I wanna talk about a very /tv/ related aspect of American pro sports, especially the NFL:
How scripted is this shit?
(pic related: Bears won this game in GB, an almost complete impossibility)
I believe it is scripted only to the point where superstar teams with a lot of talent who would probably win anyway are given easier schedules.
I think this will be proven when Peyton Manning is not suspended for life despite taking illegal drugs.
I wish Jay Cutler would just live up to his potential again. The season where he took us to the Conference game was fucking great. The dude is off most of the time but when he is on, he is fucking ON.
He is one of the bigger busts in NFL QB history, if not for Rex Grossman he would certainly be the most disappointing performance by a Bears QB
Follow the redskins in the post-season, if they get to Carolina in the NFC championship, and win they are claimed the under-dog Cinderella story of the year
>The last thing the NFL wants is a Redskins vs. Chiefs Super Bowl for their 50th celebration of the championship, could you imagine 90,000 people in warpaint and headdresses coming to the game, b/c thats what'll happen.
I forgot who wrote that bit but meh truth.
It's not scripted so much as guided. Higher revenue teams will get more friendly officiating then lower revenue teams. Think about it, why would the NFL have the Dolphins in the playoffs when they could have the Patriots or the Jets in every year and make way more money.
No, look at the schedule. Panthers schedule was ridiculously easy this year. They lost Steve Smith, DeAngelo Williams, and Greg Hardy and somehow improved to 15 - 1. You would only have to get the schedule makers on board, and possibly a few bigshot owners like Kraft
Seriously. The story lines that year and the year after were just too good. I think they realized it was getting obvious and took it down a notch last year. Now theyre being more subtle with the black QB MVP thing
Their schedule was really easy this year but they also have the best linebacker in the game and a top 5 QB. It's hard to blame them for going 15-1 when they play in the worst division in football.
You're an idiot. The schedules are coordinated the same each year.
6 games against division rivals.
4 games against another conference division
4 games against opposing conference division
2 games against same conference teams who finished same place in their division
Take my hometown Seahawks, for instance. This year they played the NFC North and the AFC North. So their schedule is:
6 games against NFCW (Arizona, St. Louis, San Fran)
4 games against NFCN (Green Bay, Minnesota, Chicago, Detroit)
4 games against AFCN (Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Cincinnati)
2 Games against non-NFCN (NFCS, NFCE) 1st place finishers, since the Seahawks won the NFCW last year (Carolina, Dallas).
They rotate divisions each year. So next year the Seahawks will play the NFCE and AFCE, as well as the NFCN #2 (Green Bay) and the NFCS #2 (Tampa Bay).
There's literally a formula for it. To say it's fixed/scripted is kind of obvious, retard.
That's determined by record. What outside division you play is decided years in advanced. Only two games a year are decided by the previous year. 6 interdivision games, 8 outer divsiom games and 2 decided by schedule.
If the NFL is scripted then no, not really, have you been paying attention to the thread? Skins were horrible team, then beat Packers, Cardinals, and Panthers, if it's scripted then this will happen, b/c more people watch when cinderella stories happen, same thing in NCAA basketball tournament, millions more watch when a 10-15 seed is in the final four.
>I think this will be proven when Peyton Manning is not suspended for life despite taking illegal drugs.
homie they all take HGH, at the very least, and everyone in the league knows that. There's a reason it's "banned" but not tested for.
Best players come from the 2nd and 3rd round anyway. It's actually rare to find a great talent in the 1st. 1st round picks are overrated and I think the Seahawks have proven that.
>What is development?
You don't have to be a top 5 passer to be successful in football. He's an elite player in the league even if his legs do elevate his game.
not thanks to him, if anything the defense had to drag his sorry ass every game, Sexy Rexy is still da man tho
Yes it is scripted.
See: Pittsburgh Steelers.
Black head coach. They snuck in by going around the white qb/white wr combo of the jets. Big Ben will get injured in the playoffs and Michael Vick will come in to backup. They will face the Panthers with Mexican/black coach/qb combo vs black coach/qb combo. Jews win again
>there's no reliable way to predict if a player will spill spaghetti once he reaches the big leagues
This is true. If teams could predict such things, it'd save a lot of heartache.
I would cream my pants just watching twitter and the media blow up. I might even make a twitter account if that happened. Sweet jesus the asshurt would be one long, perfect, 4.5 hour orgasm. I forget who the halftime performer is, but I'm sure they'd make some faggot political statement which would suck. Is it Coldplay or did I just make that up? If it's them, they'd say some truly cucked PC shit.
Ya I was mainly shitposting. Tomlin is one of the GOAT coaches, but it is suspicious how they snuck around the Jets who were knocked off by Rex Ryan's suddenly competent Bills. And while I think Cam will get MVP this year, DeAngelo Williams has to be in the conversation
I go there for gamethreads but other than that not so much. I'm just sad I can't post my waifu during Eagles games anymore. I guess there is always the playoff games.
I don't think so. Say what you want about Rex Ryan but guys like to play for him and he is a legitimately good defensive coach. The Jets still only had Ryan Fitzpatrick at QB.
I'd put DeAngelo Williams in the comeback player category as I think a lot of his success has to do with Antonio Brown. Not to take away anything that DeAngelo Williams did this year though.
The only instances of scripting, (as a lifelong NFL fan) that I think I could give some credence to is when the refs start giving a team calls when they're down by a lot of points and it's looking like a blowout low rating shitshow
I'm a Packers fan and our losses at Lambeau this year were due to an absolutely terrible offense, it's not impossible at all
OP is a fucking retard
It was not an "almost complete impossibility." If you've actually watched the Packers play this year you would know they're a shell of their former team without Jordy nelson. No one can get fucking open since there's no downfield threat so Aaron has nowhere to throw the fucking ball. The Bears came to play since their season was pretty much over anyway and they were playing the Packers at Lambeau on Thanksgiving night in front of a national television audience
The NBA is scripted, the NFL is not
The only thing "fixed" about the NFL is that the Jests will inevitably find a way to break their fan's hearts every fucking season.
No no no. It's the jews redditard.
In respect to the rest of the NFL the NFC South was an easy division. Not trying to take anything away from the Panthers because I think they are a legitimately good team just maybe a bit overrated.
It's really not debatable. Stats don't lie. Top 5 QB on PFF ahead of Rodgers, Brees, Carr, Rivers and Taylor this season.
>mfw it's a Texans BTFO of the Chiefs
>mfw it's a Texans-Redskins Superb Owl
>It's really not debatable.
Just you wait anon. He'll get injured and become just another mediocre QB people pick up in fantasy drafts in as a third backup in round 10.
JUST WAIT ANON I CAN FEEL IT
There's a small amount of bias in in-game officiating and a huge amount in "supplemental discipline" (big fines, suspensions, etc.). It's especially bad in basketball, better in baseball and football. Hockey is too much of a clusterfuck rules-wise to really compare to anything else.
That's it. You have to consider how competitive and egotistical most of the owners are.