We also know that officials are capable of making bogus calls in order to determine the outcome of games. This is also historical fact.
But the idea that NFL games are scripted is the dumbest, most moronic thing I've ever heard.
I've done a lot of acting, both on stage and in film. I've never done a play that didn't have at least two weeks of rehearsals. I've never acted in a film that didn't have at least a couple of walk-throughs for blocking. I've never acted in a fight scene that wasn't meticulously rehearsed in order to look realistic while avoiding injury.
For NFL games, with 300 pound humans, careening across the field at full speed, to be scripted would require every team to spend weeks rehearsing with every other team on their schedule.
Those of you who are promulgating this idea need to apply common sense. How are 22 men all supposed to act their parts, hit their marks, deliver their hits, etc. with zero rehearsal? How could it possibly happen?
And if it is scripted, why do injuries occur? Are those part of the script too? Who's writing these scripts? The coaches? The owners? Roger Goddell?
At what point between college and pro ball are rookies told they are now actors? How come none of these dumb athletes, who can't keep their mouths shut to save their lives, has ever talked?
The NFL is not scripted. Case closed.