Take that, Bill Belichick.
The New England Patriot’s head coach might have a few reasons for why there were under-inflated footballs in the 2015 AFC Championship game — he claimed in a news conference that environmental conditions and rubbing the ball had to do with the change in air pressure — but the man behind “Bill Nye the Science Guy” has something to say to Belichick: It doesn’t make any sense.
In response to Deflategate and Belichick’s new nickname, Bill Belichick the Science Guy, “Good Morning America” decided to chat with Nye about the truth behind Belichick’s science claims.
“I’m not too worried about coach Belichick competing with me,” says Nye in the above clip. “What he said didn’t make any sense. Rubbing the football, I don’t think you can change the pressure. To really change the pressure you need one of these — the inflation needle.”
Although Belichick definitely hasn’t dethroned Nye as the true Science Guy, one slightly biased fact should be taken into consideration: Nye is rooting for the Seahawks in Feb. 1’s Superbowl.
At the end of the segment, Nye shouts, “I cannot help but say, go Seahawks!”
Jump to 1:45 to watch Nye slam Belichick.