The New England Patriots beat the Indianapolis Colts to earn a berth into the Super Bowl, but all anyone seems to want to talk about is #DeflateGate. Say what? At halftime of the Patriots-Colts game, officials learned that the Patriots’ game balls were under-inflated. That meant they were easier for quarterback Tom Brady to grab onto and throw. Many people accused Brady and the Patriots of deflating the balls on purpose. That would be cheating. The Patriots have denied this, and an NFL investigation is ongoing. So what all happened, and what does this all mean?
Photo of deflated football by Steve Cukrov/Shutterstock.