Jim's Reviews > Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won

Scorecasting by Tobias Moskowitz
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Apr 13, 11

bookshelves: games-and-sports, psychology
Read in April, 2011

Interesting book. It's getting pub as "Freakonomics for sports fans," but to me it read more like "Behavioral Psychology for sports fans", because that's what it seemed to spend the most time talking about: the psychological motivations and unconscious biases that influence athletes, referees, coaches, and fans. All of it is backed by reams of empirical data and research, of course, but most of the chapters use the numbers to support the psychology, rather than vice-versa. A good book for the scientifically or analytically-minded sports fan. 3.5 stars
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