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In the Moment with David Greene

Religion of Sports | PRX

The most adrenaline-charged, fist-pumping moments in sports happen in the blink of an eye for fans. But those moments are years in the making for athletes. And the impact of them can last a lifetime.

In the Moment is a new podcast from the people who brought you Man in the Arena. Every Tuesday, host David Greene takes you inside the mind of an athlete at a pivotal moment in their career. David combines his experience as the former host of NPR’s Morning Edition with the passion of a diehard sports fan to relive some of the biggest moments in sports.

From Religion of Sports and PRX.

2021, 2022

The most adrenaline-charged, fist-pumping moments in sports happen in the blink of an eye for fans. But those moments are years in the making for athletes. And the impact of them can last a lifetime.

In the Moment is a new podcast from the people who brought you Man in the Arena. Every Tuesday, host David Greene takes you inside the mind of an athlete at a pivotal moment in their career. David combines his experience as the former host of NPR’s Morning Edition with the passion of a diehard sports fan to relive some of the biggest moments in sports.

From Religion of Sports and PRX.

2021, 2022

MAN IN THE ARENA Part 7: Risky Business

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December 28, 202127min 12sec

At one point during Super Bowl 51, the Pats had a .02 percent chance of winning the game.

But that game wasn’t the first time that Brady faced long odds. In fact, in a lot of his previous playoff games he’d had win probabilities in the low single digits: 7 percent, 4 percent. But Brady and the Pats kept winning, and in Super Bowl 51… they did it again.

So is Brady magic? Or do we just have the idea of probability all wrong?

This episode looks at how probability - and risk - influence how we make decisions, especially… when the odds are against us.

Because as Tom has shown us again and again and again, there is a difference between impossible and improbable...

GUESTS: Neil Paine from 538, Doug Kezerian from Daily Wager, Alessandro Bonatti, game theorist from MIT, plus two coaches from the "greatest high school football game ever played."

Thanks to ESPN and Eddy Clinton for the clips used in this episode.