Zaximus

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  1. Harper and Cotchery already gone?

    We should make one splash, or try, and get Jeffery, as insurance that KB is back 100% and if he gets hurt we're not as lost.   If not I could see someone like Boldin coming in.
  2. Why should I ever register

    This is like "huddle caucus".   Should we be screaming and telling you Carson dropped out so vote for Cruz! lol
  3. I'm pretty sure he had a penalty at least once a game.  One game I think he was hurt so we got lucky.   He's not worth a spot honestly, no matter how much potential.  
  4. Well Isn't That Convenient...

    Neither did they call offsides on Denver which happened a TON.
  5. Well Isn't That Convenient...

    This is true.  We played bad on offense, but so did they.   We had more of an uphill battle than they did, we could have fun with a great/perfect game.  That's how the NFL seems to do it, it doesn't always work out though, coaches/players are playing as hard as they can I think.  
  6. Well Isn't That Convenient...

    Ignorance is bliss.
  7. Well Isn't That Convenient...

    Right.  75% of the country believes in a skygod they have never seen, elections are bought by billionaires, CIA overthrows governments and assassinates people daily (and for 75 years), and you find it hard to believe the NFL pushed momentum in games to make extra millions from advertising?  
  8. Well Isn't That Convenient...

    And people continue to hold their head in the sand.  
  9. Well Isn't That Convenient...

    Right, rigged isn't really the best term for what, in my opinion, the NFL has been pushing for over a decade.  Manipulate is a good word to use actually.   It's definitely not on the up-and-up.  
  10. Well Isn't That Convenient...

    Oh she's guilty.
  11. Well Isn't That Convenient...

    Ok so basically, if they were rigging for betting purposes, this would obviously be illegal.  However, rigging for suspense reasons (and in essence for ratings/advertising) is perfectly legal.   Here an article talking about this fact as well: When its legal to rig a sports game and why it shouldn't be " There is no federal law explicitly preventing the clandestine manipulation of sporting events to enhance suspense.  "   Also look at that case where a Jets fan sued Bill Bellicheck after spygate stating he was cheating and he expected a fair game.  The judge ruled that the only expectation from his ticket was that a football game would happen and he would be able to watch.  
  12. Well Isn't That Convenient...

    No one in the NFL is betting.  They aren't rigging the game for that purpose.  They are rigging it for higher ratings and ad revenue.  I doubt Goodell is running to vegas before each week and throwing down bets lol.   And no, the NFL could NOT get in trouble for rigging games.  You can't sue the WWE for the same reason.  Look it up and research.  They are "entertainment" companies, not actual sporting organizations.   And the way "officiating" is, being a "per ref basis" there would be almost no way of proving anything.  
  13. Well Isn't That Convenient...

    Betting is separate though.  The NFL can rig games without any trouble, they are an entertainment company.  They can even say "we rigged it for better ratings" and could not get in trouble.  They are exactly like WWE.  Doesn't matter if vegas bets, the NFL isn't associated with them.  Basically, they are betting knowing NFL can do whatever they want, legally.   Why would they then?  Because they hardly EVER lose money.  
  14. Well Isn't That Convenient...

    I think they are really good at it.  They keep it to a ref or two.   It's not a grand thing with coaches and players.  That's why it'll stay hush.  People tend to forget about it all at the end of the season because usually they don't go TOO far.   Momentum swings are such hard hits in football, more so than a lot of sports.  Storylines bring ratings, ratings bring ad money.  It's not a coincidence that around the time Goodell rolled in weird things started happening.   Before the 2000's the NFL was more pure and I never thought of things like this. In this game, the Denver defense is a beast.   We played really bad but so did their offense.  The difference was the momentum swings and the handful of bad calls and some no calls.   If we played perfectly, like the Arizona game, we still could have won.  I don't think their plans always work but more often than not, they do.   
  15. Well Isn't That Convenient...

    But... it's not terrible for business lol.  The ratings are vastly higher with "storylines".   The ratings prove it.  The fact people don't realize this is why it's not bad for business, because they can keep doing it and most people think "na it could never happen".   Some of those same people believe in things they have never seen in their life, that's a different story but it just proves they can get away with it as long as it's kept to head refs and whatnot.  The NFL is an entertainment company, they can rig games with NO legal ramification, like the WWE.   Vegas has a large part in it as well and the fact that profit sharing means they all make out.   The NFL is too big to fail at this point.