Saturday, February 4, 2012
Flogging in Sports?
This would be most easily implemented in one-on-one sports such as, as previously mentioned, wrestling, boxing, or cage fighting. But it could be modified so that team sports could also be punished in such a way. If the rules were created so that the team captain (i.e. quarterback in football) would be stripped to the waist and flogged by two members of the winning team immediately after the game, the teams are likely to play that much harder. Of course this would really depend on how much the team liked their leader—if they didn’t care for him too much, they might occasionally purposefully lose a match in order to teach him a lesson. So, it could add a very interesting dynamic to each and every event!
What are your thoughts on this? Would you watch a sport that you otherwise have no interest in if the loser was flogged after the match? Do you think more people would be drawn to sports if this were part of the game? Would this cause you to buy a ticket and actually attend a live event, instead of just watching it on TV?