There ain’t nothing quite as spicy as a sports conspiracy theory, right? Sports are fun enough to watch as it is, and when you throw in all the drama and possible underground wheelings and dealings that may possibly be taking place, it’s just music to our ears. Not that we support any sort of inappropriate conduct in professional sports. We would never do such a thing… we just love how passionate fans are about their teams, and how this unconditional love can sometimes spark the most intricate and elaborate theories that seem way too crazy to be true. And yet… there are some truly interesting ideas that have been thrown around over the years.
For instance, remember that legendary Chicago Bulls game against the Utah Jazz in the 1997 NBA Finals, when Michael Jordan led the Bulls to victory on 35 points, despite suffering from a perennial flu? Well, there are some theorists who believe that Michael was given food poisoning on purpose by a mysterious pizza man the night before. After all, he was the only member on the team that ate from the pie… This is just one of the many interesting conspiracy theories that people have come up with over the years, and each one of them is as outrageous as the next.
[post_page_title]The Phantom Punch[/post_page_title]
Back when Muhammad Ali was ruling the world with his abilities as a boxer, he was quite the talk of the town (he was also named Cassius Clay). But although he was obviously talented beyond belief, people understood that even he had his share of flaws in the ring. That’s why people couldn’t help but be a little bit perplexed during a match against Sunny Liston in February of 1964, when Ali knocked Liston to the ground with a punch that seemed pretty soft. Liston didn’t get up, making it seem like Ali had thwarted him with a “Phantom Punch.” But to this day, people wonder if Liston lost on purpose in order to to pay off a debt.