Sporting Fools
Sporting Fools
Sporting Fools

Sporting Fools

The frequent and occasional humorous musings behind two of the World's greatest underappreciated sports minds.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

It's All in the Color

According to British Antropologist, if you want to win, you better wear red.
In all, the study in Thursday's issue of the journal Nature found that red-clad Olympians in the four sports won about 55 percent of the time, compared with 45 percent of their blue-wearing competitors. The disparity was largest among competitors of similar ability, while the advantage of wearing red seemed to decrease among mismatched opponents.

"Basically, if you're hopeless, wearing red won't turn you into a winner, but it may mean that you don't lose as badly, as often," said study co-author Robert Barton, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Durham in England.

So how do they explain the Arizona Cardinals?

Want to Win, Wear Red [Newsday]

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