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The wages of wins : taking measure of the many myths in modern sport

Author: David J Berri; Martin B Schmidt; Stacey L Brook
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Business Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed., fully updatedView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David J Berri; Martin B Schmidt; Stacey L Brook
ISBN: 9780804758444 0804758441
OCLC Number: 141483789
Notes: This a first paperback printing with updates of the cloth edition published by Stanford University Press in 2006.
Description: xvii, 290 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Games with numbers --
Much talking, little walking --
Can you buy the fan's love? --
Baseball's competitive balance problem? --
The NBA's competitive balance problem? --
Shaq and Kobe --
Who is the best? --
A few Chicago stories --
How are quarterbacks like mutual funds? --
Scoring to score.
Responsibility: David J. Berri, Martin B. Schmidt, Stacey L. Brook.
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"Wages is provocative, stimulating, and challenging." -Dick Friedman,-Sports Illustrated "The Wages of Wins brilliantly and provocatively argues that our eyes betray us when we watch professional Read more...

 
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