Overthinking It salutes this year’s Super Bowl champions with some totally unnecessary Excel.
As the series of graphs below demonstrate, the Pittsburgh Steelers perform better when the US produces more steel, but the Denver Nuggets perform worse with increased gold production, as do the Tennessee Titans (formerly the Houston Oilers) with increased oil production.*
Click on any of the graphs for larger versions.
*Yes, I know that extremely weak (i.e., virtually non-existent) correlation does not equal causation.
Go Steelers, and go steel producers.
How do the 49ers relate to gold production?
What about the Pittsburgh Pirates in relation to peer-to-peer networking?
Gab and Carsten (and Steelers) for the win.
And now to beat a dead horse: how about correlations between…
… Win% of the Green Bay Packers and US production of cheese?
… Win% of the Philadelphia Phillies and US production of cigars?
… Win% of the Chicago White Sox and US production of white socks?
… Win% of the Utah Jazz and US production of jazz CDs?
… Win% of the New York Liberty and cases won by the ACLU?
What about Denvers win/loss percentage vs Americas consumption of mcnuggets?
Rob, the Packers are actually named after the meat packing industry, but I understand where a person may have been confused.