Do you ever intentionally give less than your best effort? Would it shock you to learn your favorite sports team either does that or seriously contemplates doing that? For the last decade, fans have seen various sports organizations encourage their teams (MLB, NBA, NFL, FIFA, and NHL) to tank their season or a particular game. “Tanking” is when a team intentionally loses, and it can happen for a variety of reasons, the most common being a team’s desire to get a favorable draft
pick in the upcoming season. The theory is that forcing short-term losses now might equate to a more successful record in the future.