The Fix Is In: The Showbiz Manipulations of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NASCAR

The Fix Is In: The Showbiz Manipulations of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NASCAR[PDF / Epub] ✅ The Fix Is In: The Showbiz Manipulations of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NASCAR Author Brian Tuohy – Bluevapours.co.uk Professional sports in America it s all about fair play and the goal of winning championships At least that s the spin But could it be a massive showbiz operation filled with greedy owners, crooked re Professional sports Is In: PDF/EPUB ¾ in America it s all about fair play and the goal of winning championships At least that s the spin 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 Author Brian Tuohy provides a full sourced saga of the corruption that has infected the storied histories of the NBA, MLB, NFL, NHL, and NASCARWith reality obscured by a complacent and often complicit sports media, The Fix Is In shines a light on a hidden history The Fix ePUB ✓ of clandestine arrangements between television networks and sports leagues, all against a background of drinking, drugging, and crimeFinally, here s a book that unflinchingly examines the sordid underbelly of the American sports industryBrian Tuohy maintains the website thefixisin and is a frequent contributor to the CBS Sports website bleacherreport, where he chronicles sports scandals and conspiracies as the stories break Brian has been interviewed by The New York Times, ESPN, Fox Sports, and The Power Hour radio program.

Brian Tuohy Is In: PDF/EPUB ¾ is America s leading expert on game fixing in sports and is recognized as a scholarly authority by the United States Supreme Court seriously He has written for the likes of Vice Sports, Sports on Earth, Bleacher Report, History Magazine, Paranoia, Music Inc and worked with the Center for Investigative Reporting to produce an article for Sports Illustrated He has been a guest on over different national local radio programs and podcasts, and has spoken at Florida State University, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and Columbia College Chicago Despite The Fix ePUB ✓ all of these accomplishments, the national sports media by and large ignores his work.

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    iOS for the iPad is the biggest iOS release ever clandestine arrangements between television networks and sports leagues, all against a background of drinking, drugging, and crimeFinally, here s a book that unflinchingly examines the sordid underbelly of the American sports industryBrian Tuohy maintains the website thefixisin and is a frequent contributor to the CBS Sports website bleacherreport, where he chronicles sports scandals and conspiracies as the stories break Brian has been interviewed by The New York Times, ESPN, Fox Sports, and The Power Hour radio program."/>
  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • The Fix Is In: The Showbiz Manipulations of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NASCAR
  • Brian Tuohy
  • English
  • 05 October 2017
  • 1932595813

10 thoughts on “The Fix Is In: The Showbiz Manipulations of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NASCAR

  1. Sean Grabowski says:

    This is the sports book every fan should read For someone who thought he knew sports, it is stunning what s revealed in these pages 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 While most may see this book as nothing but a conspiracy theory, in truth the author uses facts and quotes taken from reliable sources to prove his cas This is the sports book every fan should read For someone who thought he knew sports, it is stunning what s revealed in these pages 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 While most may see this book as nothing but a conspiracy theory, in truth the author uses facts and quotes taken from reliable sources to prove his case I know I will never watch a game the same way again

