Download e-book for kindle: 15 sports myths and why they're wrong by Winfree, Jason A.; Fort, Rodney D

By Winfree, Jason A.; Fort, Rodney D

ISBN-10: 0804774366

ISBN-13: 9780804774369

ISBN-10: 0804790531

ISBN-13: 9780804790536

In 15 activities Myths and Why they're Wrong, authors Rodney fortress and Jason Winfree observe sharp monetary research to bust one of the most frequent city legends approximately collage athletics.

Each bankruptcy takes aside a standard false impression, exhibiting how the assumptions at the back of it fail so as to add up. fortress and Winfree show how those myths perpetuate themselves and, finally, how they serve a handful of robust parties—such as franchise vendors, newshounds, and players—at the price of the bigger group of activities enthusiasts. From the concept workforce proprietors and executives are inept to the inspiration that revenue-generating collage activities pay for athletics that do not allure fanatics (and their cash), 15 activities Myths and Why they're Wrong strips down pervasive money owed of ways our favourite video games functionality, permitting us to examine them in a brand new, extra proficient way.

Fort and Winfree argue that substituting the intuitive attraction of emotionally charged myths with rigorous, proficient reasons weakens the ability of those tall stories and their tight carry at the activities we adore. Readers will emerge with a clearer photograph of the forces at paintings in the activities international and a greater realizing of why those myths matter—and are beneficial of a takedown.

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Members of the athletic department, from the AD through the associate ADs, on down to coaches and assistants, and finally the athletes themselves, provide entertainment services enjoyed by millions. Some of their games appear on the Big Ten Network as well, but also on ABC/ESPN, CBS, NBC, and FOX. So, just like their academic department counterparts, ADs manage their athletic departments to generate resources used to achieve UA goals. These results, however, typically are not direct dollar amounts from the athletic department to the university.

Essentially, “average” athletic departments collect evergrowing revenues and, under their UA-imposed budget model, spend them all. . Unlike their “average” counterparts, the “largest” athletic departments don’t spend quite everything they bring in (revenues always exceed spending, especially from  to ). In passing, it is easy to see why some might view with alarm the increase in spending.  percent). However, worries about some form of collapse are clearly misplaced. For one thing, while these increases in costs are high, they are not unprecedented.

The WOPR (War Operation Plan Response) computer in the movie WarGames laid out plainly what anybody who has thought at all about arms races knows. Referring to the worst arms race of all, nuclear escalation, WOPR stated: “Strange game . . ” The only way to win an arms race is never to enter in the first place, and surely that could not be lost on heavily selected, non-naive UAs and ADs. Assuming that UAs and ADs somehow ignore the lessons to be learned from the history of college sport finance is not the same thing as demonstrating that they do.

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