First off, let me tell you how pissed off it makes me that today’s date is March 9th, 2016 and we’re still talking about fucking DeflateGate. Seriously, this thing has carried on for 15 months now and we still don’t have a resolution. Is there anymore evidence needed to point to the incompetence of Commissioner Roger Goodell than this?
OK, now that that mini rant is out of me, how about the fact that some 12-year-old kid who ironically has the last name Goodell may have just debunked the entire DeflateGate conspiracy during his seventh grade science fair.
Per Vice Sports, Ben Goodell, a seventh-grader from Lynn, Massachusetts, won his science fair after his experiment proved that the accusations against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in DeflateGate fell, well, flat.
Goodell’s experiment was titled “How Weather Conditions Affect PSI of a Football,” and it determined that the PSI in footballs dropped in varying weather:
“Goodell, who took first place in last year’s fair, began his experiment with a properly-inflated football. He then exposed the ball to different weather conditions, including humidity, snow, wind chill, and cold and ice.
“Every time, it dropped 2 PSI,” [Goodell] said. “The lowest PSI recorded during deflategate was 2 PSI under proper inflation. I had (the football) at proper inflation when I started.”
Ironically enough, this is the EXACT fucking argument that Pats head coach Bill Belichick used months ago, per FTW.USAToday:
“When the footballs go out onto the field in the game conditions, whatever those conditions are whether it’s hot and humid, whether it’s cold and damp, whether it’s cold and dry … that’s where the footballs are played with and that’s where the measurements would be different than what they are in a controlled environment, and that’s what we found.
“We all know that air pressure is a function of the atmospheric conditions. It’s a function of that. So if there’s activity in the ball relative to the rubbing process, I think that explains why when we gave it to the officials and the officials put it at say [12.5 psi], if that’s in fact what they did, that once the ball reached its equilibrium state it probably was closer to [11.5] psi.”
Roger Goodell and his cronies have spent millions of dollars to try and sack the Pats, but some kid with his same last name just needed to use science to prove Brady and his team may have done nothing wrong at all—and, somehow, I’m not surprised that a 12-year-old is smarter than the commissioner of the NFL.
[H/T VICE Sports, FTW.USAToday]