It may have been one of the most memorable media conferences in the history of professional football.
On Thursday, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady told the media he had nothing to do with the scandal over whether his team cheated during the AFC championship game.
The team is accused of deflating footballs so they were easier to throw and catch in the slick weather conditions.
From whether Brady was lying about his knowledge of the incident to his phrasing with the word “balls,” social media loved every moment, and opinions, jokes and memes were plentiful.
How does Tom Brady know that pregame football at 12.5 psi is perfect but no idea that it feels wrong when it is 10.5psi during the game?— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) January 22, 2015
Tom Brady giving a press conference right now. pic.twitter.com/SqSari3nM7— Brian Ries (@moneyries) January 22, 2015
Tom Brady is on his way home to go crack up with his supermodel wife about all the balls jokes he made on national teevee— Stephanie Haberman (@StephLauren) January 22, 2015
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Tom Brady did not wear pants at his press conference today. He knew if he did they would have been on fire. #DeflateGate— Dave Mencarelli (@davegmencarelli) January 22, 2015