The entire WEEI contingent went out to a nice steak dinner in Phoenix Wednesday night. And when the restaurant seats Richard Sherman at the table right in back of me, I’m not gonna not give him the Richard Sherman treatment.

I’€™m the best blogger/radio host in the game! When you seat me next to a sorry cornerback like Richard Sherman, that’€™s the result you gonna get!!!

PS. It’s unbelievable that it’s 2015 and we still can’t break people of the habit of taking their cell phone videos vertically.

PPS. Thanks much to the nice law enforcement officer who politely led me out the door without taking me into custody. Go Patriots.

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Jerry Thornton

Wednesday on Dale & Holley, we were joined on Radio Row by John Brenkus of ESPN’s “Sports Science.” And once those do-nothings in Stockholm get off their Smorgasbords and finally award a Nobel Prize in Football Air Pressure Physics, this interview will make John the unanimous choice.

I encourage anyone interested in the pursuit of knowledge and truth to listen to the interview by clicking here because he was a great guest. But if you can’t, allow me to superheat it into molten lead and forge it into a sword of facts you can use to cleave the head of the Flat Earthers who still want to believe the Patriots beat the Colts by five touchdowns and a field goal just because the footballs may have been down a PSI or two.

In a nutshell, there is nothing to the idea that an under-inflated football is easier to throw. Let me repeat that for the Luddites and Ray Lewises who are measuring all the Patriots’ accomplishments for an asterisk right now: NOTHING.

Assuming the reports about the footballs being two pounds per square inch less than the league minimum – a huge assumption at this point, but bear with me for the sake of our discussion –  few bullet points:

  • That ball leaving Brady’s hand at 50 MPH and traveling 20 yards would arrive at the receiver .003 per second slower. In other words, Advantage: Defensive back.
  • Abut that argument that the lower pressure makes the ball extra squishy and therefore easier to grip? The compression on a football measures one millimeter. Or approximately the thickness of Roger Goodell’s lips.
  • The weight difference between a 10.5 PSI and a 12.5 PSI ball is less than the weight of a dollar bill.

So there you have it. From John Brenkus, a neutral observer using the Scientific Method to pursue the irrefutable truth without the agenda of being hacked off that the Patriots cost him a Super Bowl ring or whatever.

Now the simple truth is that this evidence has been readily available to the NFL. Brenkus is on TV on a regular basis. He’s not some mad scientist creating this stuff in a secret lab hidden inside some mountain. He works for ESPN, a major broadcast partner of the NFL. If the league didn’t get this information from him, it’s because they didn’t want to know the truth. Witch hunts never do.

@JerryThornton1

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Jerry Thornton
We talk about four of our favorite Super Bowls (We only chose one Pats Super Bowl)

[0:01:23] ... Wii I come up a consensus between us some are four. Favorite Super Bowl it's not up for best Super Bowls. If we if we went and we don't like so much our four favorite Super Bowl that's today's for a four let's go any. Parts of we've compiled a list of four favorites and we only have one patriots Super Bowl on the list and you'll get to that one little bit later we're gonna start. With Super Bowl 43. With two minutes and 37 seconds to go Larry FitzGerald got a 64 yard touchdown pass from Kurt Warner. With 35 seconds to go to the Steelers responded Santonio Holmes makes a great catch from Ben Roethlisberger. Cardinals moving left or right. Warner the past we it's time fires over the middle. Supported. It's very old. You got a pretty unique and Larry FitzGerald. Brought it close. You're Warner C hall booted a we sure do it's. A bold. Yeah it's this then he's back people. ...
[0:03:01] ... Are always when it was Steelers fan. Emotions and big plays Robert James Harrison. In the interception. At the start at around the cardinals were in the red zone. Harrison makes incredible play in Britain birds ...
[0:03:46] ... he. Within a position to be the first quarterback to win the Super Bowl with two different teams and gives his team leader at the end and wasn't enough to hold on that Roethlisberger role cred that pro colonial homes catch pole where absolutely. Filthy clutch are at and. Yes Martin yes we are we go back to Super Bowl 25 Johnny adverse bills. Two minutes and sixteen seconds to go on the game. The bills are down one they have the ...
[0:05:34] ... favored. They were favorite inactive if the giants. And their other three Super Bowl appearances. We say after that I blowouts at. And America's o.s that game a debt of gratitude because that inspired in a largely Ace Ventura pet detective. You know it is no I looked nowhere there's no ray Finkel is no then they chose the phrase Burkle and that those that are Kennedy. Oh mr. Thornton how wrong you can be sometimes Super Bowl 23. Was a very close game. Three minutes and four seconds ago the balls on the San Cisco 49ers eight yard line ...






