Performance Enhancing Deflation
I don’t want to get into all the speculation that is currently swirling around the New England Patriots and the accusations that they illegally modified balls during the AFC Championship because, ultimately, that is immaterial to the hypothetical I am going to ask you to indulge in.
IF the Patriots are found to have deliberately and illegally modified the balls, do you think that fans, the media, and the football establishment will give them the same treatment that Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Roger Clemens, and other baseball players accused of or found to have used performance enhancing drugs are getting? More importantly, should they? Why or why not?