Sportonomic$: The Fascinating Statistical Truths Behind World Sport

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Is there a sport you could turn professional at with only a year of coaching? How much would it cost to run a Formula One car as your family car? More than 75 amazing "sportonomics" theories are tested.

How can you maximize your chances of playing international soccer against Cristiano Ronaldo? Does wearing red increase your chances of success in sports? Do footballers really earn that much money? Which sport is the most profitable to participate in for the least
amount of effort? Which sports trophy has the greatest scrap value? Why does being born in the summer prevent you from becoming a professional sports star? What is the world's fastest ball sport?
These, plus many more, are the questions posed and answered by this unique book that challenges us to take a quirky and sideways look at sports. Packed with well-investigated observations and explanations of interesting phenomena, it explores the many incredible idiosyncrasies within sports and will change readers' perceptions of the games we all love.

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Gavin Newsham is an award-winning sportswriter whose work regularly appears in Golf Monthly, Golf Punk, Observer Sport Monthly, and the Sunday Times. His previous books include John Daly and Once in a Lifetime.

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