January 26, 2007

Michael Lewis on the Hidden Economics of Baseball and Football.: (MP3, 17MB, 1hr+) Listened to this podcast on the drive home tonight. "Michael Lewis talks about the economics of sports--the financial and decision-making side of baseball and football--using the insights from his bestselling books on baseball and football: Moneyball and The Blind Side. Along the way he discusses the implications of Moneyball for the movie business and other industries, the peculiar ways that Moneyball influenced the strategies of baseball teams, the corruption of college football, and the challenge and tragedy of kids who live on the streets with little education or prospects for success."

posted by worldcup2002 to culture at 10:05 PM - 6 comments

via kottke.org

posted by worldcup2002 at 10:06 PM on January 26, 2007

Great post, as usual, WC2k2.

posted by psmealey at 10:00 AM on January 27, 2007

Thanks for the link - just downloaded now!

posted by vito90 at 02:37 PM on January 28, 2007

Absolutely brilliant. I'll be picking up the book with my remaining Christmas gift card money. I already knew a little about the Michael Oher story. If you have time, do an archive search on him here on SportsFilter, although I don't know where the comments have gone.

posted by wfrazerjr at 07:48 PM on January 28, 2007

That was an absolutely fascinating listen. Many, many times the interviewer sounds just like Dennis Miller. We should start a podcast sports-link dump!

posted by vito90 at 03:38 PM on January 31, 2007

Here is the npr interview with Michael Lewis about Michael Oher: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6241687

posted by vito90 at 03:40 PM on January 31, 2007

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