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Deflation (Footballs, Not Fiscal Policy) Still Being Inflated Out of Proportion

A couple of days ago, Ross asked what the NFL should do in light of its report which alleges that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady knew that two Pats’ employees were deliberately deflating balls.

Today, Daniel J. Flynn questions the report’s credibility arguing that “more probable than not” was less than adequate standard of proof.

I’m inclined to agree with Dan. A lot of this is about taking Tom Brady down a peg or four.

OK, both Dan and I reside in Massachusetts. So, yes, we root for the Pats.

With that said, my view still hasn’t changed from January. It’s much ado about nothing. As I argued back then if deflating the footballs is such a help then why don’t more teams do it? And if that is the case then why don’t the referees have custody of the balls instead of the teams?

Assuming that Brady knew balls were being deflated and also assuming that it works as an advantage to him, let’s not treat it as a national scandal. It’s no worse than Gaylord Perry throwing a spitball. Yes, baseball prohibits it. But it isn’t a capital crime. This isn’t either.

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