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Brady likes to have the game balls 'a certain way'

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The NFL is currently gripped by the event that has come to be known as 'deflate-gate' with the New England Patriots in the midst of the controversy.

After claims that the Patriots had purposefully deflated balls during the AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, several high profile names have come under the spotlight.

With Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady both coming out and denying the rumours that the balls were deflated below NFL specifications.

Whilst the Patriots fans get defensive, the Colts fans get agitated and the Seattle Seahawks fans enjoy the large distraction to their Super Bowl opposition, deflate-gate looks unlikely to end any time soon.

A report has recently emerged about a secret Patriots team meeting which could bring Brady under even more controversy.


According to a report by NBC, Brady threw a behind closed doors meeting with his team-mates to discuss the issue.

Even more curious is that during this meeting, Brady reportedly told his team-mates that he likes his footballs "a certain way".

Whilst all eyes are upon Brady and Belichick, lets not forget this isn't the first time Brady has been involved in an argument over game balls.

Brady and Manning unite

Back in 2006, Brady and long time rival Peyton Manning both lobbied the NFL to allow teams to provide the game balls for their own offenses.

Each claimed to like the balls a certain way and hated having to play to another teams specifications during road games.

The NFL Competition Committee passed the rule and now after all that has happened this week, it will be interesting to see what happens ahead of next season.

Clash of the number ones

The Seahawks and Patriots are both gearing up for Super Bowl XLIX a week on Sunday and it will be the second straight year that the number one seeds in the AFC and the NFC have made it to the final game of the season.

It will be a clash between that emphatic defense in Seattle against yet another future hall of fame quarterback in Brady.

The Seahawks gained a very narrow 28-22 overtime win over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game on Sunday.

The Packers found a way to slow down the Seahawks but couldn't maintain their momentum and it proved costly.

The Patriots with a fully fit Rob Gronkowski have looked unstoppable for most of the season and will pose a big threat to the Seahawks in Arizona.

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