Originally posted by KegBert:
This is an absolute gem.
The NFL is no different then the WWE. I remember Hulk saying the one statement he can't take from the fans is "Its fake" Because he claims "The back pain aint fake."
I enjoy watching sports but imho they are all fixed. The only real time it hits me that its fixed and I get pissed is called "The big slow down"
Its when everything goes from normal to slow for the reason of gaining control by the fixers.
Two slow downs you can see all the time
1) Simply slowing the 3 slaps to the mat for WWE
2) Slowing the foul calling in any game/sport and calling it "Letting them play. No clowns, follow the rules and call the fouls.
I actually agree with the conspiracy theory...no doubt the NFL and Vegas are tied for entertainment, money-profits that benefit both parties...hell we just saw that in our own Superbowl. A Superbowl between two very closely competitive team with the NFL/Vegas in full control of the officiating crew...only needs to make one or two critical calls to sway the outcome of this game. We just saw that.
That said, this has NOTHING to do with a culture of cheat that seems to follow Pete wherever he goes.