Monday, February 2, 2015
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?With author Brian Tuohy, this episode provides a extended discussion of the corruption that has infected the storied histories of the NBA, MLB, NFL, NHL, and NASCAR. On the even of Super Bowl 2015, Jim interviews the expert on the corrupt side of sports, where they discuss the Patriots and the Colts, Spygate and Deflategate. With reality obscured by a complacent and often complicit sports media, Brian Tuohy 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.