What People are Saying

Common Sense......, February 6, 2013

If you comment on what you've been TOLD was the "Spygate" incident, and you haven't read this book, you are most likely a fool. But one who's been very useful to the Patriots, Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, Roger Goodell, and ERNIE ADAMS. If you're one of those NFL fans that's been trained like a dog to bark "GENIUS!" at the mention of Belichick's name, and you insist on worshipping someone, do yourself a favor and read this book so you understand who ERNIE ADAMS is; and what he's accomplished. Also, after you read this book you'll marvel at the power of the media and it's ability to shape public opinion. 'Spygate' has been labeled "The most overblown scandal in sports history", read this book and find out why THAT is truly 'genius'.

Tommy L,
Say It Ain't So (5 Stars)
I am a long time Patriots fan, but have to admit that the author presents some damning evidence here that makes me mortally disappointed in the team. While I do think some of the author's theories are pushing the limits of reasonableness, I think there are lots of other salient points made that have me thinking there is a lot of tarnish on the Pats' super bowl wins.

Baseball Pete,
This was a very good read. The statistical chapters about being 3 standard deviation moves against spread and in home games was very damning if you were a pats fan. The argument on Brady accepting a lower contract was also eye-openning. I remember that occuring and Peter King and the media praising him. but what big contracts have they really pulled in to justify him taking such a big pay cut? It is not right what the NFL has done to prop up a team that has very mediocre fans. it makes sense as the only way to get them to buy new gear is to have them be a dynasty or the stadium will be as empty as it was in the 80's and 90's when they couldn't buy a win. I guess now they have bought a few wins as Goodell doubled his salary in his short stint as commissioner.

I am buying this for my friends who hate the pats as much as I do, and a couple copies for Pats fans who have no idea what they're talking about when they defend this team.

It's a well written book with plenty of notes. If you don't agree with his logic, it's still an interesting read as a football fan.

Kevin Shenoy,
As a Packers fan, I read this book without any preconceived ideas on the Spygate issue or any prejudice for or against the Patriots. After reading it, I believe the author made a well-founded and well-documented case that only a closed minded person could argue with. Besides learning about the scandel, I also learned more about how the NFL works on a day-to-day basis. A must read for any NFL fan and a good read for anyone who wants to increase their knowledge about football and what goes on "behind the scenes".
Kathy M,
I just finished Spygate: The Untold Story yesterday. My husband ordered this book, and I, as an uninvolved sports fan, picked this up yesterday morning. I absolutely loved it. I read it from start to finish in less than one day. It read as an espionage-type thriller. It was captivating and drew me in immediately. I learned more about the NFL from this book than I had while living with my husband and two sons. I could not recommend this book enough for sports fans, but also, for casual readers as well.
Jennifer B.,
I am a total NFL fan of 50+years and I have seen it all. This book is not full of rhetoric but facts over and over and it's difficult NOT to believe all the doings of the New England Patriots according to Bryan O'Leary. Before I was ever aware of "spygate", before 2007, I was suspect to the success of the Pats. They seemed to be of rather mediocre talent mostly and if the defense could "get to" Brady, the offense didn't seem too good. Anyway, this book explains why. I do not want to spoil it for you, you need to read it for yourself-Highly recommended.
Lawrence Morrison,
Solid Case, Solid Read, Solid Book - Let There be Light on the Truth!, February 13, 2013
Every NFL fan who cares about the integrity of the game should read this book. Even if you are not an NFL fan, one will appreciate the author's effort and perseverance to make a compelling case to find out the truth. The book flows naturally, logically and progressively. Through collaborative evidence presented in a clear and concise manner, this book will challenge your view of the entire spygate scandal and allow you to draw your own conclusion.

Mr. O'Leary has done a fantastic job in exposing the entire scandal from top to bottom, inside-out in a goal of finding out the real story. Every person that was negatively affected directly or indirectly by the scandal has the right to know what really happened in its entirety. Superbowls are the peak of an NFL team's greatest accomplishment, if this was earned by cheating, a thorough investigation should have been done. Unfortunately, a thorough investigation was not done, but this book does as much as it can to compensate for the failure to properly investigate one of the biggest scandals in sports history. Highly Recommended!

