Have you ever pondered what exactly makes up a home field advantage? The guys behind Freakonomics have...
They talk about a soccer study that was conducted that showed that there was a distinct home field advantage in soccer stadiums where the fans are close to the pitch, as opposed to far away. They hypothesize that the fans are able to bully/influence the refs to make calls that go their way.
You buy it? Makes sense in terms of Cameron Indoor and Duke basketball, Indiana's gym, etc.
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