NFL Vice President of officiating, Dean Blandino, held a news conference today in Arizona and according to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald:
"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.
If they didn’t log the PSI before the game, then it doesn’t matter what the PSI was at halftime. That also means Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the Patriots organization are indeed owed an apology from Roger Goodell.
It also means the NFL had their heads up their asses and basically allowed this shitstorm to happen for almost two weeks unnecessarily. How did they not know on Monday morning after the AFC Championship game that the PSI wasn't logged? Oh, they knew....and they just sat on their asses while the media ripped the Patriots to shreds like a bunch of rabid friggin wolves.
What the league should have done was issue a statement saying that they weren't logged and squashed any talk talk about improperly deflated footballs. But they didn't. They just let the shitstorm get bigger and bigger.
Robert Kraft has ever right to be pissed at Roger Goodell. He sat around with his thumb up his ass while the media tarnished the Patriots image and tried to destroy Tom Brady's reputation. The blood is squarely on Goodell's hands.
Knowing how much influence Kraft has in that league, and how pissed he is right now, I would not be surprised to see Goodell gone sooner rather than later.
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