Originally posted by jammerPretty damn easy I think. Sport is rife with cheats and gamblers at all levels it seems.
I've always felt that sport betting was a suckers game for just this reason.
How easy is it for one guy .. say a referee, umpire or such, to manipulate the point spread?
How easy is it to corrupt one guy?
Who didn't know this? ...
Originally posted by searcy1977Particularly in the NBA you say? Why, because the latest cheating ref comes from the NBA?
Particularly in the NBA. So many points scored. So many meaningless games played. It would be so easy to make a bad call or two late in a Hawks vs Grizzlies game and have no one take notice of it.
Originally posted by PhlabibitI agree. I also believe a run in baseball or a touchdown in football are more important than a single point in a basketball game- hence they garner more attention and are less likely to be manipulated- and making a bad call in football doesn't necessarily get anyone into the endzone, but blowing the whistle for a bogus foul can certainly get someone to the freethrow line.
Any Ref or ump in any sport can manipulate a game for purposes of point spreads or who wins.
Originally posted by PhlabibitNo doubt. Just look at Super Bowl XL.
Particularly in the NBA you say? Why, because the latest cheating ref comes from the NBA?
What about pass interference? What about calling a player out at home? Any Ref or ump in any sport can manipulate a game for purposes of point spreads or who wins.
We just don't know who they are.
Patriots got a pass interference called on them last year d ...[text shortened]... s looking at the ball.
It was either a bad call, or a ref was manipulating the game.