DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 

DPChallenge Forums >> General Discussion >> DeflateGate
Pages:   ...
Showing posts 76 - 100 of 340, (reverse)
AuthorThread
01/24/2015 01:12:38 PM · #76
This just in: The NFL has decided that they will deflate the tires on Belichick and Brady's cars as they are parked in the stadium during the Superbowl.
01/24/2015 01:18:37 PM · #77
Originally posted by franktheyank:

This just in: The NFL has decided that they will deflate the tires on Belichick and Brady's cars as they are parked in the stadium during the Superbowl.

Maybe they should make Brady play in one of those "Pump You Up" suits popularized by Aaron Rogers ...
01/24/2015 05:25:49 PM · #78
Belichick’s explanation invites scrutiny, analysis, testing
01/24/2015 06:12:20 PM · #79
what was the temperature of the air that went in the balls when they were filled ?

were they stored inside - or warmer than the outside temp ?

did the air temp change significantly over the time the footballs were filled - vs when they were tested ?

did anyone test the opposing teams inflation situation.

i'm tired of hearing about inflated or deflated balls.

in the real world. deflation can be as damaging as inflation to a given economy.

done.

01/24/2015 07:34:11 PM · #80
' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/15000-19999/18197/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1140241.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/15000-19999/18197/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1140241.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

I don't want to deflate expectations regarding the Super Bowl. The big game should be easier to 'catch' next Sunday!
01/25/2015 10:58:48 AM · #81
Well, at least the SuperBowl will not carry an asterisk*.
//youtu.be/2svKSuNk0Dk
01/25/2015 11:20:35 AM · #82
I still think Brady is the best quarterback ever. I'm hoping he goes into f*** you mode in the Superbowl like he did in the 2007 season after spygate.
01/26/2015 12:02:40 PM · #83
This should speak to the scientific/mathematic crowd...

The New England protection against fumbles is nearly impossible
01/26/2015 12:22:11 PM · #84
Even Bill Nye the Science Guy says Billychick is full of crap
01/26/2015 12:26:30 PM · #85
SNL account of press conference
01/26/2015 12:34:51 PM · #86
how much you want to bet it comes out the the refs don't even check the actual psi before the game.
01/26/2015 12:41:53 PM · #87
An NFL source with direct knowledge of the situation told the Globe that a referee inspected the balls before the Patriots AFC Championship game with the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday and all the balls were in compliance. That suggests that the balls were deflated sometime in the first half of the game.

The real bet is, will the NFL make a ruling before the superbowl?

My guess is NO WAY.
01/26/2015 01:05:55 PM · #88
Moot point anyway. If the Patriots wait any longer to fly out they'll be snowed in and miss the game.
01/26/2015 01:31:19 PM · #89
Originally posted by bohemka:

Moot point anyway. If the Patriots wait any longer to fly out they'll be snowed in and miss the game.

The success of the flight will depend on whether the plane's tire inflation is equal on both sides.
01/26/2015 01:42:54 PM · #90
Originally posted by hahn23:

Originally posted by bohemka:

Moot point anyway. If the Patriots wait any longer to fly out they'll be snowed in and miss the game.

The success of the flight will depend on whether the plane's tire inflation is equal on both sides.


Maybe half the plane's tires were inflated in a sauna.
01/28/2015 08:12:49 AM · #91
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

This should speak to the scientific/mathematic crowd...

The New England protection against fumbles is nearly impossible


the author of the article was clearly biased and that bias made its way into his analysis, and that term is used very loosely.
01/28/2015 03:49:45 PM · #92
Care to elaborate? I can usually pick up bias in statistics, but I'm missing it here.
01/28/2015 06:56:47 PM · #93
There is an article on deadspin about all the problems.. I'm on my phone but ill try to grab the link.
01/28/2015 07:01:27 PM · #94
//regressing.deadspin.com/why-those-statistics-about-the-patriots-fumbles-are-mos-1681805710/+kylenw
01/28/2015 07:41:14 PM · #95
Originally posted by Mike:

//regressing.deadspin.com/why-those-statistics-about-the-patriots-fumbles-are-mos-1681805710/+kylenw


Good article, but has its own biases as well. I won't get into it (because maybe we both don't care). Here's the takehome I will carry away with me. Instead of an odds of 1 in 16000 it's closer to 1 in 300. It's interesting to me that the data is normal for fumbles per play but the inverse of that data (plays per fumble) is not normal (although one can visualize that the data is nearly normal with 2 or 3 outliers including the Patriots which is the datapoint of interest). I wonder if a math guru can explain why that is.

Just as an example of how the article has its own biases, the author spends some time talking about fumbles per rush and fumbles per reception. Here the magnitude of the difference looks much smaller between the Patriots and other teams, but part of that reason is merely because the n is also smaller. One would expect roughly half the rushes and half the receptions compared to rushes plus receptions (yes, in this pass happy NFL that isn't really going to break down 50/50, but you get the point). It looks pertinent to point out that the difference between 3 and 4 is only 1 when the difference between 6 and 8 is 2, but, of course, the ratios are exactly the same.

Still. Thanks for the link. I found it interesting.
01/29/2015 06:46:33 AM · #96
yes, clearly its biased by using arguments that makes the Pats look not so much as an outlier but the take away from the article is that you can make the results look the way you want them to if you use the right inputs.

it is fascinating to me the levels that people and the media will go to to prove something, they are even now question what the equipment guy was doing in the bathroom for 90 seconds. god forbid the guy actually dropped a deuce in their and spent some significant time.

I still maintain that the refs NEVER check the psi and merely only squeeze the balls to see how they feel before every game. I think its too risky to illegally manipulate a ball that the other teams and the refs touch too often.

edit, spelling errors

Message edited by author 2015-01-29 06:46:52.
01/29/2015 08:23:47 AM · #97
Originally posted by Mike:



I still maintain that the refs NEVER check the psi and merely only squeeze the balls to see how they feel before every game. I think its too risky to illegally manipulate a ball that the other teams and the refs touch too often.


So, since 11 of 12 Patriot balls were underinflated, and seemingly, none of the Colts balls were, are you insinuating that the Patriot balls were never inflated to full pressure in the first place? Isn't that just as bad as letting the air out later?

Message edited by author 2015-01-29 08:24:09.
01/29/2015 08:55:09 AM · #98
i think the equipment guys fill the balls with air to how the qb likes them, Luck may like them over inflated, Brady, under. Rodgers already admitted he likes them way over inflated.

i think the equipment guys fill the Pats balls based on how Brady likes them. the refs feel the balls before the game and if they feel fine, then they are good, i'll bet human laziness in involved and nobody checks or confirms the pressure.

the balls are inflated and checked based on how they feel. I'd also bet that Brady and Belichek didn't even know the required pressure before.
01/29/2015 01:51:40 PM · #99
I added words in bold to your quote to improve its accuracy:
Originally posted by Mike:

i think the equipment guys fill the Pats balls based on how Brady likes them. the refs feel measure the pressure of the balls before the game to make sure they're in compliance, and after they're checked the equipment guys adjust the balls back to how Brady likes them.
01/29/2015 02:02:09 PM · #100
Patriots are cheaters.

Pages:   ...
Current Server Time: 11/30/2020 06:39:11 AM

Please log in or register to post to the forums.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2020 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 11/30/2020 06:39:11 AM EST.