What IF there wasn't so much money involved in Sports?

@nikkiwith (1074)
Australia
September 9, 2007 9:01pm CST
I know IF is a big word, but what IF there wasn't as much money put into sport as there is today? Would the players get as "excited" as they do when they kick a goal, shoot a goal, cross the finish line first, ect, ect? Being part of team and competing is good for the self-esteem and the conditioning of the human brain, and not to mention; good exercise for the body, but don't you think that sport has lost it's "good old fashioned FUN" when billions of dollars are put into it? When you go to watch a car race, a game of Basketball or Football, how do you know that the game hasn't been fixed? When so much money is involved there are very high chances of it being fixed. Don't people care? Why do they just turn a blind eye and pretend that they are watching a fair game? I went to a football game (AFL Australia) a few months ago and 1 team was winning by a mile but then towards the end of the game the other team kicked the rest of the game's goals and they lost by 1 point. It didn't feel like a REAL game to me.
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@Malyck (3428)
• Australia
10 Sep 07
So you're talking about 'professional' sports? I certainly know that the only money involved in my club sports when I play (football-soccer) is for the parents who bribe their kids to kick a goal with $50 or something silly. I think that the amount that famous sports people get per game is just ridiculous. Sport should be something you do primarily for enjoyment and health, and not because you earn $100,000 or some absurd amount each year. I mean, how many people abandon their club for ten grand more per game or similar? I think in that sense, sport and the *game* have lost their meaning, and it's extremely disappointing to me. I try not to be cynical and thing that the games are rigged though =P
@nikkiwith (1074)
• Australia
10 Sep 07
I agree with you ;) I think spectators turn a blind a blind eye to the fixing of games because then the enjoyment of watching would be ruined
@Valce1 (173)
• Canada
11 Sep 07
You don't know if it's been fixed. But why bother fixing them? Very few rewards and very big risks. And sports are still exciting for players even if there's little money involved... I've gotten pretty excited about casual games, even. It's all about competitive spirit :)
@adidas7878 (2013)
• United States
10 Sep 07
from what i know that people in sport get pay alot of money is that, it all depend on the sport they play, each sport has a chance to end their career in a blink of the eyes, and since the entertainment value is high, the owner make alot of money, and when the owner make alot of money they can afford to play the player. just like movies and music, they make alot of money, because it entertain people.