More rule/market design recommendations for international football-soccer

Lynne Kiesling Like Mike the other day, I have been thinking about possibly Pareto-improving rule changes in international soccer; like Richard Epstein I have always thought about sports rules (and league organization and market structure) as interesting market design issues. Take, for example, the unintended changes in ice hockey and American football after the introduction … More More rule/market design recommendations for international football-soccer

College football playoffs and other ideas Mike Leach likes

Michael Giberson In the Wall Street Journal, an interview with Texas Tech University football coach Mike Leach: WSJ: You want a 64-team playoff system. That seems crazy. Mr. Leach: It’s only crazy if you are in Division I football. There’s nothing new about this playoff stuff. It would be like crediting me with inventing fire. … More College football playoffs and other ideas Mike Leach likes

Friday football notes from Chris Dillow

Michael Giberson At Stumbling and Mumbling Chris Dillow ruminates on “Norms, agency, and competition,” which is just some fancy econo-speak for a post about why football coaches prefer conventional strategies that reduce the chance of their team winning.  Dillow notes David Romer’s work (via James Kwak) on American football, which shows coaches punt too often … More Friday football notes from Chris Dillow