Originally posted by WINiner:The NFL doesn't care about officiating. The NFL is not considered a sport. The NFL is legally classified as "Sports Entertainment" just like the WWE. The NFL does and will continue to use officiating to steer games and seasonal outcomes the direction they prefer.
You said it! The idea is to keep the viewer watching. The late Pete Rozelle had a dream that every team would finish 8-8 so viewers would watch every game. You could be the most inept owner in the NFL and still make a billion dollars. I remember a story about Joe Namath speaking to Jets owner Sonny Werblin and his wife. Joe was upset about the way he was treated by the NFL, Werblin's wife laughed and said, Joe it's entertainment.