By Jason Winfree

In 15 activities Myths and Why they're Wrong, authors Rodney castle and Jason Winfree practice sharp monetary research to bust essentially 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. citadel and Winfree show how those myths perpetuate themselves and, finally, how they serve a handful of robust parties—such as franchise proprietors, newshounds, and players—at the price of the bigger group of activities enthusiasts. From the concept that workforce vendors and executives are inept to the inspiration that revenue-generating collage activities pay for athletics that do not allure enthusiasts (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 knowledgeable way.

Fort and Winfree argue that substituting the intuitive charm of emotionally charged myths with rigorous, trained causes weakens the facility of those tall stories and their tight carry at the activities we like. Readers will emerge with a clearer photo of the forces at paintings in the activities international and a greater realizing of why those myths matter—and are helpful of a takedown.

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