posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 01:02 PM
reply to post by LilDudeissocool
How many think Super Bowls are fixed especially this last one?
Talk about a hot-damn topic, hot damn!
personally, I think there is a behind the scenes effort... you could call it a conspiracy if you chose to, with outcome being games that end up closer
than they should be or winners being determined by media market share. Smaller markets like Carolina, Atlanta, Kansas City, etc, generally aren't the
ones you see glorified by the sports media or the sports apparel industry. Teams like Green Bay, Denver and Arizona with small local markets but huge
fan bases nationally, are also, curiously, the ones most often splashed on the TV screen when selling NFL branded merchandise.
One curious event was the rise of the New Orleans Saints... which once had the smallest market in the league but after Katrina, they became media
darlings and somehow, almost immediately, went from drudge fudge to the Super Bowl.
In the college game, ESPN, along with organizations like the AP and USA Today, all but own the sport. teams are ranked for style rather than wins...
and this is why that sports media is fighting tooth and nail to prevent a playoff system. They don't want to lose control of the golden egg laying
machine. That's also why you can see an NFL game for roughly $50 but a college game can cost upwards of $200-400.