Thread: Fixed Football?
View Single Post
Old 12-21-2010, 05:41 PM   #7
The Doctor
@The Doctor
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 4,416
Current Game: Skyrim
Forum Veteran  10 year veteran! 
Originally Posted by GODKING View Post
Fixed football are you kidding? It no way fixed because then they would have a team that losses all the time and have them win so that the games always changing. and that doesnt happen. Football is an american pass time and it would be outragous if they tied to fix it. People would go nuts. And you have to take into consideration that the people who own this team want their teams to win so that they get more money. Do you think a team that losses all the time is happy? Heck no! So if it was fixed the teams that loss all the time all going to be pissed that they are getting the short end of the stick everytime.
You seem a bit naive to be 16. Here'a rundown of your major flaws in logic:
  • If a sport is fixed, the idea of letting teams noticeably rise and fall would be detrimental to profits, and therefore defeat purpose of fixing anything in the first place. It ruins the façade of reality that keeps fans watching. Think about it: your team has been losing consistently for a few games after an amazing winning streak; then they start winning again; then they lose some more. It doesn't make sense; you have to keep the teams' performances relatively even, or you lose the believability, and therefore viewership.
  • This is more a nitpick from a non-American than a serious point, but I'm going to say it anyway: football is a worldwide past time. American football is an American past time. Tell someone in Western Europe, South America, Africa, Western Asia... hell, pretty much anyone in the rest of the world that "football is American" and see what they have to say to you. ;D
  • Perhaps most importantly, the people who own the teams of rigged sporting events are paid big bucks to throw a game, for the exact reasons you seem to think they'd never agree: they want to win so they make money from sponsorships and the like; and the team members will be unhappy when they lose, especially if they had to let themselves lose because the boss said so. Therefore, if they're being asked to throw a game, they want to be paid well for it. Otherwise, you're right: they wouldn't do it. I'm sure you can think of a few sporting world scandals where an athlete accepted large sums of money to throw a game; don't think an entire team couldn't be bought for the right price, or you do yourself a disservice.
The Doctor is offline   you may: quote & reply,