The True Nature Of Professional Sports: Are They Fixed?
September 19, 2018
Sports are popular all over the world. From soccer to football to baseball, there is always some important game going on. Professional sports fans often bet on their favorite team or player, but a common question is raised: are professional sports fixed? Some believe sports are fixed to create entertainment for its fans. Others believe there is no way this could be done and the outcomes are due to hard work and dedication.
Why Bet On Sports, Anyways?
If some people think sports are fixed, then why bother betting on them? Many people are into sports. Some people played them in high school and have a love of the game. Others admire the hard work and dedication of their favorite player. Some people enjoy betting on sports because it gives them excitement and thrill and might even earn them some money.
But if sports are fixed, why should we bet on them? It is hard to believe that sports are fixed. How would a league or team do this? They spend so much time and energy training, that it doesn’t seem possible a sport could be fixed.
Is It Legal?
While it seems unethical that a sports game might be fixed, there is no law that forbids fixing the game. If there is no law against it, then it probably isn’t happening as much as you might think—or even at all. It obviously hasn’t become an issue after all these years of playing sports, so it must not be happening. After all, if it was, someone would get wind of it and make a huge complaint.
Just Because No One is Convicted of It, Doesn’t Mean It’s Happening
You might think that since it has not been proven to be happening that it isn’t, but it is possible that this is happening all around the world in other sports like tennis, cricket, and golf. Just because no one has been caught doesn’t mean that it is happening. If it is, it is obviously working for a majority of the people or it would become a bigger issue.
The Moral of the Story
There is no way to tell whether or not fixed games is actually happening. Until someone gets caught in the act, we may never know. It very well might be happening, but there is also little way to prove that it is going on unless someone is willing to come out and admit that it’s really taking place.
Whether it is the New England Patriots or a well-known golfer, there is no way to tell whether or not games are being fixed. There is big money in sports and without someone willing to come out and talk about it, we might never know. The chances of someone who is being paid millions of dollars will come out and admit that games are fixed is slim to none. The best thing to do is to enjoy the show because fixed or not, sports seem to rule the world.