Loony Tune no. 92
Ken Pomeroy posts (12 February) on KenProm Blog
GK: Until recently I attended many Football (soccer) matches both home and away at my local team, Hearts stadium in Edinburgh and occasionally at away matches.
I have no idea how the metaphor “invisible hand” applies to ‘home-team advantage. It is not secret nor remotely “invisible”.
Home teams always have a larger crowd of spectators than the visitors (about 10-1 for most matches to about 2/3rds to 1/3 rd for major contests).
Crowds make competing noise levels possible – the home crowd is usually noisier and that has a clear effect on the home team’s performance both when it is winning and, crucially, when it is struggling.
That is why it’s an example of a Loony Tune.