Super Bowl Science: Are Football Coaches Irrational?

Narrated by: Desiree Fultz
Length: 4 mins

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This Super Bowl Sunday, as you watch grizzled coaches pace the sideline and bark at players, feel free to play armchair quarterback—or even head coach. Despite the hours they spend scouting players, analyzing game tape and drawing up complex tactical schemes, a pair of recent scientific studies indicates that many football coaches are no better at making some in-game decisions than you or I would be.

"Super Bowl Science: Are Football Coaches Irrational?" is from, published on February 3, 2012.

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