DAN E. MOLDEA
CHATS ABOUT THE NFL
AN INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS
SPECIAL EDITION EXPOSE
WITH YOUR HOST RAY SHASHO
Dan E. Moldea is a best-selling author and investigative journalist who has reported on organized crime and political corruption since 1974.He is the author of books about the rise and fall of Jimmy Hoffa, the contract killing of an Ohio businessman, the Mafia's penetration of Hollywood, and its influence on professional football, as well as works about the murder of Senator Robert Kennedy, the O.J. Simpson case, and the suicide of White House Deputy Counsel Vincent Foster. He received his bachelor's degree in English and history from the University of Akron, where he served as student-body president. He did his post-graduate work at Kent State University where he taught in the Honors and Experimental College. In review of Interference: How Organized Crime Influences Professional Football was libelous. I’ve been interested in Mr. Moldea since he appeared on The Pat Sajak show in 1989 to promote his book Interference. He claimed that virtually every NFL owner gambles on games and claimed that no fewer than 70 NFL games had been fixed up to that point.
I became suspect of the NFL ever since Superbowl III when the 19 1 ⁄ 2 -point underdog American Football League (AFL) champion New York Jets defeated the National Football League (NFL) champion Baltimore Colts by a score of 16–7.Vince Lombardi went on record saying that the Jets had no chance of victory. The owner of the Colts (Caroll Rosenblum) was known to be a heavy gambler, and he died under mysterious circumstances in 1979. A large bet was placed in the City of Baltimore, and according to urban legend it was Rosenblum betting 3 million on the Jets. Colts Pro Bowl defensive end Bubba Smith blamed quarterback Earl Morrall for throwing the game. Super Bowl.
How Organized Crime Influences Professional Football
– August 1, 1989
By DAN E.
A shocking exposé of widespread corruption and mob influence throughout the National Football League—on the field, in the owners’ boxes, and in the corporate suites. According to investigative journalist Dan E. Moldea, for decades the National Football League has had a strong and unspoken understanding with a dangerous organized crime. In his classic exposé, Interference, Moldea bares the dark, sordid underbelly of America’s favorite professional team sport, revealing a nest of corruption that the league has largely ignored since its inception.Based on intensive research and in-depth interviews with coaches, players, mobsters, bookies, gamblers, referees, and league officials—including some of the sport’s all-time greats—the author’s shocking allegations suggest that the betting line is firmly in the hands of the mob, who occasionally manipulate the on-field action for maximum profit.
chronicles a long-standing history of gambling, drugs, and extortion, of
point-shaving and game-fixing, and reveals the eye-opening truth about numerous
gridiron contests where the final results were determined even before the
kickoff. Moldea exposes the mob connections of many of the team owners and
their startling complicity in illegal gambling operations, while showing how
NFL internal security has managed to quash nearly every investigation into
illegality and corruption within the professional football world before it
could get off the ground. Provocative, disturbing, and controversial,
Interference is a must-read for football fans and detractors alike, offering
indisputable proof that what’s really happening on the field, in the locker room,
and behind the scenes is a whole different ball game.
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BY DAN E.
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The Hoffa Wars:
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An Investigation of Motive, Means,
The Inside Story of the Police Investigation
of O.J. Simpson
Confessions of a Guerrilla Writer:
Adventures in the Jungles of Crime, Politics, and
Bill & Hillary Clinton and the Suicide of
A True Story of Wiretapping, Friendship,
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DAN E. MOLDEA
APPEARS WEEK OF
THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES
CONFESSIONS AND WISDOM
FROM THE MUSIC LEGENDS
THAT SET US FREE!
BY MUSIC JOURNALIST ...TALK SHOW HOST...
AUTHOR ... TV SITCOM SCRIPT WRITER
CHAPTER ONE SPOTLIGHTS INTERVIEWS WITH MANY OF THE MUSIC LEGENDS WHO ARE NO LONGER WITH US
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Featuring over 45 intimate conversations with some of the greatest rock legends the world will ever know.
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THE ROCK STAR CHRONICLES
-By Literary Titan (5) STARS
The Rock Star Chronicles by Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show.
The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan.
Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives.
The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music. The second noteworthy thing is the use of high-definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.
I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.
Gold Award Winner