During a routine pre-game inspection the Official Football of the Doughnut Party, colloquially known as the Doughball, was found to be under-inflated. Way, way under-inflated. It was softer than a pillow.
Given the Doughnut Party Equipment Maintenance Protocols currently in effect, it is possible that the ball has been in this condition for the entire playoffs, and maybe for the whole NFL season.
What impact has this had on Doughnut Party competition? There is no way to know for sure. But fortunately the issue was discovered by league officials in time to correct it for the Superbowl. Nik B, head coach of Ominousunshine, personally re-inflated the ball to meet league specifications, to the extent that those are known or exist.