posted on Jan, 30 2013 @ 08:38 AM
I've never made a thread here and hope this doesn't get turfed to the US sports area, as I think this story is the definition of a conspiracy.
Yahoo! Sports - Officials
question NFL's process for selecting Super Bowl referee
"You see grades being changed, constantly being changed, only for certain people," one official told Yahoo! Sports.
At issue is an allegation that the NFL selects who will referee the Super Bowl based on favoritism, not solely on merit. This leads to Jerome Boger,
the NFL's presumed selection to referee Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3. On Monday, the website footballzebras.com reported that Boger received eight
downgrades during the 2012 season and all eight were reversed. Multiple sources with knowledge of the grading system made the same claim to Yahoo!
"[Boger] shouldn't even be eligible for the game," one said. "Everybody basically knows what's happening. You see when grades appear, and when
grades mysteriously disappear. Any incorrect call or missed call will disappear for no reason at all."
Some have blamed the system for being broke though when you look at it, and when these other officials look at it, they seem to think the reason for
Boger going is for one of two reasons. The NFL altered it's rules and made an exception because other referees had bad-named the League and the other
reason is to further the League's wish for more adversity, as Boger is African-American. Mike Carey, a well regarded African-American referee,
wasn't chosen, though earlier in the year he took a bow the first game the referee lockout ended, which is believed to have irked the League.
This definitely isn't on the same level as most conspiracies, but look at it. We have the NFL brass who are supposed to be working for their people,
the players, but instead of giving those players the best referees, they are pulling strings in order to further their agenda. It seems exactly like
what the government could be accused of except on a less diabolical level.
I was hesitant to post because I don't know the reaction this will get, if any, but figured why not.