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|16 hours 37 min ago||Read my post above||
I disagree. This is insignifcant, and sensationally blown way out of proportion.
|16 hours 39 min ago||Seattle's DBs hold or interfere on every play||
(So do Michigan State's) They are clearly violating of the rules (at the very least the intent), pushing the boundary, and daring the refs to call it. In their mind (and many TV talking heads' minds), they are just "playing the game".
How much does pass interference alter the score of the game over air pressure being 16% below tolerance? Is anyone talking about how Seattle's secondary cheats?
Anybody check any other teams' footballs at halftime? How many have been altered in some way? (I am guessing someone ought to check Peyton Manning's game footballs.) Does the entire nation think just New England pushed the boundary on these minor rules?
New England had one turnover in the game: an interception in the 1st half when the balls were deflated, no fumbles in either the deflated half or the inflated half, and twice as many (4 vs 2) touchdowns in the inflated half.
This issue was silly the moment it came out.
|1 day 18 hours ago||ESPN has done nothing wrong||
You see it depends on how you prepare your Mock Drafts - apparently if you prepare them to the right tackiness in a certain way, they may appear retroactively modified as conditions change.
[Edit:] /s some sarcasm meters are not amused this morning ...
|1 day 19 hours ago||Yeah||
Swim lanes man ...
|4 days 17 hours ago||Tater's breaking into||
the bottle of maize 100 proof stuff again. But I like what he's thinking.
|4 days 18 hours ago||Maybe the suit is hyperbolized||
by using the UNC case as the primary example. That said the UNC case is an extreme example of the reality that in many cases kids who are below the curve academically are brought in and given significant mandatory and voluntary sport expectations and are advised in some way to pursue degree paths with less rigor in order to stay academically elligible.
The NCAA at the very least allows this environment to exist.
|4 days 18 hours ago||These kids did have academic advisors steering them||
into these classes when their GPAs dipped too low. I am guessing that is their angle.
That said, I completely agree with the athlete's do shoulder a most of the accountability - they knew what they were doing.
|4 days 19 hours ago||This is like a coaching search in a way||
"Well, Michigan contacted my client about there coahing job. Where were we on negotiating that new contract?"
"Hello, 247 sports, please put out there that I have schedule a visit with Michigan"
"Honey, there is something for you at the front door ..."
|5 days 15 hours ago||Maybe I have a more cynical view of the world||
more in line with this ESPN Commentary: Sadly, cheating is nothing new
I forgot the America's Cup cheating scandal as well.
So, I guess to answer the original OP's question: I am sadly not outraged by common place cheating - especially for so petty an advantage if any. I don't even think this infraction is a big deal, and do think New England is being excessively singled out (albeit of their own making).
|5 days 17 hours ago||OK - so go and tell every||
offensive lineman to stop cheating - no more holding
and every defensive back to stop cheating - no more pass interference and defensive holding, etc.
Then there is no rubbin' in racin', fouling in basketball, etc.
The point: this is a whole lot to do about nothing - it is what happens every day in sport.
|5 days 19 hours ago||You forgot opportunity cost||
how much revenue are they losing from the rooms on that hallway while they do the repairs?
|6 days 10 hours ago||So interfering with a receiver||
isn't breaking the rules?
If you listen to the Mike and Mike segment down on the page, it appears the balls were checked at half time and must've been re-inflated by the refs checking them.
So - DB interferes with receiver - which is a rule violation - and the ref doesn't flag it. Game goes on.
Balls get checked at half time, are found to be 2 lbs under - which is a rule violation - and the ref re-inflates the balls and sends them back out no in game "flag".
Both are rule violations done to get a slight advantage - what is the difference?
|6 days 13 hours ago||The [SEC] Bag Man giveth||
Thus the Bag Man tooketh away?
|6 days 13 hours ago||Isn't this technicaly META||
rather than OT.
Get it straight OP. IDB!
|6 days 15 hours ago||I haven't read that they checked the Colts balls||
if they had any left after the game ...
|6 days 15 hours ago||Like I already said||
here: Just before the half, the refs didn't call three pass interferences, defensive holds, etc, resulting in the Pats having to kick a field goal. The refs set, threw, exchanged, ect. the Pats footballs all day. They didn't question the inflation without prompting from the Colts, and apparently even then didn't intervene during the game.
What is so different between not calling an interference call that impacts the score of a game, and not calling illegal ball inflation during the progress of a game? Why would one be acceptable to question and fine afterward, and the other not?
Both were non-calls by referees during the game for intentional acts that were outside the rules.
Also: did they measure the Colts footballs too? What is the pressure loss expectation for a football during a professional game in inclement weather?
|6 days 18 hours ago||My view is this||
Just before the half, the refs didn't call three pass interferences, defensive holds, etc, resulting in the Pats having to kick a field goal. The refs set, threw, exchanged, ect. the Pats footballs all day. They didn't question the inflation without prompting from the Colts, and apparently even then didn't intervene during the game.
What is so different between not calling an interference call that impacts the score of a game, and not calling illegal ball inflation during the progress of a game? Why would one be acceptable to question and fine afterward, and the other not? Both were non-calls by referees during the game for intentional acts that were outside the rules.
|6 days 20 hours ago||How do we know their's weren't too?||
I read somewhere that Payton Manning does this - it's not just a Pats trick.
|1 week 16 hours ago||The part about not worrying about the next job||
Do your current job to the best of your ability and the next job will come along. I think Jim followed that one to the letter - all through December.
|1 week 1 day ago||Do they sell those||
at Bivouac just in case? Would imagine a Northeasterner will have cold weather gear just the same.
|1 week 1 day ago||Nope||
BALLSGATE or BALLSGHAZI depending on your political affiliation - but since there were multiple deflated balls involved, the description must be plural.
|1 week 1 day ago||Or the NBA||
Or the NBA
|1 week 1 day ago||Except I apparently don't know||
what pass interference is anymore.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Yes but||
can he give his son cream cheese with is bagel?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Yeah - the poor kid was born in Columbus||
but dad made sure he was sporting the right colors lickety split.
Way to go dad - and more importantly mom. Congrats and Go Blue!
|2 weeks 5 days ago||You forgot||
the Big Ten is good now.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Agreed the imbalance is concerning||
But on the other side of the coin, you get a really senior team for two years every four years which may be what is required to compete for a NC against the oversigning SEC, and JUCO gap filling Big 12.
That is a hypothesis FWIW and needs analysis.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||No, no - according to the national||
pundits, Harbaugh has a total rebuilding exercise to undertake ... Michigan really sucked the last two years, so it must be true still, and thus Harbaugh has to start all over (so says the talking heads).
|3 weeks 11 hours ago||no - bad luck||
especially if this is news broken by football scoop
|3 weeks 14 hours ago||Did the students always sing "yooouuu suuuuck"||
all through the song, or did they start that when the band tried to play over "YOU SUCK!" at the end?
While I agree, it appears stupid or arrogant a lot of the time, the whole signing of "yooouuu suuuuck" is pretty funny / appears fun for the students.
Did this stem out of Yost?