Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Who Will Win the Super Bowl & Why? (Press Release)

Here is a link to a Press Release on Yahoo:

Some highlights:

River Edge, NJ, January 19, 2010 -- A new book by Jay P. Granat, Ph.D. Psychotherapist and Founder of www.stayinthezone.com and Carlton Chin, CFA, outlines fifty mathematical and psychological factors of champions who win big games, like The Super Bowl.


What really determines who wins big games like The Super Bowl? What separates two great teams from one another? What causes errors in big games? And what allows some players and teams to handle the pressure? What causes teams, players and coaches to choke under the pressure of a big game like The Super Bowl? And what can be done to help players, teams and coaches perform their best in The Super Bowl and other big games?

Indeed, there are a lot of factors which determine who will win The Super Bowl. Some experts focus on traditional football statistics like: points scored, points allowed, number of wins, number of losses, turnovers, takeaways, yards gained, yards allowed, quarterback ratings, momentum, margin of victories, margin of losses and recent performances. And these measures are relevant.

However, Dr. Granat and Carlton Chin show how mental toughness, coaching, leadership, focus, errors, interpersonal relationships, attitude, and ability to get into the zone contribute to success in big games. And they have mathematical data which support many of their theories.