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Posted February 2, 2010
Interesting Angles for Sports Fans
Like many New Yorkers, I am a huge sports fan. I got this book as a gift and read it in just over a day. I like numbers, so I thought I would like the book. The funny thing is that I thoroughly enjoyed the discussions from Dr. Granat, the psychotherapist sport psychologist. His thoughts on concepts like body language and relaxed aggression make lots of sense. It's also interesting to see the Quant Facts and statistics help tell the story.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
For instance, people often talk about the importance of playoff experience, but the authors discuss this factor and show the statistics for different sports over decades worth of data. My favorite section was on the importance of coaching and how the authors measured the difference a coach can make in a championship.
The book is a fast read because of the numerous short chapters/sections. You can flip to specific sport psychology topics, or to sections on specific sports. I highly recommend this book and believe that most sports fans will like the interesting angles and results that the authors present.