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
New York, NY (PRWEB) December 31, 2008
"The Underdog Theorem: How to Bet on the NFL and Win While Outperforming Wall Street" explains the NFL betting strategy that has topped the performance of Wall Street's major indexes over 15 years, from 1993 to 2007. The 2008 NFL season, the Underdog Theorem's 16th, ended on Sunday and the Underdog Theorem outperformed Wall Street once again.
Written for the sports gambler and non-sports gambler alike, the book 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 Eddie Getz, the book's author. "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."
"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. "After an amazing 2007 season, 2008 did not disappoint. Wall Street's very bad year gave the Underdog Theorem a head start, but it wasn't needed. The Underdog Theorem outperformed again, in large part thanks to the New York Jets and the Detroit Lions, which probably sounds strange to NFL fans." The New York Jets had another disappointing season, while the Detroit Lions became the first team in NFL history to finish with 0 wins and 16 losses.
"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 made -- every pick from every NFL weekend over 15 seasons, as well as every pick's result and payout. Season 16's picks are available online. These data allow the reader to see the strategy's full results and thoroughly evaluate the idea for himself. Such transparency is not typically provided in books of this kind, and, as the world has found out, isn't always provided on Wall Street.
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 spent the 2008 NFL season maintaining the Underdog Theorem blog at underdogtheorem.wordpress.com.
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