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    Home Field Advantage

    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.

    Here's the podcast if you want to hear it:

    Freakonomics Radio: World Cup Edition - Freakonomics Blog - NYTimes.com


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    Re: Home Field Advantage

    too bad the refs would still find a way to screw us over anyway



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    Re: Home Field Advantage

    I thought this was about the Drive-By Truckers song, sorry. Carry on.



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