The Underdog Theorem is an idea that has been overlooked by every sports fan
New York, NY (PRWEB) July 9, 2008
In his new book author Eddie Getz explains the NFL betting strategy that has defeated Wall Street's major indexes over the past 15 years. "The Underdog Theorem: How to Bet on the NFL and Win While Outperforming Wall Street" is written for the sports gambler and non-sports gambler alike. It presents a new idea, demonstrates its success, and aims to change the way fans view each NFL season.
"The Underdog Theorem is an idea that has been overlooked by every sports fan," says Getz. "Yet readers will see that it seems slightly obvious in hindsight."
Howard Schwartz, the marketing director for the Gambler's Book Shop in Las Vegas, the world's oldest and largest book shop dedicated to gambling, said, "One of the unique and refreshing new 'how-to' bet pro football books to hit the Gambler's Book Shop shelves in many a year is Eddie Getz's The Underdog Theorem." According to Schwartz, "The book may be the sleeper of the year."
"The Underdog Theorem" explains that the tens of millions of viewers surprised by the result of last year's Super Bowl should have seen that underdog upset coming. Originally published one year ago, "The Underdog Theorem" was updated to include the results of its 15th season after it once again correctly predicted that no team would go undefeated in the NFL. The Underdog Theorem was dramatically reaffirmed when the New York Giants ended the New England Patriots' run toward perfection and preserved the 1972 Miami Dolphins' place in history.
"A goal of The Underdog Theorem is to introduce a new idea to anyone interested in the NFL. But beyond football, the book is for anyone who enjoys discovering new things hidden in plain sight -- new facts buried in familiar results," says Getz. "We're only two months away from the start of the 2008 NFL season. After an amazing 2007 season, and with some fans and commentators predicting that New England will once again challenge Miami's 1972 undefeated feat, it's a fun time for more people to learn about the Underdog Theorem. And for the first time in years, Wall Street seems to be giving points heading into the season. Wall Street's very bad year should help the Underdog Theorem toward its goal of outperforming yet again."
"The Underdog Theorem" addresses America's conflicted relationship with gambling and asks the reader to recognize how prevalent gambling really is in our society, especially on Wall Street. The book provides a brief history of the NFL, beginning in the 1920s and continuing through the incredible seasons of the 1972 Miami Dolphins and the 1985 Chicago Bears. It discusses the league's struggle with free agency and its creation of the salary cap, and explains that these two developments made the Underdog Theorem possible. Each piece of the Underdog Theorem, and every step required to apply it, is explained to the reader. Finally, the book lists all picks the Underdog Theorem has ever made -- every pick from every NFL weekend of the past 15 seasons, as well as every pick's result and payout. These data allow the reader to see the strategy's full results and thoroughly evaluate the idea for himself. Such transparency is not typically allowed in books of this kind.
Getz says the strategy was born of a very basic observation about all NFL teams. "Ultimately, I hope this book starts a discussion about an idea that claims something pretty bold -- that it's possible to predict certain outcomes in every NFL season."
Eddie Getz used to work on Wall Street, but is spending this NFL season maintaining the Underdog Theorem blog at http://underdogtheorem.wordpress.com.
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