Originally Posted by FAX
Another dot. Maybe two. Dots amass as they fly at us from all directions.
Fellow Planeteers, let us consider the fact that, all of a sudden, out of nowhere, unexpectedly, and with absolute unforeseen abruptness, Winston (a newcomer with no local affinities and a free agent recruited and selected personally by Pioli, himself) has carte blanche to make sure ALL the media outlets were present and to secure their promise that, once informed, ALL of them would run with the story.
We cannot avoid the obvious implications that, at One Langleyhead Drive, decisions of that nature require approval at the very highest security levels. This, my friends, is evidence incontrovertible that Winston is acting at Dr. Evil's bidding and with his express approval.
But if that's the case, one might ask, how would Winston (acting on Pioli's behalf) know that Cassel would be going down with an injury? (For certainly, they might have reasonably anticipated that, were Cassel to be injured, some fans might applaud the event thereby justifying Winston's feigned and inappropriate outrage.)
Aha! Says I to that!!
You may recall that there was a very mysterious phone call made to Cassel on the sideline moments just prior to the series in which his supposed injury occurred. During that call, Cassel was reported to have had a strange expression on his face. This expression was noticed by several Planeteers who commented on this fact at the time and in the game thread. Could it be that that was the call in which Cassel was told to take a dive?
But if that took place, one might inquire once more, how would Cassel explain an injury on the field? How could that be arranged so as not to appear dubious?
Aho de ho ho! Says I once more!!!
Ask yourselves this, gentlemen; During the play in which Cassel was assumed to be injured, who was it that missed a key block allowing the Ratbird defender to reach Cassel and plunk him forcefully to the ground? Winston!! That's who!!
Ah, yes. The plot becomes clearer and clearer. It is insidious, indeed. And most foul. Particularly if Clark Hunt's money was used to fund the conspirators' loyalty. My God! What kind of evil mind could conceive of such a thing?
It is clear that we are in for the fight of our lives, gentlemen. We must be alert and prepared at all times. Certainly, we cannot afford to expect anything less than Dr. Evil's best efforts to undermine our solidarity and to kidnap and shave the hair off our pet animals.