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Old 01-14-03, 08:50 AM
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The NFL seems to believe that sports betting does not exist.

http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news/ap/...ommercial.html

Bring back the ghost of Jimmy "The Greek" I say. The only time I ever watch SportsCenter is at 10:50 am on Sundays to see Hammerin' Hank Goldberg's selections.
Old 01-14-03, 10:32 AM
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OMFG!!!!!!!

McCarthy said the NFL has a contract with ABC that gives the league the right to reject any advertisement related to sports betting.

NFL is one of the biggest point shading sports in the U.S. I just got to decide which is the worst.

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I know it would never happen but I always wished that you could bet on a football game at the stadium like you would for say horse racing. Of course I'd bet on the Chargers so ...
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I see no problem with rejecting an ad, they have the right to do so. However, the NFL is huge only because of betting in casinos, offices, bars, FFL's etc..
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Originally posted by Flashback
I see no problem with rejecting an ad, they have the right to do so. However, the NFL is huge only because of betting in casinos, offices, bars, FFL's etc..

Oh I agree they have the right. It is shortsighted though for the NFL to believe that more people care about who wins the Super Bowl than how much they win by, how many points are scored, and what the last digit of each team's score is.
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I thought the mayor of Vegas was way out of line saying the NFL players were a bunch of thugs. I paraphrase but that was basically what he said. I have to say I'm with the NFL on this one. It's their league and they can do what they want. I don't think they are as much concerned that the general public is betting on games but that the NFL in some way sanctions that in Vegas. That opens the door of fixing games. Two guys betting in a bar means nothing but a commercial during the Super Bowl is another matter. I can see both sides but ultimately it's their call. The Mayor of Vegas sounds like as ass.
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Originally posted by cold gin
I thought the mayor of Vegas was way out of line saying the NFL players were a bunch of thugs.
Tell us something we don't know...
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Originally posted by cold gin
It's their league and they can do what they want. I don't think they are as much concerned that the general public is betting on games but that the NFL in some way sanctions that in Vegas. That opens the door of fixing games. .


The NFL does not explicitly condone it but they certainly implicitly condone it and know how important it is to their well-being. Why do you think they release such specific injury reports? Except for the DL and IR in other leagues, what other sport officially tells the general public the status of players prior to a game.
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Originally posted by mysterX
NFL is one of the biggest point shading sports in the U.S. I just got to decide which is the worst.
Who here thinks of the 1996 Superbowl and Neil O'Donnell's two interceptions to Larry Brown?
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Originally posted by Ranger02
Who here thinks of the 1996 Superbowl and Neil O'Donnell's two interceptions to Larry Brown?
Obvious isn't it?

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