Recent news has came out that the referee that was supposed to record the mass of the New England Patriots balls, did not do it correctly. Somehow, when he wrote it down he did it the wrong way. I do not know much about this, but many people are suspecting that the referees did not actually measure the mass with the gauge. I am really excited about this because it seems to prove that the Patriots did not do anything wrong, and it was actually the referee's fault. I can not wait for the Superbowl to happen!!! Go Pats!!!!
I am really concerned about the Superbowl this year. The Patriots are definitely a great team, but I think that the Seahawks are unbeatable. The Seahawks have a defensive back squad that is called the L.O.B, or the Legion of Boom. The L.O.B. consists of one of the best Cornerbacks in the NFL, Richard Sherman, and probably the two best safety's, Earl Thomas III and Kam Chancellor. Their defense is extremely strong, so I think that the Pats offense will struggle. Also, the Seahawks have an insanely good running back named Marshawn Lynch. He is a big builder like runner, but he also has great speed. I do not think that the Patriots run defense will be able to stop Marshawn Lynch. I think the Seahawks will beat us, 27-21.
So far, I have really enjoyed listening to Ian McKellan read The Odyssey. I really like the expression that he puts into the words. I feel like it is a lot easier to follow the book when someone is reading it to you. The only downside is that sometimes his accent is hard to follow. For example, I thought he said "clamp" when he actually said "climb." This does not really matter though because we are following him by reading the book. I definitely like how we have been reading the Odyssey.
Recent News ahs come out that a ball boy for the Patriots went out of the sight of security cameras with the balls. This occurrence was only for a short period of time, and the ball boy supposedly went into the bathroom. It is extremely unlikely that the balls were not deflated then because the boy would have had to deflate 11 footballs in less then two minutes. To me, I think that it would be highly impossible for him to deflate that many footballs that quickly. I also think this whole story is being made a much bigger deal than necessary. They just need to end it and focus on the Super Bowl. Go Pats!!!!!!!
For those of you who are in my Social Studies class, this is my position statement that I wrote after we did the trial. I figured it might be interesting to the people that were in my class because they knew what happened, and they might have wanted to know why the Juror's picked the side we picked.
After hearing the trial, I believe that Bobby Peterson's gun should be included in the trial because the house was within the area of the arrest. I was thinking that the weapon should not have been in the trial until William brought up the point that I mentioned before, the house was within the area of arrest. At the beginning I felt that the prosecution sides arguements were a lot stronger, but I did not think they really attacked the point of themselves not having the search warrant. In Will's closing, he mention that Peterson opened the door and ran, which can only mean he did something wrong and he was trying to get away. Although this is not about the fact that the seizure of gun, Will also brought up the important point that the gun was hidden in the washing machine, which is not a normal spot to keep a gun. From the defense side, I did not think that there was that much information about the 4th amendment except when James said that she said that she did not allow police to search her house. Overall I have to believe that the seized gun can be allowed in the search.
My opinion on the deflate-gate is that everyone is making a much bigger deal about it than they need to. Tom Brady and Bill Belicheck were both interviewed yesterday, and neither of them said much. Tom Brady was asked if he had been questioned by the NFL yet, and he said that he had not been, which leaves most people to suspect that something suspicious is happening. I think that someone on the Patriots, like a ball boy, deflated the balls. I think the Patriots told some one to deflate them a little bit, but the person doing it went way overboard. I am really hoping that the refs did not check the balls correctly, or that the balls actually did get deflated by accident. I heard a scientist say that people were forgetting that the air going into the footballs was at a temperature of about 110 degrees. When the balls went outside into the colder air at 51 degrees, the particles could have became more compact and the balls would have deflated. There are many different possibilities of what could have happened. I truly think that the Patriots deflated the balls in someway, but I am hoping they did not.
I was shocked. I had just heard the news about how the Patriots had deflated the footballs. At first I had no idea how this was possible, but now I believe this was truly done. D'qwell Jackson, the Colts linebacker, intercepted Brady's pass to Gronk, and when he grabbed the ball, he noticed that it was flatter than normal. He brought the ball over to their side line and the Colts realized the ball was low on air. They notified the ref, who then checked the balls and realized they were low. By the end of the first half, the Patriots were only winning by seven. At halftime the Patriots footballs were inflated to the right psi, (pounds per square inch) and then the game resumed. The Patriots dominated in the second half, winning the game by 38, 45-7. When Monday morning approached, the Colts notified the NFL and the Patriots where under investigation. I thought that it was all a mistake, maybe the balls just deflated on their own? As the days progress, more and more facts are being produced. Recently, the NFL realized that 11 of the 12 balls they used were more than two psi under the regulated 12.5-13.5. Since Bill Bellicheck has already cheated with the "spy-gate," every Patriot hater believed that they did it all.
As I got out of my bed, I walked to the bathroom as slow as a zombie. I was really tired, so I knew it was going to be a long day. I showered, dried off and returned to my room, and it was already 7:05. I put my tie on, and went downstairs, where I decided to go on the foam roller because I knew I had a game today. I got to school around 8:05 and sat at Star's advisor with a bunch of other kids. The time hit 8:30 and we all got up and went to our first and second classes. After our forty-five minute classes were over, everyone filed in to the meeting hall where we heard some parents talk about their jobs. I was pretty fascinated by Mr. Gainsboro's house project. After the Fenn Forum ended, everyone went to a short recess. When recess ended, Owen and I went to our study hall where we worked on our science project. The next class was the last class of the day, and in that class we took the geobee. I found the geobee much easier this year and I did pretty well. After lunch, I went into the MMR where I did some of my homework. At 2:40 I went to the locker room to change for my basketball game. We had a short meeting in Mr. Sanborn's room and then went down to the gym for warmups. We ended up winning the game by a few points. I came home, started my homework and wrote this blog.
Fat is one of the three main macronutrients along with protein and carbohydrates. Many people believe that all fat is terrible for you, and you should stay away from it as much as possible. This is not true at all, in fact, fat is a very important source of your energy. You do not want to have as much fat as you do carbohydrates because fat has 9Kcal/gram, making it very energy rich, and carbohydrates have 4Kcal/gram which means fat has 5Kcals/gram (energy) more than carbohydrates. Hydrogenation is a commonly used term, and it means trans fats. There is something called Dietary fat, which gives us the texture, aroma, and mouth feel. Also, most fats help the body to metabolize certain nutrients. You also need to have fat in your diet because fat processes the vitamins that you intake. Fats also provide insulation and padding for your vital/inner organs. There is three main types of fat, triglycerides, which should be about 95% of your fat intake, phospholipids, which are fat and water, and sterols, which is LDL, or low density cholesterol. HDL, is the high density cholesterol, which is the good cholesterol and LDL is low density, or the bad cholesterol. Saturated fats are unhealthy and it is very smart to stay away from them. The two fats, polyunsaturated and Monounsaturated are two of the heart healthy types of fats.