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The Fix Is In: The Showbiz Manipulations of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NASCAR von [Tuohy, Brian]

The Fix Is In: The Showbiz Manipulations of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NASCAR Kindle Edition

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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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 965 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 323 Seiten
  • Verlag: Feral House (1. April 2010)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B003XNTT5I
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  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 5.0 von 5 Sternen 1 Kundenrezension
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Der Autor zeigt an Hand aller amerikanischer Profi-Ligen (NFL, MLB, NBA und NHL), dass nicht immer nur der Sport regiert. Oftmals wird aus taktischen Gründen verloren, etwa weil dann bei den Drafts bessere Positionen möglich sind. Oder aber Matchserien gehen in die Verlängerung um zusätzliche Einnahmen lukrieren zu können. Auch Wettbetrug spielt natürlich eine Rolle. Die meisten Fälle sind allerdings schon eher alt. Dennoch ein spannendes Buch, wobei aber für das gute Verständnis Kenntnisse über die amerikanischen Sportarten von Vorteil sind.
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HASH(0x965ece88) von 5 Sternen Great read! Check it out! 31. März 2010
Von Jarrod Paul - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch
I have to say that Im totally enjoying this book. Im not even a big sports fan and I dont think you really need to be one to enjoy this. Its just super interesting reading about all the,drugs, greed, booze, and gambling (and the cover ups by the leagues, owners, coaches and players: WOW!!) that plays a HUGE roll in pro and college sports. Im about half way done and I dont want it to end. I just love reading about these so-called "role models" hanging around with gangsters, getting wasted, getting high, and gambling themselves so deep, that they have to throw games to get out! This book helps me justify my own feelings about most sports (especially football) being fake and or rigged by players, owners or even umpires.
....and I havent even got to the Pete Rose section yet!!!!

GET THIS BOOK!!! HIGHLY ENTERTAINING AND HIGHLY RECOMENDED!
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HASH(0xa0b9427c) von 5 Sternen If you prefer your favorite sports to read like fairy tales - dont read this book. 14. Juni 2010
Von Scott - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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If you are able to separate yourself from speaking or thinking about your favorite sport team in the collective "we" then you will love Brian Tuohy's "The Fix is in". The book has been tabbed as a "conspiracy theory" book - but I would argue that the book in fact is NOT a conspiracy theory book as those books usually just throw out wild accusations with no basis or foundation to begin to even build a question or theory on. The Fix is In - is rather a suggestion and challenge to the general public and "die hard" sports fan to consider certain truths both documented and notably alleged. If you approach the book as a research document you will find much more supporting evidence of very "shady" transactions or occurrences that have gone widely ignored or unknown. Even the lack of coverage of such transactions / transgressions is a very interesting topic covered in the book. I think Tuohy opens the door to some very provocative and potentially very damning questions... and I say its about time
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HASH(0x965f4750) von 5 Sternen Changed the way I think about sports 9. Februar 2014
Von palindrome13 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch Verifizierter Kauf
Let me start that I am not much into conspiracy theories. However, after reading Brian Tuohy's excellent The Fix Is In, I am not so sure. Tuohy's makes the case that professional sports are too big and make too much money to be left to chance. Sports are just are version of "Bread and Circuses" from Roman times. Ratings are hugely important because that drives revenue. The NBA is probably the biggest culprit. Ever wonder why the Lakers and Celtics (now the Heat) are always in the finals? They get better ratings because they have the "superstars". Wonder why Michael Jordan never got fouls called on him? Wonder why the Knicks won the lottery for Patrick Ewing? That's what the commissioner David Stern wanted. A very good book that will make you think.
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HASH(0x965eced0) von 5 Sternen CONSPIRACIES DO EXIST! ASK REFEREE TIM DONAGHY 21. April 2010
Von iam frustrated - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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TERRIFIC BOOK. I bought a copy after I heard author Brian Tuohy doing an interview. I was skeptical, but it's hard to ignore the arguments and information put forth here. It's amazing that no one has written this book until now.

Michael Jordan's sudden and abrupt retirement now makes sense against the backdrop of his unpublicized gambling issues; the emotional Daytona 500 win by Dale Earnhardt one year after his father's death which seemed way too good to be true and Referee Tim Donaghy who admitted fixing games but who has now been silenced and has disappeared...AND these are only three stories out of DOZENS AND DOZENS.

Tuohy makes a good point when he states that cheating or fixing is not illegal. Professional sports are self-regulated. Despite the fact that cities subsidize these franchises which gives the leagues the ability to negotiate billion dollar deals for broadcast rights, there is no accountability.

The players that succumb to their own demons will always exist (that's why as Tuohy points out that the leagues have their own ad-hoc police force made up of ex-FBI agents-it's amazing and TRUE!) AND the sports reporters in order to keep their jobs and preserve access will always look the other way.

It's the big money-no ethics mentality of the sports leagues that is the root of all evil and the league commissioners are the true villains. If they clean up their act when it comes to drug testing, etc., perhaps professional sports will have the integrity that the fans deserve and should demand.

I checked out author Brian Tuohy's webpage [...]. On it he states "There are no coincidences." This couldn't be truer.
HASH(0x965f4abc) von 5 Sternen This book will open your eyes 1. Februar 2015
Von Matt - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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It sure opened mine. I had always thought that sports were rigged to a certain extent, however, I didn't think it was this bad. The first game that really opened my eyes was the first Superbowl with Seattle (vs Pittsburgh). I came across this book after watching a lot of games that had calls that just didn't make any sense. The book has testimonies from former players, coaches, gangsters, and yes, referees that all suggest that sports are rigged in one way or another. It even goes on to explain how the fix applies outside of the actual games as well (such as the draft). I pretty much had a feeling the NBA was already in full swing, the Tim Donaghy incident pretty much just confirmed it. It's all about the money and ratings. He dedicates a part of the book to how you can't even have a stadium these days without a corporate name being attached to it. (Whatever happened to names like Tiger Stadium and Shea Stadium? Now we have names like Minute Maid Park and Coors Field.) The book has been labeled as nothing but one big conspiracy theory, and in a few cases I can see that. But at the same time a lot of what he writes about is well-documented and sourced. If you are a sports fan I'd highly recommend you give this a read.
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