This so-called Deflategate harkens back to Watergate in one way.
President Richard Nixon was going to crush George McGovern in the 1972 election (he won 520-17 anyway), so there really was no need to break into the Democratic National Headquarters.
The Patriots were likely to route the Colts in the AFC Championship Game anyway, so why deflate the balls?
New England cornerback Brandon Browner says the margin of victory in the Patriots’ 45-7 win should negate any talk of deflated footballs.
Colts tight end Dwayne Allen agreed.
However, Colts punter Pat McAfee is ready to take the Patriots’ place in Super Bowl XLIX. That means stopping his offseason, um, activities.
From Colts linebacker Erik Walden:
Indy cornerback Darius Butler had this question for the NFL:
And, finally, here was Patriots’ tight end Rob Gronkowski’s take on it:
H/T to For The Win.
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