Colin Cowherd addresses ‘NFL is rigged’ claims after Chiefs dramatic win over Bengals in AFC Championship game
The recent AFC championship game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Cincinnati Bengals sparked a social media frenzy on Twitter with the hashtag “NFL rigged.” This was due to some questionable official decisions during the game.
However, popular sports analyst Colin Cowherd sees things differently. In Cowherd’s view, if the NFL was indeed rigged, it would do a much better job.
He humorously envisions a shadowy figure in the NFL saying, “Ok, let’s rig the league by letting mega brands like the Steelers, Packers miss the playoffs and put the Jags in. Atlanta is consistently bad. Oh yeah, always get the popular Dallas out of the playoffs early.”
Shadowy NFL Figure “Ok, let’s rig the league by letting mega brands like the Steelers and Packers miss the playoffs and put the Jags in. Also, major TV markets like DC, NY, Houston, Chicago, Atlanta must be consistently bad. Oh yeah, always get the popular Dallas out of the playoffs early.”
— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) January 31, 2023
Cowherd argues that a rigged league would not undermine the potential of a young, promising quarterback like Joe Burrow, who will be a key figure in the NFL for years to come.
Cowherd also points out that a rigged league would not have resulted in a quarterback injury in the NFC Championship Game, making for a less exciting match. He believes people are more likely to believe in conspiracy theories because it’s easier than accepting defeat or the human fallibility of referees.
The Super Bowl between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles is set to take place on February 12 and there’s no denying the lead won’t be perfect. However, Cowherd believes that doesn’t automatically mean the NFL has picked a winner.
In summary, Cowherd’s witty take on the “NFL rigged” claims is a reminder that sometimes the simpler explanation is the right one. Referees are human and make mistakes and there is no need to look for conspiracies in every aspect of the game.
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