  2. Seth says:

    One of the reasons sports continue to maintain their popularity because we perceive the outcome to be organic and not manufactured like reality TV or scripted drama But.what if sports are not that different from other forms of entertainment That s basically the idea behind this book.The book is very thorough in describing the motives of fans, owners, and players and the various ways in which the games are subject to manipulation crime, gambling, drugs, and television There are examples One of the reasons sports continue to maintain their popularity because we perceive the outcome to be organic and not manufactured like reality TV or scripted drama But.what if sports are not that different from other forms of entertainment That s basically the idea behind this book.The book is very thorough in describing the motives of fans, owners, and players and the various ways in which the games are subject to manipulation crime, gambling, drugs, and television There are examples given from each of the four major professional sports plus NASCAR That kept the book to a manageable 300 pages if it had included an examination of the Olympics and collegiate sports who knows where the page count would have wound up 1000 3000 There are thorough examinations of suspicious events such as the 1985 NBA Draft Lottery and Michael Jordan s two year retirement from the NBA, which are interesting, but there s nothing really groundbreaking in the book regarding those events that can t be found elsewhere I m not a NASCAR fan, however, so learning about the legend of The Call was something new.Weak spots The author speculates that Super Bowl III was not an upset of the heavily favored Colts by the AFL Jets, but that it was in fact fixed because the owners wanted to maximize their TV deal for the full merger in 1970 and as a result they needed to show that the two leagues were on an even playing field He lays out how the performances of the two teams in the Super Bowl were uncharacteristic of how they had played all season It s an interesting theory and maybe it s true But it falls a little short in explaining exactly what the incentive for the Colts to roll over would have been He says the payback came in the form of delivering Super Bowl V to the Colts and later a couple of Super Bowls to Don Shula when he was with the Dolphins Okaybut then he says Super Bowl IV was likely fixed as well in favor of the Chiefs He doesn t really supply what the logic would have been on the Vikings side for that one What did the NFL promise them A trio of Super Bowl failures in the 1970s The author clearly has an ax to grind with the NFL specifically The last 40 pages of the book are theories on how every Super Bowl from 1996 through 2009 could have been fixed Again, it s mostly looking at unusual things that happened and then coming up with a reason why the NFL wanted that outcome or who they were trying to pay back for some previous favor Some of them are intriguing but there are also some big reaches I m not exactly sure why he wanted to include this section and I think he burned up a large portion of the credibility he had built up throughout the book The NFL is certainly powerful, but is it really a vast conspiracy that controls everything and everyone within its reach Overall, good background that will make you examine the sports you ve been watching a littleclosely But does it blow the lid off sports in America Not quite

  3. Chris Ramirez says:

    I wish I d never wasted my time reading this stupid book There is lots of interesting information in the book and it explains the marketing of professional sports but the conclusions are far fetched at best at worst borderline conspiracy theories Each fix makes sense on its own but put together they make no sense to me This book was 300 pages, I think it would have been shrunk down to 100 pages and it would have beeninteresting I felt like reading this book was like arguing with my gir I wish I d never wasted my time reading this stupid book There is lots of interesting information in the book and it explains the marketing of professional sports but the conclusions are far fetched at best at worst borderline conspiracy theories Each fix makes sense on its own but put together they make no sense to me This book was 300 pages, I think it would have been shrunk down to 100 pages and it would have beeninteresting I felt like reading this book was like arguing with my girlfriend where she d make her point but go on for another half hour In this case the author goes on page after page evidence to cite his case If you like reading conspiracy theories, you ll love this tome

  4. Joel says:

    Maybe I mnaive than I think, or the scandalous events he actually provides evidence for are already baked into my sports consciousness, or his speculation about every fucking Super Bowl being rigged is absurd It s probably all three.

  5. Jon Walliser says:

    He makes good points but at times makes the mistake of acting like he knows what went on He is only guessing and doesn t really know However I am well aware that arena sports are big money and it s not a shock to me that parts of it are scripted and staged.

  6. Michael Dean says:

    Enlightenment

  7. David says:

    NoDo not buy this book It sucks It s not a good book and is poorly written I was disappointed Yuk

