Surprise secret to soccer appeal

Leave it to egghead scientists to justify their interest in a given sport through research and data. So naturally, this story appeals to me.

According to researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory by analyzing over 300,000 games over the past century, English soccer is more likely to produce an unexpected result when compared with American hockey, baseball, basketball, and football.

Something tells me that, inside LANL, the nuclear researchers must have great internal fights over what channel to tune in on the cafeteria television. A rebuttal coming from scientists who are fans of U.S. sports is undoubtedly forthcoming...



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