LuMo tries to make sense of the underinflated-football scandal here.
The whole foofaraw rests on one, er, feature? of professional football*: seems each team is responsible for bringing and maintaining its own ball.
You'd think that the rent on the stadium would include use of a ball for both teams to share, but no. Each team brings its own. Like in golf, only in golf all the players have balls in play at the same time, which I don't think is allowed in football**.
In what universe does this make sense?
* The kind that doesn't involve feet, not the kind played by foreign devils who actually kick the ball around.
** I was required to participate in football back in junior high school, but the teachers never actually explained the rules; we were expected to know them already, by virtue of being 'murricans.