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Friday, January 23, 2015
OK this has been on my mind all week with head hunting for the New England Patriots. Could the problem with the footballs being under inflated have been because the footballs were inflated in a heated room and when check were check out side in the cold air. Meaning the air was cold when checked for pressure. Heated air and cold air measure different pressures. How do i know this? My car has a display with the tire pressures on it. One of the sensors is broken so the display is constantly reading what the tire pressures are. When the tires are heated up from driving around the pressure rises upwards of 4 psi more with the hot air in the tires. Could this be the same problem with the footballs? The pressure first measured indoors and then measured outdoors with an incorrect differential recorded? Incorrect because the conditions were different: cold air vs hot air. This is why dealers and race cars use nitrogen to inflate tires because it does not change as much. They don't use "regular," what you breath, air. Also humidity in the air helps change pressure as well with fluctuations in temperature. As the NFL tries to rip apart a legacy the New England Patriots franchise has created through direct effort(hard work from players and management), have they talked to anybody about these two points that I have just made? Just a thought.