Wednesday, March 30, 2011

What Can't You Bet On?

Seem like you can bet on pretty much anything these days.  How about some WWE wrestling?  Yes you read that correctly.  Bodog online sportsbook is offering moneyline action on tonight's WrestleMania 27 matches.  This form of entertainment is coordinated and not a true sport so how could this even be offered?  Obviously the people at WWE already know the outcome of these matches so why even bother with the fix?  I guess this is for the true betting junkies.  I will pass but enjoy.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

College Basketball Officiating at its Best

At a Big East second round game on March 9th three officials missed two crucial last second calls and basically didn't officiate until the end of the game between St. John's and Rutgers.  St. John's won the game 65-63 and did not cover the spread regardless but who knows maybe there was some kind of moneyline action being protected.  With 1.7 seconds left a St. John's player traveled and stepped out of bounds neither of which was called by the officials ending the game.  The NCAA men's basketball national coordinator even stated that Rutgers should have had one more possession.  The three officials did sit out the remainder of the tournament.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Cyclists Will Have to find Other Ways to Cheat

Alright so cycling is not one of my favorites but over the years quite a few cyclists have been caught using illegal growth hormones and blood doping to gain unfair advantages during there races and thought it had reason to be discussed here.  The Association of Professional Cyclists and Professional Cycling Council recently met and proposed an automatic four-year suspension for cyclists found doping, using growth hormones, use of EPO and blood transfusions.  It's a start but someone will always be ahead of the testing and finding new ways to cheat the system and this sport.  Cheating cyclists, is it really worth it?

Saturday, March 12, 2011

More Crooked Soccer Officials

Disciplinary actions have begun against six soccer game officials per FIFA.  This latest action stems from a match-fixing probe into two exhibition games held in Turkey on February 9th.  Exhibition games too, where does it stop?

Sunday, March 6, 2011

IOC to Combat Game Fixing

The International Olympic Committee recently held meetings to discuss match fixing and illegal gambling.  At least someone is finally admitting it happens but doubt anything will change.  Check out the article from Examiner for more on this sports news development.