There might actually be something to this “Deflate-gate” controversy. ESPN says 11 of the 12 balls given to the Patriots for Sunday’s game were under-inflated by TWO pounds-per-square-inch less than is required by NFL regulations.


Of course, the Patriots have “cheated” before.  In 2007, coach Bill Belichick was fined $500,000 and the team was stripped a first round pick, after he had an assistant SPY on the New York Jets’ defensive signals.  .


It’s unclear how the league might penalize the Patriots, if at all



Aaron Rodgers and His Balls…..


Green Bay Packers quarterback AARON RODGERS says he doesn’t get it, because he prefers his balls full, tight and plump.  He says, quote, “The majority of the time, they take air out of the football.  I think that, for me, is a disadvantage.”



He did note that for quarterbacks that DON’T have big hands or a “strong grip pressure,” there IS an advantage to having a flatter football.  So, he thinks there should be a MINIMUM air pressure requirement, but not a maximum.



According to a new survey, two-thirds of sports fans have at least one piece of memorabilia displayed in their home . . . 69% have at least one game day “tradition” . . . and the average male sports fan spends $768 a year on tickets, jerseys, and memorabilia. 



Tony Verna, the man who invented ‘instant replay’ for live sports, has died at the age of 81. Instant replay has been a staple of TV sports for the past 5 decades but it was used for the first time on December 7, 1963 when Verna came up with the technology for the annual Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia PA. The concept was so new that when Army scored a touchdown, announcer Lindsey Nelson had to warn viewers: “This is not live! Ladies & gentlemen, Army did not score again!”




The Great One is a grandpa…PAULINA GRETZKY gave birth to a baby boy. The father is pro golfer Dustin Johnson so there is absolutely no pressure on the kid to be a good athlete..


As for the name — all we know is it starts with a T, in keeping with a Gretzky tradition for guys. Wayne’s son’s are named Tristan, Trevor, and Ty.




Male coin spiders bite off their own genitalia after sex . . . because it makes them a better fighter who’ll do a better job protecting the female spider they mated with and their future baby spiders



“Forty” is the only number where the letters spelling it out are in alphabetical order.  “One” is the only number where the letters spelling it out are in reverse alphabetical order.




Ransom payments are tax deductable . . . you just have to show something like a police report as proof of your loss.




A Guy Pranked His Girlfriend by Turning Their House Into a Giant Ball Pit



A YouTube prankster named ROMAN ATWOOD just posted a new video where he pranks his girlfriend while she’s out of town . . . by turning their house into a giant BALL PIT, like the ones they have at Chuck E Cheese.



It’s not clear how many plastic balls he used, but it was THOUSANDS.  In the end, their kids loved it . . . and the girlfriend seemed more IMPRESSED than anything.  (Search for “Roman Atwood – Crazy Plastic Ball Prank.”  She comes home at 2:21.)




A Guy Puts His Pants on Without Using His Hands . . . While Holding a Baby



A video of a guy putting his pants on without using his hands while holding a BABY is picking up a ton of hits on YouTube.  Luckily he didn’t fall and crush the kid.  (Search for “Dad Puts on Pants While Holding Baby.”)




Firefighters Try to Put Out a Car Fire, and Find Out the Parking Brake Isn’t On



A car caught fire at the top of a hill in a neighborhood in Norway recently.  And firefighters started blasting it with water . . . before realizing the parking brake was off.



So it started rolling down the hill while it was still on fire . . . and crashed into a guardrail.  Luckily it didn’t hit the house right next to it.  (Search for “Firefighters Extinguishing a Car Fire Goes Wrong.”  It starts rolling at 1:40.)