Thanks to the New England Patriots, football fans everywhere are now very concerned with the physics of air pressure and how they relate to football.
To help everyone get a better idea of what they are talking about, Carolina Panthers kicker Graham Gano decided to share some his first-hand experience with changing football pressures on Twitter.
(1/4)When checking the game balls, the refs check the psi indoors. This is frustrating bc the ball loses some pressure in cold weather...— Graham Gano (@GrahamGano) January 21, 2015
(2/4)... During our home playoff game this year I asked the official if he could check the psi outside again bc the ball felt flat and he...— Graham Gano (@GrahamGano) January 21, 2015
(3/4)...said he could not. I guess you can't blame the official for that. Rules are rules. Maybe the league will make some changes this...— Graham Gano (@GrahamGano) January 21, 2015
Surprisingly, the level-headed denizens of Twitter decided Gano was talking specifically about the Patriots footballs, and not an experience he himself had, so they told him he was wrong.
Gano then explained that he was not trying to explain what happened in the Patriots game, only the importance of the balls air pressure, and its ability change.
Listen all of you Twitter haters. I'm only talking about the Kicker footballs lol. Not the Patriots ones...— Graham Gano (@GrahamGano) January 21, 2015
And it would be a story about football inflation without an easy joke, so Gano made one of those to cap the whole episode off
About to clean out my garage...wish me luck. Might even inflate the tires on my truck too 😂.— Graham Gano (@GrahamGano) January 21, 2015
- Brendan Maloy