Stathead Football: How Data Changed the Sport

Stathead Football: How Data Changed the Sport

by Michael Bradley


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In pro football today, it’s good to be a stathead. Coaches use stats to decide which plays to run, how defend against each opponent, when to go for it on fourth down, and when to punt. Players use stats to train and prepare and to get an edge after the kickoff. And sports reporters rely on data to describe the games. Today’s football fans, who always want to be in the know, get more out of the action by joining the ranks of the statheads.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781543514520
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 09/01/2018
Series: Stathead Sports
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 1,135,112
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range: 9 - 10 Years

About the Author

Michael Bradley is a writer, broadcaster, and professor who lives in suburban Philadelphia. He is the author of 28 books, and his work on a variety of sports, business, and general feature topicshas appeared in a vast collection of publications and websites. Michael is a host on 97.5 The Fanatic radio in Philadelphia and appears on radio programs throughout the country, including in Seattle, Los Angeles, and Jacksonville. He appears on Fox29's Good Day Philadelphia televisionprogram and teaches journalism and Villanova University, where he is also the faculty advisor forThe Villanovanstudent newspaper.

Table of Contents

Game-changing data — A tradition of stats — Don't be fooled — Getting offensive — For the defense — Kick, punt, or go for it — Time is of the essence — Stat glossary — Read more — Internet sites — Index.

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