TKC MUST READ!!! KANSAS CITY MEDIA MOGUL CRAIG GLAZER REVEALS PRO-FOOTBALL PROBABLY RIGGED!!!
A bold statement from Kansas City's top sportsbook expert who often provides a great deal of insight on the betting game which clandestinely powers so much interest in pro-football.
Here's the word and some EXCELLENT rguments supporting his thesis:
Craig Glazer: Is The NFL Fixed? Looks That Way!
The fear of NFL games being fixed has always been in the air, right. Reason in years past, MONEY, GAMBLING. Things have changed today. The NFL is clearly aware that their billion dollar empire has taken a hit this season. TV viewing is down, attendance at games is down and overall interest is slightly off. Why? Many reasons. One just too many football games on the tube. Between college and pro games more than 30-40 a week! NFL is on all day Sunday, then a Sunday night game, a Monday Night Game, a Thursday Night game and soon, when college ends, Saturday games for the NFL. Another issue is the changing of the guard. The big names of the last decade are leaving the game, they got old. Top quarterbacks like Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Tom Brady, 'Big Ben,' Aaron Rogers, Eli Manning are all gone or going. The new guys don't yet have that name or sex appeal. So, less interest, for now.
The biggest reason the fix could be in is this, the NFL expansion to Europe and Mexico. Big bucks, big interest. They love certain teams more there than here, like THE OAKLAND RAIDERS as number one. Why? The uniforms, black and silver, the idea of being 'a bad ass' and now they are a good team. So Monday Night Football was in Mexico City for a sold out game in a country that is broke, tickets at 100 bucks and up, hummm....oh they have weed there, ok. They love Oakland. The Raiders trailed the entire game. Houston Texans were winning.
At one point Houston's Deandre Hopkins went field down the sideline for a clear touchdown for the Texans. However the 'refs' said he stepped out at the 35 yard line. Replay showed 'he didn't' it was a touchdown, but the call stood and no TD. Late in the game, fourth quarter with less than six minutes left and the score tied 20-20, Houston has a 3rd and one near the Oakland Red Zone. Their back easily picked up the one yard and more. Not so fast. The Refs spotted the ball inches short of the first down. Clearly wrong. Replays showed the back easily picked up a couple yards and made the first down. The Houston Coach threw the red flag and in a split second the call was upheld? Huh? Gets better. The Texans went for the fourth and inches and got it. Not even close. The announcers including Jon Gruden called 'first down.' Not so fast. The refs placed the ball backwards with 'no gain' OAKLAND'S BALL. The Raiders drove the field and scored the winning TD with seconds left and won the game 27-20. Three bad calls. Looks more than odd.
Better yet the other international favorite team is DALLAS, America's team. The Cowboys are 9-1 and now Oakland is 8-2. Both have a real shot at the Super Bowl. Yes they are both good, but wow, is it fixed? New England is popular too but ranked 7th internationally on who they like.
Remember gambling is huge in the NFL, the biggest. Not only in Vegas but online, billions wagered weekly. College football is second, then college basketball, baseball is fourth.
Roger Goodell is the master planner of the NFL's immediate future: a team in Vegas/the Vegas Raiders?/International play and soon teams located outside the U.S. So are games being fixed? Looks that way.