publication date: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 (part of Winter 2012)

category: Sports

clue: Moneyball was about the triumph of bean-counters in athletics, like this man.

explanation: Beane was the manager of the Oakland Athletics who used economic and statistical models to dramatically improve his team's performance. This inspired the film Moneyball which was nominated for several Oscars in 2012, including Best Picture. more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, Justin Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, Mike Eberhart, Aaron Shurtleff, and Ryan Dunn

My Trophy has a First Name, It's O-S-C-A-R: These five goos are some of the intriguing real people behind this year's crop of Oscar-nominated films, coinciding with Funeratic's annual Predict the Oscars contest.

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