blue 22 wrote:regardless of the gambling debate... Im impressed with jewhawk and nsport's knowledge! lol
I agree. Before those two I thought it was all some big conspiracy...one where the big casinos and gambling rings get together with the commish of the NFL/NBA/etc and tell them, "Hey, we'll win $150 million if this spread isn't covered by Seattle. So, you need to get on the phone with your boys in stripes (or grey shirts, whatever the outfit may be) and make it happen."
Suddenly you start seeing drive killing penalty after drive killing penalty on Seattle, while the other team blatantly and egregiously gets away with holding, PIs, etc, etc, until the Seahawks are deflated and demoralized. Nothing seems to work, and if it does, it's taken back over and over through out the game. The end result is applauded—there's no repercussion for the officials involved in swaying the game—and everyone goes on their merry way, except the select few up at the top that rake in the aforementioned $$.
But, I'm sure that's never happened...ever... especially, not in a super bowl... right?