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  • The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won
  • By: L. Jon Wertheim, Tobias Moskowitz
  • Narrated by: Zach McLarty
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
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Drawing from Moskowitz's original research, as well as studies from fellow economists such as bestselling author Richard Thaler, the authors look at: the influence home-field advantage has on the outcomes of games in all sports and why it exists; the surprising truth about the universally accepted axiom that defense wins championships; the subtle biases that umpires exhibit in calling balls and strikes in key situations; the unintended consequences of referees' tendencies in every sport to "swallow the whistle," and more.

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  • 9 out of 10 people will like this!

  • By steve on 10-11-11

Thorough and and engaging sports stats analysis

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Reviewed: 10-16-17

It's a really eye-opening view on the sports world, statistic by statistic, with analysis and inference which really make you think.