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brun

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In Topic: Just got back from 8 days in Maui - AMA

19 May 2015 - 02:36 PM

Did you try kava kava?

 
I did not. Did I miss out?
other than the taste, it can be a very pleasant experience.

In Topic: Just got back from 8 days in Maui - AMA

19 May 2015 - 12:37 PM

Did you try kava kava?

In Topic: Tom Brady suspended 4 games; Pats lose 1st rnd pick

14 May 2015 - 01:50 PM

The Pats have been cheating since day 1 - http://youtu.be/PPRCAb56JSo

Every team claims to have a 12th man...


In Topic: Tom Brady suspended 4 games; Pats lose 1st rnd pick

14 May 2015 - 11:49 AM

Would things be significantly different if Chris Mortensen’s original report (tweet) was changed from this:

 

“NFL has found that 11 of the Patriots footballs used in Sunday’s AFC title game were under-inflated by 2 lbs each, per league sources.”

 

to this (of course he couldn’t fit this all in a tweet):

 

League sources have stated that the NFL believes the NE Patriots tampered with game balls resulting in underinflated balls being used during the AFC title game. Unfortunately, NFL officials used 2 gages that give different results and neither one is calibrated. Even if the gages were calibrated, it’s impossible to know for certain the difference in PSI from pre-game to halftime for any particular ball or which gage was used on which ball(s) because NFL officials failed to record the results of the testing prior to the start of the game.

 

During the off-season the NFL will revise its procedures to better ensure that all game balls that are introduced into the game conform to specifications. The NFL will also remind all teams, and specifically warn the Patriots, that any attempt to introduce an illegal ball (e.g. resulting from deflating or warming) will result in a minimum fine of $25,000 per ball infraction.

 

 

Sorry, as a quality engineer (quality nerd), the whole idea of trying to prove anything with uncalibrated gages bugs the crap out of me.


In Topic: Tom Brady suspended 4 games; Pats lose 1st rnd pick

13 May 2015 - 02:51 PM

I suspect that it's a lot more difficult on the field when you receive the hiked ball and have about 4 & 1/2 seconds to get rid of it before some roid head crushes you.

I don't have 2 footballs. Has anyone here tried the tell the difference from 12.5 to 11.5 psi?

Mike and Mike did this a while ago and couldn't tell the difference, FWIW.
On Chris Matthews show he had a roundtable discussion with two journalists (one a sportswriter) and Michael Steele (former RNC Chairman). He presented them two balls, one at 12.5 psi the other at 11.5 and all of three were able to pick out the 11.5 psi ball, FWIW.