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Reed: 'Deflategate' has been overinflated



Usually the week before the Super Bowl is an exercise in nonsense. There is little or no real news, so the media, bless its heart, does its best to manufacture some kind of controversy. Every statement by every coach and player, no matter how inane, is analyzed to a fare-thee-well. Little things are blown so far out of proportion that a bit of deflation — you knew that was coming, right? — is welcome.

The needle on the Super Silly-o-Meter usually begins low and grows as the wee

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