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    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Jim Luther Davis, Jan 18, 2015.

    Didn't see anywhere I could post this or any discussion on it (sorry, if I'm wrong).

    Anyone else watching? Who you pulling for?

    Hoping the Pack and Colts pull it off.
     
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    Same. I hate the Patriots, and I'm not a huge Seahawks fan.
     
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    Yeah, I'm from Boston. And I absolutely loathe them. From Bill Belichick to the fans.

    Sick of hearing about how godly Tom Brady is lol
     
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    Go Hawks!

    But I have to admit laughing out loud at some of the fans they interviewed for the news last night. They described being 'outright giddy', 'more excited than they've ever been', and a few more over the top lines that make one think, "Sheesh people, get a life." :rofl:
     
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    It won't kill me if the Seahawks win. As long as it's not the freakin' Patriots.
     
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    Field goal from there? Weak.
     
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    Yeah, those two FGs were questionable. I would have gone with the offense they have.

    But other than that, GB can't do no wrong.
     
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    Weak or not the strategy is paying off.
     
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    Seattle is lucky they're not down a lot more right now.
     
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    ^Yeah, no doubt. The Green Bay defense is playing lights out right now.

    The offense needs to put that finishing touch on drives, otherwise Seattle will creep back in this.
     
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    Looking unlikely. They need more than one touchdown and it's the 4th qtr. Notice how those field goal points are important now.
     
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    OMG!
     
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    Unbelievable.

    NOW they could have used those early touchdowns :)
     
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    Or been 3 points behind right now. :)
     
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    45 to 7, I don't think the Colts are going to pull a Hawk miracle on this one.
     
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    I'm going to have to root for the Patriots since I'm in Boston now. I used to hate them, but when in Rome...
     
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    I'm so unbelievably pissed at that Packers loss, I genuinely can't read anything about it. My goddamn team. I'm just... I'm so angry.
     
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    Sorry. :(:friend:

    Back to ballghazi. I wonder how lasting -ghazi will be over -gate. People were getting tired of -gate I suppose. -ghazi is fresher. ;)

    Everyone is missing the most obvious explanation. You fill the balls in a hot room or with heated air. Take them out just before weighing. Then let them sit in the cold for 2 hours. The volume shrinks as the air cools.

    I also want to know if they checked the Colts' balls, or for that matter all the balls after the game, not just before the game? It would have made sense to also see if the Colts' balls lost pressure. Maybe it is a common occurrence.
     
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    The balls will lose some pressure in the cold (and then regain it when back in a warmer environment), but I've heard some quotes by physics professors (including one from Boston College - no idea if he is a Pats fan) who did the math and said the temperature difference couldn't account for a 2 PSI drop in the balls. Apparently, it would be much less than that.
     
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    But using what parameters? 70F? What is even hotter air was used? What if the mixture in the ball wasn't exactly room air? I don't doubt the professor's calculations, but there might be other conditions he wasn't considering.
     
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    Brady just gave a press conference and I didn't find him credible when his head was shaking no while his mouth was saying yes. And he didn't keep the best straight face when denying he knew anything about it.
     
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    Not sure. It was just a radio interview I heard this morning. He was skeptical that there could be a 2 PSI drop under the circumstances. It would be interesting to see if the Colts balls were ever checked. It would be odd, though, if the 12th ball, subject to the same conditions, didn't reflect the same loss of pressure.

    One thing the professor mentioned is that it was 51 degrees or so during the game. I think that was a big part of why he calculated that a 2 PSI drop wouldn't occur. If it were something like 10 or 15 degrees, you'd see a much more dramatic change. From a purely anecdotal point of view, as I play basketball outside when it is in the 40s or 50s, I never noticed much of a difference. But I've left my ball in the car overnight when the temp dips well below freezing and at that point there is a marked change in the ball.
     

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