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Are Professional Sports Rigged?

I don't know and I don't possess any hard evidence or quantitative analysis on this topic but I'm just interested what other people think about this. It just seems to me that certain Teams and Players benefit from questionable calls during critical situations in high-profile games because a desirable [read: profitable] outcome was at stake for the Media Cartel, Corporate Titans or Shadowy Groups.

The NBA is pretty much a joke as far as integrity goes but what do you guys think about the NFL?

Somewhere in Oakland, fans are still peeved over the Tuck Rule. This morning in Atlanta, disenchanted callers are flooding in Talk Radio Stations with complaints about the non-call on a clear pass interference.The entire country is enveloped in the on-going drama behind the pathological lies of Manti Te'o and his sycophants in the Media with many fans accusing the parties involved of perhaps a conspiracy to bolster Notre Dame's BCS appeal and Manti's Heisman prospects. And don't get me started on Boxing and Horse Racing.

Enforcing rules in Pro Sports presents challenges because much of it is still predicated on subjective interpretation. But when certain programs or Pro Teams benefit from favorable calls again and again and again, it's no coincidence.

I once posed this challenge to Bob Ryan at the Boston Globe when he accused his readership of nonsense about conspiracies in the NBA. I asked him to define a "foul" in the NBA and determine if this is objectively and fairly applied in games. His response: crickets chirping.

So what do you guys think about this intriguing topic? Are Pro Sports fixed so that Corporations can generate advertising revenue from Teams with the most eye balls? Are Pro Sports controlled by the few Good Fellas on Mulberry Street? Are Pro Sports an Illuminati diversion?

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