do I think it was rigged? no
did it possibly go according to the NFLs desired script...yes
but I seen really no calls that effected the game, certainly the 3 consecutive Atlanta defensive calls when they had stopped the pats on third didn't help, but they were correct, that's on Atlanta...sure there was a few I thought should have been called on the pats, that wasn't...but I could not blame the refs for this game, instead
blame the falcons defense for shutting down brady in the 1st half....then backing off, refusing to blitz, refusing to pressure brady unless it came from the 4 front lineman...and instead choosing to allow brady to sit in the pocket and pick them apart and score on 5 consecutive drives
blame the falcons offense for crumbling in the second half, allowing a sack fumble because the rb...just didn't block his guy, blame ryan for tacking a sack in fg range , in fact blame the play call for calling a deep drop back ....when all you need is 3 to ice the game
it just seemed to me the patriots played to win...the falcons thought they had the game wrapped up and could coast to the title
If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.
I'm all in....Chargers fan FOR LIFE!.......worse than getting the electric chair!
You find out the Commisioner is conspiring with game officials and league officials to determine the Super Bowl and there's racketeering and fraud charges awaiting each, and yes it would kill the league.
"I never lose, I either win or I learn."
You know the saying..."There's a first time for everything".
There was a time when everything that has happened never happened before until they finally happened...like this being the 1st (out of 51) Super Bowl to go to overtime. It never happened before until now!
I hate every ounce of the Pats too but I don't think the fix was in. I do, however, think the Pats made a pact with the Devil a long time ago...like back around in 2000!
Last edited by Mel B.; 02-06-2017 at 10:05 AM.
I was a die hard Steelers fan and I am done as well. Too much money- ads and such. They needed a payoff and ratings. And a 25 point lead wasn't going to accomplish that. It is way too obvious like WWE.
They always say it's about the patriot's "system". Please. Every other Sports team- when you lose 2 top players- your performance drops off- it doesn't increase like the Patriots. Every other sports team fails when you have a failed coach who never won anything- and a 6th round draft pick as QB. Except the blessed Patriots.
None of it smells right.
Especially now- with ESPN and every network never even bringing up the past cheating ways of the Patriots.
Every time they talk baseball and many players- It's always PED's and cheating
Every time with Lance Armstrong- Cheating
Basketball, Tennis, you name it.
Every other sport- it is mentioned with frequency- Except the close to 10 years of SpyGate.
Any other sport- the coach and QB would be held in suspicion when their Hall of Fame time comes up - But not with the Patriots.
What other sport- when one team has a 25 point lead- do I turn off the TV and know they are finished ? Last night.
Know I'm not the only one like this.
Wrestlemania and the Super Bowl - Both on Sundays Both Scripted.
I know the Refs tried to get the Pats back in the game early- when the falcons got THREE straight Holding calls on Brady incompletions. In 30+ years of football I have never seen that. The only thing that saved them was a Pick 6.
I don't believe in conspiracy theories of any other kind- But this- was predictable to the core. No different than a favorite wrestler on the ropes- Coming back for the amazing win.
Maybe someday- they will ask why they didn't review the last TD as well.