Sunday, November 28, 2010

Denver Broncos Illegally Taped 49ers Practice

The Denver Broncos and head coach Josh McDaniels were both fined $50,000 for illegally taping the San Francisco 49ers practice before a game between the two in London a few weeks ago.  The Broncos video operations employee has since been fired but someone must have initiated this request in the first place.  It did not have any outcome on the game as the 49ers won straight up 24-16 and covered the two point spread.  Regardless of the outcome it just shows more shadiness surrounding the NFL.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Never Leave it in the Hands of the Judges

Never leave it in the hands of the judges.  This is what UFC president Dana White constantly tells his fighters.  Why don't they also focus on getting some competent judges.  Last nights UFC main event is not the worst decision I have seen from MMA judges but just proves time and time again they are consistently wrong.  I am a big Rampage Jackson fan but in my eyes and most other people Lyoto Machida clearly won that fight especially after that final round.  We even heard Joe Rogan trying to cover up the bad judging asking Jackson if he thought he won because he was the pursuer most of the fight.  Again I have seen a lot worse in MMA but I think this is how MMA fights are being leaving it in the hands of the incompetent and blind judges.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Management Betting on Clients - Ted Forstmann

Chairman of the most powerful management company (IMG) in Tennis Ted Frostmann has been accused of betting millions of dollars on sports events including tennis events involving his own clients such as Roger Federer.  Forstmann admitted to betting $40,000 on Federer to beat Rafael Nadal at the 2007 French Open final which Federer ended up losing.  Both Federer and Nadal are IMG clients.  Forstmann states he did nothing wrong it was just bad judgement.  Tennis just introduced an anti-corruption program this year which forbids management and entourages from betting on tennis so will probably be cleared of any wrongdoing.  These insiders have the most current and inside information such as player injuries and therefore should not be allowed to bet regardless if there was an anti-corruption program or not.  Although he lost this bet who knows how many other matches he won on insider information on his very own tennis player clients?

Friday, November 5, 2010

Felipe Massa Warned of Prison Time if Race is Fixed for Teammate

Earlier this year at the German Grand Prix F1 driver Felipe Massa took team Ferrari orders to let teammate Fernando Alonso take the checkered flag which caused a firestorm in Formula One Racing.  This Sunday in Brazil where Massa is the home town hero many will be watching to see how this race unfolds.  Brazilians so dearly want to see their hometown driver win that a local prosecutor has warned Massa that he can be arrested and sentenced up to six years in prison if he takes orders from his team to help points leader Alonso at Sunday's race in Sao Paulo.  Who will win this Sunday, hometown pride or sports politics and fixes?