Hold onto your hats, but there has been more in the news on the topic of Tom Brady, the New England Patriots, and deflated footballs.
Despite not being a big follower of American football – or even what the rest of the world calls football and the US calls soccer – I have written about this topic a number of times. (here and here and here and here and here)
The story was back in the news this week because a seventh grader who lives near Boston won a prize at a science fair by showing with science that the footballs would have dropped about 2 psi due to the field conditions of the game.
Weirdly, he shares a last name with the football commissioner who wanted to sanction Brady, even though there is no proof that he or anyone actually deflated the footballs.
And, yes, this does have to do with things like the ideal gas law that I and others posted about months ago.
Will the National Football League finally acknowledge science and admit they were wrong in their report?
Linda’s prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday this week is “ball.” Join the fun! Find out how here: http://lindaghill.com/2016/03/11/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-march-1216/