When the Steelers and Penguins flop, should you flip?

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – February 3, 2019 – Gene Collier – Clearly — clearly! — the better team doesn’t always win. But skill and coaching aren’t the only factors at play. This past week came the re-emergence of that wicked sports phenomenon we’ve come to consider uniquely Pittsburgh, never mind that it isn’t — the beloved …

WASHINGTON POST ARTICLE AND MPI 3 FOR 3 AGAINST SPREAD

Mental Performance Index

Washington Post – Feb 5, 2005 – Don Oldenburg – Football Fans, Calling It as They Foresee It – John F. Murray is the Freud of football. A sports psychologist in West Palm Beach, Fla., he devised the Mental Performance Index for quantifying how close a team comes to mental and physical perfection. He has broken down …

WHO’LL WIN THE SUPER BOWL? ASK THE `FOOTBALL SHRINK’

Sun Sentinel – Feb 4, 2004 – Howard Goodman – In the ceaseless buildup to Super Bowl XXXVIII, few people in our area have been as busy as John F. Murray. Murray, who lives and works in West Palm Beach, has been giving newspaper and radio interviews all over the country this past week, applying …

Dimension III: 4-Time Super Bowl Winning Tom Flores’ Take on the MPI

I am the author of ““The Mental Performance Index: Ranking the Best Teams in Super Bowl History”” which is supported by 4-Time Super Bowl winning coach and player Tom Flores, who wrote the forward to the book. He has an interesting view about the MPI and sports psychology and I wanted you to know it. I chose …

Dimension IV: A New Finding in Sports Science and Football

I am the author of ““The Mental Performance Index: Ranking the Best Teams in Super Bowl History”” which discusses a shocking realization and an important scientific discovery in team sports. It is something that should over the years (as this book becomes more and more distributed and understood) really support sports psychology and the mission …

MPI Being Taken to a New Level

Sports Psychology Commentary – John F. Murray, PhD – December 14, 2013 – Two years after publishing my book “The Mental Performance index: Ranking the Best Teams in Super Bowl History” with the exciting news that mental skills matter, and that when you analyze the top 37 football performance statistics available including my newly developed MPI, …

MPI Based NFL Power Rankings – Week 10 of the 2014 NFL Season

JohnFMurray.com – Saturday November 8, 2014 – By John F Murray, PhD: Welcome to the state of the art. In a continuing effort to show the power the MPI (Mental Performance Index as written about in the book by the same name), I am offering readers complete performance based power rankings at the mid-point of the …

Psychology Today Features Dr. John F. Murray

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Sports Psychology Interview with Dr. John F Murray – Psychology Today – By Marty Nemko – April 30, 2016 – After conducting today’s The Eminents interview with sports psychologist John F. Murray, I’ve come away feeling that his advice applies not just to athletes but to most people who want to improve their mental performance. Murray …

Sports psychologist on Odell Beckham: Time to learn ’emotional control’

Metro New York – January 25, 2017 – By Kristian Dyer – After a season with plenty of antics and ravings from Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants fans might need some therapy if they are going to endure another emotional year with their star wide receiver. The tantrums that have become associated with Beckham are …