Comment: I suspect if there is manipulation, it is done with several

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I suspect if there is manipulation, it is done with several

target scenario outcomes that are all acceptable to ownership and the big bosses. Major market teams, player or coaching match ups, etc. The league survives even if a team sneaks in that maybe wasn't in their favorite or optimal scheme, but they could certainly influence the probability of certain outcomes.

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