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Pete Carroll says the refs will make a new signal to properly ID a player who isn’t eligible, then is eligible. Seahawks prepping for it.
"Blandino said the referee does not log the PSI during the pregame ball check. They're either approved or disapproved."What this tells me is that the incompetent pricks probably just squeezed the balls. And that basically changes everything.
Last year, we told you about a diehard Seattle Seahawks fan who got a “Super Bowl champions” tattoo before that 43-8 beatdown of the Denver Broncos. This year, one Hawks fan has upped the ante.
A 12th Man in Jacksonville, Florida, was confident enough in the Seahawks after they finished the regular season 12-4 that, on Christmas Eve, he went out and got a tattoo. Not just any tattoo — a Seahawks “back-to-back champions” tattoo.
You don’t need 90 seconds to screw with some balls in a bathroom. I did it in 40!
I pulled out the corporate card, bought 12 top-of-the-line balls and inflated them to the manly, 13 pounds per square inch. Then, curious to see how long it would take to deflate one ball to Brady’s liking, I stuck in a pin, heard the tell-tale “Pssss” for 2.2 seconds and rechecked the pressure with a gauge. It was 11 pounds per square inch.
My personal DeflateGate took just 40 seconds. Add in a few bobbles and the time it took to get in and out of the bathroom stall, and the entire affair took me just 77 seconds — well under the 90-second deadline.
FOX Sports has learned that the NFL has zeroed in on a New England Patriots locker-room attendant in connection with the scandal of improperly inflated footballs used in the AFC championship game against Indianapolis.
There is surveillance video showing the attendant taking the footballs from the official's locker room into another room at Gillette Stadium before bringing them out to the field, sources tell FOX Sports.
Ray Lewis is a prideful man who holds the sport of football in the highest regard. To Lewis, the game is about RESPECT and INTEGRITY. And the way the Patriots had deflated footballs in the AFC Championship Game against the Colts did not sit well with the former Baltimore Ravens linebacker.
"We’re back at another place where we let a team go into an AFC championship, and if it’s proven that they played with deflated balls… we’re at a place now where we’re going to celebrate an organization once again, put an asterisk by it, because they went into a championship game. The integrity of this game…that’s not the way you go into games trying to win football games.”
The first shot by Richard Sherman during Super Bowl week has been fired. The Seattle Seahawks cornerback, in the team's introductory media news conference on Sunday, was asked about potential discipline that could come down on their Super Bowl counterparts, the New England Patriots, in response to the deflate-gate incident.
"Will they be punished? Probably not. Not as long Robert Kraft and Roger Goodell are still taking pictures at their respective homes. [Goodell] was just at Kraft’s house last week before the AFC championship. Talk about conflict of interest. As long as that happens, it won’t affect them at all.”