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gabeyz
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dancampbell869
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Was the super bowl set up?

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dancampbell869
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/2/2015 Category: Sports
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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gabeyz

Pro

In my opinion i think that the seahawks would never really call that last game ending play if the game was not set up. I think Russell and Pete were payed to throw the game. The casinos in Vegas made 100's of millions on dollars because of the pats winning. The people favored the hawks so when the pats won the casinos won big time.
dancampbell869

Con

The Super Bowl was definitely not fixed. First, you are wrong that the Seahawks were favored, as the Patriots were actually a 0.5 point favorite. Secondly, why would the Seahawks wait until the last play of the game to throw the game. Wilson threw 4 INTs in the NFC Championship Game, it wouldn't have been crazy if he threw a number similar to that in the Super Bowl allowing the Patriots to win handily. The logic is simply not there to say that the Super Bowl was fixed.
Debate Round No. 1
gabeyz

Pro

In Vegas where many people bet on the super bowl the Seahawks were favored so when they lost the casinos made millions. Doesn't it seem possible that a casino in Vegas said "hey here is 30 million, throw the game." ?
dancampbell869

Con

They had to pass the ball once in the series...think it through...run once, run again with 20 seconds (when they threw the interception) and if they don't make it they have to call a timeout, run again on third down and the game is over...so they had to throw on 2nd or 3rd...so the play call was not as absurd as many are making it out to be...why would they accept money from casinos, both will make tons of money by the end of their careers...there just isn't enough there to believe the game was thrown
Debate Round No. 2
gabeyz

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gabeyz forfeited this round.
dancampbell869

Con

I stand by my previous arguments.
Debate Round No. 3
gabeyz

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gabeyz forfeited this round.
dancampbell869

Con

dancampbell869 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Vote Placed by lannan13 2 years ago
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