Wednesday, April 21, 2021

"It's not a sport if it doesn't matter if you lose": The proposed Super League and professional team sports in North America

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola dismissed the proposed 12-team Super League of top European football clubs because "it's not a sport if it doesn't matter if you lose." The league is now already off the table, but it would have been a closed league that always had the same members. For Guardiola, without the risk of relegation to a lower division, there's no reason not to lose. Now the leagues of professional teams in North America have always have been closed, with franchises rather than clubs. With no risk of relegation, franchises can intentionally play bad seasons in order to get higher draft picks – and, in Guardiola's terms, that isn't sport. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 21 April 2021)



Man City boss Pep Guardiola hits out at European Super ...
"It's not a sport if you can't lose" – Pep Guardiola


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