Football Psychology 101 with Dave Berri and Brian Foster

This week two excellent minds in sports brought up two interesting psychological aspects about the nature of professional football in our culture. In case you missed it, I'll recap.

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The Boxscore Geeks Show: Concussion

Will the upcoming Will Smith movie "Concussion" have an impact on the NFL's popularity, or is football so entrenched in American culture that even Hollywood can't sway opinion?

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The Boxscore Geeks Show: What if...?

Dre, Patrick, and Brian explore alternate universe scenarios for NBA history, what if things happened differently for Shaq, Kobe, Sabonis, and Schmidt?

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Kobe Bryant, Ayn Rand, the Avengers, and Popularity!

A running joke around this site is that the Oscar for best picture should just always go to the Avengers, or whatever other popular movie makes the most money at the box office. After all, isn't popularity the proof of the best in a meritocracy? Recently DeAngelo Russell had the gall to imply the Tracy McGrady might have been a better player than Kobe Bryant. By the Avengers test, this seems silly. Kobe trounces Tracy McGrady on every accolade known to man. But is Kobe vs. Tracy McGrady really a fair comparison? Or is it possible that other factories should be taken into account when comparing players?

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The Boxscore Geeks Show: Hey Man, Don't Let the Door Hit You on the Way Out

Patrick and Brian are back to discuss the recent position adjustment on boxscoregeeks.com, why was the change made and why do we even need position adjustments to evaluate player production in the first place?

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