Finally. I’ve believed for years that NBA playoff games were rigged: The Jordan Rules, high percentage of series going to game seven, the testimony of a very sober and respectable sports announcer in Detroit who said back in the early 1980s, in effect, “I can’t prove it, but I know it’s happening.” Now the evidence is leaking. “Court documents filed by Donaghy’s lawyer detailed the “inner-workings” of a plot in which top league executives used referees to manipulate the games. Donaghy claims two referees were “company men” whose job was to extend a playoff series in 2002 to a seventh game.” I suspect the scandal isn’t limited just to 2002 and I suspect it’s been going on for decades.
Note: In case you think I’m the paranoid type, I don’t hold similar concerns about football, baseball, hockey, or cricket.
In other news, sales of fake twelve-inch penises have spiked: Security scanners that can see through passengers’ clothing and reveal details such as their sex organs, colostomy bags and breast size, are being installed in 10 US airports.