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The Best F*cking Article You’ll Read Today: Profanity in Rap Lyrics Since 1985

Flashback to the Bronx in 1973. DJ Kool Herc and MC Coke La Rock are busy laying the groundwork for what will become one of the most popular music genres in the world: Hip-Hop. La Rock, the original MC, initially performed his raps out of view of the audience. This peculiar tactic left audiences scratching […]

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NBA Shooting By the Numbers (1980-Today)

Professional basketball has been around for quite some time here in the United States. To be exact, the Basketball Association of America was started in 1946, featuring 11 teams. A lot of things have changed since those days. Now, in 2014, we have 30 teams and the rules are a bit different from how they […]

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Super Bowl XLVIII Winner, As Told By The Mascots

Super Bowl XLVIII promises to be a game for the ages, but what can history tell us about which of the teams will emerge victorious? We took a different approach to predicting this year’s winner: mascots. We separated all of the NFL mascots into the following classes: **There has been some unrest regarding these classifications, […]

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NFL Penalties: The Facts and Figures of Flags

In 1999, in a game against the Baltimore Ravens, the Tennessee Titans were penalized 15 times for 212 yards. Most teams would not be able to overcome such a deficit, but the Titans, who would eventually reach the Super Bowl that season, managed to pull out a victory in this particular game. Penalties can add up […]

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Players of the NFL and the NBA: A Side-By-Side Comparison

The NFL and NBA are both full of top-flight athletes around the world. Some of these individuals could make the roster in either league, but many of them are specialized for their particular sport of choice. Using data from our NBA Census and NFL census, we compared the population of each league side-by-side. Our findings […]

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