We talk about four of our favorite Super Bowls (We only chose one Pats Super Bowl)

[0:01:23] ... Wii I come up a consensus between us some are four. Favorite Super Bowl it's not up for best Super Bowls. If we if we went and we don't like so much our four favorite Super Bowl that's today's for a four let's go any. Parts of we've compiled a list of four favorites and we only have one patriots Super Bowl on the list and you'll get to that one little bit later we're gonna start. With Super Bowl 43. With two minutes and 37 seconds to go Larry FitzGerald got a 64 yard touchdown pass from Kurt Warner. With 35 seconds to go to the Steelers responded Santonio Holmes makes a great catch from Ben Roethlisberger. Cardinals moving left or right. Warner the past we it's time fires over the middle. Supported. It's very old. You got a pretty unique and Larry FitzGerald. Brought it close. You're Warner C hall booted a we sure do it's. A bold. Yeah it's this then he's back people. ...
[0:03:01] ... Are always when it was Steelers fan. Emotions and big plays Robert James Harrison. In the interception. At the start at around the cardinals were in the red zone. Harrison makes incredible play in Britain birds ...
[0:03:46] ... he. Within a position to be the first quarterback to win the Super Bowl with two different teams and gives his team leader at the end and wasn't enough to hold on that Roethlisberger role cred that pro colonial homes catch pole where absolutely. Filthy clutch are at and. Yes Martin yes we are we go back to Super Bowl 25 Johnny adverse bills. Two minutes and sixteen seconds to go on the game. The bills are down one they have the ...
[0:05:34] ... favored. They were favorite inactive if the giants. And their other three Super Bowl appearances. We say after that I blowouts at. And America's o.s that game a debt of gratitude because that inspired in a largely Ace Ventura pet detective. You know it is no I looked nowhere there's no ray Finkel is no then they chose the phrase Burkle and that those that are Kennedy. Oh mr. Thornton how wrong you can be sometimes Super Bowl 23. Was a very close game. Three minutes and four seconds ago the balls on the San Cisco 49ers eight yard line ...






Rich Gannon tells the story of when he got drafted by the Patriots and gives his view of deflate gate.

[0:00:42] ... we go back to Oakland after that Jack group. Is traded to Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the dumbest things Al Davis ever did. Of course we played in the Super Bowl flawed hero lost. Of course the patriots go along to you know for the last fifty years be the most dominant team in the NFL and of course. You know Tom Brady is is. That's good hall of Famer Bill Belichick that relationship you know you marvel to be got that is marvel at the consistency. Of that organization and what they bill ...
[0:02:48] ... could stout defense. Rich what's been your take on. The grief that Tom Brady's taken over the last ten days or so week. The aspersions cast on his on his character and his integrity I think ...
[0:06:07] ... Pretty pretty but Ella quite frankly I think for a guy like Tom Brady its your party's all about quickly is got to make sure that the other match they want. You over to Germany got ...
[0:06:39] ... football. Got to deal with a football gets the scrutiny that's important Mike McCarthy wrote a play called Green Bay can amount to one notable to point second half. But he yet to be patient running game. The other side of the matchup that villagers about the Patriots defense against the CO office that makes a rose to August the Packers. But the ball over four times. I think. Bill Belichick has the ability to kind of a two dimensional they could stop or show Lance and Russell Wilson Robert as Russell Wilson ...






Stephen A Smith joins the show to end the deflate gate talk and preview the Super Bowl.

[0:05:27] ... ruled unnecessarily. Jerky or whatever the case maybe you wanna label. Law. Bill Belichick the fact remains. That he answers a question. If what he just he's just let you know I don't wanna be here. ...
[0:07:13] ... happened. With those footballs and what do you think should happen with Tom Brady Bill Belichick if. I am in the minority when I say I think Bill Belichick had to do with this could you can't convince you what it's C championship game. Haven't a plan and plot to go up against Indianapolis. That bill politics that concerned about oppression let's just got a got a house in knowing that I don't know about not over your right now reportedly annoyed at Augusta or Brett that's mind. But don't tell me Tom Brady knew nothing. Because of the quarterback you get the snap from then the slaughterhouse you handle that you handed off to running backs you throw it to receivers. I think Belichick have less to do it at that Tom Brady. It is that they. I don't give it. It's cause I'm concerned deflate we'll pool again if that's what he adds no ...
[0:09:46] ... and curious to yours why the coast to coast hatred for the New England Patriots in your opinion what preferable to operate a lot. That's the thing separating us that he that he has bolstered with relatives ...
[0:13:08] ... you need that would tell me act the Eagles that you know Donovan McNabb thrown up wanna football that. With all the stuff OK and by the way if David G all the easiest why to help the kind of be why maybe because it don't matter. The fact of the matter is you figure out how to get Tom Brady that might lend itself to a victory I don't want you all of these excuse that means absolutely nothing to me. The New England Patriots have been. By law it's the best team in football the past decade ago that that back when I don't know. I ...






