For as long as the United States has existed, conspiracy theories and their consequences have been making news. Many folks are so deep in conspiracies that they believe everything that happens was done by somebody who wanted it to go down.
The NFL is not safe from that notion, but instead of running from the conspiracy theories, they made light of it when they started a new ad campaign that gives us a behind-the-scenes look at how the script came together for the upcoming season.
While the commercial was great, it does not appear to be an original idea.
Last week’s commercial went insanely viral as we saw Keegan Michael-Key present an NFL “script” for a table read that included star players such as Jalen Ramsey and Patrick Mahomes.
Scott Rogowsky, the comedian who formerly hosted “HQ Trivia”, is now putting the league on major blast and accusing them of stealing his idea that he started well over 10 years ago.
“Now does it surprise me that a soulless mega-corporation with zero creativity or independent thought would choose to blatantly rip off actually-creative people to make their content?” Rogowsky asked.
“No it doesn’t. Does it piss me off? You betcha, because the person they ripped off this time was me!”
Rogowsky added that he and Neil Janowitz, now the editorial director of New York Magazine’s entertainment vertical Vulture, made several seasons of the series “NFL Writers Room” under their “12 Angry Mascots” brand.
“There’s one I posted in February of this year. My feeling on this is NFL folks saw this video go viral and decided to rip it off themselves,” Rogowsky said.
“Just Google NFL Writers Room. You’ll see all these videos of me, going back to 2009.”
This entire thing would’ve never happened without Arian Foster. The former Houston Texans all-pro running back first joked about the league having script writers and things took off from there.
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