Deflate gate is a teachable moments. I love Tom Brady and The Super Bowl, dressing in Patriots colors and having fun. That will not be taken away because of "de-flategate". Children need to know that no organization is 100% pure, for instance. According to the New York Post, the other Super Bowl team, the Seahawks, leads the league in performance-enhancing drug suspensions. And it’s important to emphasize that people (or teams) shouldn't’t be defined by their worst actions. The Barry Bonds Family Foundation helps fund outreach programs for African-American youth in San Francisco. If they cheated, they must be held accountable, like Lance Armstrong and Alex Rodriguez, the highest paid player in the history of baseball, came clean about his use of steroids in the last decade as part of an immunity deal with the Drug Enforcement Association. The truth will come out.
I always say think about the consequences of how you will eventually be viewed because of your actions today. Just because people accuse does not make it true. According to http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/deflategate-patriots-tom-brady-colts/ Pro-Football-Reference’s expected points metric, which tracks how many net points are added by each play after accounting for down, distance and field position, Tom Brady and the Patriots’ passing offense added 14.1 points to the team’s margin. By contrast, Andrew Luck and the Colts contributed -10.5 expected points through the air, so the difference among the two teams’ passing production was worth about 24.6 points of scoring margin to the Patriots — still about two touchdowns shy of the Colts’ entire scoreboard deficit. The proof is in the record.
I would like to offer some parenting advice and talking points concerning this "deflate gate, I think it can open great conversation
1. Talk about our moral value
2. Talk about why people cheat inadequacy or they worry about underperforming
3. Talk about consequences, reparably damage their relationships with their peers.
4. Talk about accusations overpower your love for The New England Patriots or any sport and what it means to be a fan and just enjoy.
5. Talk about how to cope with the disappointment of loosing or finding out that somebody cheated and how to handle it.