Refs call costs $64 million

Discussion in 'NFL Football Forum' started by jmt57, Nov 17, 2008.

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  1. jmt57

    jmt57 Moderator Staff Member Supporter

    At the end of the Steelers - Chargers game yesterday, San Diego tried the multiple lateral play that as far as I know has only worked twice (Stanford-Cal and the Music City Miracle) over the years. Pittsburgh recovered and Troy Polamalu went in for a touchdown.

    Blown call loses it for Steelers bettors

    But now it gets a little more interesting for conspiracy theorists. First, there is the fact that the Steelers were flagged 13 times in the game while the Chargers were flagged only twice (one being that final play.) But then there is the news on the money being wagered on this game.

    Can you imagine the uproar if this happened in an NBA game rather than in an NFL game? And given how many Steeler fans are still convinced their losses to the Pats in the AFCCG were due to video taping and not poor special teams play or Roethlisberger's interceptions, I can't even imagine what they're saying about how the NFL is out to get them right now.
  2. drew4008

    drew4008 In the Starting Line-Up

    I can't imagine very many Steelers fans are upset... they won the game. Many deadbeat gamblers, on the other hand, might be upset... but that's different.
  3. Watson's IQ

    Watson's IQ Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Real football fans don't care, they won the game. The outcome of that play was utterly meaningless from a football standpoint unless the Chargers scored, which they didn't.

    Gamblers are the only ones affected by this, and I have a hard time working up too much sympathy. If it had affected the outcome of the game, that's another story.
  4. wpdougie2180

    wpdougie2180 On the Game Day Roster

    Actually one of the tiebreakers for the Playoffs is points scored so it could potenially cost them playoff seeding.
  5. KontradictioN

    KontradictioN Do you even lift? Supporter

    No Jersey Selected

    Chargers fans are probably doing what they do best as well: *****.
  6. Sivy

    Sivy In the Starting Line-Up

    who gives a crap about the outcome it had on betting.
  7. AStack75

    AStack75 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    You can bet that the NFL cares. They know that their league is hugely popular because of all the gambling involved in Pro Football. Whether it's fantasy football, office pools, sports book betting... It is HUGE business and the NFL has to protect the integrity of it's game which is what that gambling (and associated interest in the games) is based on. If the NFL didn't care about gambling, the injury reports wouldn't exist.
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