Winning is the Only Thing: Sports in America since 1945 (The American Moment)

In Winning Is the Only Thing, Randy Roberts and James Olson take a hard look at the dark side of American sports. The scandals. The role of organized crime. How politicians and businessmen exploit the Olympics. Who gets rich and who goes broke. Why the fitness craze has nothing to do with fitness. And how TV sports czars like Roone Arledge—inventor of the "instant replay"—actually dictate how games are played.

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By Tara (The United States) · ★★☆☆☆ · January 06, 2013
An interesting read, but I would have liked to see sources for many of the claims. This is a fairly academic book published by a scholarly press - and no footnotes?

It rambles a bit too. The same incidents are mentioned in different chapters and shown in very different lights, with no acknowledgme... ...more