Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Let's root for and against football teams based on their political leanings!

Thanks to new statistical revelations, we can now do this with a high degree of accuracy. I just LOVE this chart, because now I have a quasi-rational reason to support support or oppose teams in games I otherwise don't even remotely care about. Useful!

If we want to root for the MOST Democratic team, we have to become fans of--drumroll--the St. Louis Rams. No contest whatsoever. WTF? Is this part of the reason that Limbaugh was trying to buy them (and FAILING--suck it, you hideous pile of shit!)? Given this information, it's kinda too bad that they suck so much.

I'm happy to say that we can be extremely comfortable about rooting for the Eagles, who give more to Democrats than any team other than those damned Rams, and who have one of the highest D/R ratios. WAY BETTER THAN THE STEELERS, I WILL TELL YOU THAT MUCH! HA! My gleefulness IS slightly tempered by the fact that, per the article, Andy Reid gave money to Mitt Romney. The HELL, Andy? Still, no team is perfect (though, again, the Rams come bafflingly close), so we'll take what we have been given. It could be a LOT worse. We could be Chargers fans. Good LORD.


Anonymous Ed Moses pontificated to the effect that...

WTF? Who or what are the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Raiders???

9:32 AM  
Blogger GeoX, one of the GeoX boys. pontificated to the effect that...

A quick google search reveals that the Rams were in Los Angeles from 1946 to 1994, and the Raiders from 82 to 94. These are facts that a really hardcore football fan would probably know.

11:14 AM  
Blogger GeoX, one of the GeoX boys. pontificated to the effect that...

Yes, LA had two football teams at one point. Strange but true. Incidentally, I had a weirdly specific dream last night where I was watching the Eagles play the Vikings last night (probably the Vikings because I have a friend who's a Vikings fan and I keep mentally comparing the teams). The Eagles got two field goals in the first quarter and were up six nothing until towards the end of the third, where the Vikings scored a touchdown, leaving them up by one. But then the Eagles quickly touchdowned in return! Drama! And that's all I remember. Wow, what an incredibly pointless dream.

12:12 PM  

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