Stephen Carter and Debbie Owen appear to ascribe to the notion of guilty until proven innocent when it comes to the Patriots, the team everyone loves to hate. How about reading the report from the HeadSmart Labs in Pittsburgh, which actually conducted a study this past week as to whether footballs could drop 1.95 psi from weather and field conditions.
Guess what they found?
“Out of 12 footballs we tested, we found that on average, footballs dropped 1.8 psi when being exposed to dropping temperatures and wet conditions.” The test footballs were inflated in 75-degree temperatures in order to imitate indoor conditions when they were pumped up 2 1/2 hours before the game. They were then moved to a 50-degree environment to simulate field conditions during the game, including the change in temperature and rainy conditions. Anyone who has ever played high-level sports requiring air-inflated balls, including volleyballs, knows that they can lose air during the course of a match.
Why do some people just jump to conclusions before having the facts?