Saturday, June 25, 2011

MMA Judges Control Outcomes

With another UFC event upon us tomorrow let's first revisit the last event, UFC 131.  Yes, you guessed it the judges completely bombed on another decision.  Darren Elkins was awarded a unanimous decision over Michihiro Omigawa.  Not only was this baffling but one judge called it 30-27, all three rounds in favor of Elkins when clearly this was not the case.  So lopsided that UFC president Dana White said, "I don't know what the fuck in the world that guy was seeing.  He should never judge a fight again, ever."  More baffling is the fact that the judges for the first time had cageside monitors to get closer views of the action.  Guess Dana White is right when he says to his fighters don't leave it in the hands of the judges.  Maybe Dana realizes this fixing by the judges is making a mockery of this truly awesome sport.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Kyle Busch's Team Penalized

The team of number 18 Kyle Busch were penalized by NASCAR last week after his car failed post race inspection because the car was too low.  Busch was docked six points in the standing and crew chief Dave Rogers fined $25,000 after the race at Pocono Raceway.  Kyle finished the race third so it just goes to show every inch in NASCAR counts, in this case lowering the car.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Is The NBA Milking It?

Just some thoughts on the current NBA finals.  With the possible lockout looming I can just see it now, the finals will go to seven games to milk every possible amount of exposure possible from television, to tickets and stadium sales and everything in between.  As the years go by I get less interested in this sport as it is so easily manipulated.  Don't be fooled by another brick shot in the NBA.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Tennis Player Banner for Life

385th ranked tennis player Daniel Koellerer has been banned for life from the sport for match-fixing.  The Tennis Integrity Unit confirmed this information earlier this week making Koellerer the first player ever banned for life.  As I always say it's all about the money.  Everyone has a price but Daniel paid a big one here.