popular pastime for many sports fans is partici- A s a result, effective forecasting resources—includ- pation in fantasy leagues. This involves selecting a ing literature—ar e vital. O f particular interest are the A team of players in a particular sport and tracking books for the budding forecaster—from children's their performances in specified statistical categories over stories to college-level textbooks. These texts help the course of a season. Participants chart their progress to shape th e mind of th e youth wh o is fascinated with against others in their league, and the winner is the one television weather reports or wh o dreams of being with the best statistics at the end of th e season. a tornado hunter. For many of the forecasters who A n important part of any person's fantasy league make such important decisions today, books helped success is th e ability t o accurately forecast player per- turned the fantasy into reality, perhaps by planting formance before the season begins, and the demand the seed in a young child's mind o r supplying a college for such forecasts has created a cottage industry. A student the education necessary to create accurate multitude of
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: May 1, 2007
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