» By the Balls: The Patriots proved they owned the Colts, destroying Indy on Sunday in the AFC Championship game, 45-7. But in the aftermath, some nifty reporting from WTHR’s Bob Kravitz got the balls rolling, giving the world #Deflategate and (the superior) #Ballghazi, and now even my mother knows the NFL procedure for pregame equipment prep.
Breaking: A league source tells me the NFL is investigating the possibility the Patriots deflated footballs Sunday night. More to come.
— Bob Kravitz (@bkravitz) January 19, 2015
Colts tight end Dwayne Allen tried putting things into perspective about Deflategate:
Vice President Joe Biden announced to CBS News that he, too, liked “a softer ball”:
The New York Post dug deep and “revealed” Tom Brady’s supermodel wife Gisele to be at odds with the VP on the matter:
Predictably, NPR got all science-y, and Deadspin did the Deadspin thing before giving us “Tom Brady Talking About Balls: The Supercut.” Then, an Indy mom wrote an open letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell that went viral. And, last, but not least, Sesame Street devoted an entire episode to the word “inflate.”
» Do Your Happy Dance: In Big Ten action, No. 23 Indiana beat No. 13 Maryland at Assembly Hall. The 89-70 win gave the Hoosiers a share of the conference lead:
» And/Or This: An excellent piece from Charles P. Pierce over at Grantland on the “Foxborough Farce.”