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Europol suspect 680 Soccer matches ‘fixed’ worldwide-DRG

- by - February 4, 2013 - 23:01 America/New_York - 2 Comments

Say it ain’t so Joe! Somebody, well a whole bunch of somebodies, cheating at sports? They should run for office.

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  1. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 5th, 2013

    At one point during the 2001 NBA season, the Milwaukee Bucks and the Sacramento Kings had the best records in the NBA. But they were smaller markets. In the Chicago Tribune, a network — at that time NBC — official had anonymously been quoted as saying that NBC’s worst nightmare was a Milwaukee-Sacramento final in terms of ratings.

    During the playoffs, every conceivable call went against the two small market teams, guaranteeing a final between the big markets and marquee teams of Philadelphia and the Los Angeles Lakers. I remember my sister-in-law (who lives in Sacramento) went ballistic when I brought up the subject a few years later. She was a Kings fan and had to live through the experience of watching her team go down in flames due to the bad calls.

    NBC’s ratings were now safe. In fact, in the original article, an anonymous league official was quoted as saying the Bucks-Kings final wasn’t going to happen. How did he know that, if the fix wasn’t in? Now NBC had its Allen Iverson vs. Kobe Bryant final. Plus no more credibility than the WWE (at that time, the WWF).

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  2. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 5th, 2013

    On another note, I would like someone to tell me exactly how the Baltimore Ravens survived Super Bowl 47 without one major penalty being called against them, even though there is video evidence of one of their players pushing an official. By rule, that is a disqualification foul. Plus, replays show the Ravens’ players actually taking swings at 49er players, sometimes landing the punch, sometimes not.

    Ray Lewis should write a thank you note to the head of NFL officiating.

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