Home Advantage: Why Teams Do Better At Home
Just how accurate is that age-old adage, ‘the home team always wins?’ This piece performs an in-depth analysis of the psychological subtext behind the concept of home-court advantage. After all, a court is just a court; so what is it that gives the home team such a definitive advantage in professional sports? Sleep, crowds, and travel are all factors that set the visiting team apart. Examples in both football and baseball are explored, including the controversial topic of ref bias!

Author: Greg Kirmser

Interest Levels: 4 - 7

Reading Levels: 4, 6, 8