WE DID IT BROS. THE AFCCG. GET THE FUCK IN HERE. LET'S CELEBRATE.
Not gonna lie, that was some Scarry shit. Even a Bronco fan has to admit that next week is going to take every effort from everyone to execute perfectly. You're not gonna walk to the Super Bowl with that many dropped passes and that seems to be their M.O.
Fuck the NFL. Its a rig job this was completely blantent and no one will even say a word. 50 million or more probably swung on that late as fuck pass interference and meaningless fg. Not to mention the fucking touchdown on Bens fumble. Un fucking real. Fuck you NFL
I've always been a colts fan but ever since peyton left the broncos have been who i go to after the colts. Seriously man Indianapolis loves peyton i still remember the day he left everyone and i mean everyone was depressed as hell. trust me when i say this but youll have an entire little city in the midwest rooting for the broncos next weekend. Congrats broncos fans Indiana has your back.
You fucking faggots better beat the Patriots. I mean, it probably won't happen, you looked like shit, but if you let the Patriots go to another Owl I will seriously hate Denver for the rest of my life.
I think anyone who saw the Steelers and Bengals both nig out all game while only one team kept catching flags for it sensed something suspicious about the NFL. Normally I hate conspiracy theories, but I don't trust this fucking league at all after that.
Poor, poor /sp/ all thought Denver was gonna go Juan and Don
Don't forget the two SB's Pittsburgh was gifted via biased officiating.
While I don't subscribe to the belief the NFL is quite as scripted as the WWE, I do believe that self-delusions and groupthink (e.g., the Steelers are a great, hard-but-fair, winning team) allows the Steelers to benefit from calls other teams don't get.
It's not any different than the favorite person in some group to be thought of more highly, and thus get favorable treatment. Sort of an "Emperor's New Clothes." or the kind of adulation foisted upon a newly-elected President. It doesn't have to be explicitly scripted, though the effect is the same as if it were.
Of course this same thing also works the other way, which is why someone like Cincinnati's Burfict or Jones will *not* get the benefit of the doubt in penalty situations.
That all having been said, I also wouldn't be surprised if there *were* hints or suggestions given in crucial games to help the NFL make more money by having the teams with the biggest TV draw succeed.
But rigged or no, all in all it's easier to watch football if I don't expect it to be any more fair than wrestling.
You won't listen to reason or logic.
1. The NFL is classified as entertainment, not as a sport.
2. It is completely legal to rig a game.
3. The media is allowed to lie to you. 4/5 of the major news networks gave the NFL 6 billion this season. They are not going to expose the NFL. They also allow the government to censor their work.
Nothing is preventing the NFL from rigging the game.
Do you really think jews are going to pass up extra money? It is an elaborate plan. If they can get away with it on 9/11, they can get away with rigging games. I don't know how they do it, but they hire the best of the best strategic planners.
You're just a puppet. There is no way you're paid. If you are, you should be fired.
Little jew shills are removing my posts again, I see. There is no way they do it for free. No one can be pathetic enough to do it. This website has paid people to remove anti-jew posts. It happens all the time.
not to mention that the league *specifically* assigned the same hapless fuckface who let the week 14 game get out of hand
Most of the NFL's profits come from TV revenues.
If the important games are between teams with larger followings then the television ratings will be higher - which brings more corporate advertising dollars to the ecosystem and allows the NFL to charge more for the broadcast rights in the future.
For example, a championship game between Brady and Manning will command a larger audience, and thus be more valuable to broadcasters and the league, than a game between Rivers and Hoyer (not that such a disaster would be possible).
On a per-team basis, the value of PSL's and corporate suites goes up as the team is more successful. Thus there's an evolutionary incentive for the wealthier teams to get favorable treatment. While in some cases that may connect with the league's overall needs for television success, in regional cases it may be something as simple (but crucial) as winning enough rivalry games to keep the profits from tickets and suites high enough to keep a team's ownership happy.
That this incentive to fix games exists doesn't prove that it happens. But the incentive to control the product to maximize profits is huge - precisely because the NFL makes such a killing even a small change can mean billions in additional revenue.
If you think the only time I've ever seen Patriots fans is on 4chan, then you are a retard. They exist in real life too, real life is this place that exists outside of your room in your mom's house.
