FOXOBORO, MA– The finding that 11 of 12 Patriots’ footballs were under-inflated in the AFC Championship has inflated a lot of controversy, and some folks are having a ball with the super-scandal! On the show “The View” Rosie O’Donnell says the other guys (Indianapolis Colts) should be in the Super Bowl.
On Twitter there are posts like: “Cheaties…breakfast of chumps” and “This is what the Patriots are playing for,” with a photo showing a deflated Super Bowl trophy.
“I have no explanation for what happened. And that’s what they’re looking into,” said New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick at a Thursday morning press conference.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says, “I didn’t alter the ball in any way…I’ve always played within the rules, I would never do anything to break the rules.”
It probably doesn’t help that as the team tries to kick the controversy, the NFL happened to post pictures of deflated balls on its Instagram page earlier this week (which is an odd way to pump-up support for the big game even under normal circumstances). But now, those shots are down and anticipation is high.
Turns out it’s kind of fun to bust the Patriots’ balls.