Recent Comments by yerfatma

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I feel like if Craig Ehlo is the final boss, that's one of those times you asked your mom to buy Big Title Game and she bought a rip-off that sounded like the same game. Obligatory Mitchell & Webb link.

posted by yerfatma at 08:18 PM on June 29

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Lleyton Hewitt's opening match today in his final Wimbledon is turning into a barn burner

I'm fairly certain the Wimbledon regulars were wondering if Hewitt's hooting, t-shirted supporters were raised in one.

posted by yerfatma at 03:18 PM on June 29

Golden State Warriors Win NBA Title

While I would have been ok with it going to LeBron (he should get some kind of Lifetime Achievement Oscar for dragging multiple .500 teams to the Finals), I'm really happy for Iguodala. He toiled in anonymity on some shitty Sixers teams and I always hoped the Celtics would poach him before the rest of the league noticed how good he is. He feels like one of the prototypical New NBA players, a three-and-D wing around 6'8".

posted by yerfatma at 03:57 PM on June 17

Golden State Warriors Win NBA Title

posted by yerfatma at 10:07 AM on June 17

U.S. Beats Nigeria, Wins World Cup's "Group of Death"

Nice to see Abby Wambach scoring on a fantastic goal

She was the dominant player on the field for the first half (or at least the first half of the first half). Weird to me how the US faded, though I suppose the conversation would be different if the first goal wasn't disallowed. But they looked more dominant in the first 15 minutes than they did playing against 10.

posted by yerfatma at 10:05 AM on June 17

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

What's in a name? Brazil fans boo a debutante for being named "Fred".

posted by yerfatma at 10:10 AM on June 16

Chicago Blackhawks Win Stanley Cup

Mike Emrick announced that the Cup itself was not yet in the arena due to a weather delay and was being escorted by police.

What is the deal with Chicago and the Cup? Last time they won it at home, in 1938, the Cup didn't even make an appearance.

posted by yerfatma at 08:17 AM on June 16

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

see who drops off the most under pressure.

And when tired. That would be an easier thing to work on, talking to them about consistency of form.

posted by yerfatma at 02:58 PM on June 15

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

US lose to Serbia on PKs ending a solid run at the Under-20s World Cup in New Zealand.

Fox and ESPN have the same bad habit where I set up a game to tape overnight and wind up with 25 minutes of some truck race or dragster competition.

GK Zach Steffan, the team's Man of the Match

Seemed like a good keeper but he is going to need to work on his kicking to make it. His goal kicks had a nasty habit of rising like a beach ball before landing somewhere short of midfield.

posted by yerfatma at 11:38 AM on June 15

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

my take on it was that local time meant the time in the province where the match was being played

I don't think so, only because I noticed on open day that the matches started at a different hour each of the next 4 days, which I put down to time zone differences. If they're changing the times even after accounting for time zone differences that is insane even by FIFA standards.

posted by yerfatma at 03:46 PM on June 12

Golden State Exposes Cleveland in Game 4 Rout

JR is great right up to the point that you need him to be great

At the risk of repeating myself . . .

posted by yerfatma at 10:19 AM on June 12

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

"[T]the most annoying player in international football is Aiden McGeady."

posted by yerfatma at 10:11 AM on June 12

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Virgil Runnels has bitten the proverbial dust.

posted by yerfatma at 02:49 PM on June 11

NBC Sports to NHL: Hey Good Lookin', Shave Those Playoff Beards

But if you're the No. 4 sport and soccer could make you No. 5, it makes sense to look for any advantage where you can find it.

Perhaps they could wear tighter shorts.

posted by yerfatma at 07:55 AM on June 10

NBC Sports to NHL: Hey Good Lookin', Shave Those Playoff Beards

Do you ever read anything by a sports network executive that suggests they actually like (or watch) sports? I think "appeal to the casual fan" is a myth like the Silent Majority. Just accentuate why the sport is popular with its fans and casual fans can decide for themselves. Everyone starts out as a casual fan, dumbasses.

posted by yerfatma at 06:21 PM on June 09

U.S. Women Impress in World Cup Opening Win Over Australia

Grantland on the key to the US defense.

posted by yerfatma at 01:40 PM on June 09

U.S. Women Impress in World Cup Opening Win Over Australia

Also, what the hell are the refs wearing under their shirts? Inner tubes?

