This is stupid. Every single play the ball is put in place by the referee, if a professional football referee can’t tell that a ball is under inflated then my guess is it will have no impact on the game. The lower limit is 12.5 lbs, if the ball is actually 12.4 it is illegal and I’ll bet not one person in the entire stadium can tell the difference. Supposedly, every kicker in the NFL (punt and place) likes an over inflated ball so do we have to run out there with a pressure gauge every time someone makes a 50+ yard field goal? Utter stupidity.
Rules are rules and exist for a reason. Pro quarterbacks will tell you that the pressure is very important. You know it too. That's why there is an allowable range of pressure. There's no need to check it continuously, but a spot check with a gauge before the next ball goes into play wouldn't kill anyone or slow down play. Without a gauge, of course laymen can't tell. Pro quarterbacks handle the ball more than anyone else and rely on a good grip. I'd wager that virtually everyone of them can tell the difference between the lower and upper allowable pressure limit and they probably have a preference. I would also wager that no equipment guy handling the ball is going to do anything to the balls that his quarterback doesn't have full knowledge and approval of. Brady deserves to be called out for his cheating and the penalty should be severe.
 May 6, 2015 at 12:19pm
If hate speech is considered unconstitutional, why are Jesse Jackson, Screwie Louie Farrakhan and Al Sharpton still free?
May 6, 2015 at 12:15pm
Great quote from history: “People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.”
Here is another one: “Freedom is a package deal – with it comes responsibilities and consequences.”
 May 6, 2015 at 12:11pm
Question: Is it hate speech when I refer to Hillary Clinton as the “Butcher of Benghazi”? I always consider it my version of Captain Obvious.
 May 6, 2015 at 12:09pm
We all know why … because Christians don’t shoot you, behead you, or blow you up. That’s why.
 April 29, 2015 at 12:23pm
The communists understood that to change a countries culture you have to control the youngest generations because they will someday be in charge. This is why the US Dept of Education must be destroyed. The principles of communism and socialism when it comes to the economy are to make sure that everyone is equal in misery. The goal of universal education standards is to make sure that all children receive an equally poor education. As far as Obama goes, just read his book, he is an agnostic. He only “became” christian when it became clear that the black folk in Illinois would only vote for someone who believes in God. Pure political expediency.
Fran Tarkenton could outrun all of them
Signed: the eternal optimist
He probably has a good work ethic or he would not be where he is.
That being said.........he is still pretty much a crybaby.
Well, Bradshaw wasn't Tom Brady's childhood hero unlike Montana.
There are plenty of reasons to dis Bradshaw, but we acknowledge his rings.
I would guess that if Jason is a leftist then it would explain it. Brady is a democrat and Bradshaw is a republican.
He had to get there before everyone else, so that he could deflate the footballs. Cheating is not a good work ethic.
I was taking to a friend this morning from LA about this this morning.
He was talking about stand out LA area players and i was saying in Seattle you see the same thing. Those players that last are ones you see studying the play books (even in public) and always at every work out. Its a job they take serious.
The rest of the players fail.
Thats why chip kelly reactivated tebo. Guys that work, are the guys you want.
Not the munipukers
[-6] April 20, 2015 at 11:00am
Being Bi-sexual, I think she would be all for it.
 January 12, 2015 at 2:56pm
First of all, Facebook and Twitter are not government IT systems, their security is moderate to weak. It is just as easy for ISIS to take over CENTCOM’s FB page as it is for them to take over yours. This “hack” doesn’t indicate a weakness in our military networks, just our public ones.
 December 1, 2014 at 2:39pm
Not overly impressive, I had my nine year old doing that last year. There is a short cut using Vedic math concepts for multiplying numbers between 90 and 99, it goes like this:
To multiply say, 98 x 93, look at the difference between the two numbers and 100. 100-98=2 and 100-93=7. Multiply 2×7 and you get 14, that is the right side of the answer. To get the left side you cross subtract either 98-7 or 93-2, either way you get 91, so the answer to 98×93 is 9114. My son had this down after about 30 minutes of practice. I showed him this method to prove there is always more than one way to solve a math problem (he was having problems with one of the school taught techniques). Even though my Son had it down after 30 minutes, I asked him about it a month later and he completely forgot it.
