First, if you are going to cheat, don't get caught. Or, at the very least, don't lose the game that you are cheating for. And remember, precedent has been set that it is a lost #1 draft pick, which, when you are going to fall in the Top 5-10 might be the final straw on the HC of the DB being sent to the unemployment line.
The Patriots had reportedly been warned at least twice before the Jets game that got them in big trouble, once in a game against the Packers at Lambeau Field and ... some other time before that. I can't remember and can't look it up right now. Not necessarily the same case here.
The Alamo Bowl. I have a cousin (through marriage) on MSU, and have been rooting for him all year long, so the fact that they're in a bowl game on a Monday night (starting at 9PM EST, which means I miss Raw for one night!)