Who Will Win The Big Game? and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy New
$19.00
Qty:1
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Temporarily out of stock.
Order now and we'll deliver when available.
Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item.
Details
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Who Will Win the Big Game... has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Who Will Win the Big Game? 50 Championship Characteristics - A Psychological & Mathematical Method for Identifying Winning Players, Teams & Coaches Paperback – January 10, 2010


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$19.00
$19.00 $16.93

Best Books of the Month
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
$19.00 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Temporarily out of stock. Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 130 pages
  • Publisher: World Audience, Inc.; 1st edition (January 10, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935444379
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935444374
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,651,663 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
5 star
5
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
1
1 star
0
See all 6 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Tennis Enthusiast on February 17, 2010
Format: Paperback
As a former competitive tennis tournament player, I found this book to be quite interesting and informative. It successfully combines the psychological and mathematical research to dispel the myth that "natural ability" alone makes a superior athlete or team. In fact, it provides evidence that those who train their bodies and minds longer, tougher and more precisely will do the best at their given sport. Enjoy every thought-provoking word of "Who Will Win The Big Game?". I did.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sports Investor on April 14, 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
In sports betting it's all about getting an edge. This book offers unique insights in to what makes up a winner. I love the fact that they backup their theories with hard facts. I'm now using their grading systems in my day to day sports handicapping analysis with positive results.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback
WHO WILL WIN THE BIG GAME? 50 CHAMPIONSHIP CHARACTERISTICS--A PSYCHOLOGICAL & MATHEMATICAL MODEL FOR IDENTIFYING WINNING PLAYERS, TEAMS & COACHES (World Audience, Inc) by Jay P. Granat and Carlton J. Chin is an interesting attempt to answer question that has long fascinated athletes and their coaches, fans and gamblers.

Granat, a psychotherapist, and Chin, a specialist in quantitative and alternative investment strategies, combine their diverse backgrounds to come up with such conclusions as the following:

* Our statistical and factor analysis uncovered a number of key factors related to sport psychology and winning the World Series. Most notable of these factors include: fielding percentages, leadership (in the form of starting pitchers), consistency (in the form of batting average), and "big game experience." Combining these factors has predicted 15 of 16 (93.8%) World Series winners.

* For pro golfers, birdie information is slightly more useful (in particular, birdie rate or birdies per round) in predicting success. For more mortal golfers, bogey rates (bogeys per round) are crucial. Either way, birdie and bogey data proved to be very similar. That is, the ability to avoid bogeys-and ultimately bad rounds-is what leads to championships and golf titles.

The authors then attempt to show how this information can be applied on the field:

* We cannot underestimate the importance of focus and concentration at key moments in sports--and indeed, in life. Athletes may not be able to "get psyched up" all the time--but it is important to practice this "skill" so that you are able to raise your game to the "next level" as the stakes get higher (for instance, championships!) and especially during key moments in a match.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again