“I thought it was a bunch of lying, if you want to know the truth,” said Bird. “That’s something Kravitz came up with, and I never believed any of it.
“It doesn’t really matter. It was written about a lot around the country, but here in Indianapolis, most people knew. We knew the Patriots was going to beat them anyway. I thought it was pretty chintzy. People finally realized they would have beat us anyway. I just laughed about it.
“They got the footballs they played with and we got our footballs. And their footballs beat our footballs.”
Bird likes the Patriots, but is a Colts fan first. We'll let that slide, since he's revered in Boston for obvious reasons.