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And another quarterback comes out and says this whole "Deflate-Gate" stuff isn't a big deal. Jeff Blake, who played quarterback for 7 teams from 1992-2005, came out and said teams stick pins in footballs before games.

Per the Boston Herald:
"I'm just going to let the cat of the bag, every team does it, every game. It has been since I played," Blake, who played with seven teams from 1992-2005, told WGFX radio in Nashville.

"Cause when you take the balls out of the bag, they are rock hard. And you can't feel the ball as well. It's too hard. Everybody puts the pin in and lets just enough air out of the ball that you can feel it a little better. But it's not the point to where it's flat.

"So I don't know what the big deal is."

So, Aaron Rodgers said he liked his footballs doctored a certain way, Brad Johnson paid $7,500 to make sure the balls were up to his standards, and now we find out that teams stick pins in footballs to deflate them before the games. Maybe it's just me, but I fail to see how this is a big deal. It's been overblown from Day 1, and it makes me wonder if this is just an attempt by the NFL to save face from the fallout from their handling of the Ray Rice situation last year.

And to think this investigation could last for a few weeks after the Super Bowl. Spare me, please...

Conor Frederick 1/29/2015 10:38:00 AM Edit
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