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When Winning Doesn’t Matter: How the Colts Defrauded the NFL

Published by on December 28, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

Somehow when Chad Ochocinco dons a sombrero after a touchdown he is "damaging the integrity of the game."

And yet when a team blatantly throws a game in a manner that leaves no doubt as to their intentions, this is deemed acceptable.

Let me say this again because it sounds so ridiculous.

Wearing a sombrero is more damaging to the game than intentionally losing.

Tweeting during halftime is more damaging to the game than intentionally losing.

Criticizing referees is more damaging to the game than intentionally losing.

In an era of NFL football that seems to be more and more concerned with the trivialities, apparently trying to win (the core value) is no longer important.

Apparently throwing a game to a team ensconced in a playoff race is deemed acceptable, exactly the type of behavior that got Pete Rose or Shoeless Joe Jackson banned from professional baseball.

And they were ...

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