Imagine if the Premier League title race was fixed. Not by corrupt players or match officials in the pay of gambling syndicates, but by an unholy. Brian Tuohy. · Rating details · ratings · 12 reviews. Professional sports in America: it’s all about fair play and the goal of winning championships. At least . NEW BOOK COMING IN SPRING ! Are Professional Sports Fixed? Would you leave a multi-billion dollar business up to chance? Follow @TheFixIsInTuohy .
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But could it be a massive showbiz operation filled with greedy owners, crooked referees, and coddled players, all with the unstated goal of grabbing as much money as possible? I bleed green for my team. Thought provoking, for sure.
As we all know, “it’s about the money” and “follow the money” are the only truisms in life. Lists with This Book.
The Fix Is In: The Showbiz Manipulations of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NASCAR
Open Preview See a Problem? But ln the last chapter, the author went though all the major sports leagues and pointed out tons of specific games – and his opinions of why and how they could have been completely fixed.
Bellerdine rated it it was amazing Mar 01, No trivia or quizzes yet. Staci Johnson rated it liked it Jun 09, Tuohy is a celebrity in his own right, and I’m confident Brian will one day be in the national spotlight for blowing the lid off all things sports by leaving no doubt once and for all that sports are nothing more than scripted entertainment for the masses.
But none of this is solid proof anything was underhanded. Apr 29, Sean Grabowski rated it it was amazing.
The Fix Is In: The Showbiz Manipulations of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NASCAR by Brian Tuohy
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Want to Read saving…. He spends most of the early book going through arrests and gambling charges of players, refs and owners. The Monday after their first trip to the Super Bowl ina friend of my father told me, while in a bar on Saturday, he met a gambler on his tuoby to AC who proclaimed an Oakland win on Sunday, asserting it was already decided.
The author not only tears apart the leagues by exposing the lies they’ve told to their fans, but he makes a convincing case that the games have been fixed by the big businesses that are pro sports and television.
Paperbackpages. Nov 30, A. With reality obscured by a complacent and often complicit sports media, The Fix Is In shines a light on a hidden history of clandestine arrangements between television networks and sports leagues, all against a background of drinking, drugging, and crime.
Sadly, we still WANT our heroes so not mush will change in big time sports. If only every losing team had that excuse.
Some interesting history of game fixing, but main premise that all pro sports are fixed is based on a pretty flimsy argument where author confuses what is unlikely with what must be fixed. Kevin rated it it was ok Oct 14, The team played as under-dogs the remaining games, including all their playoff games despite being ranked 1 in the NFC.
So the Eagles being from Philly, were immediately given a Rocky type of story. Nov 24, Jake rated it really liked it.
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The NFL disputes their claim. The NFL was facing criticism from the President and some people were calling for a boycott of the games. Fantastic couldnt put it down didnt want to. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The Patriots were not able to capitalize with any offense except to Gronkowski, who is currently mulling retirement having an incredible performance would be a terrific out for this future Hall-Of-Famer.
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Matt rated it liked it Feb 14,