From NY Times: It’s the biggest moment in your N.F.L. coaching career: 26 seconds remain in the Super Bowl, your team is 4 points behind, you have the ball just one yard short of the end zone, it’s second down, and your team has arguably the N.F.L.’s best running back. What’s your call? Run or pass?

Here’s what I would do: Call a game theo­rist, someone who special­izes in the branch of economics that analyzes strategic inter­ac­tions. Game theory is the tool used to under­stand how global super­powers respond to each other, how large compa­nies compete with each other and how grand­mas­ters play chess. It also describes the strategic tussle between Bill Belichick, the coach of the New England Patriots, and Pete Carroll, the coach of the Seattle Seahawks, who found them­selves facing diffi­cult deci­sions in the final seconds of Sunday’s Super Bowl. · Go to Game theory says Pete Carroll’s call at goal line Is defen­sible →