Sports fans tend to make up some interesting conspiracy theories. Some are more creative than others. These conspiracy theories are a little more accurate than the off the wall theories. Here are sports conspiracies that are totally true.
Auburn Football Overlooked Illegal Spice Use
Auburn purposely held off testing their players for the synthetic drug until two weeks after the team finished its national title run in 2010. Auburn maintains they didn’t have a test available to administer to athletes, while ESPN claims multiple tests for Spice existed in the market before the season even began
The 1972 US Basketball Team Was Robbed
The ball was deflected twice, leading the US to believe it had won the game; however, the clock still had one second remaining in the game. At this point, a “high-ranking international basketball official” said the clock hadn’t been reset after the second inbounds pass, and he gave Russia a full three seconds on the clock.
Bob Arum Fixed Pacquiao vs. Bradley
Long story short, Pacquiao drank Bradley’s milkshake for a strong majority of 12 rounds (eight rounds to four, some called it), and Bradley won the bout in a split decision.
Game-Tanking in the NBA
NBA teams at the bottom of the barrel purposely tank games to get a better draft pick. Let's not debate that. Although the league has tried to fix this with the lottery, the weighted component of the system favors teams with the worst records, and thus the competition to the bottom is born.
The FAMOUS Phantom Punch~Fix?
Michael Phelps - 100m Butterfly final - Beijing 2008
Michael Jordan Flu Game
The most recent theory is that Jordan was delivered a sketchy pizza the night before Game 5 of the series.
Bobby Riggs on 60 Minutes
some believed Riggs had bet against himself and purposely let the match get away from him.