“I’ve spent umm a significant amount this past week umm learning as much as I could learn- more than I ever could imagine, to tell you the truth, about bladders, air gauges, stitching, pressure, game day ball preparation, rub downs, and so forth, ummmm.”
That was Bill Belichick’s opening line to his impromptu press conference, in which he attacked #deflategate head on, demonstrating the courage and defiance of a man with rock hard balls of steel. He even dropped a My Cousin Vinny reference- the stuff of true legends.
Other incredible quotes included:
“It’s a pig skin, it’s a bladder, it’s laces.” — Bill Belichick
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 24, 2015
Belichick: “We all know air pressure is a function of atmospheric conditions.” …I’m not sure I knew that. But carry on, sir. — Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) January 24, 2015
But perhaps the most indelible moment from the press conference catered to that immature 5th grader that still lives inside each and everyone one of us- maybe in our balls. . As you will see in the below Vine, Belichick explains what he’s been up to over the past week, and it’s just so, so great: