From the Melanated Man:
Refer to previous post: The Folly of Big-Time Sports: The Introduction (Part 1)
Soooo…are the sports (football, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, etc.!) that we love to enjoy actually RIGGED (orchestrate, create a foregone conclusion)?
The answer is sort of complicated…It’s not as clear-cut, whereas wrestling is pretty much with a shadow of a doubt a big huge orchestration!
First, when it comes to understanding how sports are rigged naturally (which is unnoticed to the untrained eye) you have to first understand some important keywords:
- Salary-cap: (native to professional sports) a rule that places a limit on the amount of money a team can spend on players salaries; intent is to encourage parity within the sports league .
- Revenue-sharing: (native to professional and college sports) money generated from ticket, merchandise, sponsorship deals, etc by all teams in a league is shared amongst ALL teams; intent is to encourage parity within the sports league.
- Parity: having equal talent spread amongst ALL teams.
- Star-players who are the considered at the top of their athletic craft and marketed as such; help generate more revenue in comparison to lower caliber players
- Fan, fanaticism: someone devoted enthusiastically to a sport or sports team, behavior that involves unchecked devotion or obsessive enthusiasm.
- “Vegas”: legal and illegal gambling establishments that place betting lines on the games; you can place bets on the
- Fantasy sports: online game where fans can create virtual teams of real professional teams, can play against other fans in virtual leagues for a chance to win money.
Let’s get started…
The myth that a salary cap creates parity in a league is just that…a MYTH!
Notice with Major League Baseball (MLB) teams such as the Kansas City Royals, San Francisco Giants, and St. Louis Cardinals have won three of the last four World Series titles. Not exactly *big market teams (generates big money) such as the New York Yankees or the Boston Red Sox.
Granted, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors (who have not won championships in at least four decades previously) were the NBA’s past two champions, but the NBA is a star-driven league unlike the MLB.
And as I discussed in the previous post, salary caps are only set up in leagues such as the NFL and NBA which are predominantly BLACK leagues. Would that still be the case if they were predominantly white?
Plus, regardless of who wins that mythical title of “best team” in either league, the revenue generated will be shared amongst ALL TEAMS. The supposedly have-nots will get their share of moolah whether they pull off a Cinderella miracle or they continue to languish in the doldrums as perennial failures.
When it boils down to it, it’s all about the MONEY!
Metaphysically speaking, it’s about CAPTURING THE ATTENTION OF THE MASSES!
“So if it doesn’t matter who wins the title, then there’s is no reason for sports leagues to “rig their product, right?”
But wait there’s more.
Interest and attention to sports is fed by the irrational emotions (fanaticism) of fans. This same type of behavior can be applied to bettors (mostly fans) when it comes to betting.
That’s where Vegas comes in. On the surface, Vegas uses all sorts of data that ranges from injuries and weather information to recent team success, team talent, or simply team emotion to determine their betting lines. They give off the illusion that they are concerned for their betting customers by providing this type of information.
But that’s a TRICK. Vegas knows that when it comes to gambling, most people ignore that information and “go with their gut”, or how they feel. And it’s easy to manipulate the emotions of the UNCONSCIOUS masses.
Again, the conditions are naturally (or intentionally) set for sports leagues to “rig”, or orchestrate, their games.
Have you ever heard of the saying”the house always wins?” Well the house is Vegas, and the relationship between Vegas and all sports leagues is, under the table, of mutual interest when it comes to making MONEY.
Never mind the contentious relationship that is PORTRAYED (or orchestrated) in the MAINSTREAM MEDIA.
And we haven’t discussed fantasy sports, which now in cahoots legally (through sponsorship deals) with your major sports leagues including the Big Three (NFL, MLB, NBA.) This enterprise is based on mostly individual player performances.
It’s easy to promote which players (mostly your star players who drive the market) are going to perform well and those that are not on any given game day or night. Their performances can be easily manipulated to the untrained eye through the coach’s gameplans, injuries unknown to the fantasy owners, or simply by the emotions of the players themselves.
Just like gambling, this enterprise is fed by the emotions of the masses. Even though fantasy sports companies provide detailed analysis to their fantasy owner company to make an informed decision, it’s still a crap shoot. And the companies know that these fantasy owners are not that bright to think for themselves, so eventually they will revert and “go with their gut” anyway.
If you haven’t picked up on it, EMOTION is the key factor in all of this nonsense…
And entertainment is meant to create desired EMOTIONAL RESPONSES!!
Still in disbelief that sports leagues set the stage, so to speak, for their entertainment product? Ask yourself this question for those of you who carry MELANIN…
ARE ANY OF THESE ESTABLISHMENTS RUN BY MAJORITY BLACK-MELANATED ENTITIES?
Oh I forgot, race doesn’t exist.
(TO BE CONTINUED…)
Peace and Love to my melanated family,
The Melanated Man
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