here are two others. First, two wrongs don't make a right. Second, few have the ego and the balls (inflated or deflated) to demand an apology from their commissioner when he announces an investigation into charges, which has the necessary purpose of determining if said charges are specious or valid.

Will the Patriots next demand one for charges leveled against Aaron Hernandez, insisting investigations against him be halted to avoid any embarrassment to their organization? Just askin'.

That said, New England was clearly one of the best teams in the NFL this season, and it is foolish to begrudge them their new ring.

Two wrongs definitely don't make a right. I was just pointing out the hypocrisy in calling the Pats cheaters.

nutcracker
02-02-2015, 04:47 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vd3D2gsPUR0

AdamJoshua
02-02-2015, 08:28 PM
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/02/7449901001552ff71d9b18ceca251321.jpg

Genetic Defect
02-03-2015, 01:33 AM
:po
#cheaters

mosesbotbol
02-03-2015, 06:27 AM
Two wrongs definitely don't make a right. I was just pointing out the hypocrisy in calling the Pats cheaters.

The media was more at fault than the NFL. Media wanted to make a story out something that really wasn't.

Bruins Fan
02-03-2015, 06:57 AM
The duck boat parade has been pushed to Wednesday, adjust your travel plans accordingly.:D
Just a heads up for all those that have never experienced one in your town.:r

YankeeMan
02-03-2015, 09:58 AM
I hate like hell to admit this, but the duck boats are really cool!

SD Beerman
02-03-2015, 10:30 AM
They say that cheaters never prosper, I guess they got that wrong!

Yankees know all about that......

Steve
02-03-2015, 10:48 AM
http://oldchurchbbq.com/sharedpictures/Misc_11/Crazy%20Carrol%20001.jpeg