You are the man. Thank you. I had to laugh when you posted that a month later he forgot it. I'm glad I'm not the only one.
Many people here praising this kid and this method don't realize this is a common core method being taught now and was taught decades ago to the students that participated in math competitions.
doesn’t work with 90 x 90. 100-90 = 10 ; 10 x 10 = 100 ; 100 is the right side number. 90 – 10 = 80 ; so using your shortcut the answer to 90 x 90 is 80100, which would be wrong in my world. Vedic math only applies to concepts that always work. Like 1, 2, 5, 9, 10, and 11, times tables.
 November 18, 2014 at 2:05pm
So now I have to take my son’s AirHogs copter away from him to avoid the $10K fine. Gee, what about the Estes Model Rockets? What about Kites? What about Frisbees? What about pet birds? What about helium birthday baloons? So I guess this is the end of the NFL, NBA and MLB, they constantly send things flying through the air! And the RC Plane industry just bit the dust!!!
 November 18, 2014 at 12:29pm
Does that include those guys who wrote gospels after God spoke to them? It should, right?
 November 18, 2014 at 12:26pm
Geneticists have also indicated genetic markers related to rapists, murderers and child molesters. Even if true, does that mean society must accept their behavior? Or grant them special dispensations? Obviously not. Cancer has genetic ties, should we stop fighting it, just announce to the world, oh well that’s the way they were born, sucks to be them! If this is a genetic anomaly, it is one that, if wide spread, would lead to the end of humanity as the procreation rate would drastically decrease.
If you are unable to distinguish the difference between sexual behavior between two consenting adults and criminal behavior committed against non-consenting children then that is your own failure as a human being.
 September 24, 2014 at 3:31pm
Just remember … legalizing POT will have no significant unintended consequences.
By your "reasoning", since alcohol is legal then everything would have been okay if instead of smoking pot Ward had just had a few stiff drinks before the race.
BETTER point in this is the current worlds willingness to sue/
"but the prosecutor asked the grand jury to consider charges of second-degree manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide."
Yes send the guy who hit the dude HIGH ON DRUGS to jail for NOT MISSING HIM.....
Being under the influence of either pot or alcohol when driving, and more so driving a racing car, is stupid. We do have morons who believe that they can drive better when using pot and / or alcohol, and no one will ever convince them that they are wrong--both drugs also make them smart, in their perspective!
Legalizing marijuana is totally irrelevant to this situation since he smoked it illegally. Either way if Tony had been high or Ward would have been driving there would be some very serious charges brought. Legalizing it would have made no difference here. Alcohol is legal but it's illegal to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence. It's already illegal to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of marijuana. Personally I don't think smoking it is the smartest thing to do but I don't need the government telling me that. I'll just never understand you people who want the government to do everything for you.
Any one and everyone (other than our grand leader) who is in any active sport is subject to injury or even death. That is what makes it exciting to watch. This is why there is never a long line to watch someone fish. I've seen golf carts flip over, golfers get hit by long drives, and people on the sidelines get killed by getting hit by a ball. Was it the golfers fault for hitting the ball that killed someone? I have an idea for a new sport. Let's sit in one corner and watch others sitting in the opposite corner.
What laws have been written for "under the influence" of marijuana have no scientific backing. Your body fat can store the "chemical" for up to a month. Smoke users could be clean 3 weeks and still show amount enough to be legally DUID.
Refer madness is over. God made pot. Man made beer. Who do you trust. Also, the marihuana tax act that was signed by a progressive president. Let free men live free.
You're right, it won't. After all, people who want to smoke pot are going to do it regardless, as evidenced by the fact that this incident took place in New York of all places.
Yea sure!!!! Pot has no harmful effects and it is less evil than drinking......Sure........
