There's still an air of mystery surrounding the New England Patriots as they head in to Sunday's big game — or rather, a mystery about air.
The Super Bowl is just days away and Deflate-Gate rages on: Did quarterback Tom Brady have anything to do with those 11 out of 12 underinflated game balls? What did coach Bill Belichick really know? And who's the rumored locker attendant suspected of pulling the plugs?
Jimmy Kimmel got to the bottom of it Thursday night — with a little help from his celebrity friends. Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, John Krasinski, Chris Evans, Steven Tyler, Eli Roth, Dicky Barrett and Bill Simmons all put on some wicked-good disguises and took one for the team, each declaring, "I'm the locker room guy!"
"I did it. I'm the perpetrator," Affleck, as Brain "Salty" Flanagan, admitted before adding, "I love you, touchdown Tommy!"
Damon claimed he had to "take a little bit of air out of most" of the championship game balls so he could treat his nephew's bronchitis.
But it was Krasinski who really came to the rescue.
"A couple of Sundays back, I'm in the locker room at Foxborough," he said. "We hear on the walkie that the Goodyear blimp is going down. It's careening into the stadium. You hear the captain yell, 'We need air to save the day!"
You can probably guess where he got the air, but just watch the clip hear the whole story — it's worth it.
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