Originally posted by DelCed2486:
Oh brother. It's a combination of a rule book that rivals the tax code, large humans moving at incredible speeds, a wanton desire to make the game "safer", and officials who just at times make a bad call, and yes, there are some officials who do it more often than others to the point of incompetency (looking at you, Triplette). Have the 49ers actually benefitted from bad calls? Yes. Have the 49ers been on the receiving end of multiple bad calls in some very big games? Also yes. But there is no fix to ensure "certain" teams make it to the SB, no conspiracy against the 49ers.
How can you make this assumption without ignoring the facts that are already given? How can you deny the notion based on those variables if none of the given variable give substantive evidence to deny the possibility of favor? Its just the typical smokescreen reasoning whose only purpose is serve as a means to under mind or deny any alternate agenda. Just as before the Church Committee investigation, the MKUltra program that came from German scientist were just conspiracy theories from "nut jobs". Operation paper clip, Unit 731 scientists being granted immunity for their information, hell Tim Donaghy (the NBA ref) before he was ultimately caught. Coincidence normally does not manifest itself very often in controlled situations such as a professional football game, where billions of dollars are at stake. These types of manipulation are never purged, it only reinvents itself. I normally do not subscribe to old sayings, but I seriously believe that "where there's smoke, there's fire".
To just try and place it inside of some simple black and white area is intellectually lazy. (No offense to you as you seem to be very astute).