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Why Do We Play Games?

Watch “Could you boomerang a football?”: http://bit.ly/14eVBgj
Special cameo from my buddy at http://www.youtube.com/user/STRskillSchool
MUSIC BY: http://www.youtube.com/JakeChudnow
@tweetsauce !!

Association football: http://www.thefa.com/about-football-association/history

SOCCERNOMICS book: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Soccernomics-England-Australia-Turkey-And-Iraq-Are/dp/1568587015

How to define a “game”: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game#Chris_Crawford

WordARound game: http://www.thinkfun.com/shop/product/wordaround,123,9.htm

Origin of the word “nerd”: http://www.eldacur.com/~brons/NerdCorner/nerd.html

etymology of “jock”: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=jock&searchmode=none

How to be named the world’s greatest athlete: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sportsperson#.22World.27s_Greatest_Athlete.22

NYT Magazine artcile about play: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/17/magazine/17play.html?pagewanted=all

Maslow’s Hierarchy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow’s_hierarchy_of_needs

Games and needs (good article): http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/2289/the_psychology_behind_games.php

BIRG / CORF: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basking_in_reflected_glory

SECONDSKIN documentary (soooo good): http://www.secondskinfilm.com

Excellent Numberphile videos about football statistics:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyN-qpVfOWA

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