The best sounds of Christian during the Media Day festivities.

[0:00:35] ... see and it looks like yard run across the way in some punk kid over there you know trying to use his cuteness to get ahead. I guess we'll. They should be allowed. Discourages young doesn't mean you're a better job than I am doing so that is us in the news and there's John Emerson on channel seven. Is that guys went. So I felt not excusable if I notice you don't push you away but. I get closer. How ...
[0:02:35] ... I'm right here this is the funniest thing I've run from the Renaissance. Hotel it's a lack. To the Providence airport and I'm listen in the Dennis and Callahan has the guy in the car you ...
[0:03:21] ... almost bought the wheat helped us tax audit that that I am. Rodney Harrison will be witness here the broadcast what case a lot greater role next actress seven WBI. ...





Gordie Gronkowski talks about his son's wild year and tells some stories about raising his sons.

[0:01:09] ... got great moments in the sky low moments like Greg not a Super Bowl we're on high and sky high right now but you take a Specter last year at this time and it was in ...
[0:02:35] ... get to school league no one knows what they're all on the honor roll. The net and even my sites into stated he was to install all academic big twelve plus he was all big twelve ...
[0:06:01] ... you just go to our that's our policy. I'd I'd I'd like Pete Carroll's comments back his Pete Carol they asked Pete Carroll talk about the current picture of evidently either watch any game films yeah ...
[0:06:53] ... these terrific at the same beliefs are grunts guys you know they teach kids hard work dedication commitment and that. And what their to a toward a military right now is it's going to be kicked ...






Kurt Warner, NFL Network and former Super Bowl winning QB, spoke with Christian Fauria regarding "Deflategate." He said that he WANTS to believe Tom but after Spygate, he's not so sure. He also said he wants to believe that nothing fishy happened during Super Bowl 36, but he can't ignore the recent developments.

[0:00:00] ... I came out Kurt Warner Super Bowl MVP all around great guy. But is directed at the nitty gritty right to hold the fully engage the issues ...
[0:02:15] ... of story lines between the two different contrasts of coaching style of Bill Belichick and Pete Carroll. Yeah do the best corners in the game. So what do you think that the biggest challenge for each ...
[0:04:00] ... the expectation. That gets to a certain on when your guy like Tom Brady they expect certain things every time it is like you said. There's more games of the year struggled a little bit maybe by Tom Brady's standards and everybody's like oh my gosh is he done. Any tears it up the rest of the year so the expectations get so high. For a guy that's accomplished as much as Tom has that sometimes I think that starts weighing more heavily than. Can I still make the throw especially when your guy like Tom army that. It's not about our legs is not about can we run past about that can we think quick and they can we still make the throws with arm which. I think guys like Tom Brady keep themselves in great shape they can do you know in their forties. Here we talk about coaches in the NFL policy bill Belichick's name is there isn't near the top if not the top at this point Tom there's career. How badly does everything that ...





Rodney Harrison, NBC Sports, talked about how and why the Patriots are hated nationally. He thinks it's pretty simple, and that it started after the team won 2 championships in a row.

[0:01:56] ... on the set with Heinz and Tony I former steeler former coal Tedy Bruschi was time champion on. ESPN and haven't ESP yank guys is it's hard to sit across noticeable the late keep things going ...
[0:02:49] ... hated team mentally because you've had success because they don't like personality Bill Belichick. Because they don't like the pretty boy Tom Brady you don't like god like just the prepared at this mark the glob ...
[0:03:49] ... we knew we were Smart we knew I can look at these Christian Fauria after local audience he Tedy Bruschi. We have those great group of veteran players. With its a small mixture of young players that we knew we are good ...
[0:07:34] ... people want to hear from Tom Brady people wanted to hear from Bill Belichick and and obviously it was soft and outside his comfort zone. But the way he did it it was true it was ...