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The Fix Is In: The Showbiz Manipulations of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NASCAR by Brian Tuohy
Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Fix Is In: Professional sports in America: 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 broan money as possible? Author Brian Tuohy provides a full-sourced saga of the corruption that has inf Professional sports in America: 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.
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Paperbackpages. Published April 1st by Feral House first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Fix Is Inplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Apr 29, Sean Grabowski rated it it was amazing. 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.
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. May 31, Joel rated it it was ok. Maybe I’m more naive 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. Feb 20, Glenn Proven rated it liked it. 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? 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 to more games so sweeps will become more uncommon. 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?
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. 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 ina 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. 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. But inPhiladelphia hosted the NFL draft. It was a very positive experience. The NFL was facing criticism from the President and some people were calling for a boycott of the games. 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.
ESPN had even cited unrest among the owner, the coach and the quarterback. 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 tuoyh Super Bowl curse, the underdogs beating the hated champions, sure makes quite a story, gix 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. The book went through all the facts.
Laid them out well and showed why manipulations occur. 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. Feb 16, Daddy Rich rated it it was amazing.
Brian’s research efforts and creative writing skills utohy masterful and second to none.
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. Apr 03, G. Jason rated it it was ok Shelves: 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. Nov 24, Jake rated it really liked it. Proving beyond any shadow of a doubt ruohy professional sports or, at least, key competitions are rigged is a near impossible task. However, Tuohy makes an extremely compelling case based on known facts, psychology and, more importantly, economics.
Aug 04, CORoger rated it really liked it.
If you are 1 a fanatic sports fan who can think independently or 2 a casual fan who always felt “something’s up” you should read this book. Not a “conspiracy theory” book but more a list of “here are the facts and what if” book. As we all know, “it’s about the money” and “follow the money” are the only truisms in life. Sadly, we still WANT our heroes so not mush will change in big time sports. May 03, Chris weir rated it it was amazing.
The Fix Is In: The Showbiz Manipulations of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NASCAR
This book may ruin sports for you. It’s hard to believe that pro sports are still pure and played with integrity when the leagues running them are able to exert so much control and influence over the games. Many inconsistencies are highlighted here in this interesting read. Nov 30, A. 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.
May 20, Perry rated it did not like it Shelves: A silly book that seems to confuse criminality with conspiracy.
If only every losing team had that excuse. Thought provoking, for sure. Chris Huskey rated it really liked it Mar 03, Bellerdine rated it it was amazing Mar 01, Matt rated it liked it Feb 14, Si Plowman rated it it was amazing Jan 17, Staci Johnson rated it liked it Jun 09, Denny Luis rated it it was amazing Sep 26, Craig Emms rated it it was amazing Feb 03, Bill Church rated it liked it Oct 25, Kevin rated it it was ok Oct 14, Doug Pickett rated it liked it Jan 06, Katie rated it it was ok Aug 02, Steve Casner rated it really liked it Nov 13, Jan 16, Steve rated it it was amazing.