Anyone and everyone who isn’t a Patriots fan has accepted the fact that Tom Brady is, in fact, a cheater. He was fined by the league and made to sit out some games, but still people defend him. Apparently being good at football makes you incapable of lying, in some people’s minds.
But not in the mind of 10-year-old Ace Davis, who chose to prove that Brady is a cheater for his school’s science fair.
Ace came up with the idea because, and we quote, “I hate Tom Brady, he’s been accused of cheating before, I want him to be caught.”
Fair enough, but how can a fourth grader prove the NFL’s conclusions are right?
Well, Ace showed that the deflated footballs gave Brady a competitive advantage by conducting experiments with his mom and sister. In them, they each threw footballs of varying inflations a certain number of times, then Ace measured the distance of each one throw and calculated the average.
His findings indicated that the least inflated football traveled the farthest, therefore giving Brady a competitive advantage.
The accompanying poster – which won David an Honorable Mention and a trip to the district science fair – included a deflate-gate meme, a picture of Tom Brady crying, and a picture of the quarterback making a weird face.
In case you’re wondering, Ace predicted the Rams would win the Super Bowl 30-14 and that Brady would throw 3 interceptions while Todd Gurley ran for 2 touchdowns. And we all know how that turned out…
I sure hope there aren’t any Patriots’ fans on the judging panel!
Final note: Ace has garnered a bit of fame for his viral project, and he’s actually got his own website where you can see news reports about the science fair experiment and donate to his college fund. Just fyi.