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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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. May 03, Chris weir rated it it was amazing. Briah a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Doug Pickett rated it liked it Jan 06, To ask other readers questions about The Fix Is Inplease sign up. A silly book that seems to confuse criminality with conspiracy.
Sadly, we still WANT our heroes so not mush will change in big time sports.
The book went through all the facts. Nov 30, A. 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. Shane rated it it ifx ok May 27, So the Eagles being from Philly, were immediately given a Rocky type of story.
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The Fix Is In: The Showbiz Manipulations of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NASCAR by Brian Tuohy
Apr 29, Sean Grabowski rated it it was amazing. 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.
He makes the case that for marketing purposes, it makes sense to have series go to more games so sweeps will become more uncommon.
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.
The Fix Is In: The Showbiz Manipulations of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NASCAR
But tuhy 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. Denny Luis rated it it was amazing Sep 26, The NFL disputes their claim. Not a “conspiracy theory” book but more a list of “here are the facts and what if” book.
Author Brian Tuohy provides a full-sourced saga of the corruption that has inf Professional sports in America: If only every losing team had that excuse. Steven rated it really liked it Oct 30, Published April 1st by Feral House first published Nov 24, Jake rated it really liked it. So I wanted to know how the Patriots were going to cheat this time.
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 th to AC who proclaimed an Oakland win on Sunday, asserting it was already decided.
He spends most of the early book going through arrests and gambling charges of players, refs a The author, Brian Ln 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? Return to Book Page. But could it be a massive showbiz operation filled with greedy owners, crooked brixn, and coddled players, all with the unstated goal of grabbing as much money as possible?
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Thought provoking, for sure. 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. Jeff Kim rated it it was amazing Aug 10, Want to Read saving…. 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? 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.