Champions of Skill or Scripted Entertainment
We briefly discuss the Final Four and the NCAA Championship. Sorry Zags!
Then, we dive in with an interview with Brian Tuohy, author of the books The Fix Is In: The Showbiz Manipulations of the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, and NASCAR, Larceny Games: Sports Gambling, Game Fixing, and the FBI, Disaster Government: National Emergencies, Continuity of Government and You, A Season in the Abyss: Sports Gambling Vs. the NFL’s Integrity, and many contributions to Vice Sports and Bleacher Report.
Two books, mentioned in the pod, that inspired his writing are:
– Interference: How Organized Crime Influences Professional Football – by Dan Moldea
– They Call It A Game – by Bernie Parrish
After this interview, we want to leave you dear listeners with one thought: Pro Wrestling is honest in its existence as scripted entertainment and can pull in as much or more audience share per show than other major sports, so would the other major sports have anything to lose if they pulled back the curtain revealing whether or not they were scipted??
Let us know your thoughts and get back to us via twitter.Next Episode: Illegal Formation Week 1 2017
About The Illegal FormationJohn and Chris are two passionate sports fans who like to put their analyst skills to work. John, an economist by trade, uses his love of numbers and metrics to make his picks. Chris, a man of the law, loves analyzing the play on the field amongst the totality of the circumstances. Together, they discuss each week of football picks, the sports world at large, and sometimes something completely different. Come the offseason, they will pop in monthly for any possible interesting sports news you may want to hear a different position from the mainstream talking heads! See you in the end zone!
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