Water bottle?

as Oguchi Onyewu said a few years ago it isn't enough to win the ball, you have to convert it into an offensive opportunity.

I would have preferred he do a little of column A as well. I assume he made that statement into the ear of a passing attacker who was splitting his defensive pairing.

posted by yerfatma at 11:25 AM on June 09

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Probably should have gone and killed a deer to make things look consistent. Spikes coming back to the team was weird to begin with. This has taken it to X-Files territory.

posted by yerfatma at 01:47 PM on June 08

Barcelona Wins Champions League, Completes the Treble

I think that was the best game I've seen in a decade of watching the sport.

must have been giving thanks to the grounds crew

The field did seem to affect the play a great deal. Unrelated: did anyone else feel like Juve's style of playing it out from Buffon looked suicidal?

posted by yerfatma at 09:07 AM on June 08

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

posted by yerfatma at 07:54 PM on June 03

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

Gerry Callahan, staying classy. If you ever want to see what a cesspool of humanity looks like, check out the replies to his tweet. What an asshole.

posted by yerfatma at 07:27 PM on June 03

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

the details were alternatively, interesting, frightening, and salacious

My dad used to wind up seeing a lot of ex-pros speak via work and I could tell Sanderson stood out. The anecdote I remember was Sanderson telling the story of waking up on a park bench that a wino was trying to take from him. Sanderson said, "Do you know who I am?" and received the reply, "Yeah, a drunk. Just like me."

posted by yerfatma at 03:20 PM on June 02

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Announces His Resignation

posted by yerfatma at 01:24 PM on June 02

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Announces His Resignation

Seriously, it feels like that. My neighbors should beware.

In reality I wonder how long before that next election happens and what machinations he can get up to before it. Will he cast himself as The Reformer and keep funneling money?

posted by yerfatma at 01:12 PM on June 02

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Patriots film their practice with a drone (in fulfillment of the scripture) and other fans react predictably.

Not sure if I already posted it, but NBC Sports is starting its own documentary series with one of my favorite Boston sports figures, Derek Sanderson.

posted by yerfatma at 11:16 AM on June 02

Golden State Reaches First NBA Finals in 40 Years

Hugo Lloris called to say he thought Thompson was fine. And was I his mom and where were those shoes he ordered?

posted by yerfatma at 08:47 PM on May 28

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Interesting looking read, thanks BI. Will need to bookmark that one for later.

Montreal mayor meeting with MLB commissioner.

posted by yerfatma at 03:16 PM on May 28

Henchmen arrested, but the Joker is still at large

keep an eye on the officiating when the US Women's team plays at the upcoming tournament. There could be some really interesting calls.

Nah, FIFA doesn't care about the game on the field enough to bother with that. No money in it.

posted by yerfatma at 03:09 PM on May 27

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

"No disrespect intended! Prayers up!"

Now he's offended Satanists as well.

posted by yerfatma at 10:58 AM on May 27

LeBron Takes Cavaliers to NBA Finals in First Season Back

need a player like Thompson who does everything else well without the ball much more than they need Love or JR Smith.

Am I the only person who would be willing to accept anything in the first clause given the second clause contains "more than they need . . . JR Smith"? In the abstract I see what he brings to an offense (on some nights) but the negatives seem so much more than the positives.

Just imagine if the Cavs hadn't traded for Love and also had Andrew Wiggins in the mix.

It's funny to think about that-- at the time the trade was what they "had to do" to have any chance of making a dent in the playoffs. Now they're doing fine without either, which speaks to the weakness of the East but also adds to the questions people asked of Kevin Love last offseason. He may wind up signing a short-term Prove It deal and hope the new higher cap for 2017 takes care of him.

posted by yerfatma at 10:57 AM on May 27

Henchmen arrested, but the Joker is still at large

I see this as totally positive: either the unlikely happens and Blatter is turfed out or this results in humanity finally colonizing the moon or Mars so as to avoid Earthly laws literally as well as figuratively.

posted by yerfatma at 10:53 AM on May 27

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

No, it lists "NFL, NBA, MLB, NCAAF, NHL, Soccer . . . " for me. I think it may be powered by your Favorites* if you're logged in and have any listed.

