Let’s look straight at the facts. Outside of people who live in the New England area, who wants to see the Patriots go to and win this many Super Bowls? Literally no one. It is boring. To compare it to wrestling, its the same reason the fans turned on John Cena, who always seemed to be in the title picture. John Cena also happens to be from Boston… Wait a second. The NFL is obviously rigged and Boston is paying everyone off big time.
Follow the Money
I never really thought the NFL was rigged. Influenced? For sure. By individual teams? Not exactly. The NFL’s primary source of revenue is television deals and those TV deals are paid for by ad revenue and ad revenue is paid out according to ratings. Despite what you might think about the high-quality athleticism and integrity of the sport of American Football, the NFL first and foremost is a business. Why do businesses exist? To make money. Within the NFL are 32 smaller businesses with individual team owners all of which are privately owned by billionaires with the exception of the Green Bay Packers which is a publicly held non-profit. Don’t ask me how that works because I have no clue. These teams share in all that sweet, sweet TV money equally.
All of that was just to set up how the money flows in the NFL. The reason my Bengals can suck and still exist is
So, if you were to label the NFL business type, what would it be? They don’t primarily sell a product, although they sell related products. They don’t provide a service. It is clear that the NFL exists as an entertainment and media business. The produce weekly television and have their own network. These are their primary revenue generators.
The Los Angeles
Here is why I don’t care if the NFL is rigged or not. I watch all kinds of fictional entertainment. People make fun of me for watching WWE like I should be appalled that wrestling is scripted. Did you know that Cirque Du Soleil is choreographed? Did you know that Walter White was an actor and not an actual drug dealer? I get that we want purity in sport but that will never happen. That’s because there is no purity in humanity, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy it for what it is.
Ok, Let’s Take the Tinfoil Hats Off for a Minute
Do I believe the NFL is WWE level scripted? Absolutely not. Do I believe it is entirely pure? That’s going to be a 100% no from me. If money is involved you better believe there is some sort of outside influence. I don’t believe that a team is ever fully and intentionally taken out of a game. The Saints were up 13-0 in the first quarter and the Rams managed to fight back into range while the Saints offense and defense collapsed around them. As much of a terrible missed call the pass interference was, it wasn’t the only reason the Saints lost.
The Bottom Line
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