FARMERS BRANCH, TX - It’s been nearly five months and folks are still debating Deflategate. It was a touchy situation for Tom Brady when reports of his alleged involvement in the ball busting scandal came to the surface.
Well, one company in Farmers Branch has set out to make sure no one can question football firmness ever again.
“You know, we are a football factory so these are the things we think about at 4 a.m.,” said Chris Calandro, the owner/CEO of Big Game Football Factory.
The football factory churns out 7,500 footballs a year for colleges all around the country. Now the company is developing a pressure gauge that will let everyone know when things get a little flat on the field.
“The idea is that there is a check mark that'll be shown if the ball is inflated properly and it won't be shown if it's not,” Calandro told NewsFix.
That alert will appear if the ball falls under 12.5 pounds per square inch. Since the device is still being developed, the prototype is under lockdown.
This isn't the only high-tech touchdown being used on the gridiron. In fact, the folks with Big Game also produce a ball embedded with a microchip that will give you a complete history of the ball with the swipe of a smartphone.
“It will tell us the day it was made, the demotions, the weight, a lot of things about the construction of it,” Calandro said.
He’s getting big time interest in the gauge since Deflategate. And with this company putting more technology in the game, this little device will have a big impact on game balls.