Though my working theory is the redesign is a random text generator designed to maximize the space for Listicle ads.

* Given Everton's theory, they should either pick a better name than "Favorites" or I need to remove them to be honest with ESPN.

posted by yerfatma at 02:11 PM on May 26

Phillies GM: Our Fans 'Don't Understand the Game'

Which stands as a reminder that when no one understands something except you, it's always good to double-check and make sure you're not the one who's confused.

posted by yerfatma at 11:21 AM on May 26

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

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posted by yerfatma at 09:16 AM on May 26

LeBron's Epic Night Puts Cavaliers Up 3-0 on Hawks

If the Cavs get up big in any of the next two games, I assume Dellavedova will be benched for his own safety. He's spent these playoffs making a name for himself.

posted by yerfatma at 09:15 AM on May 26

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I do know how to feel about the Red Sox minor league affiliate in Greenvile.

posted by yerfatma at 01:11 PM on May 21

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

I have 0 idea how to feel about Darelle Revis.

posted by yerfatma at 11:09 AM on May 21

Kraft Says Patriots Won't Appeal DeflateGate Punishment

I don't believe that can happen any more in the top levels of pro sports

Agreed. The article is a little unfair, but emotionally I agree with Finn, if this is all what it looks like (especially the part about the Pats suspending The Deflator and Dorito Dink because the League asked them to), Kraft can stop with the soft-soaping and waxing nostalgic for his days on the metal bleachers of Schaeffer Stadium.

posted by yerfatma at 10:37 AM on May 20

NFL Moves PAT Kicks Back to 15-Yard Line

In the next Pats-Ravens game . . .

Needed a Flutie dropkick.

posted by yerfatma at 09:19 AM on May 20

Kraft Says Patriots Won't Appeal DeflateGate Punishment

Doesn't the same logic apply to Kraft?

Chad Finn, one of the few sane voices in the Boston sports world, thinks so: If Brady suspension isn't reduced, Kraft puts NFL's well-being above Patriots': "[If there is no quid pro quo], Kraft sold out the team he owns -- and the fans he years ago counted among -- in order to appease a much more exclusive club: the unholy alliance of Goodell and Kraft's fellow NFL owners."

posted by yerfatma at 07:41 AM on May 20

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

It's even worse if you look at the rate stat: they're tied for last!

posted by yerfatma at 02:16 PM on May 19

Kraft Says Patriots Won't Appeal DeflateGate Punishment

I'm wondering if Kraft feared another shoe was about to drop.

Don't think so. He doesn't have any options other than suing the league. Thought these two tweets from Greg Bedard were interesting:

"Was told by a high-ranking NFL source that Kraft's decision to stand down does not include a deal on Brady. Surprising to me. . . . Belief in league circles is NFLPA has found the perfect player & case to go big-game hunting and change commissioner discipline forever."

posted by yerfatma at 02:13 PM on May 19

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

I walked it three times in the two days I was in town and wouldn't have minded walking it six times.

This has been bugging me since I posted it. If he loved the walk so much, how did he wind up doing it an odd number of times? Did he take a taxi straight from the draft to the airport? Did he take a taxi the first time he went to the draft only to decide to walk on his way back and fell in love with the walk then? I NEED TO KNOW!

posted by yerfatma at 11:33 AM on May 19

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

Should have gone with "Boro".

posted by yerfatma at 08:31 AM on May 19

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Even with a hand-picked interviewer, Kraft can't handle that question.

Pretty much every answer in that piece reads as, "The lawyers say I can't answer that one in advance." I love Peter King; it's like a man-sized child. He's basically Clarence (except not really likable) where he spends a few hundred words telling you how Very Important all this is and then acts like it's a world without lawyers. I feel like his wife must have to remind him when she pulls on his pants each morning not to give out his ATM PIN to strangers.

Also, how long do you think you could spend on the phone with Peter King before you just stop listening to the questions?

Every Monday I mean to post the most treacly bit of King's confectionary output. Maybe that should be a new Spofi competition (and no goddamn cheating and using the haikus-- the haikus feel like a pennance for sins I didn't even know I committed). Here's some beauts you missed in the last few weeks:

Last week:

I think in the old wild west, Aikman would have been called the hangin' judge . . .

