Mathletics: How Gamblers, Managers, and Sports Enthusiasts Use Mathematics in Baseball, Basketball, and FootballWayne L. Winston
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Sports fans will learn much from probability theory and statistical models as they abandon empty cliches (time to throw momentum out of the informed fan's lexicon) and confront institutionalized injustices (such as those built into the protocols for selecting a national champion in college football and for seeding the NCAA's basketball tournament). A rare fusion of sports enthusiasm and numerical acumen. Booklist Who is Wayne Winston? Maybe we should begin by telling you who he is not. He is not some barstool fan or uninformed sportswriter who fuels his opinions with information gleaned from SportsCenter highlights or newspaper box scores. He is a professor of decision sciences at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, and until this year was the statistical guru for the Dallas Mavericks. He is author of the book Mathletics, which explains what statistics really tell us about sports. — Ken Berger CBSSports.com [A] terrific read for anyone trying to model markets statistically and make trading decisions based on statistical data... Reading Winston's book is a mind-opening experience. — Brenda Jubin Reading the Markets blog