Illegal Formation

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 NASCARLarceny Games: Sports Gambling, Game Fixing, and the FBIDisaster Government: National Emergencies, Continuity of Government and YouA 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.

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John has a case of March Sadness after Kentucky loses, so Chris let him talk just a ton about Wrestlemania. Also there was basketball, baseball, gushing about the Fast and Furious series, and a bit of football news.

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Chris goes Crazy for Xavier. Debate the proper billing of the Jericho. Ranger's Lord Stanley Strategery.  All that & more of this week's Illegal Defense!

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In this episode, John forgets to put the podcast up on time, gets 2 upsets right and one upset incredibly wrong. Chris is less wrong.

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John and Chris wrap up the 2016 season by talking about the greatest super bowl in history, the greatest coach/qb in history, and the opposite of the greatest owner in history.

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IT'S SUPER BOWL LONG ISLAND!!!!!!

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wait, the LI does not mean Long Island? 

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It means 51? Oh darn! Well we chat this week about the game, our picks, all of the exotic bets that surround the Super Bowl this year.  Hopefully it will be a sign that the best of you will be picking smartly.  You can win HUGE, bigly!  This is not an alternative fact, that is for sure!

 

We are going to make it after all!

 

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The boys are back after a week long siesta. They discuss the NFL Playoffs so far, Championship week, and John Gruden coming out of the bullpen.

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Chris and John go wild on this episode of the Illegal Formation Podcast. So Wild, that it's totally uncut and unedited!

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