I am a lifetime Jets fan, so needless to say that when this past Sunday's game was on, I was watching every second of it. And as this had to go down as one of my favorite games of the past decade or so (even better than the Monday nighter where they came back from 3 td's down to beat the Dolphins on a TD pass to Jumbo Elliot), I had a sneeking feeling that this was just to unreal to be true. The kicker gets hurt? The Dolphins rally back behind Chad Pennington, and lose by a fingernail on a floater into the back of the endzone(which Revis catches with one hand)?
This got me to thinking, is the NFL turning into the WWE? Is the commisioner working in storylines the way Vince McMahon worked a soap opera into WWF? The games, the intrigue, it's all has too much symmetry or yin yang to be random. Maybe I've just watched way too much football in my lifetime, but how does Matt Ryan come out and throw a 62 yard touchdown pass in his first game on his first pass? Cough....Ratings boost. It's all too perfect, the games seem to play out just right for the heroes and just wrong enough for the goats. Am i watching a game that is not won on a football field by athletes, or is it scripted out in a boardroom by owners, and played out by actors? How else does a team go undefeated, and lose in the Super Bowl, when they could have just sacked Eli Manning and called it a day?
I don't know if I'm the latest conspiracy theorist who thinks the vegas betting lines and television ratings have more to do with who wins and loses, than who actually suits up next week, but I'm definately not starting my fantasy football league, until i check with the director of marketing. Anyone out there think differently on this matter?