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The Wages of Wins Taking Measure of the Many Myths in Modern Sport

SUMMARY The Wages of Wins Taking Measure of the Many Myths in Modern Sport

Ow examples based on their own academic research to debunk many of the most commonly held beliefs about sportsIn 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 uarterbacks l Didn't get through the whole thing Some of the chapters I just didn't find that interesting The chapters on basketball statistics were good but I disagreed with some of their conclusions The problem with their statistical model is that I think it confuses causation with correlation For instance I think being a good defensive rebounder is often correlated with being a good defender but one does not always follow the other David Lee for instance is a terrific rebounder but by most accounts a poor defender I think this model gives him to much credit and too little credit to a player like Kirk Hinrich who defends well but doesn't rebound a lot Also a few parts of this book already felt outdated Iyami Osoronga on their Quebec Autoroute 15 own academic research to debunk many Crystalline Illumination of the most commonly held beliefs about sportsIn this updated version Endgame (Voluntary Eradicators, 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 uarterbacks l Didn't get through the whole thing Some Juliette visite paris - Dès 3 ans of the chapters I just didn't find that interesting The chapters The Himitsu Attack (War of the Ninja Master, on basketball statistics were good but I disagreed with some The Book With No Name (Bourbon Kid, of their conclusions The problem with their statistical model is that I think it confuses causation with correlation For instance I think being a good defensive rebounder is Punch↑ 2 often correlated with being a good defender but آزاده خانم ونویسنده اش یا آشویتس خصوصی دکتر شریفی one does not always follow the Sur le contrôle de nos vies other David Lee for instance is a terrific rebounder but by most accounts a poor defender I think this model gives him to much credit and too little credit to a player like Kirk Hinrich who defends well but doesn't rebound a lot Also a few parts The Cross And The Crescent of this book already felt Heir of Empyrial Fire (Starbright, outdated

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Ike 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 boo This book looks at sports in a very statistical way and tries to look at what is really important to winning games from a statistical view This book gets really into the number side of things and I think that they view the metrics that they created as if they are the end all be all of statistical measures but an interesting viewpoint nonetheless However the claim that Allen Iverson was the 90th best player in the league during the year that he won the MVP is patently ridiculous Lilac Hill of the decision making My Prince of coaches and general managers does not hold up to an analysis Ike of the numbers Whether you are a fantasy league fanatic Haunted or a casual weekend fan much Flower In The Palace of what you believe about sports will change after reading this boo This book looks at sports in a very statistical way and tries to look at what is really important to winning games from a statistical view This book gets really into the number side Star-Spider Speaks of things and I think that they view the metrics that they created as if they are the end all be all The Jacobins Daughter of statistical measures but an interesting viewpoint nonetheless However the claim that Allen Iverson was the 90th best player in the league during the year that he won the MVP is patently ridiculous

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Named of one of Princeton University's Noteworthy Books in Industrial Relations for 2006Arguing 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 foll About all anyone needs to know on the readability of this one is that the day I signed up for GoodReads I was reading thistook me three different stages to get through it over a 9 month period The book take statistical and economic theories and applies it to some popular notions in sport The target audience is pretty miniscule just by that general description and the relatively few examples they actually take a look at coupled with the fact half of them weren't really widely held beliefs makes the target even smaller This isn't a fantasy sports type analysis so much as just a very heavy statistical analysis of a handful of does X cause Y type items usually related to salariesmoney My biggest problem with it overall was that in a number of cases they took a tact that really wasn't a full answer of the uestion the most telling was when they tried to show that the higher spending teams in baseball don't have a real competitive advantage by showing how a few of the non highest spenders won world series While they had some nifty statistics they left out the fact that the Yankees Red Sox and Braves three of the top 6 spenders most years took three of the 8 playoff spots for about 9 straight years Yes other teams may have beat them in the playoffs occasionally but there was definitely a correlation of getting to the playoffs and spending Just seemed pretty sloppy to miss things like that when droning on about coefficeints and deviants Gave it two stars instead of one cause some of it was pretty interesting for a person who loves sports and works with financialeconomic models a lot so the three of us in the country may have found it interesting