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NorthCoast
01-29-2015, 09:22 PM
NFL league official discloses.

So on top of random drug tests for players, we have these pesky balls breaking the rules....... good grief.

steeler_fan_in_t.o.
01-29-2015, 09:23 PM
NFL league official discloses.

So on top of random drug tests for players, we have these pesky balls breaking the rules....... good grief.

AKA The New England Patriots Rule.

7 UP
01-29-2015, 09:33 PM
Great so instead of actually punishing the Patriots, the NFL creates yet another rule. Priceless.

Discipline of Steel
01-30-2015, 02:20 AM
This is an attempt to kick the can down the field so the SB can go off with maximum profit.
"We are doing something about it and it will start with the very first game next year."

RuthlessBurgher
01-30-2015, 11:09 AM
NFL league official discloses.

So on top of random drug tests for players, we have these pesky balls breaking the rules....... good grief.

Heh heh...you said "balls breaking"

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Ghost
01-30-2015, 03:58 PM
If you are holding a football that the ref is squeezing do you have to turn your head and cough?

hawaiiansteel
01-31-2015, 03:24 AM
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Starlifter
01-31-2015, 09:17 AM
the NFL continues to fail to understand the issues and how to fix them. The issue here is a team and a mentality that is going to look for every way possible to gain an edge - rules or no rules. random ball checks is just a band-aid to the pats and bellichick/brady. This is likely not the only area where they are out of compliance.

But as far as game balls go - why waste time with random checks. There's a range of specs the game ball is supposed to be at. I don't have a problem if some QB's like'em soft and some like them hard. Let Brady, Rogers, Ben etc prep the game balls however they like. Then deliver them to the officials before gametime to ensure they are still within 'specs'. refs hold on to the balls until kickoff. they spot check a few a halftime and after the game.

but goodell will likely overkill and install a new VP of balls.

RuthlessBurgher
01-31-2015, 01:01 PM
A new VP of balls

Not that there's anything wrong with that. ;)