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

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by Brian Tuohy
     
 

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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 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

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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 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 NASCAR.

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.

Finally, here’s a book that unflinchingly examines the sordid underbelly of the American sports industry.

Brian Tuohy maintains the website thefixisin.net and is a frequent contributor to the CBS Sports website bleacherreport.com, 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932595819
Publisher:
Feral House
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
406,252
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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The Fix Is In: The Showbiz Manipulations of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NASCAR 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Simple_Sean More than 1 year ago
As someone who thought he knew sports, I was shocked to discover some of the information held within these pages. This book is an encyclopedia covering every dirty dealing in the history of sports. What's more, the author makes sense of it all. He reminds the reader that professional sports are a multi-billion dollar business and that they constantly and continuously to lie to their fans to further their own profitable ends. Perhaps, if the author got it right, the leagues have even stooped so low as to fix their own games to ensure high TV ratings from which they profit the most. Best of all, he doesn't just make that claim, he backs his work with solid facts and quotes from highly reliable sources (ESPN, SI, etc). This isn't some goofy blogger spouting off his opinion, it's coming from someone who has done his homework and is willing to stick his neck out by writting this. It's not just a must read for sports fans everywhere, it changes the way you look at sports and watch the games...at least it did for this reader.
katachi123 More than 1 year ago
I truly believe this book open my eyes and helped me realize sports are just entertainment. No need for us to take it to seriously. Do I believe in the conspiracy theories? not sure but I believe its possible.
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