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What is "tanking"(5 posts)

What is "tanking"Cartman
Jul 23, 2001 11:19 AM
taking a diveDog
Jul 24, 2001 5:58 AM
Taking a dive, throwing in the towel, giving up, losing intentionally.

Is it also used to refer toLAIrish
Jul 24, 2001 9:56 AM
faking being tired and worn out, to fool the competition?
Is it also used to refer toScott B
Jul 25, 2001 7:22 AM
No, that's known as "sandbagging." Tanking, as the previous poster noted, is equivalent to taking a dive. The one athlete whom I can think of most frequently accused of tanking was Andre Agassi, who used to show up at lesser tournaments to collect his large appearance fee, and then lose to an inferior player in the first or second round so he could rest up for the "important" tournaments.
I stand corrected. Thanks.LAIrish
Jul 26, 2001 9:03 AM
Brain freeze, I guess.