chawx wrote:I guarantee this happens. Look at the Seahawks and 49ers game for example. The spread was 7.5, the 49ers have a 7 point lead and get a safety via a crappy chop block call in the end zone with about 40 seconds left in the game—Harbaugh declines the penalty AND the points citing "He didn't want to take any chances on the kick off"... that's a bunk statement because it's almost impossible to "onside" punt a ball after a safety.
Harbaugh knew the line and knew the 2-points would put his team over the spread. It's not a Conspiracy Theory, it's Conspiracy Truth.
I'm not sure if you're serious about this or not, if not it was pretty funny. But if you are serious, you should also consider that by declining the penalty, the 49ers didn't run up the score on the opponent, and made the last play of the game a (relatively) safe kneel down instead of a kickoff, where people can and do get hurt.