Yeah, and I'm sure all the people involved in it at all levels have conveniently just never admitted to it. That makes sense. Do you realize how many people it would take to rig games? Do you realize that things like fumbles, big runs, long passes, and interceptions would completely fuck the rigging up? Or are you actually delusional enough to believe players are in on it too?
It takes a very small number of people to rig a game. Ask the people who do it.
While rigging games is most easily done through officiating, if one reads about mafia influence in sports betting one finds testimony that even a single highly-placed mob guy can have hundreds of athletes working for him, none of whom see influencing the outcome of games in which they play to be a problem.
Believing the NFL would be any different than any other sport in this regard seems at best naive.
Simply handwaving and saying "delusion" isn't much of an argument.
Though I agree that with that as the whole of your position you should have done as you said and left it with the poster from Canuckistan.
NFL owners would not allow "mob guys" to rig games because the NFL is the real mafia.
The owners could easily rig games themselves, just tell the coach to put in a shitty game plan or tell the refs to let certain guys get away with stuff. See Tampa Bay/Oakland owl where Glazer paid off Al and he change the game plan at the last minute.
Then the NFL doesn't care about match ups, they negotiate deals that last 5+ years, rigging individual games has no benefit when the popularity of the sport continues to rise naturally and their main source of revenue isn't effected by tv ratings.
Fat amerifucking kc chiefs fan reporting in
Benn a chefs fan since the joe Montana days
Since my team and the ponies share the same division I root for my division
Take the Superb Owl My little Broncos
Why shouldn't I be here? I wasn't the one who said I should be leaving. You said that - and yet you're the one who's still continuing.
btw, just stamping one's hooves and saying "false" and "delusion" over and over doesn't somehow make those things magically true.
Coming from the person who thinks the mafia is rigging NFL games. Is there a sane person left in you? I use the words "false" and "delusion" because that is all people like you spout in threads like these.
While I think it's a false simplification to suggest the NFL gets rigged because the guy at the mob in charge of rigging games calls up the person in charge of game-rigging at the NFL and places an order (to wryly paraphrase your "allowing 'mob guys' to rig games" characterization of it), I in general agree the NFL has a more controlling interest in the outcome of their events than any other actor.
The example of how the mafia influence college sporting events was to illustrate how easily rigging games can be done.
I'd wager the way the NFL influences games is both more complex and more subtle. And the NFL has a different set of goals than the mob, the mob's are event-specific, the NFL's more long-term (although the NFL is well aware of how important betting is to their business).
But anything other than absolutely fair competition is rigging. A game is either fair or it's not - there's no gray area of "mostly fair."
Again, none of this proves that it does happen, only that there's incentive for it to happen and it's possible for it to be done.
And as I said before, what appears as intentional intervention (e.g., calls in today's game that helped the Steelers and hurt the Broncos) can also be explained by unconscious bias.
yah. just like that AFC championship in 2014
Do you have any experience with how betting games in Las Vegas are rigged? Understanding that is helpful here.
Were the house to always arrange it so the dealer got blackjack, for example, the non-house participants would rapidly realize the game is fixed.
What happens instead is the house is given a small, consistent advantage that isn't immediately obvious to most observers. That's what keeps the money flowing. (There's also the case where in big bets the house will take a more active position working against a successful competitor, but that's more rare.)
So in the case of the NFL, always having the New York market team in the playoffs against the Los Angeles market team (oh, wait...) would be a crude and ineffective way of rigging their sport. It would be the equivalent of the dealer always hitting blackjack.
(The NFL's position is also a little different than, say, MLB's, because of the national revenue-sharing agreements between teams.)
Instead, what the NFL - and any league where private profit is involved - wants are games that *generate the maximum public interest* - interest as measured not just in the short term but also over a long time (like the lifetime of tv contracts, or many tv contracts).
Just as in Las Vegas, as long as the house is maximizing their take, who wins any particular hand is of less importance (to the house, though it's of great importance to those in that game). What matters most to the house is making sure that overall the house continues to maximize their profits (but that's a complex short- and long-term analysis).
Whether the storyline of the Panthers winning their first SB versus Larry Fitzgerald getting his ring (or whatever) is sufficiently compelling to meet the NFL's marketing goals, or if it's merely what they'll accept because they weren't able to generate any better ones, that I don't claim to know.
Just got home from the game. My voice is fucked. We did it family.
Also, what the fuck was up with that touchback call? How is that even possible within the rules of the game? I don't get it.