With so much attention this week in the sports world toward "Deflategate", I wanted to see firsthand what all the commotion is about. Earlier today, I spent time in the UTEP football equipment room and had the chance to grip a pair of brand new Nike game-ready footballs. Both footballs were fresh out of the plastic wrapper. One was inflated to the recommended 13 PSI, while the other was underinflated to 11 PSI.

Steve Kaplowitz.

The truth is, I had a very difficult time detecting the difference between both footballs, as did every staff member in the UTEP football equipment room. However, I am not a college or pro football player who bench presses 400 pounds and could grip and squeeze a football like a grapefruit. Special thanks to Sekou Walker and his UTEP Football Equipment room staff.