NFL Week 3 is Compelling!

Lots on intrigue this weekend! First the Browns get their first win since the last ice age, and now we get to see if our 4 picks this week hold up: Can the Bills +17 keep it from being a total massacre? Can Eli Manning and the Giants +7 keep the Texans at bay? Will …

NFL Week 2 Should be Very Exciting

Hello everyone! Last weekend I was typing from lightning infested Hard Rock Stadium. Today I have the refuge of a South Florida Duffys restaurant, with every NFL game playing. I could have stayed home and watched on our new sports package, but there is something more exciting about getting out in public and watching all …

Kickoff in 45 Minutes!

As I sit with a Gatorade in the club section entertainment center at Hard Rock Stadium to await the invasion of the Tennesse Titans to Miami, I am truly excited about this NFL season and this new venture at FootballShrink.com. What many don’t realize yet is how much work, smart analytics, statistical precision, and insight …

Welcome to the 2018 NFL Season

It’s the weekend before the first big week of kickoffs, and I am excited to begin this new blog that will follow my weekly picks, add insights about current and upcoming games, and track the progress of this fascinating challenge of beating the best handicappers in the world. Please tune into this blog frequently, as …

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 …