"The closest thing to Freakonomics
I've seen since the original. A rare combination of terrific storytelling and unconventional thinking. I love this book..."
—Steven D. Levitt
, Alvin H. Baum Professor of Economics, University of Chicago, and co-author of Freakonomics
"I love this book. If I told you why, the NBA would fine me again."
, owner of the Dallas Mavericks
is both scholarly and entertaining, a rare double. It gets beyond the cliched narratives and tried-but-not-necessarily-true assumptions to reveal significant and fascinating truths about sports.”
"A counterintuitive, innovative, unexpected handbook for sports fans interested in the truths that underpin our favorite games. With their lively minds and prose, Moskowitz and Wertheim will change the way you think about and watch sports. Not just for stats nerds, Scorecasting
enlightens and entertains. I wish I had thought of it!"
, ESPN reporter, Author of Cinderella Man.
"(Sports + numbers) x great writing = winning formula. A must read for all couch analysts."
, Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics, best-selling author of Nudge
will change the way you watch sports, but don’t start reading it during a game; you’re liable to get lost in it and miss the action. I’m not giving anything away because you’ll want to read exactly how they arrived at their conclusions."—Allen Barra
, NJ Star Ledger
before it, Scorecasting
crunches the numbers to challenge notions that have been codified into conventional sports wisdom.”
—The Wall Street Journal
About the Author
is the Fama Family Chaired Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago. He is the winner of the 2007 Fischer Black Prize, which honors the top finance scholar in the world under the age of 40.
L. JON WERTHEIM
is a senior writer for Sports Illustrated
, a recent Ferris Professor at Princeton, and the author of five books, including Strokes of Genius: Federer, Nadal, and the Greatest Match Ever Played
For more information go to scorecasting.com