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Thread: Is it time to face the truth? That sports is no different than other "entertainment"

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    Quote Originally Posted by NapRover View Post
    Is that why I watch Lawrence Welk now?
    My first chuckle of the day! Thanks old buddy!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by decedent View Post
    If football were fake, then deflategate wouldn't have happened.

    I am a huge Federer fan and, after his 5-year grand slam drought and surgery, I have no doubt that he is earning his comeback. Just looking at his play now -- his dominance on the court and his new play style (hugging the baseline and half-volleying) tells me he's new and improved, and the results speak for themselves. A few years ago, Davydenko was paid to take a dive and was suspended by the ATP.


    Some sports are definitely rigged; some sports definitely aren't.
    Boxing isn't!

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    The idea that all sports are "rigged" is pretty ridiculous. The owners (and the players) have far too much to lose if the public believes the outcomes are shady. Plus you are describing conspiracies that would by necessity involve hundreds of people.
    Innocence always calls mutely for protection when we would be so much wiser to guard ourselves against it: innocence is like a dumb leper who has lost his bell, wandering the world, meaning no harm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    When you were a kid and saw the Coyote get squashed, or your decade's equivilent , you either knew instinctively that it wasn't real or your parents told you it wasn't real.
    By 5 or so every kid knows that cartoons, /tv shows and movies are not real.
    As they grow they come to realize that modern studio music isn't "real" either. At least not in the sense that someone picks up a guitar, gets some backup and sounds like that. We're talking digitially remastered , spliced and diced, audio enhanced cyber music. For any who somehow haven't yet caught on that's why Live concerts sould so different.
    Then came "reality TV" but we soon learned that too was scripted and lied in it's very name. Then "World's Dumbest" type clips started getting staged.
    We all know fiction books aren't real by definition and that non-fiction books are usually the opinions of the victors rather than real facts.
    What's my point? Simple. What are the odds that sports alone stands out in the entertainment industry has completely unscripted and "real"? Think about it. Which sells better "real" or impossible SB comebacks?

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