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Entry from January 24, 2021
National Fixed League (National Football League or NFL nickname)

Many people believe that the National Football League (NFL) is fixed, like professional wrestling. The NFL is sometimes nicknamed the “National Fixed League.”

“The National Football League is becoming the National Fixed League” was posted on the newsgroup alt.sports.football.pro.dallas-cowboys on December 20, 1999. “The National Fixed League” was posted on the newsgroup alt.sports.football.pro.dallas-cowboys on January 9, 2000.

Other NFL nicknames include “National Felons League,” “NFHell,” “Not For Long,” “No Fan Left,” “No Fan Loyalty” and “No Fun League.”


Wikipedia: National Football League
The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC). The NFL is one of the four major North American professional sports leagues, the highest professional level of American football in the world, the wealthiest professional sport league by revenue, and the sport league with the most valuable teams. The NFL’s 17-week regular season runs from early September to late December, with each team playing 16 games and having one bye week. Following the conclusion of the regular season, seven teams from each conference (four division winners and three wild card teams) advance to the playoffs, a single-elimination tournament culminating in the Super Bowl, which is usually held on the first Sunday in February and is played between the champions of the NFC and AFC. The league is headquartered in Midtown Manhattan.

Google Groups: alt.sports.football.pro.dallas-cowboys
Jet-Cowboys Post game comments
hamma...@my-deja.com
Dec 20, 1999, 3:00:00 AM
(...)
think they had a little help from the refs. The National Football League is becoming the National Fixed League.

Google Groups: alt.sports.football.pro.dallas-cowboys
The National Fixed League
hamma...@my-deja.com
Jan 9, 2000, 3:00:00 AM
The National Football League has become the National Fixed League. It is to my regret that all sports in the USA have become an entity where making money is the biggest issue at the expense of the basic principles of honesty, integrity, and morality. The inconsistent penalty calling by the NFL refs, their obvious make-up calls, their non penalty calls on stars just because they are deemed as them, are all examples of this fact.

Newspapers.com
28 January 2004, Philadelphia (PA) Daily News, “Letters,” pg. 14, col. 2:
I naively thought NFL stood for National Football League. Obviously, it stands for National Fixed League.
(...)
James R. Smith, Elkins Park

Google Groups: alt.sports.football.pro.pitt-steelers
THE NATIONAL FIXED LEAGUE!
Doug
Feb 5, 2006, 9:55:14 PM
I’m neither a steelers or seahawks fan but a vikings fan and anyone watching this game can tell this shit was fixed.

Twitter
Ryan Lockett
@The1BigGuyRy
NFL National Fixed League. i have lost all hope in the refs calling it fair. think i will go take care of them myself
4:15 PM · Oct 11, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Lewis Weyman
@ljweyman
National Fixed League....bullshit calls to support Goodell’s wanted outcomes...want him before congress Monday afternoon!
11:44 PM · Nov 15, 2009·Twitter SMS

Facebook
Chuckie Garduno NFL
September 15, 2014 at 9:42 PM · Riverbank, CA ·
National Fixed League.. All of a “sudden” these teams play defense?!? Lmfao. This game should easily be a final of around 34-31. Vegas and NFL. IN BED… Yuuup!

YouTube
PROOF Super Bowl 54 was RIGGED PART 2! National FIXED League is a JOKE! NFL SUBLIMINAL MESSAGING?
Feb 7, 2020
Master At Work
The NFL’s agenda was clear from the beginning of the 2019 Season. Make the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl Bowl LIV Champions, and make Patrick Mahomes Super Bowl MVP. The new face of the NFL by replacing Tom Brady. Bill Vinovich was named Super Bowl Referee, Despite Stain Of Infamous Missed Pass Interference In Saints-Rams helped rig the Super Bowl for the Chiefs, and rob the 49ers in the process.

Twitter
Big Dave American football
@footballbigdave
Replying to @EliotShorrParks
NFL is really the national fixed league.
6:19 PM · Jan 24, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Quentin
@QuentinC44
Replying to @Stackpole_ @ClappedFranklin and 2 others
Pro sports leagues are sports entertainment. National Fixed League,National Hoax League,National Bribery Association and Money League Ball. Nobody really loses because everyone still gets paid. Just watch it for what it is,sports entertainment.
6:20 PM · Jan 24, 2021·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Brian Brophy
@Laxer4life22
Replying to @FatherFerg
NFL =
National Fixed League.
6:41 PM · Jan 24, 2021 from Pompton Lakes, NJ·Twitter for iPhone

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