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    DescriptionThe world of fantasy sports is no longer the purview of nerds and stat geeks. In fact, versions of the game are currently played by tens of millions of people worldwide. But while fantasy sports may have begun as a light-hearted diversion, to many of its participants winning or losing is no laughing matter. And as a professional fantasy sports expert who doles out advice on a daily basis for ESPN.com, author AJ Mass has learned one basic and inescapable truth about his job: people take what he says very seriously. When asked whether Player X or Player Y would be better to place in their fantasy lineup on a given day, what makes his recommendation of Player X carry so much weight is, more than anything else, he is simply not afraid to voice that opinion. "How Fantasy Sports Explains the World" is an entertaining, anecdotal exploration of how the skills used in evaluating fantasy sports talent are one and the same with those skills we all use every day of our lives, in all manner of everyday situations. It takes the reader on a journey from the casinos of Atlantic City to charred Connecticut campgrounds, from the Last Supper to the Constitutional Convention that started our country down the road to democracy, from the back rooms of Wall Street to the jury rooms of our judicial system. In doing so, the author demonstrates that winning fantasy advice can come from anyone and be found almost anywhere - the wit and wisdom of William Shakespeare, the scientific genius of Stephen Hawking, or the futuristic whimsy of a galaxy far, far, away.


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    Title
    How Fantasy Sports Explains the World
    Subtitle
    What Pujols and Peyton Can Teach Us about Wookiees and Wall Street
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Aj Mass, Foreword by Matthew Berry
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 216
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781620876039
    ISBN 10: 1620876035
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T General Subject: 760
    BIC subject category V2: WS
    Libri: I-SR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24400
    BISAC V2.8: SPO000000
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    DC22: 793.93
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 28
    BIC subject category V2: WDMG
    DC21: 794
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 794
    BISAC V2.8: GAM001000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: GV1202.F35 M37 2013
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white line drawings
    Publisher
    Skyhorse Publishing
    Imprint name
    Skyhorse Publishing
    Publication date
    01 July 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY