The Wages of Wins

The Wages of Wins

Taking Measure of the Many Myths in Modern Sport

eBook - 2006
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Arguing about sports is as old as the games people play. Over the years sports debates have become muddled by many myths that do not match the numbers generated by those playing the games. In The Wages of Wins, the authors use layman's language and easy to follow examples based on their own academic research to debunk many of the most commonly held beliefs about sports. In this updated version of their book, these authors explain why Allen Iverson leaving Philadelphia made the 76ers a better team, why the Yankees find it so hard to repeat their success from the late 1990s, and why even great quarterbacks like Brett Favre are consistently inconsistent. The book names names, and makes it abundantly clear that much of the decision making of coaches and general managers does not hold up to an analysis of the numbers. Whether you are a fantasy league fanatic or a casual weekend fan, much of what you believe about sports will change after reading this book.
The Wages of Wins is a proper analysis of the data generated by professional sports; it tells many tales that are inconsistent with the myths put forward by the media, industry, and consumers of professional sport.

Blackwell North Amer
In The Wages of Wins, the authors use layman's language and examples based on their own research to debunk many of the most commonly held beliefs about sports. The authors explain why Allen Iverson's departure made the 76ers a better team, why the Yankees find it so hard to repeat the successes that they had in the late 1990s, and why even great quarterbacks like Brett Favre are consistently inconsistent. The book names names, and makes it clear that much of the decision making done by coaches and general managers does not hold up to an analysis of the numbers.

Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Business Books, Ă2006
ISBN: 9781429456814
1429456817
0804758441
9780804758444
9780804752879
0804752877
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (xiii, 282 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Brook, Stacey L.
Schmidt, Martin B.

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