PHOENIX, AZ - JANUARY 28:  People walk past the logo for the upcoming Super Bowl XLIX between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots in an NFL fan on January 28, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Q&A Session with 12thManRising.com

As the Super Bowl is now four days away, we wanted to get the Seattle perspective on this matchup. To do that, we did a Q+A with the co-editor of 12th Man Rising, Keith Myers. Here are his responses: 1. When you first saw it would be a Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl, what were your initial […]

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 11:  General view of University of Phoenix Stadium on December 11, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. Super Bowl XLIX will be held at the University of Phoenix Stadium on Febrauary 1, 2015.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Will Deflategate Affect Super Bowl XLIX?

Raj: There will not be any impact on this for Super Bowl XLIX. In terms of whether this poses as a distraction to the Pats, not at all. This team is very disciplined and is way better than that. It would be very un-Patriot like to see this team get distracted by this situation. If the […]

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08:  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell holds a press conference on October 8, 2014 in New York City. Goodell addressed the media at the conclusion of the annual Fall league meeting in the wake of a string of high-profile incidents, including the domestic violence case of Ray Rice.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

How will the NFL Punish the Patriots?

Kyle: Deputy Barney Fife, I mean Commissioner Goodell, showing everybody that he is boss, will levy some overly-heavy handed punishment on the Pats. The punishmentshould be similar to a Jaywalking ticket, $25,000. However, Commissioner Fife will pull the one bullet out of his shirt pocket and give a four game suspension to BB, a hefty (more […]

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady talks to the media during a press conference to address the under inflation of footballs used in the AFC championship game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Is Deflategate Over-inflated?

Rick: Absolutely, people are “over-inflating” the importance of deflate-gate. Yes, the Patriots should be punished if found guilty by the NFL because it technically is cheating. The sad part about this situation is New England did not need to deflate the balls in order to beat the Colts the way they did. In fact, New England […]

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I am not a crook

So we have the initial findings around the Patriots using underinflated balls and they are not good. According to several media reports, 11 of the 12 balls were up to two pounds below the minimum required by rule. This is bad, in many ways, for the Patriots However, before we explore the fallout that is […]

Super Bowl tickets starting at almost $3,000

Tom Brady guides his New England Patriots to the Super Bowl for the sixth time in his career, as he and his teammates will attempt to dethrone the defending champion Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX. As if that wasn’t hard enough, Tom Terrific also has to deflect “DeflateGate” talk and try to join elite […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - NOVEMBER 16:  Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts against the Indianapolis Colts during the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on November 16, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

AFC Championship Preview: Patriots vs. Colts

It was a playoff instant classic last Saturday as the Patriots were able to be the first team to come back from two 14-point deficits to defeat the Baltimore Ravens 35-31. During the game, Tom Brady (now with 19 postseason wins) passed Joe Montana for the most touchdown passes in postseason history (46) with three […]

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