posted at 12/7/2009 9:10 AM EST
In Response to Re: peytoninterference.com
[QUOTE]First and foremost, if you're a Colts fan or a troll, why? Why are you even here?[/QUOTE]
I use this moniker to weed out the feeble-minded ones whose kneejerk reaction is to react to the name instead of the post.
[QUOTE]I do marketing for hotels and I just got my Bachelor's in marketing last week. I love doing these kinds of campaigns for the hell of it because this is where marketing is headed (viral marketing, blogging, social media, etc.). With social media being what it is today, I think the site can get a lot of attention and hopefully, open some eyes. I plan to setup a Facebook page, a YouTube channel, and keep this site up too. If I can get some legitimate content on there (and I wont market the site until I do)[/QUOTE]
Ah, so you are motivated by self-interest, in making money off the site? Why didn't you say so in the first place? Congrats on the sheepskin and good luck with the career. I'm not a fan of TMZ type of marketing, I'm more a fan of the intelligence & creativity that goes with those e-Trade baby commercials. But there's nothing wrong with trying to make a buck off Peyton Manning's name. Good luck with it.
[QUOTE]I have no doubt in my mind that certain players get prefrential treatment in the NFL. We seem to think it's lopsided towards the Colts. I don't believe for a second that all NFL officials are innocent and bias-free. Who knows what this will lead to but it's just something I want to do.
Posted by apdynasty23[/QUOTE]
No, it's human nature to have bias. I think the Colts have achieved a certain standard of excellence that turns bias in their favor. Marvin Harrison stretching out to make those sideline catches while his toes cling to just inside the chalk, you can't help but admire that ability. And when that is done enough, when that level of excellence becomes the standard, then yes, I can see how it can be hard NOT to have a bias. When the Colts go no huddle and keep a defense on their toes, and do this series after series in a half and march the ball downfield, and do this game after game, yes, I can see how people, even refs, can be in awe of this and it can create an expectation, a bias.
I can go on but you get the point. I look forward to the empirical data in your research. Set the standard. Create the bias. Don't be just another whiny Pats fan.