ncr, I have to agree about the gov't subsidies. I was *OUTRAGED* when I learned that the Phoenix-area taxpayers were forced to foot the bill for Jerry Colangelo's Diamondbacks baseball team, without ever having a vote! Did the county residents who paid for his stadium get any free tickets, or other perks? H$ll no! And I've heard many NBA coaches and players speak openly about how refs have shown blatant preference towards the big-money players like Shaq or Jordan. This is fact, not fiction, and is a form of fixing of the games that goes on all the time. It looks like nobody really cares, they still find it entertaining. I just see all the pro games as replicas of WWF. It's a show and can't be compared to a fair competitive contest. As for the horse racing thing and the triple crown, I was never a fan of the sport and after seeing these shenanigans, I will never become one. In fact I don't think I will ever watch any pro-anything anymore, I am just too disgusted.