With the topic of game rigging becoming ever more widespread, I do subscribe to the belief that the nfl employs such a "lawful" business practice. However, it definitely does not happen every game and when I watched the super bowl I did not believe it to be rigged, despite my utter surprise by the atrocious play by the broncos and my expectation that the game would be rigged for the broncos to WIN. Also, I'm used to rigging happening only by the refs. I'm sure we've all read the satirical article of Payton Manning asking Pete Carroll when he was going to pay up, which even I didn't previously believe in. But could it ACTUALLY be true?
Personally, I normally just watch the refs, but watch this! And tell me what you think is going on in your opinion. This is a replay of the Doug Baldwin touchdown from the super bowl. First of all, there are two broncos, which even when I saw it live I thought didn't put up a whole lot of effort, but it especially looks like it in the replay. Not only did Baldwin make NO MOVES to make two defenders horribly whiff to get the touchdown, which is suspicious as it is, but watch as he points up with his thumb as if to signal to the defender to go high so that he can duck under!!!