The Fix Is in: The Showbiz Manipulations of the NFL, Mlb, NBA, NHL and NASCAR
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The Fix Is in: The Showbiz Manipulations of the NFL, Mlb, NBA, NHL and NASCAR

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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 inf...more
ebook, 319 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Feral House (first published 2010)
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Walt Whitless
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.
Sean Grabowski
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...more
G. Jason
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.
Proving beyond any shadow of a doubt that 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. When you consider the BILLIONS of dollars involved in TV deals for the NFL alone, and understand the way corporate juggernauts work you are left asking the question "Why WOULDN'T they manipulate the outcomes of key games?".
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.
Andrew Huff
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.
Michael Gaudet
The Fix Is In lost my attention and I started skimming -- it reads like a big list of "Isn't this strange? And isn't this also strange?"
Fantastic couldnt put it down didnt want to
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