Not much matters more than football

Might the controversy over the missing two pounds-per-square inch of air from a football be blown (no pun intended) a bit out of proportion?

Let’s consider these images of news conferences in the Boston area in the last 24 hours. Two stories, both arguably national in scope.

Here’s the crowd interested in football today when Bill Belichick of the Patriots denied he had anything to do with deflated footballs used in Sunday’s game.

AP Photo/Elise Amendola

And this afternoon’s Tom Brady news conference…

Here’s the size of the media crowd that showed up yesterday to hear colleagues of a surgeon at a Boston hospital, who was shot and killed by the son of a former patient.

AP Photo/Steven Senne