and other amazing sports statistics phenomena
Resumo (outro idioma)
Is there a sport you could turn professional at with only a year of coaching? How can you give yourself a 1-in-12 chance of playing international soccer against Cristiano Ronaldo? Which sport is the most profitable to participate in for the least amount of effort? These, plus many more, are the questions posed and answered by Why Playing in Red Makes You a Winner, a diligently researched book that challenges us to use figures to take a quirky and sideways look at sport. Packed with well-investigated observations and explanations of hidden phenomena, this book explores the incredible idiosyncrasies that lie within world sport, and will change perceptions of the games we love. Written in a fun and accessible style and featuring astute observations that range from the technical and serious to the fun and entertaining, Why Playing in Red Makes You a Winner offers a refreshing new take on major sports.