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

3.49  ·  Rating details ·  87 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
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
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ebook, 319 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Feral House (first published 2010)
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Sean Grabowski
Apr 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Daddy Rich
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 nothing more than scripted entertainment for the masses.
G. Jason
Apr 03, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: conspiracy, sports
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.
Jake
Nov 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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?".
CORoger
Aug 04, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Chris weir
May 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
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
Jul 31, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
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?"
Perry
May 20, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sports
A silly book that seems to confuse criminality with conspiracy. If only every losing team had that excuse.
Tim Gillen
Thought provoking, for sure.
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