Brady: ‘That was excited as I’ve been in a long time’
He was only 6 years old when the infamous Deflategate happened in 2015, but Lexington’s Ace Davis has concluded one thing with a new science fair project: Tom Brady is a cheater.
A quarterback himself, the Millcreek Elementary School 10-year-old posed the question “Is Tom Brady a Cheater?” for his project that earned an honorable mention, according to the school website.
Brady was at the center of an NFL controversy when he allegedly ordered footballs to be deflated during a New England Patriots playoff victory over the Indianapolis Colts. The Patriots were fined $1 million and lost two draft picks, and Brady was suspended for the first four games of the next season.
To try to find out if Brady cheated, Ace conducted an experiment in which he and family members threw footballs with different inflation levels.
“Through various testing measures of different weights of footballs, we should find that under-inflated footballs provide a competitive advantage in a game,” he stated in his hypothesis.
In the alleged ‘Deflategate’ game, Brady threw for 226 yards on 23-of-35 passing with three touchdowns.
Ace said he discovered that the deflated balls traveled the farthest distance, proving his hypothesis.
Ace’s dad, Christopher Davis, posted pictures of his son’s project, and the post has been shared about 4,500 times. . Ace’s fourth-grade project earned an honorable mention, according to Millcreek’s website.
Some national publications have given Ace’s work attention in the countdown to the Feb. 3 Patriots-Rams Super Bowl.
While many believe Tom Brady is the greatest quarterback of all time, Ace told NFLDraftDiamonds.com San Francisco’s Joe Montana is.
In his interview with Draft Diamonds, Ace said he came up with the project idea because he “hates” Brady.
“He’s been accused of cheating before. I want him to be caught,” Ace said. He added that people are tired of watching Brady win the Super Bowl.
No surprise here. Ace’s Super Bowl prediction enormously favors the Rams, including Todd Gurley, over Brady and Patriots teammates Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski.
“Julian Edelman pushes everyone around, Gronkowski gets shut down, Gurley runs for two touchdowns, Brady plays terrible — three interceptions. Rams win 30-14,” Ace told NFLDraftDiamonds.com.