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How Fantasy Sports Explains the World: What Pujols and Peyton Can Teach Us About Wookiees and Wall Street
     

How Fantasy Sports Explains the World: What Pujols and Peyton Can Teach Us About Wookiees and Wall Street

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by AJ Mass
 

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The world of fantasy sports is no longer the purview of nerds and stat geeks. In fact, versions of the game are currently played by tens of millions of people worldwide. But while fantasy sports may have begun as a light-hearted diversion, to many of its participants winning or losing is no laughing matter.

The book takes readers on a journey from the casinos

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The world of fantasy sports is no longer the purview of nerds and stat geeks. In fact, versions of the game are currently played by tens of millions of people worldwide. But while fantasy sports may have begun as a light-hearted diversion, to many of its participants winning or losing is no laughing matter.

The book takes readers on a journey from the casinos of Atlantic City to charred Connecticut campgrounds, from the Last Supper to the Constitutional Convention that started our country down the road to democracy, from the back rooms of Wall Street to the jury rooms of our judicial system. In doing so, Mass demonstrates that winning fantasy advice can come from anyone and be found almost anywhere—the wit and wisdom of William Shakespeare, the scientific genius of Stephen Hawking, or the futuristic whimsy of a galaxy far, far away.

Ultimately, How Fantasy Sports Explains the World is not a book about how to win your fantasy sports league. Instead, it is a collection of conversation starters and hypothetical scenarios that get right to the core of what makes fantasy games so compelling in the high-speed information age: how to process and make use of the bottomless pile of data presented to us on a daily basis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616082956
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
08/17/2011
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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Meet the Author

AJMass is a professional fantasy sports analyst working for ESPN.com, the most highly trafficked sports Web site on the Internet. After college, Mass spent four seasons inside the giant baseball-shaped head of the New York Mets legendary mascot, Mr. Met. His advice is sought after by fantasy sports owners from all over the globe. Mass’s innovative approaches to statistical analysis have earned him high praise from co-workers and competitors alike and have made him a frequent guest on many radio stations around the country. He lives with his wife and young son in Galloway, NJ.

MATTHEW BERRY is a fantasy sports analyst and columnist for ESPN. He is best known as "the Talented Mr. Roto," and lives in Hartford, Connecticut

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How Fantasy Sports Explains the World: What Pujols and Peyton Can Teach Us About Wookiees and Wall Street 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is camp ~ Luna ( Nick your a great guy )
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