Posts Tagged Deflate-gate

What’s NFL Love Got to do with it?

While we hate to say, “I told you so,” the Deflate-gate drama is pretty much unfolding as we kind of predicted. Before we go any further, we need to stress that the latest wrinkle in the saga is strictly between Robert Kraft and the league. Tom Brady has not yet emerged on the scene to plead his case, though we will have a quick and easy theory on that as well. The very latest is that Robert Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots, has met with NFL commissioner […]

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Sports Ethics: Deflate-gate, Deflated

Tom Brady Deflate-gate

Could we be the last people to comment on “the report” and the probable deflation of the New England Patriots game balls? Hopefully, yes. In case anyone believes we know something that you don’t; we don’t. As a public service (and our guess is as good as yours), here is how we see this whole thing unfolding: The NFL will come around to saying something about Brady; we figure it will cost Brady between 2 and 4 games. A lot of New England fans will rant and rave. That’s what […]

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Deflate-gate, Other Ethical Follies


Let us talk a little bit under-inflated footballs. It’s a silly discussion, I know, but all of a sudden the Super Bowl could be tainted because of it. The other day I wrote a blog saying that the accusations that the Patriots had intentionally deflated footballs was pretty much a joke. Who would risk it? I mused. It was obvious the Patriots were dominant from the beginning and that the Colts had no chance. I was sure that an under-inflation must have been a mistake; perhaps a faulty football or simple error. […]

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