The Psychology of Football Betting – Mastering Emotional Control for Consistent Wins

Emotions can be powerful drivers of betting behavior and can significantly alter its outcomes. Being aware of what triggers your emotions will help keep them under control and lead to more rational decision-making processes.

Be wary of confirmation bias and availability heuristic, wherein people tend to recall information that supports their beliefs over negative facts. Furthermore, it’s essential that losses are normal and avoid making hasty bets as a means of compensating. Continue reading “The Psychology of Football Betting – Mastering Emotional Control for Consistent Wins”

Feature – GIS and the NFL: Sustainability and Millennial Fans

Some NFL television ratings have been suffering and for a number of reasons this season, and while it seems like a perfect storm, the week 6 tie between the Seahawks and the Cardinals on Sunday night saw a resurgence that says all hope may not be lost for the league and its advertisers. Continue reading “Feature – GIS and the NFL: Sustainability and Millennial Fans”

A correlation between NCAA mascots on the endangered species list and on-field success?

An interesting research effort via the USGS asks Could Species Conservation be Key to Winning a College Football National Championship? This via the USGS… Believe it or not, sports analysts may want to pay attention to a different set of rankings—the endangered species list. In fact, by studying the work that USGS scientists have conducted on endangered species, the outcomes of many teams this season could have been accurately – though not statistically — anticipated.

There are a number of team mascots in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Football Bowl Subdivision that have their real-animal counterparts classified as an “endangered” or “threatened” species. Unfortunately for these teams, their season’s winning percentages were at high risk well before the opening kickoff.

So, teams may want to consider using mascots that aren’t endangered!

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