Surprises make soccer the best sport

 作者:綦逮     |      日期:2019-03-15 07:17:01
BASEBALL has home runs, American football has touchdowns and basketball has slam dunks. But when it comes to which is the most exciting sport to follow, soccer takes the gold medal. Eli Ben-Naim, Sidney Redner and Federico Vazquez at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico decided to look at unpredictability of results – how often a team with a worse record overcomes an apparently superior one – as the best measure of how exciting a league is. “If there are no upsets, then every game is predictable and hence boring,” says Ben-Naim. The team analysed results from more than 300,