The Resource 15 sports myths and why they're wrong, Rodney Fort and Jason Winfree, (electronic resource)

15 sports myths and why they're wrong, Rodney Fort and Jason Winfree, (electronic resource)

Label
15 sports myths and why they're wrong
Title
15 sports myths and why they're wrong
Statement of responsibility
Rodney Fort and Jason Winfree
Title variation
Fifteen sports myths and why they're wrong
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 15 Sports Myths and Why They're Wrong, authors Rodney Fort and Jason Winfree apply sharp economic analysis to bust some of the most widespread urban legends about college and professional athletics. 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 parties-such as franchise owners, reporters, and players-at 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 matter-and are worthy of a takedown
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fort, Rodney D
Dewey number
338.47796
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Winfree, Jason
  • hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sports
  • Professional sports
  • College sports
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
15 sports myths and why they're wrong, Rodney Fort and Jason Winfree, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11891809
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11891809
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11891809
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11891809
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
15 sports myths and why they're wrong, Rodney Fort and Jason Winfree, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11891809
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11891809
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11891809
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11891809
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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