The Super Bowl, as a (Tufts) infographic
February 16, 2012
The Money Bowl: the Super Bowl, advertising, and consumer spending in America
So, apparently the Super Bowl was a week ago? Two weeks?
I apologize profusely if I have just offended your sense of honor by not immediately knowing that, but I have to confess: I know nothing about football.
Well, until last Sunday, anyway. I now know who Tim Tebow, Bradley (Peyton? Is that a type of truck? Maybe a town in Texas?) Manning, and Tom Brady are.
I know that Tim Tebow’s favorite Bible verse is John 3:16 and that in some game that FOX News likes to talk about he threw 316 yards and had an average of 31.6 yards per pass (which is actually pretty true to form for him, given his last two seasons in the NFL).
I know what a touchdown is, I know that the Giants are from New York, not San Francisco (that’s the baseball team – but really, would it kill them to make things simple?) and the Patriots are from New England (but that people from Hartford, CT hate them), and that Canadians are actually really big into football.
Like, have their own leagues big. (The NFL also plays games in Germany a few times a season, I believe.)
So that’s pretty much the extent of my American football knowledge, sadly. I’m still not quite clear on how many points things are worth… I think I’ll stick to baseball for that.
But football, essentially, is just statistics, and so, for my first post-break post, I will present:
It doesn’t need much explanation (that’s sort of the point of infographics), so, umm, here you go. Happy Valentine’s Day, Jumbos.
(Leave me comments as presents!)
(Click on the image for a larger version.)