Vomit Clean-up Fee $50.00
"That happen much?" I asked the driver.
"Not that much," he said. "But it did happen to me three times in one night once. And of course they don't want to pay."
"What do you do then?" I asked.
"Make 'em pay," he said.

The Canadiens-Lightning series is fun.

Two weeks ago:

The Bucs hired private investigators to check out Winston, who'd been accused of, but not charged with, sexual assault. Twice he was exonerated by prosecutors, and once by the university after a probe by a Florida state supreme court justice found insufficient evidence to charge Winston with sexual assault. This was a great test of the innocent-till-proven-guilty mantra in the American justice system, and the authorities could not prosecute Winston. So Winston passed the test. "He kept checking every box," Licht said.

Marcus Mariota does not have accounts on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

My Chicago hotel Wednesday and Thursday nights, before traveling to Tampa on Friday, was 1.6 miles from the draft site on Michigan Avenue. I walked it three times in the two days I was in town and wouldn't have minded walking it six times.

Three (not sure I can do this one justice):

So I ran . . . for nearly a mile I found myself trailing a woman having a great time running and chatting away on her cell phone. She had one of those earpieces, the kind with two earbuds and then the mike somehow affixed between her lower lip and chin. We were both running about the same pace, about 9.5-minute miles, up and down the slight grades of the beautiful park, and I was interested in her conversation withI believea girlfriend on the other end of the conversation . . . I did find out, though, that this 30ish woman was going to a baby shower later that afternoon, hadn't bought a gift yet but was thinking about a gift card from Bloomingdales, wondered how much would be appropriate, settled on $50, then asked if the person on the other end wanted to meet for a margarita beforehand, and then she drifted behind me on a bit of a decline.

How was he not immediately arrested? "Yes, police? The Kool-Aid Man is chasing me!"

Quattro:

7:46 p.m.: ESPN's Darren Rovell tweets, "98,000 Tweets on Tim Tebow in last hour."

9:02 p.m.: Assistant coach in the NFL who knows Kelly but does not work with him says to me, "This is not a prayer. There's a chance here. If there's one coach in the NFL who could figure a way to use Tebow, it's Chip. Maybe not every week, but in spots."

When I am King (yes), it will be a hanging judge sort of crime to follow Darren Rovell on Twitter. What are you hoping to glean?

Five:

Keep in mind this is a man with multiple daughters. He seems amazed by women.

I can see it now: a dedicated camera on [female ref Sarah] Thomas for her first game of the regular season, by whichever network has the game. It's history. A good historyassuming Thomas can handle it. I'm told one of the things that drew the NFL to consider Thomas was her poise and her ability to take the heat on the field.

Maybe I should get into "Game of Thrones."

Man, what got into the Kansas City Royals' Cheerios?

I was waiting for a plane at LAX the other night, and heard "That Smell" by Lynyrd Skynyrd. One of the worst songs ever created.

posted by yerfatma at 07:37 PM on May 18

SportsFilter: The Sunday Huddle

Ladies and gentlemen, NBA basketball.

Am I obligated to like Chris Paul? He seems like the spiritual descendent of John Stockton: amazing point guard who is hated throughout the league for . . . "playing with an edge." At least that's what they call it when you're white in the NBA. Paul might just be described as a dirty player. For the sake of honesty and hypocrisy, I loved Stockton.

Phil Jones, ladies and gentlemen.

On Football Weekly, AC Jimbo described it as looking like the March of Progress in reverse.

posted by yerfatma at 07:34 PM on May 18

NFL Announces Punishment for Patriots' Deflated Balls

He was interviewed once as part of that investigation.

Thanks, I misunderstood that.

posted by yerfatma at 07:30 PM on May 18

NFL Announces Punishment for Patriots' Deflated Balls

I didn't know the team would refuse to make McNally available for a second interview expected by the league.

5th, not 2nd. The Patriots claim they cut the league off because McNally's name had been leaked and reporters were showing up to his home. Ted Welles claims he needed the 5th interview because he didn't notice the word "DEFLATOR" in text messages the first 4 times. If you can decide who is less of an idiot in that debate, I will call you King Solomon and bow my head.

Can we settle that one as a fact between parties? Was McNally interviewed 4 times or 1 time?

