Saturday Night Live tackled the New England Patriots' "Deflategate" controversy.

By Extra Mustard
January 25, 2015

The easiest target in sports remained in the news Saturday night, as Saturday Night Live tackled "Deflategate" in its latest episode.

Hours after Bill Belichick's impromptu press conference explained how the New England Patriots believe they followed every protocol despite the NFL finding that 12 of their footballs were underinflated during last weekend's AFC Championship Game, SNL pounced on the storyline that's dominated the lead up to Super Bowl XLIX.

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2svKSuNk0Dk]

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That's a show-stealing impersonation of Belichick by Beck Bennett.

"Good evening, [long grunt]," he says. "As you can tell, I'm taking this very seriously, and that's why I got dressed up."

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It remains to be seen what comes from the NFL's investigation into Deflategate. With Super Bowl media week beginning Monday, it'll certainly be a prevailing topic, hopefully the shouting is limited to the SNL skit.

Mike Fiammetta

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