geoduck no quahog said:I'm confused by some of his statements and am waiting for a transcript. I don't think he was being misleading...I think it's a complicated issue.
1. Patriot preparation of footballs artificially raises the pressure ~1 psi. But that preparation isn't done seconds before handing the footballs over to the refs. In other words, there's time for the footballs to go back to 70 degree equilibrium. Balls should be at 12.5 when measured by the refs. If they're under, then the explanation is that the Pats own measurement was done soon after prep (i.e. - not trying to cheat). Refs are responsible for establishing 12.5
That's not what he said.