Saturday, June 26, 2010

How to take a Penalty Shot?

June 24, 2010 - Cape Town, South Africa - epa02220787 Cameroon

The penalty shot has to be one of the most dramatic events in sports. Today Landon Donovan kicked a penalty kick directly off of the post and into back of the net, mimicking Zidane's penalty shot off the cross bar. This is the skillful side of the kick, but there is also the tension that makes players and goalies lose their mind. So how does a goalie guess the right direction? Its game theory.

[World Cup Game Theory by Tim Howard ]
[The Economics of Penatly Kicks]
[What to Do With Your Penalty Kick]

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