#DFG: Canceling the Noise

Is there any level of suspension that you would advise Tom to accept?


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JimBoSox9

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I'm excited to see how many of the minnows floating around ESPN and Twitter are ready to call Robert Kraft a lying liar.  Brunell?  Mark?  Mark?
 

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P'tucket said:
Given the year he's had, I imagine Rog has a punch card that entitles him to free crisis management services every tenth scandal.
Outstanding.
 

Corsi

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and NFL network cuts to deion and the bimbo rather than letting belichick talk football
 

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Mugsy's Walk-Off Bunt said:
Mike Reiss trying to set an example for the rest of the media. Bless him. He's adorable.
 
So true! Such an earnest fellow -- he's not great, but hard not to like him.
 

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Freddy Linn said:
Kravitz tweeted twenty minutes ago that the Pats wouldn't mention the whole issue during these press conferences.
 
That's journalism for you in the age of Twitter.  Kravitz didn't have any inside information.  He made a safe bet tweet because of BB's Saturday press conference.  The Pats were done talking...
 
...Then Bob Kraft fucked him.
 

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Harry Hooper said:
 
Hence the timing of the leak. Someone at NFL HQ is shitting all over the Pats.
 
I think it's pretty clear the source is that former Jets official that's supposedly spearheading this thing.
 

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amarshal2 said:
It didn't confirm it is possible. It confirmed it was the expected outcome of the situation the Pats found themselves in. If we find out the pats intentionally deflated the footballs then 10.5 is too high for the rumored lowest football. It would have to be lower. Or we'd have to learn that the officials pumped the balls above 12.5. But, that's all I can think of.
I think for this to be unequivocally true, we'd have to know, for certain, the actual temp of the balls indoors, the actual temp of the balls on the field, the actual PSI of the balls before the game, and the actual PSI measurements of each ball that the NFL tested at halftime.  Of course a lot of good assumptions can be made.  Maybe they're all 100% accurate.   If it turns out someone did tamper with the balls, we'll probably find out that some variables weren't. 
 

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Morgan Lewis, Boston, nee Bingham McCutchen, does most of the Pats' legal work. They have a few blue collar mentality litigation partners who are generally pretty cheerful about a donnybrook.
 

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I will have to see the transcript, but I believe Kraft upped the ante and said that if the investigate can't prove something, then he wants an apology. He's doesn't want the NFL to wriggle away with an "inconclusive" finding and widespread grumbling.
 

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Anyone else see that Revis line on the bottom? Pats willing to pick up the option, apparently.
 

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Ed Hillel said:
Anyone else see that Revis line on the bottom? Pats willing to pick up the option, apparently.
Yeah, RapSheet had a tweet about that earlier.
 

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Dollar said:
Fearless prediction:  every media description of this press conference will be "Belichick silent on reporter's questions, refuses to give any answers," along with a soundbite of him refusing to answer those stupid Deflateprate questions, completely ignoring the 5 or 6 minutes of pure football answers he gave.
 
It's like the red scare, except if the stakes were essentially nothing.
 

djbayko

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DennyDoyle'sBoil said:
In response to Mr. Kraft's statement, John Clayton is reporting his league sources have informed him that the NFL has collected evidence that the temperature inside the Patriots' locker room was 71, not 72, as implied by Jake Wesley after hearing Belichick's press conference on Saturday.  Also, video suggests that there are some people in the locker room before the game who, in the surveillance video, appear to be interesting people, which Clayton interprets to be code for persons of interest.
 
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This is getting ridiculous.
  1. How the hell do they know what the temperature was when they inflated the balls?
  2. Even a thermostat-controlled room fluctuates by a few degrees over time.
  3. It doesn't even matter, if the refs performed their job and measured and inflated the balls...presumably in a room that was also at room temperature.
 

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djbayko said:
 
This is getting ridiculous.
  • How the hell do they know what the temperature was when they inflated the balls?
  • Even a thermostat-controlled room fluctuates by a few degrees over time.
  • It doesn't even matter, if the refs performed their job and measured and inflated the balls...presumably in a room that was also at room temperature.
Think your satire meter is broken.