Here’s something for NFL conspiracists to stow away in a folder marked “SEE?! I TOLD YOU SO!”
On Facebook, the league fast-forwarded through Sunday’s AFC and NFC Championship Games and went ahead and promoted the Super Bowl … and a matchup between the New England Patriots and the Minnesota Vikings.
— Mark J. Burns (@markjburns88) January 19, 2018
The league removed the promo from Facebook, labeling their posting it a “regrettable mistake.”
Via email, NFL spokesperson said league’s Facebook promo advertising a Vikings-Patriots Super Bowl with Case Keenum and Tom Brady is a “regrettable mistake.”
NFL created other promos w/different combos, including the Eagles, but were supposed to wait until Monday to release.
— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherNFL) January 19, 2018
But don’t think for a second that that stopped Twitter’s foremost brain geniuses from announcing the fix is in with varying and unpredictable doses of capital letters.
What Is This? So You Mean To Tell Me The AFC & NFC Games Happen Already Because The NFL Already Has The Patriots Vs The Vikings In The Superbowl @nflcommish You Have Some Explaining To Do Smh If The Jags & My Eagles Lose This Was Fixed. All Eagles Fans Retweet. @SportsRadioWIP pic.twitter.com/Orw6XXn7YS
— Brian Eichler (@Brian__215) January 20, 2018
Dear @NFL, is the fix in? Promoting Patriots-Vikings Super Bowl days before the Conference Championships are played – determining the 2 Teams that WILL play in SB LII – can lead the mind to believe the Refs will throw the games. Any response? #ReleasetheMemo #QAnon pic.twitter.com/adrLDDBeO0
— TruthInJournalism (@Reporter081958) January 20, 2018
THE NFL IS PROVEN TO BE RIGGED !! go on google and look up “Patriots super bowl appearances” and then look up “Vikings super bowl appearances”… has them both saying super bowl 52….. that hasn’t happened yet which is this year …
— Jaeden (@__jaeden_) January 19, 2018
This one’s my favorite.
Of all combos though that’s the one that gets leaked ??
— Stephen Carle (@scarle048) January 19, 2018
Ah yes, there are possible four combinations of Super Bowl teams at this point, but because the league posted the most likely outcome (sorry, Eagles and Jaguars fans, it’s true) and it doesn’t involve your team, it’s definitely rigged.