Originally Posted by SonOfLe-loLang
You understand the nfl doesn't need a ratings ploy right?
The thing is, with the Superbowl it's all about getting not only the regular viewers but also the casual viewers. They want to keep breaking the viewership record for the game every year. I won't say games are rigged but I do think some things are manipulated in order to give certain teams the best chance to win.
As soon as Ray Ray announced his retirement and everyone started making a big to-do over it, I could see where things might be headed. And unless Brady pulls off a miracle, it looks like the NFL will get its storyline.