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The Faith of Football Fans

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In honor of the start of football season, I thought it would be a fun topic for this week’s dip into self-delusion to cover the undeniable faith of football fans. And lo and behold, a new study just out in PLoS One covers this very subject.

Fans, like professionals assigned to cover a team, were overly optimistic about their team’s prospects. The opposite pattern was found for teams that fans disliked. Because success within the NFL is zero sum, these results make clear that bias exists and that collective decision making is inconsistent.

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The Opportunities and Challenges of a Concussion-Detecting Monitor

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Reebok has developed a product that represents a fantastic example of the KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) principle of design. And since I am such a fan of this principle, I want to use it as a subject for discussion today.

The product is called The Checklight and was featured in the October issue of Fast Company