Each chapter takes apart a common misconception, showing how the assumptions behind it fail to add up. Fort and Winfree reveal how these myths perpetuate themselves and, ultimately, how they serve a handful of powerful partiessuch as franchise owners, reporters, and playersat the expense of the larger community of sports fans. From the idea that team owners and managers are inept to the notion that revenue-generating college sports pay for athletics that don't attract fans (and their cash), "15 Sports Myths and Why They're Wrong" strips down pervasive accounts of how our favorite games function, allowing us to look at them in a new, more informed way.
Fort and Winfree argue that substituting the intuitive appeal of emotionally charged myths with rigorous, informed explanations weakens the power of these tall tales and their tight hold on the sports we love. Readers will emerge with a clearer picture of the forces at work within the sports world and a better understanding of why these myths matterand are worthy of a takedown."
Publisher: Stanford Economics and Finance
Age Range: NA - NA years
Grade Level: NA - NA
Hardcover: 312 Pages
Product Dimension (L x W x H): 23.44 x 16.10 x 2.29 CM
Shipping Weight: 0.55 Kg