Neil deGrasse Tyson And NFL Football Maker Wilson Call Bull On Bill Belichick’s Deflategate Excuse

Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History and all-around scientific badass, said on Monday that New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is full of hot air when it comes to Deflategate.

Belichick claimed “atmospheric conditions” may have caused balls to lose air pressure during his team’s AFC Championship win over the Indianapolis Colts on Jan. 18.

But Tyson deflated that theory with a single tweet:

For the Patriots to blame a change in temperature for 15% lower-pressures, requires balls to be inflated with 125-degree air.

— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) January 26, 2015

Also on Monday, the NFL’s official football manufacturer said Belichick’s explanation didn’t fly.

That’s BS,” Wilson representative Jim Jenkins told “That’s BS, man.”

Jenkins told the website that different environments might cause the PSI inside the ball to change,but “maybe in a year or two.” To cause the pressure to change more quickly, Jenkins suggested a ball would have to be placed in a freezer, then thawed.

Tyson and Jenkins aren’t alone in dismissing Belichick. Last week, Bill Nye “The Science Guy” poked holes in another explanation floated by Belichick, that —> Read More Here


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