Jan 26 2015CAN'T DEFLATE THIS STORY
Super Bowl XLIX is almost here (that's 49, by the way). The Patriots are taking their time getting to Arizona, they don't arrive until around 6 pm EST Monday. Maybe that's to avoid some more "inflation" questions, but it won't matter. They have media days Tuesday and Wednesday. That's 5,500 media members! Frankly, it's a national embarrassment that there's this much talk about air in footballs, but there's no getting around it now. And BTW, there are no answers to this issue. The Patriots don't know, or won't say, what happened. And the NFL investigation isn't likely to reveal much more. A couple weeks from now no one will remember this was an even an issue, and years later we'll look back and shake our heads. But this is what the media...and I'm part of it...have become.