New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick told reporters Saturday that after conducting an experiment to recreate a normal game day scenario, he claimed that the Patriots “followed every rule, to the letter” in preparation for last week’s AFC Championship game.
Belichick said that he studied the science behind why the air pressure inside footballs changes depending on environmental conditions and claimed that the customary practice of rubbing the footballs before the game changed the pressure, leading many fans to give the coach a new nickname: Bill Belichick “The Science Guy”.
Bill Nye, for one, is not impressed. On Sunday’s episode of Good Morning America, Nye refuted Belichick’s theory.
“I’m not too worried about coach Belichick competing with me. What he said didn’t make any sense. Rubbing the football I don’t think you can change the pressure. To really change the pressure you need one of these, the…
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