For years, fans and conspiracy theorists have speculated that the National Football League is rigged, up to the point where the “NFL scriptwriter,” figure has become a running joke online.
While it wouldn’t be the first time that sports are stained by outside factors, to say that an entire league is rigged to favor a given team is a strong accusation and one that’s nearly impossible to prove.
That’s why renowned sports analyst Colin Cowherd took to Twitter to dismiss that theory and illustrate how far-fetched it may seem from afar:
Shadowy NFL figure “Ok, let’s rig the league by having mega brands like the Steelers, Packers miss the playoffs & put the Jags in. Also, have key TV markets like DC, NY, Houston, Chicago, Atlanta be consistently bad. Oh yea, always bounce popular Dallas from the playoffs early.”
— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) January 31, 2023
Well, we couldn’t have put this better than Cowherd right there.
I mean, what incentive could the league possibly have to have one of the wealthiest sports brands on Earth, like the Dallas Cowboys, constantly struggling?
Patrick Mahomes is one of the most prominent names in the league, but it’s not like Kansas City has a stronger sports market than, say, New York City.
Of course, the referees have made some questionable calls throughout the years, and superstars often get the whistle to go their way; that’s just an undeniable fact.
But maybe it’s time we start to realize that it’s not like the referees have something against our favorite team or player — unless we’re talking about Chris Paul and Scott Foster.
The hard and sad truth is that NFL referees have been consistently bad, and they’re only getting worse by the year.
So, maybe, we should start asking for more accountability and consequences rather than making up conspiracy theories.NEXT: NFL Analyst Says 1 Place Still Makes The Most Sense For Tom Brady