By Nolan Feeney
January 28, 2015

When New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick claimed the team’s under-inflated footballs were the result of “atmospheric conditions,” Bill Nye the Science Guy was quick to debunk Belichick’s not-so-scientific method. “What he said didn’t make any sense,” Nye told ABC News this weekend.

But that wasn’t enough for Nye, who teamed up with Funny Or Die to further call out the coach’s claims with an experiment showing exactly what cold weather does to footballs. But while Nye is waiting for the footballs to cool down to prove his point, he takes captive viewers on a surprising tangent about climate change. “While we’re all obsessed with DeflateGate,” Nye says, let’s keep in mind that there’s something about which you should give a f-ck.”

 

Write to Nolan Feeney at nolan.feeney@time.com.

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