Perhaps not surprisingly, the latter editions of this book omitted this chapter and the information contained within it. But for those interested, here are some of the most startling quotes taken directly from the somewhat rare first edition which I recently found. The authors begin the chapter with: "To hundreds of thousands of youngsters in the United States and Canada hockey merely is a sport to be played and watched, studied and enjoyed—especially if the home team wins. Even adult fans have a perfectly natural tendency to overlook the fact that hockey is more than just a pastime. Yet the truth of the matter is that hockey is considerably more than a sport. It is a big business and it has grown bigger since World War II and reached transcontinental proportions in when the National Hockey League expanded from six to 12 teams.
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The book went through all the facts. Professional sports in America: Fantastic couldnt put it down didnt want to. I think the author overdoes it a bit in this book.
Want to Read saving…. He spends most of the early book going through arrests and gambling charges of players, refs a The author, Brian Tuohy does a great job using actual data to show the cast of all sports are dubious, the tne as its watchdog is impotent and certain outcomes lead to better bettor? Kevin rated it it was ok Oct 14, Doug Pickett rated it liked it Jan 06, However, Tuohy makes an extremely compelling case based on known facts, psychology and, more importantly, economics.
Nov 24, Jake rated it really liked it. This is the sports book every fan should read. Feb 20, Glenn Proven rated it liked it. Proving beyond any shadow of a doubt that professional sports or, at least, key competitions are rigged is a near impossible task.
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.
So I wanted to know how the Patriots were going to cheat this time. Matt rated it liked it Feb 14, Apr 29, Sean Grabowski rated it it was amazing. Personally, I will believe it was plucky courage that our troops rallied to defeat the greater foe and that is what keeps my heart bumping Kelly green blood. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
This book may ruin sports for you. ESPN had even cited unrest among the owner, the coach and the quarterback. Sadly, we still WANT our heroes so not mush will change in big time sports. Related Posts.
A silly book that seems to confuse criminality with conspiracy. Denny Luis rated it it was amazing Sep 26, Jan 16, Steve rated it it was amazing. 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 way to AC who proclaimed an Oakland win on Sunday, asserting it was already decided. 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.
The Fix Is In