(SportsNetwork. Chris Harris Jr Jersey .com) - The New England Patriots have a pretty important game to prepare for in just over a weeks time so Bill Belichick took to the podium on Saturday for a surprise press conference designed to move things along from DeflateGate, the NFLs sting operation designed to see if the Pats intentionally deflated footballs in the AFC Championship Game. Communication isnt Belichicks forte but he put on his professors hat in an effort to explain a process he claimed to know little about until this scandal enveloped the national news cycle. It was a weird exercise in which Belichick even referenced Marisa Tomeis character from the film My Cousin Vinny, Mona Lisa Vito. Im not a scientist. Im not an expert in footballs. Im not an expert in football measurements, Belichick said. Im just telling you what I know. I would not say Im Mona Lisa Vito of the football world, as she was in the car- expertise area. But, while making sure to inform us all that hes not a scientist, the embattled Belichick nonetheless broke into a Bill Nye impression trying to cloud the issue with pedantic minutia, explaining the process New England goes through to prepare footballs for a game while also droning on about how the PSI could change in a football due to atmospheric conditions. Its similar to the concept of when you get into your car and the light comes on and it says low tire pressure, because the car has been sitting in the driveway outside overnight, Belichick claimed, and you start it up and start driving it, and the light goes off -- its a similar concept to that. Except that doesnt explain why the Colts footballs were fine and only the Pats were underinflated. Perhaps Tomei could have been used to explain Indianapolis footballs were the equivalent of a Pontiac Tempest and New Englands were Buick Skylarks -- similar but different. Heck, Belichick even tried to say all footballs are different, you know like snowflakes or DNA. The only real substance of what was a meaningless exercise designed to cloud the issue further by confusing those who want answers was Belichicks continued insistence that he and his team did nothing wrong. At no time was there any intent -- whatsoever -- to try and compromise the integrity of the game, Belichick said. I believe now, 100 percent, that I have personally and (the Patriots) have absolutely followed every rule to the letter. Which got me to thinking. Belichick is a lot like another big Tomei fan -- Seinfelds George Costanza, who once tried to teach his buddy Jerry how to lie. If you believe it, George said, its not a lie. And Belichick believes all of it so its on to Seattle ... finally. Im embarrassed to talk about the amount of time that Ive put into this relative to the other important challenge in front of us, the coach said. We have a huge game, a huge challenge for our football team that is where that focus is going to go. Ive spent more than enough time on this. Phillip Lindsay Jersey . In his first game with Boston University, the 17-year-old Eichel picked up five assists as his Boston University Terriers thumped St. DaeSean Hamilton Jersey . -- David Freese is starting to pick up his run production, which is something the Los Angeles Angels have been waiting half a season to see. http://www.officialdenverbroncosfootball.com/authentic-justin-simmons-jersey-womens . Alen, 28, hit .315 with five home runs, 59 RBI and a career-high nine stolen bases for the Goldeyes last season. He is the longest serving catcher in Goldeyes history, having already spent five seasons with the organization.TORONTO -- The road to Sochi doesnt necessarily start in Raleigh, N.C., but the competition for spots is hot with the Carolina Hurricanes. Carolina doesnt have half a dozen no-brainer Olympic selections like the Boston Bruins or Detroit Red Wings, but Hurricanes games should become must-see events for management teams over the next couple of months. They feature a roster that includes potential Canadian Olympians Cam Ward and Jordan Staal, potential U.S. defenceman Justin Faulk and a handful of others. "Theres a lot of guys on our team that are potentially candidates for their countries," coach Kirk Muller said. "Its a double added pressure, I think, on a personal note for those guys that theyre thinking about it because of when the teams going to get selected." Alexander Semin is a good bet to make Russias team. Former Maple Leafs winger Nik Borschevsky, a scout for Russia, was set to be in attendance for Carolinas game in Toronto on Thursday night. Jiri Tlusty could represent the Czech Republic, Tuomo Ruutu might suit up again for Finland and defenceman Andrej Sekera could be there for Slovakia. And thats not even counting captain Eric Staal, whos a lock for Team Canada as long as hes healthy. "I think your focus has to be on Carolina first, and then you kind of let those things happen," Staal said before the season. "Obviously its a goal of mine to defend that gold medal and be in Russia for Team Canada, but first and foremost Ive got to take care of the way I play, and thats with the Hurricanes." Almost five months before the tournament begins, thats a common refrain for Olympic hopefuls. "Thats always in the back of your mind, but I wouldnt say the guys in this room think about that a whole lot," centre Jordan Staal said. Faulk, who attended U.S. Olympic orientation camp outside Washington in August, said he and his teammates dont talk much about Sochi. That was more popular a topic during the pre-season and will be in January once the rosters have been announced. But until then, the Hurricanes will be watched. They face Team Canada general manager Steve Yzermans Tampa Bay Lightning twice before rosters must be finalized, including two days before the deadline. Ward, who went into Thursday nights game 0-2-3 with a 2.98 goals-against average and .913 save percentage, probably has the most to gain from strong play early in the season, considering Canadas question mark in goal. "Hes a guy that he always seems to make big saves at key times and hes a big-game player," said Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf, who played in front of Ward with the Red Deer Rebels of the WHL. "Hes won a Stanley Cup and hes right in that mix of those top goalies in the league." Canadas deppth at forward could make it difficult for Jordan Staal to crack the roster. Darian Stewart Jersey. But the idea of playing on an Olympic team with brothers Eric and Marc, a defenceman with the New York Rangers, certainly is an attractive idea. "It would be really cool," he said. "Obviously Ive got to keep getting better and keep working harder and try to get that opportunity to play on that team. But obviously watching Eric winning the gold, you want to do it yourself. Hopefully I can keep improving my game and try to find a spot on that roster." Time to do that is limited. "If youre off to a slow start, youre thinking, This team doesnt get picked at the end of the year," Muller said. "So they know theres a countdown clock going on." Its also counting down for management staffs, which are constantly evaluating talent. For Canada its coaches Mike Babcock of the Red Wings, Claude Julien of the Bruins, Ken Hitchcock of the St. Louis Blues and Lindy Ruff of the Dallas Stars, general managers Yzerman, Ken Holland of the Red Wings, Peter Chiarelli of the Bruins and Doug Armstrong of the Blues and Edmonton Oilers president of hockey operations Kevin Lowe. The United States has coaches Dan Bylsma of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Todd Richards of the Columbus Blue Jackets and general managers David Poile of the Nashville Predators and Ray Shero of the Penguins watching, along with an extensive advisory board of GMs. "Theres a big group of people that are doing the role of picking the team," Faulk said. "I think theyre all kind of scouting on a daily basis, whether its Poile from the stands or whoever it is." It gives Muller some natural curiosity about players psyches. "Itd be interesting to talk to other coaches as the season goes along and see early on guys are off to a really good start, some guys on teams are not and how that definitely is in their minds like, Geez, I thought this was the year Id be able to make the Olympic team," he said. "Anyone whos off to a slow start, hes going, Geez Ive got to (improve)." Either way, being in the middle of so much Olympic conversation tells Eric Staal that the Hurricanes have "elite" players. Carolina came away with four medals from the 2010 Games in Vancouver: Staals goal, U.S. defenceman Tim Gleasons silver and bronzes for Finlands Ruutu and Joni Pitkanen. "I think our focus is going out there and playing a team game right now, and I think if we do that then it helps our chances to make that team," Faulk said. "I think when you have that, guys having the opportunity to make Olympic teams, I think obviously its fun to be around because theyre good players, which just helps your team." 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