"We're aware of it and we're looking into it," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Monday. "It may just be the TV feed from CBS, but we're checking it out."
Observers at the game said there seemed to be a "skip" in the sound during the game Sunday, which the Patriots won 24-20. That might confirm the long-held suspicion among many people in the NFL that the Colts play loud crowd noise to help distract opponents when the other team is on offense.
"We're aware of the accusations, but there has never been anything to substantiate it," Aiello said.
Honestly, is the collective age maturation of the New England Patriots that of a ten-year-old?
Of course, the irony of a team caught cheating making accusations about another team supposedly cheating is charming and cute, in a creepy, pathetic sort of way; kind of like OJ Simpson offering marriage counseling.
Look, we've heard this accusation before. Jerry Jones' Saturday night gimp, Ed Werder, made the claim back in 2005, and had no evidence to back up his "observation." As Mr. Aiello said, people can say what they want. Without evidence, it's just whining. People make dumb claims all the time, and when cheaters themselves are accusing others of cheating, it's kind of hard to take them seriously.
That said, if the Colts were piping in crowd noise, or any noise for that matter, in blatant violation of league rules, I'd expect them to be punished as the NFL sees fit. Then, I'd expect some accountability. New England fans may tolerate and even reward cheating. Indianapolis fans do not.
However, until we read the words "Colts punished for cheating," it's just the mad ravings of an owner (Bob Kraft) who is whining after his team won the game. How pathetically stupid is that?
You think Bob is scared to see these Colts again? Is the Pope Catholic? Does Rodney Harrison inject HGH into his cock?
Update [2007-11-5 15:56:57 by BigBlueShoe]: Well, apparently, you can look like a loser after you win a game. Just ask Bob Kraft and the Patriots, who claimed the Colts were piping in crowd noise during "Armageddon" yesterday. Apparently, ole Bob isn't all that interested in facts when he makes claims about cheating:
"It was the result of tape feedback in the CBS production truck," the network's LeslieAnne Wade said. "In no way was it from the stadium.