Deflate-gate scientists on findings: 'stand behind it 100 percent' (Shutdown Corner)

When you turn on the New England Patriots-Houston Texans game on Thursday you won’t find Tom Brady, of course, partially because of what happened in a thermal chamber in Arizona last year. New York Times reporter John Branch wrote a fascinating story on one of the unanswered pieces of the deflate-gate controversy: How did the scientists at Exponent come up with their findings, which made up a big part of Ted Wells’ report that led to Brady’s four-game suspension? The scientists hadn’t said anything publicly before, but with the case finished they detailed the procedures used to test footballs for air pressure loss (or lack of lost air pressure).