I live in Colorado and these idiots spend almost $400 an oz at the recreational pot stores for it. Must be nice to burn that kind of money up. It scares me driving; I am waiting to see the reports for pot related traffic crashes.
And right about now in Colorado there are millions of out control potheads "who are not professional drivers" on the road,the best way to spot them is throw a twinkie out the window while driving and watch the rush of folks vacating their cars making a mad dash for the tasty little treat.
Bring back prohibition, I say.
Alcohol is legal. Getting behind the wheel of a car under the influence, whether or not it is on a city street or a race track is illegal. If he were still drunk from a night of partying would you be saying the same thing?
If pot were legal it is still illegal to get behind the wheel of a vehicle if you are impaired. Therefore your analogy is based on a false logic.
I heard that alcohol may have negative effects also. I vote for prohibition.
Taking away the legal disincentive to have pot won't necessarily have a significant impact on the amount of people who consume it, in fact one could argue that less people will consume it because it'll no longer be a way to "rebel against the system". Drugs should be treated as a health issue and NOT a criminal issue.
Hey Colorado! Idiotic choice.
I just sat on a Grand Jury for a month recently. I am bothered by this case even being brought to the Grand Jury. There is NO REASON to even present this case, so public pressure must have pushed them. My problem with that is that, in our Grand Jury, during a debate, one of the jurors said after already sending 5 cases to trial that "Our job isn't to decide weather or notf there is enough evidence for this case to go to trial". I almost fell down, I said, "That is our ONLY job"!!! It scared me how prosecuters waited and used "NEW" Grand Jurors to slip in a couple weak cases.
It hasn't had any. Nothing has changed except now there is room in the jails for real criminals. If you don't like it, don't smoke it.
That is correct; in fact ask the libertarians and democrats and they will proudly tell you how marijuana will cure all childhood diseases and bring comfort to those in extremis without having any negative effect; I think they add that they are on the "right side of history", a favorite saying of their president.
Dang...that was shocking.
Let me start by saying: I don't smoke pot.
With that said, it would have no more unintended consequences than if the driver was drinking alcohol. Poor decisions are poor decisions and any decision made under the influence of any intoxicating or mind altering substance are generally skewed.
Perfect example: My first marriage.
Pot is illegal in jurisdiction where the accident occurred, and that didn't stop the young man from smoking weed and driving a race car. The kid lost his life because of his own stupidity. I blame the young man and his parents for this tragic death, he was an entitled little rich boy who didn't like losing so he got out of his race car to confront the big bad Tony Stewart who bumped him and made him lose control of the race car, and the poor little rich boy lost his life because of his inability to control his temper.
The dope smoking idiot, Ward, also moved in front of Stewart's car just before he was hit. Smoking dope is stupid... along with taking any other kind of illegal narcotic.
 September 24, 2014 at 3:13pm
Remind me of the definition of insanity … ” doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result “. Sounds like these folks are insane! Owning a home is not wealth building. Home ownership is like stocks, the gains are ‘unrealized’ until you sell the stock. Same thing with a home, if you sell when the value is high, then you have a gain … you also don’t have a place to live. So, you bought a home worth $200,000 and sold it for $225K, in the mean time you had to replace the AC $10K, then it needed a new roof $15K, new carpets $5K, new range $1200, paint $2K, your wife remodeled the master bath $20k. So how exactly did you build wealth?
 September 22, 2014 at 2:51pm
Again we learn a little more about the “Butcher of Benghazi”, what a surprise that she is caught lying again.
Ah...more of the irrational obsession with "Benghazi"....
 September 10, 2014 at 12:35pm
Also, why hasn’t the government taken away the copyright for “REDMAN” chewing tobacco?
 September 10, 2014 at 12:33pm
You are all missing the most important point. Why if we can’t have the Washington Redskins, can the pentagon have the Apache, Comanche, Blackhawk, and Kiowa Helicopters … let’s not even mention the Tomahawk missile. Please in the future these helicopters as the Paleface, Cracker, Honkie, and Whitebread. After all we know it’s OK to offend people without color. Yep, it’s time to ship all the albino’s back to wherever they came from.