Scorecasting : the hidden influences behind how sports are played and games are won / Tobias J. Moskowitz and L. Jon Wertheim
- Machine generated contents note: Whistle Swallowing -- Why fans and leagues want officials to miss calls -- Go for It -- Why coaches make decisions that reduce their team's chances of winning -- How Competitive Are Competitive Sports? -- Why are the Pittsburgh Steelers so successful and the Pittsburgh Pirates so unsuccessful? -- Tiger Woods is Human (and Not for the Reason You Think) -- How Tiger Woods is just like the rest of us, even when it comes to playing golf -- Offense Wins Championships, Too -- Is defense really more important than offense? -- The Value of a Blocked Shot -- Why Dwight Howard's 232 blocked shots are worth less than Tim Duncan's -- Rounding First -- Why .299 hitters are so much more rare (and maybe more valuable) than .300 hitters -- Thanks, Mr. Rooney -- Why black NFL coaches are doing worse than ever---and why this is a good thing -- Comforts of Home -- How do conventional explanations for the home field advantage stack up? -- So, What is Driving the Home Field Advantage? -- Hint: Vocal fans matter, but not in the way you might think -- There's No / in Team -- But there is an m and an e -- Off the Chart -- How Mike McCoy came to dominate the NFL draft -- How a Coin Toss Trumps All -- Why American Idol is a fairer contest than an NFL overtime -- What Isn't in the Mitchell Report? -- Why Dominican baseball players are more likely to use steroids---and American players are more likely to smoke weed -- Do Athletes Really Melt When Iced? -- Does calling a time-out before a play actually work? -- The Myth of the Hot Hand -- Do players and teams ride the wave of momentum? Or are we (and they) fooled into thinking they do? -- Damned Statistics -- Why "four out of his last five" almost surely means four of six -- Are the Chicago Cubs Cursed? -- If not, then why are the Cubs so futile?.
- 9780307591807 (pbk.)
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- Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-269) and index.
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