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Old 01-22-2015, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Central Maine
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Is it just me or do the masses really care more about the PSI of a football then what the President had to say?

As I went into in one of my distant previous rants, ask people today who their state representative or governor is and they can't tell you. Ask them who won the last election and they are dumbfounded. Ask them if the latest bill passed and they scratch their head. But ask them to name the starting lineup of their favorite football team and they can wing the names off the top off their head.... Oh, and by the way. A slightly deflated ball works just as well for the opposing team, when they get control of it, as it does for the team that allegedly deflated it.
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Old 01-22-2015, 05:05 PM
 
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Oh, and by the way. A slightly deflated ball works just as well for the opposing team, when they get control of it, as it does for the team that allegedly deflated it.
I agree with what you said, except this. As stated earlier, the ball is swapped out with a ball brought by the other team. The only time the deflated ball would be in the hands of another team would be through a fumble or an interception.
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Old 01-22-2015, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles County
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Also note that, depending on the quarterback and the size of his hands and grip strength, one will most likely benefit more than the other.
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Old 01-22-2015, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Oceania
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Are tires filled with nitrogen an advantage on the race track? Some itthink to be. It was a controversy surrounding Jeff Gordon's winning in the 90's. Was it cheating?

What if NE filled footballs with nitrogen, is it cheating?

Today, many tire stores offer nitrogen at a premium cost.
Common air is comprised mostly of nitrogen.
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Old 01-22-2015, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Purgatory
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As someone who lives in New England and doesn't give a F about sports, i am shaking my head at the irony of the responses in this thread.
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Old 01-22-2015, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I just watched Bill Belichick, the head coach of the New England Patriots, deliver his explanation of what has become to be known as "Deflategate".

I can't help but think and compare all the hoopla over this scandal to the Presidents State of the Union Speech the other night and the media coverage or lack of for both.

Is it just me or do the masses really care more about the PSI of a football then what the President had to say?

Or is it that both Belichick and Obama should be hooked up to lie detectors??
You can't help but compare?? Seriously?

Sorry, but this post is one huge non sequitur that encompasses no logic whatsoever and makes absolutely no sense at all. Can't Obama haters discuss any subject at all without tainting it with negative political opinions?

It's football!!
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Old 01-22-2015, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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Are tires filled with nitrogen an advantage on the race track? Some itthink to be. It was a controversy surrounding Jeff Gordon's winning in the 90's. Was it cheating?

What if NE filled footballs with nitrogen, is it cheating?

Today, many tire stores offer nitrogen at a premium cost.
Common air is comprised mostly of nitrogen.
I think the NFL ought to experiment with inflating their footballs with nitrous oxide.

Then we could have the Chickasaw Chucklers taking on the Brockton Bellylaughs in the Giggle Bowl.
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Old 01-22-2015, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Caverns measureless to man...
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Patriots vs. The President?

What's the spread?
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Old 01-22-2015, 08:01 PM
 
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[quote=Ghengis;38125610]missed the President's speech but I am interested in his thoughts on deflategate[/QUOTE



The speech went something like this

We're a great country, the economy in U.S. doing great, we need to offer more free stuff paid by others. Housing and employment is up. Thank you. Good night.

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Patriots vs. The President?

What's the spread?
7 points or QE 8
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Old 01-22-2015, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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There's a lot more important concerns in this country than deflated balls!!


Wait for it...
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