Showing posts with category "soccer"

Tips for wearing glasses when exercising

Nothing beats the release of endorphins when you finish your exercise routine. Or that feeling of accomplishment that comes with smashing your personal best.

November 25, 2020
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fitness

How to Win in the World of Chance

We genuinely live in a world of chance. Now, this is present in all aspects of our lives. It is seen in the ovarian lottery to those who are born to rich people and in those who are not. We can notice this with those who have strong skill sets and knowledge in one area, while others can complement them in another place. All of it has a bit to do with the notion of chance, and everyone aims to increase the chances of winning by taking the right steps and making the right decisions. Now, of course, this is […]

October 22, 2020
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sports economics

Choosing the right soccer cleats

As a soccer athlete, there are a lot of aspects that go into your success on the field. These include things like the right lifestyle and proper training. But people often overlook how important the right shoes are for the game. Without the right shoes, you are going to be facing a definitive disadvantage every time you go out to practise or play. It's very much analogous to constantly having to run a bit uphill. Slight differences in quality can really make or break your game at that clutch moment. It's also very important to analyze which cleat is the […]

October 20, 2020
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sports economics

4 Best Muscle Recovery Tips for Athletes

As an athlete getting better, faster, and stronger is understandably your top priority.

September 10, 2020
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sports

Losing to Win in the NBA in 2006

One of the best recent articles written in the field of sports economics was “Losing to Win: Tournament Incentives in the National Basketball Association.

July 23, 2020
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gaming

Guidelines on Strength Training for Soccer Athletes

Nowadays, every sporting activity requires the athlete to have strength, speed, and endurance to perform better.

June 18, 2020
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soccer

3 Big Soccer Transfers We’re Predicting To Happen In Spite Of COVID-19

With the leagues halted and crowds dispersed, our soccer itch can only be scratched by one thing: transfer talk. Some would argue coronavirus has left teams too reserved to splash the cash. But some players are just too talented to miss out on. Here are three major transfers about to happen, in spite of Covid-19. Timo Werner With Bundesliga resuming amidst the pandemic, it’s clear Timo Werner’s final days at RB Leipzig will be behind closed doors. The 24-year-old German international is a consummate goal-getter with lightning-quick pace: scoring 88 goals in 123 appearances. And his surprisingly low £52 million […]

May 20, 2020
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soccer

Call for Papers - Missouri Valley Economics Association Conference in Kansas City - Extended Deadline

Michael Davis and I are arranging North American Association of Sports Economists (NAASE) – affiliated sports economics sessions for the 2015 Missouri Valley Economic Association (MVEA) conference in Kansas City, Mo. this October.  The conference runs from October 22nd through October 24th. and will be held at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza.  The deadline for submitting papers has been extended to August 28th, 2015. If you have a sports economics paper you would like to propose to present, please email me or Michael a title, a brief abstract, and full contact information including affiliation, email address, mailing address, and phone […]

May 12, 2020
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sports economics

Just How Good is Cristiano Ronaldo at Poker?

Not everyone knows that Ronaldo is a highly skilled poker player who has competed against some of the best professional poker stars in the world.

May 12, 2020
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soccer

The Will to Make Tough, But Correct Decisions: Harbaugh and McCarthy

Related to the prior post on managerial decision making, Jim Harbaugh has finally won over almost all his critics for his decision to hand the starting QB job to Colin Kaepernick as Jim Trotter from SI.com discusses.  For me, the most interesting part of this is Harbaugh's willingness to flout conventional thinking and management his resources.  Replacing your winning QB with an young and untested QB is the kind of thinking that will get media and former players screaming if it doesn't work out, just like going (and failing) for 4th down on your own 30 yard line.  Just ask […]

May 12, 2020
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manager efficiency

Harsh Punishments, but No Death Penalty, for Penn State

The NCAA has hit Penn State with harsh penalties as punishment for the Jerry Sandusky case.  Penn State is put on probation for 5 years, is banned from bowl games for 4, loses numerous scholarships, is fined $60 million, and has the dreaded "vacating wins" penalty imposed on it (for the period 1998-2011).  It's players are allowed to transfer without penalty, which is also a penalty for Penn State football because it makes it easier for players to leave. No doubt about it, these are harsh penalties, and they seem appropriate to me.   There's no death penalty because of […]

May 12, 2020
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college football

Of Coaches and Kings -- Connecting Sean Payton to Joe Paterno

In the aftermath of the Penn State scandal, references to Joe Paterno as emperor or king abounded.  The recently released Freeh Report details and comments on the discretion and deference afforded Paterno and the PSU AD by top level administrators as well as the degree to which all of these individuals operated with little oversight by the PSU Board of Trustees.  According to the report, the PSU president not only bent toward the Paterno/AD approach but willfully kept the Board out of the loop.   Of course, the Report makes clear that the Board had adopted an oversight structure and […]

May 12, 2020
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