Originally Posted by Angle Queen
I used to be a college bball fan...but ended up covering the sport for our uni paper one year...and got thoroughly disgusted with it. Granted, that was back in the 80s when NCAA violations ran rampant...but I imagine they're still going on; they're just hiding/disguising them better. Girls, goods and gambling. All to be had if you could put the ball in the bucket. School? Class? Homework? What were those?
I'm a big UConn fan, and love college hoops. But all this stuff going on for years and years is ruining the game. And the fact that most of them don't play for the full 4 years now, and go to the NBA after 2-3 years.
I used to love all sports, but now tennis and racing are about the only two I really watch as well as UConn.
Tennis fortunately isn't as corrupt as other sports. There are problems - and a bit of greed of the tournament directors, ATP, and players - but definitely not like in other sports.
And the greed in tennis for the players is more that the players are on their own - they aren't part of a team so they have to live in a bubble of just themselves and their own entourage just to survive. They don't make the money like in other sports (unless they are one of the very top players).