Originally Posted by TheElusiveKyleOrton
That's not a very good argument.
You think the NFL risks ANYTHING by pushing a storyline? Get a job, man.
You get a redemption story, which the league LOVES LOVES LOVES LOVES LOVES, on top of the "we did it for Mr. Modell!" bull****, on top of the Flaccid reinvention, on top of the Harbowl... and it's meaningless?
The Super Bowl yesterday was the most-watched in history. Prolly just for the commercials, though.
This is insane. First off, pending on which report you read, your last point isn't exactly true.
((((From AP: Updated at 2:11 p.m.: Nielsen estimated Monday afternoon that 108.4 million total viewers watched this year's game, which makes it the third-most watched program ever, behind the 2010 and 2011 Super Bowls.]
The Green Bay Packers' win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2011 drew a 47.9 rating; the New York Giants' victory over the New England Patriots in 2012 got a 48.1 rating.)))
Secondly, the numbers are more or less on par with past years.
Thirdly, you are INSANE if the NFL would risk credibility to push an ART MODELL storyline. Are you ****ing out of your mind? You think anyone gives a **** about Art Modell? Joe Flacco? They don't even care about Ray Lewis. If the league wanted its most popular players in the Super Bowl, somehow the Broncos and Redskins would have gotten in.
Again, the NFL is KING in america. It does not need to FIX ITS GAMES for a storyline.