Wouldn't it be special treatment for the Patriots to have the league declare "we know the rule was broken for all 11 Patriots footballs, we know Patriots officials talked about ball deflation, we know the balls were taken to a bathroom for enough time to deflate them, but scientists say that the deflation could in theory be accidental -- even though the accident didn't happen to four Colts footballs -- so we won't punish the team"?

Only if that's what happened. What if nothing untoward actually happened to the Patriots' footballs and the league tried to invent it to save face 3 months later?

posted by yerfatma at 10:35 PM on May 15

NFL Announces Punishment for Patriots' Deflated Balls

Every reputable source of information points out that science proves the Patriots explanation as not possible.

Including the Nobel Laureate in the Patriots' retort? Are you saying that he's not reputable?

Apologies for my typical mashup of a bunch of thoughts in my head without actually expressing things well. Let me ask this: can we all agree or explain where we disagree with this:

The report's math depends on the idea Walt Anderson remembers the pressure of a dozen footballs to a significant digit (because he did not write it down) but that he does not remember which of two very physically different gauges he used to come to those readings.

Is that a shared fact or does it only exist in the reality we as Patriots fans are coming from?

posted by yerfatma at 07:25 PM on May 15

NFL Announces Punishment for Patriots' Deflated Balls

Something on record that proves what I think is a pretty insane conspiracy - that the NFL preferred the tarring, feathering and disgracing of their reigning Super Bowl champs to a clean post-season which ended incredibly.

Members of the officiating crew and a senior officiating supervisor tested all 11 of the Patriots balls, per the Wells report, and found all 11 below 12.5.

So I've been reading two books recently that seem completely germane here: How Children Succeed and Thinking, Fast and Slow. One thread that connects the two is how we are predisposed to believe the things we want to believe (Thinking, Fast and Slow is really incredible about this and how we aren't even aware of the things that "prime" us to believe misleading concepts). The first book talks a lot about chess; it mentions the difference between chess masters and chess grand masters isn't the amount of moves they can imagine in a given period of time, but that the grand masters are better at "falsity". Rather than thinking, "Hey, that's a great idea I just came up with", their initial reaction is always suspicion.

I mention all of this nerdy stuff because there's a heck of a lot of treatment, both here and on ESPN, as though the numbers published in the Wells Report* are right simply because they were published first (or because you want to believe the Cheatriots are paters). Can we all acknowledge one thing? That when Wells defended himself, he looked like a complete kiddy diddling pervert with that mustache and rain coat?

* They're "chemistry homework" (where someone knew the answer they wanted and then made the proof fit) and Brady will do 0 time after the inevitable law suit and a real judge laughs the thing out of court.
Because Robert Kraft bought the judge.

posted by yerfatma at 06:10 PM on May 15

NFL Announces Punishment for Patriots' Deflated Balls

Going to guess some of the reason Goodell appointed himself is because the Patriots' letter was . . . less than friendly announcing their intention to call both Goodell and Vincent as witnesses and reminding Troy Vincent that, "We also note that one arbitrator has previously found that you, in particular, are unfamiliar with proper NFL discipline procedures and have no role in imposing discipline."

posted by yerfatma at 01:10 PM on May 15

NFL Announces Punishment for Patriots' Deflated Balls

This a clear cut case

posted by yerfatma at 12:19 PM on May 15

NFL Announces Punishment for Patriots' Deflated Balls

Not sure who I want playing the lead.

It's the neck that makes the casting so hard. The man's gift is that his face conveys "Inbred Yankee moron living off his family's position" and then combines it with the neck of That Guy from your local Gold's Gym.

posted by yerfatma at 11:19 AM on May 15

NFL Announces Punishment for Patriots' Deflated Balls

How can you just continue to get the easy stuff wrong? The NFL has selected the judge for Tom Brady's appeal and it's . . . Roger Goodell. Wouldn't you be better served providing at least the appearance of giving them a chance? And wouldn't an independent arbitrator lessen the chance this goes to court? The whole thing should be live TV on The Lifetime Network.

posted by yerfatma at 08:42 AM on May 15

NFL Announces Punishment for Patriots' Deflated Balls

And before anyone says, "Oh like they're really going to fire a couple of schmoes over free shoes", look at the level of outrage amongst sports columnists in this country now. It's already a festering den of snakes in New England, corrupt from stem to stern. If they'd let these two hang around the stories would become Maddux-esque:

"I heard to join the front office, The Opaque, you gotta drink a virgin's blood . . . daiquiri."

