5.31.2006

Conspiracy Theory

When I was growing up, one of my family members always had a conspiracy theory about seven game sports series. Due to the amount of money that was generated by the games, the teams would secretly agree to split the first four games and then play for real. The way the Mavericks dogged it last night, you have to wonder. (Not really, but it does seem weird.)

7 comments:

m&m said...

I've often suspected the same thing. I've never seen the Mavs have so many turnovers, such poor shooting percentage and poor free-throw shooting in a game.

Anonymous said...

It may seem odd but when teams are on the same level it is almost luck and fans that tip the scales. I saw a world championship gane in LA when we were sponsoring the Lakers. The 2 teams were quite different but equal on any given day. It came down to the fans and the man that had vision that you could not believe, and we had floor seats. Magic of coutse.

Mary Mack said...

Wow, I thought the same thing after watching the game last night. Dirk never misses free throws, but he did last night. Also, what's up with Avery sitting down key players with over 5 minutes left in the game? 20 points isn't really unheard of in 5 minutes.

Anonymous said...

Probably a cynical view that is incorrect (I hope), but what's sad is this--all of the unethical things that ARE occurring today in professional sports makes it easier to believe something like this.

Anonymous said...

It's all about ratings. More money is made when the series goes all the way. Just my opinion.

Anonymous said...

I actually think that they agree to split the first four games and then is becomes the best of three. That way there is at least a game six and most of the time a game seven. I just don't think they put all their hopes in a final game seven.

Anonymous said...

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