Football is an integral part of American culture. From collegiate football to the NFL, fans really look forward to any kind of competitive game. However, the biggest football game on the calendar is the Super Bowl, where the two best teams in the league face each other for the top prize. However, a recent rumor suggests the result of Super Bowl 2023 was a part of the “script!”
So what is the root of the controversy? Ahead of the game on Sunday, February 12, fans started to place bets on Philadelphia Eagles to win the Super Bowl. Many fans also predicted that the Eagles would win the game 37-34. But why did it happen? Apparently, the NFL “script” got leaked ahead of the game that revealed how the game was going to play out!
As per the image, Philly was going to gain 0, 13, 11, and 13 in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th quarters of the game. On the other hand, Kansas City was predicted to score 10, 14, 0, and 10 in the four quarters. It made the fans think they got their hands on the lottery. Although there was no proper explanation about the image, the score was nearly accurate. The game itself ended 38-35.
However, the “script” got the most important part of the prediction wrong. It was Kansas City Chiefs who scored 38 and Philly was restricted to 35. In reality, the Eagles managed to score 7, 17, 3, and 8 in each round respectively.
After the first three quarters, the Eagles were up by 27-21. After scoring 7, 7, and 7 in the first three quarters, the Chiefs rallied in the final quarter and scored 17 to win the game 38-35. So it debunks any theory that NFL follows a script.
Ex-NFL star revealed that NFL is scripted ahead of Super Bowl 2023
Although the result was the opposite of what the leaked “script” showed, one has to admit that the predicted scoreline was too close for comfort. It was the 57th Super Bowl in NFL history. In all these years, nobody ever even claimed that the games were scripted. So how did the rumor start initially? The former NFL star Arian Foster alleged that the teams follow a script during the Macrodosing podcast.
Apparently just before the podcast went live Arian was telling his co-host that NFL players followed a “script.” Apparently, there were scripts for each player in their respective lockers. From their injury timelines to scores, everything was apparently scripted. He even compared NFL to WWE. He also revealed what goes on during the pre-season practices.
He said, “That’s what practice was about. It was about the script. This is what goes on, this is what we have to do.”
After going undrafted in 2009, Arian Foster was later picked up by Houston Texans. He played for the team from 2009-2016. He was also a part of the Miami Dolphins for a short period of time. However, his career went down a cliff and he never realized his full potential.
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