"I heard on every Summer Solstice they sacrifice a cow that's then made into Bob Kraft's bespoke Air Jordans!"

posted by yerfatma at 07:24 PM on May 14

NFL Announces Punishment for Patriots' Deflated Balls

I don't think they do. The texts reveal them stealing shoes and being vaguely disrespectful. Just nothing to do with deflating balls.

posted by yerfatma at 06:30 PM on May 14

NFL Announces Punishment for Patriots' Deflated Balls

Also, while I'm still in the process of digesting that site and want very much to believe every word, I think they would have been better off leaving this bit off:

They never asked Mr. Jastremski about it in his interview. Had they done so, they would have learned from either gentleman one of the ways they used the deflation/deflator term. Mr. Jastremski would sometimes work out and bulk up he is a slender guy and his goal was to get to 200 pounds. Mr. McNally is a big fellow and had the opposite goal: to lose weight. "Deflate" was a term they used to refer to losing weight. One can specifically see this use of the term in a Nov. 30, 2014 text from Mr. McNally to Mr. Jastremski: "deflate and give somebody that jacket." (p. 87). This banter, and Mr. McNally's goal of losing weight, meant Mr. McNally was the "deflator." There was nothing complicated or sinister about it.
Even if it's true it seems unbelievably lame.

posted by yerfatma at 01:48 PM on May 14

NFL Announces Punishment for Patriots' Deflated Balls

caused anger among the NFL officials at the time

That's not what the Patriots' giant new rebuttal site says, if you'll pardon the giant blockquote because I can't seem to link to the bits and bobs:

"When the NFC Championship Game ended abruptly in overtime and Mr. McNally started from the back of the sitting room towards the door to the hallway, he walked by numerous League officials in the sitting room. As the report states (pg. 55), the sitting room was crowded with "NFL personnel, game officials and others gathered there to watch the conclusion of the NFC Championship Game on television." Mr. McNally had to navigate this crowd of officials to make it through the sitting room with two large bags of footballs on his shoulders. Mr. McNally, a physically big man, hoisted two large bags of footballs and lumbered past all these League officials and out the door of the Officials' Locker Room. As is clear from the report, no one objected; no one told him to stop; no one requested that he wait to be accompanied by a League official; no one told him that a League official had to carry the footballs to the field. After he walked past all of these League officials and out the door of the Officials' Locker Room to the hallway, he then walked past James Daniel, an NFL official and one of the people who had been alerted to the Colts psi concerns pre-game (pg. 45). Mr. Daniel, as seen on the security video, looked at Mr. McNally carrying the bags of footballs toward the field unaccompanied by any League or game official, and made no objection to Mr. McNally continuing unaccompanied to the field. In short, if officials lost track of the location of game footballs, it was not because Mr. McNally stealthily removed them. (Omitted from the investigation were interviews with all those League officials whom Mr. McNally walked past with the bags of footballs on his shoulders.) Even after halftime, when obvious attention was being paid to game footballs and psi issues by League and game officials, who took control of the footballs at halftime, the security video shows Mr. McNally, with no objection, taking the footballs from the Officials' Locker Room back to the field totally unaccompanied by any League or Game official.

posted by yerfatma at 01:03 PM on May 14

NFL Announces Punishment for Patriots' Deflated Balls

The Patriots could have helped achieve that outcome by self-reporting what they did

I completely agree with this, but there's an "if" attached to it: if they did do anything. Take a look at the other link, what if they didn't do a thing? What do they self-report then, especially knowing the rest of the league thinks of them as "The Cheatriots"?

posted by yerfatma at 11:28 AM on May 14

NFL Announces Punishment for Patriots' Deflated Balls

Patriots fan and physicist attacks the physics used to indict Brady.

Mike Florio (again, my apologies) on how we may have gotten here by accident.

Sally Jenkins: "DeflateGate punishments are NFL's weak attempts to right its own wrongs"

posted by yerfatma at 08:10 AM on May 14