Deflategate debunker: Bill Nye picks apart Belichick’s defense
Bill Belichick went all Bill Nye the Science Guy as he tried to explain how the balls used by the New England Patriots in last week’s championship game might have become deflated by the time the game started.
It was definitely a strange scene.
His explanation sure sounded scientific. Here’s part of it: "Now we all know that air pressure is a function of the atmospheric conditions. It’s a function of that. So if there’s activity in the ball relative to the rubbing process, I think that explains why, when we gave them to the officials, and the officials put it at, let’s say 12.5 (PSI), that once the ball reached its equilibrium state it was closer to 11.5."
Well, Sunday morning, the real Science Guy decided it was time to weigh in. And let’s just say Bill Nye isn’t buying the other Bill’s hypothesis.
"What he said didn’t make any sense," said Nye during an interview on Good Morning America. "Rubbing the football, I don’t think you can change the pressure.
"To really change the pressure, you need one of these," he added, holding up an inflation needle.
Here’s part of the video:
Nye wasn’t done giving the Patriots or their head coach grief either.
"I cannot help but say … Go Seahawks!"
(h/t to Deadspin)