So messing around with the inflation of the ball is something only cheating Bill Belicheat and the Cheatriots would do, right?
This is from the Packers/Patriots game earlier this season. (h/t to @pedroiar for the link)
Nantz: We talked to Rodgers about ‘How do you like your football?’ because you know, you can rub them up before the game, this is something you really kind of created this for everyone else in the league.
Simms: I don’t know if I did, because the quarterbacks got tired of complaining. But he said something that was unique. ‘I like to push the limits to how much air we can put in the football – even go over what they allow you to do. See if the officials take air out of it,’ because he thinks its easier for him to grip, he likes them tight of course he has very big hands and you can tell that by watching him play.
– Play call –
Nantz: …You’ve never heard of a guy really desiring the football to be fat and overinflated, correct?
Simms: Everybody wants it smaller and soft so they can dig their fingers into it. (More on Rodgers’ hands)
Nantz talks more about Rodgers’ hands
Simms: You know, the officials do check those footballs, and sometimes you can get lucky and put an extra half a pound of air in there to help Aaron Rodgers out.
Let’s just move on and talk about what should be an awesome Super Bowl, shall we?