Originally Posted by SkiMangoJazz
Originally Posted by crgildart
Steven. The balls (Colts and Pats) should have all started out at exactly the same pressure.
No they are allowed to be anywhere between 12.5 and 13.5 psi.
The bellyaching is by the haters and the media.
The issue is they were changed after being approved. According to that article in the comments section one ball was in the 10 psi range and that's the one tested by the colts. How that's known i don't lnow. Has the nfl released any data on the testing?
You should go through the comments section for some alternate views of the stats evaluated. For one thing, if tbe inflation is so important, why is there such a large variation in fumbles year to year for the Pats? More variation than the colts. You'd expect less variation. Maybe @beyond could look at the stat summary.
In the end though, the Pats balls were underinflated in that game and the Colts were not. By 11/12 to 0/12. And that's after approval by the official. So someone deflated them.
What's hilarious is no one cares about ped's in football whereas in baseball it's a huge deal.