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Stumbling On Wins in Football [NOOK Book]

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This Element is an excerpt from Stumbling On Wins: Two Economists Expose the Pitfalls on the Road to Victory in Professional Sports (9780132357784) by David J. Berri and Martin B. Schmidt. Available in print and digital formats.

Why NFL general managers keep making so many mistakes: the shocking realities hidden in the statistics!

How many wins a quarterback produces ...

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Stumbling On Wins in Football

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Overview

This Element is an excerpt from Stumbling On Wins: Two Economists Expose the Pitfalls on the Road to Victory in Professional Sports (9780132357784) by David J. Berri and Martin B. Schmidt. Available in print and digital formats.

Why NFL general managers keep making so many mistakes: the shocking realities hidden in the statistics!

How many wins a quarterback produces depends on two factors: his number of plays and per-play productivity. High draft position gets him on the field, but doesn't appear to say anything about how well he'll play. Per-play numbers reveal that players taken with picks 11-50 were more productive than those taken at the top; QBs taken from picks 51-90 were as productive as those in the top ten.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132120968
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 4/22/2010
  • Series: FTPress Executive Briefs
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 64
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

David Berri is associate professor of economics at Southern Utah University. He has written extensively on sports economics for academic journals, newspapers, and magazines, including The New York Times. Martin B. Schmidt is a professor of economics at the College of William and Mary, specializes in sports economics and macroeconomics. His writing has appeared in the field's leading academic and general interest journals. Berri and Schmidt co-authored The Wages of Wins, and maintain a popular blog that discusses the economics of sports decision-making.

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