...on childish, irresponsible attacks more likely to be heard by losers on a playground.
The game was played on Sunday.
On Wednesday the morning paper started the attack on the front page and used a large part of the sports section to continue an abusive rant about the team, and particularly the coach thereof, which had defeated the Colts. The idea of "cheating" was front and center.
On Thursday the rant again started on the front page and again moved to the sports section, now with the demand that the opposition coach, allegedly known by one and all to be a serial cheater, should be banned from attending the Super Bowl.
On these two days, two or three full pages of the paper carried this kind of (mis?)information.
On Friday, in an article on page A6 entitled "Frequently asked questions about DeflateGate," this information appears, in part: "Kensil (NFL director of football operations) then told the on-field officials (about the problem) at halftime, when the Patriots led 17-7. It is unclear whether any of the balls remained improperly inflated after halftime." (Our emphasis.)
Today’s paper, on page C5, gives us a story from the Associated Press headed "No conclusion yet on deflated footballs." A statement from the NFL says it is still trying to find out whether the situation was or was not intentional
But this wording is also included in that league statement. "The balls were properly inflated for the second half and remained properly inflated after the game." (Our emphasis.) (We would suggest, facetiously, that had the balls been OK for the first half, the score might have been 56-0!) At any rate, it is obvious that air pressure had no effect in determining the winner of the game.
Now if local writers want to continue their scurrilous rants, it seems they will have to include the game officials and league investigators in their lists of possible offenders.
If they wish to do so, it is to be hoped that, first, their attention will also be directed to local politicians, and the Capital Improvement Board, for handing such a collection of corrupt bandits hundreds of millions of tax dollars. And second, that their study of the situation be directed inwardly for so consistently telling us that having those crooks in our midst has really made us a first class city to be known and envied around the planet.
A public apology to the coach might help erase the picture of world class whinery which has developed!