The Twelfth Man's Shame
Having grown up in Washington State, I've been a Seahawks fan since I was an infant. Unfortunately we have had to put up with our coach's ill-thought-out comments which have drawn truther interest.
Pete Carroll is a conspiracy theorist, at least that is how the conspiracy theory goes. And it is one that has gained the Seattle Seahawks coach an unlikely following from the "9/11 Truth" movement in the lead-up to his attempt to win back-to-back Super Bowls.
Two years ago, Carroll met with former Army chief of staff and four-star general Peter Chiarelli and, according to Deadspin citing "sources," brought up many popular conspiracy theories concerned with the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, on the World Trade Center and quizzed Chiarelli about their veracity.Yeah, keep your silly speculation to yourself coach. Leave the super-sekrit-magico-nano-thermite to the Truthers. The only explosions that matter right now concern the Legion of Boom.
AE911Truth is latching on to this idiotic quote as part of a mailing campaign. Of course they are missing the obvious difference, that deflating the footballs, if it even happened, would quite simply only require the cooperation of one or two people, quarterback Tom Brady and the equipment manager. Various permutations of Truther fantasies however require the complicity of the military, several intelligence agencies, the FBI, the NYPD, the Secret Service, dozens of explosives technicians, much of the media, NIST, Congress, various members of two presidential administrations and the terrorists themselves. In fact entire sections of the University of Phoenix stadium itself could be filled to capacity with the conspirators.