The sports world was recently shaken up by a conspiracy theory that the NFL is scripting games. The allegations went viral after Arian Foster, the former NFL player, made a sensational claim during an interview. According to Foster, he used to get scripts before the start of each season, and these scripts would determine the outcome of the games. Now things are getting a bit interesting after what people believe is a script for the most important game of the year leaked.
Alleged Leaked Super Bowl LVII Script Shows Chiefs Losing by 3 Points to Eagles
A viral photo circulating on social media allegedly shows the outcome of Super Bowl LVII as scripted by the NFL. For Chiefs this will be heartbreaking, because it shows they will be on the losing end by a mere three points. The leaked photo shows that Eagles will score 37 points, and Chiefs will score 34 points.
Based on the stats Kansas City will open up a 10 point lead in the first quarter, and take a 24-13 lead into the second half. However, in the third quarter Eagles will come storming back by scoring 11 unanswered points, which will tie the game. In the closing quarter Eagles will eventually kick a field goal to ultimately be Super Bowl LVII champions, if the script is real.
Theoretically Speaking How Would the NFL Script Super Bowl LVII to Make Chiefs Lose?
It should go without saying that the NFL would probably never admit to scripting games if they really were, but there are a few scenarios that could explain how the outcome of Super Bowl LVII would be rigged.
One way that the NFL could script games would be through pre-determined plays and formations. This would allow the league to control the flow of the game and ensure that the most exciting plays are called. Teams could also be instructed to run certain plays at certain times, which would make the game more exciting.
The NFL could also use referees to influence the outcome of games. Referees could be instructed to call certain penalties or non-calls to sway the game in a certain direction. The league could also give preferential treatment to certain teams or players when it comes to calls. Think about all those missed or sketchy calls that happen during games, could they be by design? Think about all those times we heard Tom Brady talking with the refs almost like they worked for him.
Finally, the NFL could also use technology to influence the outcome of games. The league could use instant replay technology to reverse calls that would have gone in favor of one team or the other. The technology could also be used to give certain teams more time on the clock, or to slow down or speed up the game depending on the situation. Also with the use of special effects they could make the general public believe certain things happened that really didn’t. Interestingly enough that would connect to the conspiracy theories regarding Damar Hamlin’s ambulance.
The big question is how real is this leaked Super Bowl LVII script? Even if it’s fake, what will happen if the game actually goes exactly like the script? The NFL could lose a lot of credibility either way.
All we can hope as fans is that the game is fairly called, and the best team wins without any outside influence.