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Thoughts? Tom Waterhouse - blurring the line between sports commentary and betting....

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doug
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RE: Thoughts? Tom Waterhouse - blurring the line between sports commentary and betting....

Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:19 am

i am not really supprised at this, sports is mostly about money these days, or getting into trouble if your a player.

if your a player and have a genuine love of the game then you are a true Champion..

Will the young generation get caught up in this ..absolutely, and in a negative way

The saddest thing in my opinon is that each new generation it handed down a lower quality of what life can be like.

There isn't much good left in society in general,,,its there of course but you have to dig alot deeper to find it,,, and be completely self aware that is something better out there. And when your young, and todays society seems to be the norm,

then you will almost need to be trasnported back to the 1950's to see how much things have changed, and how people even YOUNG people where happy with what they had and what they were doing.
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RE: Thoughts? Tom Waterhouse - blurring the line between sports commentary and betting....

Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:47 pm

I think it's incredibly sad the way the young people bet on sporting games now, we used to just go to the footy and enjoy it, hope our team won and that was it. Now the kids have their phones out the whole time placing bets, they barely even glance at the game, no wonder they are getting into trouble :angry:
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Thoughts? Tom Waterhouse - blurring the line between sports commentary and betting....

Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:47 pm

Hey guys, here's an interesting article on an interesting issue. What do you reckon about sports betting commentary?

"Bookmaker Tom Waterhouse will be called to attend a specially convened parliamentary hearing into the spread of gambling into live sporting broadcasts.The 30-year-old Waterhouse has a multimillion-dollar deal with Channel Nine to exclusively spruik odds during football coverage but questions are being asked in Canberra as to whether he is sidestepping a new code of conduct designed to delineate the roles of commentator and bookmaker."

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politi ... z2PGp7F5EG
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