A brief summary--with a link to the whole thing--of the amici curiae brief filed by 21 university faculty in support of Tom Brady's appeal. The group includes eight endowed chairholders (5 from MIT, 1 from Penn, 1 from U. of Minnesota, and 1 from Boston College).
I don't expect the NFL will be deeply embarrassed. But they darn well should be. One choice bit:
Amici have obtained data on the field temperatures for over 10,000 outdoor NFL games dating back to 1960. If one assumes a 70 degree locker room and 13.0 psig balls and then applies the reported game temperatures, approximately 61% of the games would have featured footballs that descended below the permitted range.