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Roger Goodell’s NFL under a complete betting spell

Roger Goodell’s NFL under a complete betting spell

According to Greg Olsen, Fox’s latest untreated yak, the key to the Giants’ victory Sunday was the Vikings’ inability to establish “speed lane integrity.” Designed for food.

Six NFL playoff games since we last met, folks, and we think these truths are self-evident:

The The overwhelming commercial message throughout the telecasts was bet, bet, bet, bet, bet and then bet some more.. Bet with two fists, every match, every game. Parlays, prop bets, no first bets (read the fine print on TV).

With the paid promotion of rich celebrity gamblers, from the Fab Four Manning Football Family to Kevin Hart, Wayne Gretzky and Jamie Foxx, all getting richer, especially attracting young adult males to invest their money – major credit cards accepted! — A business that is based on losing money to investors, and anything else that happens to them as a result.

As for Roger Goodell, $64 million per first-class fake, as a financial front for team owners and the NFL’s false and selective public awareness, selections from his previous high-profile convictions on legalized sports betting:

“The NFL’s position is to be involved in our games [creates] an additional threat to the integrity and public good of our league….

“We simply don’t want our games to be used as bait to sell the game; it threatens the nature of team sports. Our sports embody our best traditions and values. They support fair and healthy competition. They favor teamwork. And to achieve success through preparation and honest effort.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell
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“With sports gambling, our games would replace the desire for a quick buck, a quick fix, something for nothing. Legalized sports gambling would change — for the worse — what our games represent and how they are perceived, and increase the ongoing risks of corruption and scandal.”

My favorite: “Our players cannot be expected to serve as healthy role models for youth if they operate as part of gambling companies. And legalized sports gambling sends an unfortunate message to our youth that when it comes to raising income, ‘anything goes’…any that we could legalize, protect, and promote the activity so that the state can get its “cut.”

But the states, addicted to legalized sports gambling and vice, Goodell & Associates decided to make “their cut”, be it through licenses – the NFL has sold its logo to three gaming operations to improve their status – television revenues (ratings and commercial), and now the addition of betting kiosks in NFL stadiums.

Cry for the children, Roger? Cry me a river, flat-flow, fake counting house.

After the betting announcements (and Minnesota’s inability to implement “speedway integrity”) the main theme of the six playoff games was the replay rule, now with the surprise addition of “rapid replay review” to give a second opinion, right or wrong, faster.

Five of the six playoff games — Giants-Vikes, the exception — were taken away from football for a micro-inspection of what just happened, allowing television to cut more game commercials.

The late George Young, who joined the NFL front office after managing the Giants, filed away in a fattening folder “Monster Grows” — “immediate” replay rule additions and corrections — now tying the games. long, unintended delays and controversial examinations to reach adjudications.

Such issues were never able to break the fans in those years when many of us became football fans. As crazy as it sounds, we used to turn on football games to watch football games, not just for replay rule decision delays or to track our game action. But you can’t get in the way of progress.

Coverage of the Maher PAT attempt was nearly blown by ESPN

When it came to those six playoff games, the television coverage, especially with the networks’ top teams, was what we’ve come to expect: recklessness, a stunning ignorance of the ongoing circumstances.

By then The Cowboys defeated the Bucs on Monday night, 31-14there was only one thing to watch: After Dallas went up 30-7, Brett Maher would miss his fifth extra point of the game.

Roger Goodell’s NFL under a complete betting spell
Cowboys kicker Brett Maher missed four NFL extra points in wild-card win over Buccaneers.
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If terrorists had invaded ESPN’s truck, they would have stopped blindfolding and blindfolding the crew to see if Maher did that kick. For crying out loud, both my brother-in-law and Stephen A. Smith would stop talking to watch.

ESPN almost lost.

On the three TD replays before the PAT, ESPN almost missed the ball as it was in the air and through the uprights.


Then ESPN dropped its troubling and all-too-familiar coverage – both teams huddled solemnly around the prone, immobile victim – the injury to Bucs WR Russell Gage. When Gage finally walked off the field, ESPN was on commercials.

That could have been forgiven if ESPN had shown it on tape. Was Gage moving? Conscious? ESPN has shown us nothing.


After SF’s Christian McCaffrey broke a long run, a close-up on Fox showed his eyes looking up, apparently looking for the Seattle quarterback closest to the stadium’s big video screen. Great shot. Of course, Daryl “Moose” Johnston was too busy talking to notice.

Christian McCaffrey
Christian McCaffrey
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Interesting how the next telecast on Saturday, Chargers-Jags on NBC, the one-game team of Al Michaels and Tony Dungy got completely mixed reviews.

But given that he had three hours before Johnston, I’ll side with reader Peter Dowd: “Nice not to explain every play down to the last detail, trying to show how smart he is with modern football parlance.”


Fox A-Team analyst Olsen, on top of Giants-Vikes, said, “The biggest thing for the Giants is they want to be a play-action pass team, not a drop-back pass team.”

Then the Giants beat the Vikes all game on reverse passes with little play action. But Olsen talks so much, how will he remember “The biggest thing”?

Then there was Olsen’s assessment of the Giants’ $72 million free agent bust Kenny Golladay, as “a bit of a disappointment”. And Lizzie Borden was “a bit eccentric”.

Kenny Golladay
Kenny Golladay
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Fox’s “Next Generation Stats” didn’t bode well for either generation, as they noted that Daniel Jones ran “more than 23 yards he expected.” Who expects it? Calvin “Add and Divide” calculator?


After Bengals Sam Hubbard’s 98-yard TD return, NBC’s Mike Tirico calmed down for a shot: “One of the longest punt returns in playoff history!”


As Ray Goulding of the radio comedy group Bob and Ray said, “George Washington was one of our first presidents.”

The networks are missing the NFL’s ugliest behavior

As for those six playoff games, well, professionalism is completely optional now, a matter of indiscriminate personal choice, nothing more. In almost every game, there was a section where players did their best/worst, only to be kicked out for bad behavior.

In the first half of Dolphins-Bills, a multiplayer battle ensued with Bills players wearing Goodell’s themed “Choose Love” messaging helmets.

A multiplayer scene erupted after Seahawks DB Johnathan Abram tore up his injured leg after tackling Deebo Samuel — a play and punt initially lost by Fox because he cut off his last-ditch crowd shot.

And in another “Thoughts and Prayers” “This puts it all into perspective” tribute to Damar Hamlin’s posthumous episode on the field, Niners DB Jimmie Ward only had to touch down Seahawks QB Geno Smith to give the Niners a 14-13 halftime lead. Instead, he tried to decapitate the helmet with a shot from an unguided missile.

And so the half ended with Seattle up 16-14 after a mindless 15-yard field goal against a 31-year-old college man on the final play. Spectators began to wonder how what they saw could happen in a professional football playoff game without even placing a bet.



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