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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    That's one explanation, but I'm not sure how the League benefits from what you're suggesting. IT's not like anyone in the NFL is doing the betting, or that they have that much to gain from gambling, which is a side activity. Their teams are worth $100s of millions.

    They do have a direct interest in seeing NFL games remain close until the end.
    Legally they can't benefit.... Legality rarely stops people from finding a way.

    Quote Originally Posted by HCProf View Post
    I have heard of it too...from bookies. Big dollars surround NFL games and we all know who the bookies work for.
    I've seen videos of announcers point out how some plays would flip the bets... But, like I said, I only ever at most watch highlights and Super Bowl. About the same for hockey.

    So, I have no real vested interests one way or the other... People that care more have investigated more deeply.

    The main takeaway; it says on the ticket entertainment. Not competitive sporting... They COULD rig the games all day and just make it obvious like WWF, it's on them.

    They at least claim it's not happening... With as much money is at the tables, I would not be surprised in the slightest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boontito View Post
    Football doesn't have scriptwriters, but they do have ways of keeping games close built in to the product. The worst teams get the top draft picks each year. This is specifically designed to keep the teams closer in talent level which cause games to be closer. The NFL also has a salary cap which allows for each team to spend approximately the same amount on their roster as every other team. Again, this is designed to encourage parity which keeps games close.
    Sure, that happens at the macro level. But they still have to run games involving the best teams against the worst. I get what you're saying, which is why I put this in conspiracy theories. For some reason my suspicious imagination is tweaked by what passes for happenstance in the NFL.

    The broadcasters do have scriptwriters in the form of statisticians and researchers. While they don't script the game, they shade the viewers perception. The Packers go up by 20 over the Bears as they enter the 4th quarter and suddenly the announcer busts out with "it was four years that the Bears staged an amazing comeback, scoring 21 unanswered 4th quarter points in a winning effort." This is specifically being said to make the viewer hang around and think the game isn't over.
    That's what the broadcasters do to keep it interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmanmcfly View Post
    Legally they can't benefit.... Legality rarely stops people from finding a way.
    But the argument is that they profit in some legitimate way. How?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    But the argument is that they profit in some legitimate way. How?
    Well, indirectly, through viewership numbers to advertising...

    People that have money riding on the game are most likely to watch.

    I'm sure there's some behind the scenes greasing of wheels, but I couldn't prove that if I cared enough to try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmanmcfly View Post
    Well, indirectly, through viewership numbers to advertising...

    People that have money riding on the game are most likely to watch.
    I suppose. I don't think that's a big portion of the marginal viewership, though.

    I'm sure there's some behind the scenes greasing of wheels, but I couldn't prove that if I cared enough to try.
    You'd have to be an insider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    Sure, that happens at the macro level. But they still have to run games involving the best teams against the worst. I get what you're saying, which is why I put this in conspiracy theories. For some reason my suspicious imagination is tweaked by what passes for happenstance in the NFL.
    I would think that there'd be a statistical trail left behind if teams with very bad W|L records maintained close scores in their losses versus teams with very good W|L records.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    I would think that there'd be a statistical trail left behind if teams with very bad W|L records maintained close scores in their losses versus teams with very good W|L records.
    How often do good teams get blown out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    That's what the broadcasters do to keep it interesting.
    Thats what I was saying. But even at that, the broadcasters don't come up with most of it on their own. The researchers and stats people (scriptwriters) have that stuff prepared ahead of time, along with tons of video from the past cued up, to help keep interest if the game action or score isn't enough on its own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    How often do good teams get blown out?
    I don't even follow the NFL, so I have no idea.

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