With Super Bowl 50 just a few days away, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took part in the festivities and went on the "Rich Eisen Show" on Tuesday to discuss what has happened this year in the NFL. Of course, the question of PSI in footballs came up, among other things, and the commissioner had a very interesting response. Check out the text below.
Per ESPN (Lies).com:
On if the NFL conducted a scientific test to measure footballs and PSI throughout this season: "No, Rich, what the league did this year was what we do with a lot of rules and policies designed to protect the integrity of the game, and that's to create a deterrent effect. We do spot checks to prevent and make sure the clubs understand that we're watching these issues. It wasn't a research study. They simply were spot checks. There were no violations this year. We're pleased that we haven't had any violations, and we continue the work, obviously, to consistently and importantly enforce the integrity of the game and the rules that are designed to protect it."
While it was not mentioned above, Roger Goodell went on to say that they threw out all the PSI calculations that they had conducted throughout the regular season during these "spot checks."
What a joke.
At this point, it doesn't even matter if you believe that the Patriots did anything or not. (Note: I think that the Patriots were giving the footballs to officials right at the legal limit, and that Mother Nature brought those balls down below 12.5.) The fact of the matter is that Roger Goodell and the NFL went on a historic witch hunt and threw one of their most respected and legendary players' name into a complete dumpster fire. The NFL should have never released the PSI numbers from the AFC Championship Game because that was just a secondary issue to the damming texts between Jim McNally and John Jastremski. While those numbers would have been the nail in the proverbial coffin, calling an equipment manager "The Deflator" is pretty hard to argue with.
Those numbers have been disproven time and time again by people prominent in the science community, but the unfortunate truth is Roger Goodell is so misguided by his disdain for the Patriots, that he may have just proven to 31 other franchises why he shouldn't be the commissioner of the NFL anymore.
After this entire season of hearing non-stop PSI BS, what exactly have we learned? What were the exact measurements from Goodell's "spot checks?" Does cold weather truly effect the air pressure in a football? Did Goodell and company manage to disprove the Ideal Gas Law?
None of these questions have been answered and EVERYONE is more confused than this exact time one year ago.
Way to go, guys.
While Ben Volin of the Boston Globe is, to put it mildly, not a Patriots homer, he did have one of the best tweets in regards to Goodell's recent comments:
The sad, and somewhat forgotten, turnout from this Deflategate fiasco is that the Patriots lost their 2016 1st round pick, 2017 4th rounder, and a bunch of dough out of Robert Kraft's pocket.
My question to Patriots fans is as follows: why are you not angrier at Robert Kraft? The NFL has proven that they have nothing on you, yet you aren't going to fight to get those vital draft picks back? While I'm not shedding a tear for Robert Kraft's bank account, this team could really use a first rounder this year. With the current needs on offense, the Patriots sure could use those draft picks...just sayin'.....
"I was wrong to put my faith in the league." - Robert Kraft
Was I wrong to put my faith in you during this mess, Mr. Kraft?
By Pete Packowski