Originally posted by JiksJuicy:
Both NFL and NBA are rigged IMO. Especially NBA because a ref can impact and change a game at any moment. They are the ones controlling the flow. Always wondered how they call a tick tack foul on one guy, then that same guy they called a foul on gets hammered and it's a no call. There is absolutely no consistency, it all depends on the players name on the jersey.
Same could be said for NFL. Look at all the robbing the Seahawks secondary got away with. You watch any other game and they make that call.
I feel the same way. The Saints will get the benefit because they don't want them leaving town (do to low attendance). Seattle gets the benefit due to the fact they have a new stadium they need to sellout, and they want to keep them in Seattle; remember this team only recently became popular and sold out their stadium.
The 49ers are leaving the Stick and moving to a new stadium. They don't have to sell out or even be a playoff contender because they will be new and shiny next year. If the NFL wants a great story, the 49ers may be the benefactor of favorable officiating.
I'm starting to feel like I'm watching the WWE instead of real sports.
The same goes for College Football. Basically, the conferences rig (to the best of their ability) which teams win in conference play. This is for Bowl benefit.