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Schefter: 'Belichick had no knowledge of deflated footballs'

AP Photo/Charles KrupaHuge news coming from ESPN's Adam Schefter this morning, as he reported on SportsCenter that Patriots head coach Bill Belichick had no knowledge of any deflated footballs until the NFL offices notified him on Monday.RT @ESPNBoston: @AdamSchefter says on @SportsCenter that from what he has been told, Bill Belichick had no knowledge of deflated footballs.— Lee...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Pratt and Chris Evans make Super Bowl wager

Photo from Dorkly (@Dorkly) on TwitterLet's forget about deflate-gate and focus on something cool: Chris Pratt, star (see what I did there?) of last year's box office smash, Guardian's of the Galaxy, has made a wager with Chris Evans, who plays Captain America in several Marvel films. Pratt, who is a Seattle native and a Seahawks fan, agreed to show up at the Christopher House in...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Belichick gushes over Russell Wilson

GettyBefore the AFC Championship coach Belichick admired the qualities of Colts quarterback Andrew Luck. He then dismantled the Colts offense and is now setting his sights on Russel Wilson. When asked about the Seahawks leader Belichick had nothing but praise for the young Super Bowl winning quarterback stating: He kind of reminds me of watching [Roger] Staubach.. I remember a lot...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Jay Glazer: Baltimore tipped off Indy

And on it goes. Fox Sports NFL insider Jay Glazer is reporting that the Baltimore Ravens tipped off the Indianapolis Colts that the Patriots were doctoring the air in game footballs. Per Fox Sports:According to Glazer, the NFL was already planning to inspect the balls at halftime, despite D'Qwell Jackson's interception originally being reported as the cause.From the report, the NFL...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Deflated balls did not help the New England Patriots

It was raining worse in the 2nd half. (Al Bello/Getty Images)Earlier today, I wrote an article highlighting the insanity that is Deflate Gate, but then I wanted to know more. I've been looking into this situation for the last 48 hours, and believe that I can confidently say that the deflated balls, in no way, helped the Patriots during Sunday's AFC Championship.That said, I watched...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Deflate-Gate: Aaron Rodgers and his over inflated balls

Amidst the swarming allegations of the Patriots use of deflated footballs in their 45-7 victory over the Indianapolis Colts, teams and players seem to be rushing to be rushing to the Patriots defense of their clandestine manipulation of the pigskin.Almost immediately after the news broke, reports surfaced of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers spoke up, describing his preference...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Richard Sherman sells tee shirts in poor taste

The last time the Pats played the Seahawks, Sherman found Brady after the game and asked "You Mad Bro?" pic.twitter.com/SGmk4ecG2a— Pro Football on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) January 19, 2015KXRO Wordpress:Jacknut Apparel has made headlines on multiple occasions with their T-shirt designs and once again there is a buzz around a shirt they produced in December of last year. Seattle Seahawks...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

AFC Championship game film breakdown: Trampling the Colts

Tom Brady and LeGarrette Blount celebrate a third quarter touchdown. Getty Images"Deflate-gate" may be the hot-button topic of the day, but the Patriots 45-7 drubbing of the Colts was the result of the Pats scheme and talent overwhelming an overmatched Colts team. The coaching staff and particularly Josh McDaniels have been on fire this postseason, consistently putting their players...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Browner on controversy: "Doesn't hurt we only gave up 7 points"

Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner is basically the first Pats player to come out and give deflategate a somewhat serious response. Just about every argument imaginable has already been thrown out there, on either side. Browner is opting with the, "Are we really saying a deflated ball helped the Pats beat the Colts by over 30 again?" Dear deflategate, please end.
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Players around the NFL call Deflate Gate ridiculous

Today's topic of the day is Deflate Gate. Not because it deserves the attention it is getting, but because some logic needs to be injected into the conversation that is polluted with hatred, ignorance, and downright injustice.On Twitter today, several players, coaches, and league officials spoke out to this ridiculousness that is the accusations against the Patriots.These aren't...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Afternoon Delight: Deflated

Thanks to the great EK for the graphic!
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens cry foul about kicking in New England

Mike Florio, ProFootballTalk:With the Patriots under investigation for using deflated balls in a blowout win over the Colts, another vague — and far more confusing — accusation of ball deflation has emerged.Perhaps most importantly, the Ravens have shown no reluctance to articulate possible violations of the rules, as evidenced by coach John Harbaugh’s complaints about New...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Brady likes deflated footballs

Getty ImagesThis Deflate-Gate stuff has quickly gotten out of hand. And now there may be some more fuel added to this ********* of a fire, thanks to a quote by Tom Brady someone dug up from 2011.During an appearance on WEEI that season, Brady said he "loves" when tight end Rob Gronkowski does his signature Gronk Spike after catching a touchdown pass because it deflates the ball a...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Lawrence Tynes is a joke, not a jock

