PS- speaking of Larry O'Brien wasnt he given the plum job as Commissioner of the NBA? Intertel was the suppossed security firm (keeping out organized crime ) with the National Football League and the NBA. And the Jacob's family Sportsystem (now Delaware North Company) has all the major concession contracts with most major league sports teams, be it MLB, NFL or NBA.
Professional sports is dominated by organized crime...
barracuda wrote:In related news: Billionaire Mark Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team, was sued by U.S. regulators over claims he made illegal insider trades four years ago in shares of Internet search company Mamma.com Inc.
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid= ... refer=home
JackRiddler wrote:I think a revelation of NFL fixing from Vegas or the league itself via the officials, if it's really so, would have an impact on this society at least half as great as an official admission that 9/11 was an intelligence agency psyop.
Often times, sports are just as scripted as say, pro wrestling. Some sports teams even have agent provocateurs, whereby members will bet against their own team and do things to take a dive.
JackRiddler wrote:.Often times, sports are just as scripted as say, pro wrestling. Some sports teams even have agent provocateurs, whereby members will bet against their own team and do things to take a dive.
I have to call bullshit on this. Wrestling is a fully scripted theatrical performance and universally understood as such (even by the dimmest of fans). The pro sports leagues are enormously competitive and pay unbelievable salaries to players who aren't in it to throw games, for whom even minor statistical advantage over others pays out in millions of dollars a year. In the present environment it would be impossible to fix on a large scale via the (literally thousands of) players or even the coaches. You think bad play can be rehearsed? And why do such a thing? In the NFL, officiating is often the central determinant of the results. There are calls on every play, 20 penalties a game, a rule book that's probably 400 pages, plus litigation (coach's challenge). The officials are anonymous and make relative shit. Large-scale fixing of the type that determines whole seasons (like, perhaps, the suspicious victories in the latter part of the Patriots 2007 undefeated run, setting up a fantastic Superbowl narrative) would be done through officials.
NFL Truth Movement, baby!
(Did I really fail to resist such a horrible and possibly self-discrediting joke? I'll know in a few seconds if I click "submit.")
The Tim Donaghy scandal just got more serious.
The disgraced former NBA referee told authorities in a four-page letter released Tuesday that two officials conspired to fix the outcome of a 2002 playoff series and influenced several other post- and regular-season games.
norton ash wrote:The Alouettes and the Bombers. The 3-Down attack is the best one, Canada plays it better. CFL!
Penguin wrote:First of all, thats not football.
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