Do you ever brag to fans of other teams about the Steelers having six SBs? Why? According to you, they did not deserve those championships any more than Hulk Hogan deserved the WWF championship for 20 years.
This is what kills me. The "manipulation" and "fixing" ALWAYS goes in the direction of screwing the Steelers (just look at the examples given in this thread) when it is only common sense that the team with the MOST SUPER BOWL VICTORIES must have had it "fixed/manipulated" in their favor more than any other team. Is your favorite team having six fixed/manipulated championships something to be proud of?
It's not decided per say but certain teams get an extra few calls. 2001 pats team winning the SB and getting there with some help... Just saying its fishy!! Hell even Bens first SB win was fishy but us homers will never admit it!
I think the NFL has influence on who they want in the Superbowl. Sure as heck looked like they was pulling for Manning in 05 to get to the Supebowl but we ended up winning even with the bad calls. As for this year they pretty much wanted the Harbaugh bowl and specially Balt to be in it since Ray announced his retirement. No way do you let Flaco throw a hailmary with 30 seconds left on his own 30 with no timeouts needing a td to win and not just a field goal. Not to mention think it was second or third down and there only hope.
As for fixed by the bookies/spread I'll give you a example. Remember the Steelers vs Giants game a few years back ? Remember Troy grabbing that fumble and running it in for a td the last couple seconds left in the game. It was a td for sure and couldn't be argued. it was eventually took of the board from a call down from someone up stairs. Steelers still win game by 2 points so the fans didn't get upset and Giants turned out to still be a good bet with the spread.
Last edited by BubbyBlister; 01-30-2013 at 09:40 PM.
Once again, you're arguing semantics because you're not even arguing that professional sports are not fixed, however, they may be partially fixed. You're arguing that professional sports are in no way, shape, or form fixed.
Last edited by NYCsteelersfan; 01-30-2013 at 10:06 PM.
I'll admit, after the "tuck rule game," I became less of an NFL fan. And after the 2005 playoffs, I became even less of a fan. I still watch. It still entertains me. But I just don't see the pureness in the sport that I did when I was younger. And I understand that certain plays in certain games are in fact manipulated in an attempt to bring about a specific outcome, or sometimes to simply make the game closer and "more entertaining." It is what it is. I'm not going to lie to myself and ignore the obvious simply to enjoy the sport more than I do.
Ray Lewis not suspended. Halftime spread had the Ravens giving 7. Lights go out and 49ers score 25 points. People who think the NFL is manipulated also wear tin foil hats. Sure.
No call on Ed Reed's offsides.
No call on the 4th down hold.
Roger Goodell offers Ray Lewis a job before he's even done playing.
All coincidence I'm sure.
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