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The NFL is Scripted

Football.
Davis P.
Football.

Is it just a coincidence that players have people run right through them, people fumbling at weird times for no reason, and a ton of more very odd plays that change games to get a certain team to win and draw more attention to the game to bring in more money for the NFL?

One example this year was Taylor Swift. She is one of the most popular people in the world, and this NFL season, she started dating Travis Kelce, who is a star tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs. Is it odd that this team went on to win the Super Bowl? I think so. The Chiefs had a losing record, and one of the worst starts to a season in years. However, if Taylor is there, then they draw in more views from people out of America and let the NFL sell a lot more merch because Taylor is all around gaining popularity. The Chiefs then went on to beat the best teams in the playoffs in some weird ways, like a missed kick and a fumble at the goal line. The NFL wanted Taylor and the Chiefs in the Superbowl, and the Super Bowl brought in 123.4 million viewers. The Chiefs and the NFL gained a lot more fans because of Taylor.

Taylor Swift this year is not the only example. There were plays where, for example, Patrick Mahomes was running versus the Dolphins in the playoffs and went right through two people, and they didn’t even try to get him. There was a play where a player on defense had just him and the quarterback, and instead of tackling him, he ran and tackled a blocker. 

Odd things like these happen all the time, but I think they are not a coincidence, and the NFL is scripted for views, fans, money, and more reasons.

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Davis P.
Davis  is an eleven-year-old boy who plays baseball for the Wellington Colts baseball team. He also loves to fish and play soccer. He is a first-year journalist at Wellington Landings Middle School, and his favorite subject is math.

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    Asher MembergApr 5, 2024 at 11:59 am

    The NFL is NOT SCRIPTED

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    jackoMar 5, 2024 at 2:05 pm

    real bro as a fins fan i agree

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      AnonymousMar 15, 2024 at 1:39 pm

      real

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