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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,613
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    So where does the NFL fit into “sports betting”

    Especially the latest deregulation

    Sounds like a class action unless disclosed in the betting industry

    Something to keep an eye on as things unfold or get buried...

    https://www.totalprosports.com/2019/10/15/rumor-gambler-bet-large-amounts-of-cash-on-multiple-nfl-games-officiated-by-clete-blakemans-crew/
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,808
    Ron, it's all about picking the fix to hell with spreads etc.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,472
    Interesting angle TX... refs get paid barely enough for a professional living in many cities, while the league makes billions and the players make millions. It takes decades to earn that zebra shirt, and they get nothing but crap from everybody.

    It’s not hard to imagine why a little extra cash in the pocket could be a strong motivator.
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,472
    edited October 17
    la2vegas wrote: »
    I don't subscribe to Fake Fox News. >:)

    You prefer your fake news from CNN?
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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,309
    edited October 17
    ^^ neither, can you say that?
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,472
    ^^ neither, can you say that?
    Yes.... yes I can.

    I trust no source and prefer to do my own homework, but there are certain voices I do trust.
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,808
    Interesting angle TX... refs get paid barely enough for a professional living in many cities, while the league makes billions and the players make millions. It takes decades to earn that zebra shirt, and they get nothing but crap from everybody.

    It’s not hard to imagine why a little extra cash in the pocket could be a strong motivator.

    They get paid pretty good fo working a few hours a week.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,808
    The twelfth man
  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,320
    edited October 18
    Being a ref is a thankless job. They can hardly get anybody to be a ref in lower levels because of all the beeotching from parents etc. Refs getting threatened or even beat up walking to their vehicles after games. As for the Lion game, I have to say the Lions had 5 field goals. You have five field goals in a game and you can't b*tch about losing. Make one of those five FG's a touchdown and you win. Plus, Stafford's yards were all in the first quarter - and they had no run game whatsoever the entire game. The Lions got the ball with 8 minutes left and the lead and all they had to do was sustain a drive to waste the clock - instead they gave the ball back. Even the semblance of a run game and the Lions would've won. The Lion's first TD was a fourth down and goal and one ref called a TD and the others didn't. That call was just as debatable as the last. Plus, the Packers had 3 turnovers - and two dropped passes that were sure touchdowns. Yet, the Lions couldn't convert and had 5 field goals. "The refs decided the game" is a refrain you hear often, and sometimes - like the Saints game last year that kept them from the Super Bowl - it sure seemed like it, but more often its there are many plays throughout the game that are determinative of who wins and who loses. Monday night was a boring game by two pretty mediocre teams. If there was some conspiracy I don't think it would've been used on them.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,808
    dromunds wrote: »
    Being a ref is a thankless job. They can hardly get anybody to be a ref in lower levels because of all the beeotching from parents etc. Refs getting threatened or even beat up walking to their vehicles after games. As for the Lion game, I have to say the Lions had 5 field goals. You have five field goals in a game and you can't b*tch about losing. Make one of those five FG's a touchdown and you win. Plus, Stafford's yards were all in the first quarter - and they had no run game whatsoever the entire game. The Lions got the ball with 8 minutes left and the lead and all they had to do was sustain a drive to waste the clock - instead they gave the ball back. Even the semblance of a run game and the Lions would've won. The Lion's first TD was a fourth down and goal and one ref called a TD and the others didn't. That call was just as debatable as the last. Plus, the Packers had 3 turnovers - and two dropped passes that were sure touchdowns. Yet, the Lions couldn't convert and had 5 field goals. "The refs decided the game" is a refrain you hear often, and sometimes - like the Saints game last year that kept them from the Super Bowl - it sure seemed like it, but more often its there are many plays throughout the game that are determinative of who wins and who loses. Monday night was a boring game by two pretty mediocre teams. If there was some conspiracy I don't think it would've been used on them.

    Fixing games with the worst of teams still pays...someone
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,472
    And it's a great story line for Aaron Rogers to ride off into the sunset after another ring...
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  • dromundsdromunds Posts: 8,320
    You and I both should put a chunk on the Packers to win the super bowl right now. Lol. Aaron Rogers is an over the hill primadonna that argues with his coach on the sidelines and blames others and rolls his eyes when things aren't going right. They'll probably get into the playoffs and lose in the first or second round when they hit a team that won't let them come back. For most of the game Monday he sucked - the whole first half was a joke - but that last TD bomb to Lazard was a thing of beauty, as was the catch. He can do still do that once in a while but not as much as he used to. The Packers are stuck with an overpaid, over the hill QB, like several other teams. But he's the "name" that's bringing in big revenue for the Corporation, and that's the name of the game nowadays not football.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,472
    edited October 18
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Interesting angle TX... refs get paid barely enough for a professional living in many cities, while the league makes billions and the players make millions. It takes decades to earn that zebra shirt, and they get nothing but crap from everybody.

    It’s not hard to imagine why a little extra cash in the pocket could be a strong motivator.

    They get paid pretty good fo working a few hours a week.

    They work more than you think, and if you take that over the couple decades they were either volunteers or paid very little at the HS. and College levels to get there, they don't get enough to put up with the BS from multi-millionaire crybaby athletes, drunken fans and a host of others, at least in my opinion.
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    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,808
    edited October 18
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Interesting angle TX... refs get paid barely enough for a professional living in many cities, while the league makes billions and the players make millions. It takes decades to earn that zebra shirt, and they get nothing but crap from everybody.

    It’s not hard to imagine why a little extra cash in the pocket could be a strong motivator.

    They get paid pretty good fo working a few hours a week.

    They work more than you think, and if you take that over the couple decades they were either volunteers or paid very little at the HS. and College levels to get there, they don't get enough to put up with the BS from multi-millionaire crybaby athletes, drunken fans and a host of others, at least in my opinion.

    Yeah and some people major in **** dance theory. Maybe they should have pursued a real career?
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,808
    Should a prostitute complain about getting screwed?
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,808
    Do these nincompoops grow up playing in their backyards spiking yellow flags and saying "Mike Carey!"?
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,379
    Vikings win again!
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  • motorstereomotorstereo Posts: 1,322
    It seems the defense of the Pats in addition to smothering offense lines now has even stopped the people that had been crying cheat :)
    I must admit I did not expect that outcome last night especially since the Jets beat the Cowboys the previous week.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,808
    It seems the defense of the Pats in addition to smothering offense lines now has even stopped the people that had been crying cheat :)
    I must admit I did not expect that outcome last night especially since the Jets beat the Cowboys the previous week.

    I liked it when the Jets QB hit the wide open defender with a perfect pass!
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,613
    looks like a bunch of moldy cheese heads sitting in the stands in LA
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,472
    Kirk Cousins wilts under pressure yet again....
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  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,379
    Kirk Cousins wilts under pressure yet again....

    Missed the game. Maybe that's why they lost but it looked to be close
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 4,375
    Yay Bal'more/Ball-T-more!
  • la2vegasla2vegas Posts: 3,722
    Only one yet unbeaten team left.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,472
    This was the best play of the week in football.

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  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 1,379
    This was the best play of the week in football.


    Well the giants are going to have bad luck for the rest of the season now...
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  • licmarcoslicmarcos Posts: 17
    Minnesota got a gem in Zimmer. As a Bengals fan, it sucks to lose him. Could care less about Gruden, but guys like Zimmer are hard to find.
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,633
    WOW... Titans defeat the Chefs
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