The @Patriots will have a shot in this Super Bowl, their not playing the #Gmen #NEvsSEA— Lawrence Tynes (@lt4kicks) January 19, 2015 The Pats have learned to celebrate the hell out of those AFC Championships because the know what comes 2 weeks later. #0-2inGlendale— Lawrence Tynes (@lt4kicks) January 19, 2015K Lawrence Tynes booted one extra point and two field goals(38 and...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Brad Johnson paid $7,500 for deflated balls

Getty ImagesThe NFL found that 11 of the 12 game balls the Patriots used were deflated. This is hardly unique to the Patriots, though. Brad Johnson, quarterback of the Tampa Bay Bucaneers when they won the Super Bowl in 2002, shelled out $7,500 to make sure all the balls were set to his standards, according to Yahoo Sports. "I paid some guys off to get the balls right," Johnson now...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL finds that 11 of the 12 balls used by Patriots were deflated

The Patriots were accused earlier this week of deflating balls on purporse inorder to gain a competitive advantage. A report from ESPN's Christ Mortenson confirms suspicions of the worst.ESPN:The NFL has found that 11 of the New England Patriots' 12 game balls were inflated significantly below the NFL's requirements, league sources involved and familiar with the investigation of...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking at the NFC Championship game: How worried (or not) we should be about Seattle

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty ImagesCan we forget about deflate-gate for a second and talk about important things like the Patriots game with the Seattle Seahawks in a week and a half? We can? Good. Here goes.We were about 5 minutes from facing the Green Bay Packers instead of the Seattle Seahawks in a week and half. However, Russell Wilson led the Seahawks back from the brink...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady earned his standing ovation during AFC Championship

Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesTom Brady. A name that has been synonymous with winning for 15 years. In the eyes of Patriot fans, he is seen as a legend. His coach on the other hand, sees Brady as just another hard working, well prepared, and dedicated member of the Patriots organization. Despite Belichick's hardened view on his superstar quarterback, he still gives credit where...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Gronk takes responsibility for deflate gate

Al Bello/GettyAs the Patriots and their fans gloated over a decisive victory over the Colts a small cloud hovered over their sunny day. The New England organization has been accused of deflating balls in last Sunday's game. Well, we have some breaking news. Patriots tight end and human juggernaut Rob Gronkowski has taken responsibility for deflating balls last Sunday. Whoops lol...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Belichick points to Kansas City loss as seasons turning point

Courtesy of Getty ImagesIt was the Patriots worst loss of the season, a 41-14 drubbing at the hands of the Kansas City Chiefs. During the week that followed, Patriots fans lingered on the edge of insanity, ready to jump as the team they adored prepared to play the Cincinnati Bengals.Behind closed doors, the Patriots seemed upset, borderline pissed off, as the media swarmed like sharks...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Pete Carroll is sleepless reviewing Patriots' offensive formations

Peter King, MMQB:Whenever head referee Walt Anderson announced that an ineligible player was reporting as eligible, or vice versa, the home crowd of 68,756 roared as if the Patriots had just found the end zone in Sunday night’s AFC Championship Game.Even those in the nosebleeds at Gillette Stadium knew what to expect: a trick play, but something more highbrow than a flea-flicker...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Richard Sherman will be seen, not heard concerning elbow injury

Seattle CB Richard Sherman claims he is 100 percent ready for Super Bowl XLIX. His left elbow which was injured in Sunday's NFC title game with Green Bay will not affect his status moving forward. The announcement lacked the usual sensationalism normally associated with Sherman. Per source, Seahawks CB Richard Sherman's MRI showed a sprained elbow. Should be able to play in the...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Simms: Aaron Rodgers likes an extra half pound of air in ball than they allow

Getty ImagesDuring the CBS telecast of the Patriots-Packers game, broadcaster Phil Simms relayed a story about how Aaron Rodgers likes his footballs. During that story, this little tidbit came out "I like to push the limits of how much air we can put in the football, even go over what they allow you to do, see if the officials take the air out of it." - Phil Simms talking about Aaron...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

SI writer takes cheating accusations to another planet

Jared Wickerham/Getty ImagesDeflated balls were one thing, but Michael Rosenberg from Sports Illustrated just destroyed whatever credibility SI has by publishing that the Patriots use the giant TV screen outside CBS Scene in Patriot Place to steal signals.No, really. Per CBS Sports:“On one end of Gillette Stadium is a lighthouse, the stadium’s signature architectural feature...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Appreciating how special the Patriots run over the last 14 years has been

Brady and Belichick, via La Sportsa Nostra When you sit back and think about all the success the New England Patriots have had, it's no wonder fans outside of New England hate the Patriots. Here's a look at what they've done since the Brady era began 14 seasons ago.-12 Division titles (lost tie-breaker after going 11-5 in Brady-less 2008 season)-9 AFC Championship appearances -6...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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