Renegade Tribune | June 24, 2016
Brian Tuohy discusses his book The Fix Is In: The Showbiz Manipulation of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, and NASCAR. We talk about gambling, point shaving, and the influence of organized crime in professional sports. Later we discuss how professional sports is really just entertainment, and how many games are scripted or "fixed" to boost ratings, maximize profits, and manipulate public emotions.
Brian is an investigative journalist and author. Among his several books are Larceny Games, Disaster Government, and his latest, A Season in the Abyss: Sports Gambling vs. The NFL's Integrity. He has written for Sports Illustrated, Vice Sports, Sports on Earth, Bleacher Report, Examiner, and Paranoia Magazine. Brian's website is thefixisin.net.