Buckle Up Because We Might Have Another Deflategate On Our Hands Thanks To The Pittsburgh Steelers
On January 18, 2015, the New England Patriots absolutely demolished the Indianapolis Colts by a score of 45-7 in an AFC Championship Game that would have gone largely forgotten if it wasn’t for one thing: PSI.
In the ensuing months, the NFL would be rocked by Deflategate, which is perhaps the stupidest scandal in history.
Football fans across the country became experts physicists overnight as they attempted to prove which variables could have impacted the air pressure in the footballs on the Patriots sideline.
The country was also torn apart as people were forced to pick between siding with Tom Brady or Roger Goodell— a decision no person should ever have to make.
Brady was suspended for four games after allegedly obstructing the investigation and the case eventually ended up in federal court even though the authority who is the Sports Science guy proved the QB was in the clear.
As far as I’m concerned, the only positive thing to come out of Deflategate is one of the best (and worst) courtroom sketches of all time.
However, if you actually enjoyed Deflategate for some bizarre reason, I have a fantastic treat in store for you.
The Pittsburgh Steelers faced off against the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night in a typically pointless preseason matchup that did manage to produce one of the best highlights of the night.
However, it may have also produced a hot, juicy scandal.
According to NESN, the discovery took place in the third quarter after Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph threw an incomplete pass.
As of right now, it’s unclear if the NFL is looking into air pressure yet again. As much as PSI shouldn’t matter in a preseason game, it wouldn’t be a great look for Goodell and the league if they simply ignored the accusations.
Welcome te Deflategate 2.0
Let’s all hope it’s not as dumb as the last one.