  8. Glenn Proven says:

    The author, Brian Tuohy does a great job using actual data to show the cast of all sports are dubious, the media as its watchdog is impotent and certain outcomes lead to better bettor paydays for the sport He also states not all games are fixed just some important ones He makes the case that for marketing purposes, it makes sense to have series go togames so sweeps will becomeuncommon He spends most of the early book going through arrests and gambling charges of players, refs a The author, Brian Tuohy does a great job using actual data to show the cast of all sports are dubious, the media as its watchdog is impotent and certain outcomes lead to better bettor paydays for the sport He also states not all games are fixed just some important ones He makes the case that for marketing purposes, it makes sense to have series go togames so sweeps will becomeuncommon He spends most of the early book going through arrests and gambling charges of players, refs and owners After showcasing the ineffective media, why gambling is involved and how TV contracts are pushing the teams to highest paydays ever, he examines certain games to show how they were probably manipulated Here is an example of my own experiences using the author s type of arguments I bought this book as soon as the Eagles won the NFC Championship I didn t get it until after the Super Bowl I bleed green for my team I wanted a positive outcome in the Super Bowl So I wanted to know how the Patriots were going to cheat this time I remember the Eagles first 2 trips The Monday after their first trip to the Super Bowl in 1980, a friend of my father told me, while in a bar on Saturday, he met a gambler on his way to AC who proclaimed an Oakland win on Sunday, asserting it was already decided My father s friend was not a sports enthusiast and that meeting confirmed for him that sports are rigged and not worth watching The Philadelphia franchise on their second trip met the NE Patriots This book clearly shows the improper intimate relationship of the Patriots with the NFL management.But in 2017, Philadelphia hosted the NFL draft It was a very positive experience And the NFL management saw Eagle s fans asthan our notorious, Santa Abusing hooliganism reputation Then as NBC confirmed before the game, Jeff Lurie, the Eagles owner, gave a very impassioned speech in an owner s meeting in the early part of the season regarding player s taking a knee during the anthem The NFL was facing criticism from the President and some people were calling for a boycott of the games Lurie s speech helped the owners and the NFL to decide how they were going to handle this issue Finally in the last month of the season and the loss of Carson Wentz, the Eagles started beating their chests screaming Under dog as most of the country thought Philly was done 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 Even a popular YouTube video showed the Rocky 4 trailer with Nick Foles head on Rocky and Tom Brady s on Drago Another meme I spotted expressed the country s exasperation with the Patriots making it to yet another SB ESPN had even cited unrest among the owner, the coach and the quarterback The Pats denied this stating ESPN was just trying to sell their drivel if they thought that would sell, shows USA s annoyance with them My Eagle s won with no one in this market breathing until a passed football hit the turf with no time left on the clock Since the game, some analyst s state the play in which Nick Foles caught the touchdown pass was from an illegal formation The NFL disputes their claim The Eagles defense had their worst game of the season 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 But the Eagles breaking their Super Bowl curse, the underdogs beating the hated champions, sure makes quite a story, sounds like a perfect addition to this book But none of this is solid proof anything was underhanded Personally, I will believe it was plucky courage that our troops rallied to defeat the greater foe and that is what keeps my heart bumping Kelly green blood And my reaction is probably why Sport s Organizations will continue to cheat Finally the book, like my above example, doesn t give me any clear cut evidence I was familiar with most of the stories, and there are many stories, with the exception of some of Paul Hornung s admissions That guy didn t know when to shut up I am certain and was convinced before I read this , that Super Bowl 3 probably 4 were fixed The combining of the NFL AFL and that union s success absolutely hinged on a Jets win The book went through all the facts Laid them out well and showed why manipulations occur It also belabors the point that scripting an outcome isn t illegal Sporting events are just entertainment.I was hoping for some tips on how to spot and bet on some of these games, but this book only deals in history, not on how to capitalize on it

  9. Daddy Rich says:

    Sports fans should be forever grateful and indebted to author Brian Tuohy for opening our eyes to this one simple fact SPORTS ARE RIGGED Brian s research efforts and creative writing skills are masterful and second to none Mr 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 nothingthan scripted entertainment for the masses.

  10. G. Jason says:

    This started out with some potential and was even convincing But by 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 What started as a good, well written book ended with something that really sounded like the paranoid ramblings of someone who is quite convinced that the whole sports world is nothing but a sham I think the author overdoes it a bit in this book.

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