Oliver Obagi,
I thought this book was a very good read; it was so interesting I read it overnight. The author definitely has a point of view, and would probably have done a little better if he was more objective. However, that does not take away the power of his arguments. I thought the most compelling section of the book was his interview with the professional Las Vegas odds-maker. Those guys make a living out of the gambling business, and his statements on the odds of the New England Patriots' success were very strong. I definitely would recommend this book to the average NFL fan.
Mark W.,
Wow!, January 14, 2013

A thought provoking read! I never really understood the real issues behind Spygate before reading this book. This book presents in terms that any fan can understand and let's the reader draw his/her own conclusions. As a lifelong Steelers fan, I find it hard to listen to Patriots fans when they claim "sour grapes" whenever I bring up Spygate. Now armed with this informative book, future discussions of the topic will be a little more interesting. In fact, I swore to my bride ( a Patriots fan) that I will never bring up the subject again if she will agree to read this book. She plans on doing so.
I'm going to have a more difficult time getting my sixteen year old daughter to take down her Tom Brady Fathead from her wall...

Marc Davis,
Factual, honest, and an easy read, December 27, 2012

Spygate: The Untold Story is a must-read for any sports fan. The Author Bryan O'Leary digs into the Spygate controversy and unveils evidence that had been cast aside by popular media outlets, such as ESPN and The NFL Network. I recommend this book to anyone that is intelligent enough to formulate their own opinion on facts and not what the media masses tell them to believe. I do not know Bryan personally, but as a lifelong football fan I am glad that there are still people out in the football community that are keeping this story alive and exposing the Patriots for all of their lies and cheating ways.

Josh Howard,
I read it and found it fascinating. This scandal was so under-reported that I didn't know most of the facts in this book, and they all had verified sources (i.e. congressional records, ESPN investigative reporting, quotes from former Patriots players, etc.) It seems clear that the NFL did not want this to become a big scandal and quickly swept it under the rug. I found it interesting to read about the different players involved - on and off the field - and how the pieces of this puzzle come together. Certainly, people can make up their own minds about the depth and seriousness of the cheating that the Patriots admitted went on for years while they won three Super Bowls. But to make up your own mind, you have to have all the pieces first. I appreciate someone putting all of this together in one book. The author's opinions are his, and the readers opinions are theirs to determine. I would recommend this to any NFL fan who feels like they didn't get the whole story when this scandal happened. You DIDN'T get the whole story. But now you can. I thank the author for a great read (and a whole new set of things to argue with my buddies about this season!) I'm ready for some football!!!
NFL Fan,
A Revelation-
Spygate -The Untold Story is a revelation. It is a scandal that no sportswriter, investigative reporter,or sports network (i.e. ESPN) decided to investigate the biggest sports scandal of this century. It took the efforts of a diligent, talented amateur fan, Bryan O'Leary, to uncover to scope of the New England Patriots’ cheating scandal. The NFL is obviously too rich, too powerful, and too many people’s livelihoods are intertwined with the incredible success of this 9 billion dollar business. O'Leary and KLR Publishing should be commended for shining a light on this scandal. A great book.

Michael C. Neal,
Congratulations on an absolute winner. You have raised enough questions and stated your case. It's a shame that greed has tainted what was once a great sport. Well done.
Bob D.,
I though the book was great. My wife actually read it and she is not a huge NFL fan.

I am a huge football fan and was fascinated how many things i did not know about this scandal. That is the interesting part. I ended up reading a lot of the sourced articles (they are public record) and am shocked that at minimum more of this was not dug into further by the NFL or more importantly, the reporters.

I read some Pats fans reviews and although I am not a Pats fan I still think (even after reading) that they were still a great team and Tom Brady is a great QB however that doesn’t take away the fact that they had an edge. Why invest so much in a system that doesn’t give you any advantage? Why try to do it against a friend (Mangini) who knows you are doing it if it doesn’t help? For example, I don’t think too many people would take steroids if they didn’t help, what would be the purpose.

RB,
It is just sour grapes for anyone to dispute this account of the extent that
the Patriots have been cheating. A US Senator put most of the case into the
congressional record. The NFL clearly covered this up and the extent of the
Patriots cheating is now well established. Belichek had zero answers once he
was caught with his pants down, zero.

The book itself is very entertaining and very well written. Lots and Lots
of documented facts told in an organized and often humorous way. Any NFL
fan would enjoy this book and NEVER look at the game itself in the same
way. The cheating is one thing, but the details about game plans,
strategies and personalities is illuminating even for this very long time NFL fan.

The NFL should take this opportunity to come clean. If they do not and another
issue arises in the future with regards the integrity of the games, this episode
will come back and bite them big time (ask Penn State about coverups).
Denny,