Skip to comments.Football Upsets Increase Domestic Violence [yep...]
Posted on 11/23/2009 11:18:31 AM PST by NativeNewYorker
Besides being a big day for eating, Thanksgiving is a big day for another American tradition: football-watching. A new working paper, however, makes this ritual a bit more ominous than turkey-stuffing.
The study, by the economists David Card at Berkeley and Gordon B. Dahl at the University of California-San Diego, looked at police reports of family violence on Sundays during the professional football season. (An earlier, free version of the study is here.)
The researchers were interested in what happened when a home team suffered an upset, which they defined as losses in games that the home team had been predicted to win by more than 3 points.
After controlling for things like location and weather, they found that upset losses by the home team were associated with higher rates of domestic violence. In fact, an upset typically led to an 8 percent increase in police reports of at-home incidents where a man attacked a female partner.
Upset losses in games involving a traditional rival had an even bigger effect on the rate of partner violence as did unexpected losses after games involving an unusual number of sacks, turnovers or penalties.
(Excerpt) Read more at economix.blogs.nytimes.com ...
Good reason to be a Browns fan.
They Bring this **** up EVERY YEAR, and it’s proven to be BULL**** ...EVERY YEAR.
NOW GANG BRAVO SIERA!
Ditto for the Texans.
Do we have to set this urban myth to rest a second time?
How do you determine if those people even watched a game? or what teams they are fans of? Or how big of a fan someone is?
The Slimes is too lazy to go find new lies to peddle.
>The study, by the economists David Card at Berkeley and Gordon B. Dahl at the University of California-San Diego, looked at police reports of family violence on Sundays during the professional football season.
Another Femi-Nazi urban legend. This has been debunked time and time again. The filthy slime at the NY Slimes continue to repeat it because it supports their agenda.
Libs declare war on Thanksgiving.
Do it for the children.
Lots of spouses getting kicked around in Baltimore the past few weeks, what with Joe Flaccid being unable to put together a touchdown drive....
From the article:
After controlling for things like location and weather, they found that upset losses by the home team were associated with higher rates of domestic violence.
Obviously its no myth, after all they did take the weather and location into account.....
These two academic goofs are economists, not sociologists. I guess there’s more grant money in trashing football, family gatherings and Thanksgiving.
Based on that faulty logic, there should be NO women of marrying age left in Philthyadelphia.
Does this brain trust know what corollation-is-not-causation means?
Oh no the dread scourge of second-hand football! We must make it illegal to play sports! For the kids!
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