I dislike that smug Cheat Carroll way more than Belichick, but the difference is the Patriots got caught once before, so of course they are under more scrutiny. Do I think it made an ounce of difference last week? Absolutely not. The problem as I see it is that if the Patriots got caught videotaping other teams few years ago, and now they got caught tampering with the footballs, what else are they doing that hasn't been discovered yet? They obviously have no moral issues with breaking the rules. I think fines, loss of drafts picks, and suspensions are in order. And if Belichick claims he didn't know what was going on, while I may believe him on this count, as Roger Goodell said to Sean Payton about bountygate: "ignorance is not an excuse."
Under inflated ball is easier to catch especial in the cold weather. When the ball is over inflated it is more likely to bounce out of your hands as it is harder.
I hate cheating, and I hope this becomes nothing. I bet after the super bowl, we hear about it for a few more days, and not again until September. Guinness is right though, any other team that would have done this, people wouldn't have cared. When the pats do it, it gets blown up. If the Seahawks did this last week, I bet nobody would be asking the Seahawks to back out of the super bowl, forgo draft picks, and suspend Pete Carroll (who cheated at USC)
There is no history of Cheating in Seattle.
They've been caught videotaping opponents practices to see how they were preparing to face the Pats..