I don't follow football enough to know whether or not this is something that always goes on, I suspect it is, but what a lousy time to get caught! These two weeks are all about the media manufacturing stories to fill content because nothings really going on but people want to watch/read something about the Super Bowl. I don't quite understand why people have such high expectations of integrity from sports teams and athletes, whose jobs are merely to be entertaining enough to generate billions in advertising revenue and sell us crap. I think it would be interesting if this type of reporting and this level of public interest were invested in politics and social/environmental issues that really matter. This is a damned game and this silly over-inflated (pun intended) story is on the front page (not the front of the sports section, the actual front page) of serious news sources. While people are shouting for serious consequences for a football coach who may or may not have known about some under-inflated footballs our politicians are quietly undoing the modest consequences imposed on those responsible for the Great Recession. If only as much attention was paid to that.