“Deflategate” hot topic across the country

Some passed judgment in tweets, "Cheaties”

Official game balls for NFL football's Super Bowl XLIX wait to be laced at the Wilson Sporting Goods Co. in Ada, Ohio, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Rick Osentoski)

NEW YORK (CNN) – The New England patriots’ footballs may have been under-inflated, but jokes and jabs about the scandal have blown up. The lack of air in footballs sure hasn’t resulted in a lack of airtime.

Deflate-gate is spawning everything from cookies to cartoons, in this case mimicking Salvador Dali’s famous soft timepieces. The NFL’s reported finding that 11 of 12 patriots footballs were under-inflated, just inflated the controversy.

Some passed judgment in tweets, “Cheaties”, “Breakfast of Chumps” and “This is what the patriots are playing for,” A deflated Superbowl trophy. Deflate-gate was a gift to late night comics.

Grown men and women succumbed to attacks of the giggles. Of course a couple of companies ran with the ball. Krispy Kreme noted “ours are fully filled.”

Not since Mr. Whipple has a squishy object been subjected to so much fondling. If only the patriots had listened to the little rascals Quarterback tom Brady wouldn’t be trying to laugh off softball questions.

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