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THE QUESTION

To Tank or Not to Tank?

With the Detroit Lions and Cincinnati Bengals still winless this season, at what point is losing, to get a higher draft pick, in their best interest?

Posted by Emil Steiner on October 23, 2008 10:59 AM
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JIMMY: "Higher draft picks don't always work out the way you hope and guarantee nothing other than having to pay $50+ million to some unproven stan...

Chris P: Tanking games is a lot like not voting. It makes sense but if everyone did it the whole system would fall apart....

baiseevanna: cool cool...

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OZZIE :

I would say never. Higher draft picks don't always work out the way you hope and guarantee nothing other than having to pay $50+ million to some unproven standout from college ball. Any team that would willingly lose a game should be punished by the league for it.

Monica :

You cannot have teams tanking games. Half the season would be lost. Isn't there some law about competition. Awful idea.

ballgame :

all you have to do is look at cincy's high draft picks - david Klingler, Ki-Jana Carter, P-Dubs (Warrick), big daddy wilkinson...never did them any good in the past.

JIMMY :

"Higher draft picks don't always work out the way you hope and guarantee nothing other than having to pay $50+ million to some unproven standout from college ball"

i.e. Oakland!

Chris P :

Tanking games is a lot like not voting. It makes sense but if everyone did it the whole system would fall apart.

baiseevanna :
 
 
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