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Best Tickets Blog Data Collective

The posts we create for the Best Tickets blog require quite a bit of data. We use this data to make posts of our own, but often times we get requests from readers interested in browsing a specific set of data themselves. Enter the Best Tickets Blog Data Collective! With the Data Collective we make all of our raw data available to you in the form of downloadable Excel workbooks and .csv files.

We encourage you to download and use this data for research, and we invite you to add to the data as you see fit. If you add to our data, send the new workbook, along with any interesting findings you may have made, to blog@besttickets.com and we will credit you on our blog! We hope you enjoy.

 

 

Who is the Most Popular Athlete in your State?

Athletes are celebrities on par with the biggest movie stars and musicians, but which ones rise above the rest when it comes to popularity? This article attempts to answer that, and a few other questions using Google Search data. The Excel file below let you download the data to see what you can find!

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

Rap music has been around for more than 30 years now. It has become a mainstay of American, and even worldwide culture. Many of the planet’s biggest music superstars come out of the rap game, and some of them use profanity as a key ingredient of their music. We looked at how much they use profanity, which words they use, how use of profanity has changed over the years, and much more. Click below to download an Excel workbook with the profanity count of all 2,298 songs we analyzed.

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NFL Penalties: The Facts and Figures of Flags
With the addition of new rules for taunting, and strict pass interference and unnecessary roughness penalties, we decided to take a look at how penalty calls have changed over the years in the NFL. The charts below details the penalties (both negative and beneficial) for every team in the league 2009 to week 15 of 2013. The columns are too numerous to list here, so download and check it out for yourself!

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The Unofficial 2013 NBA Census

The NBA Census is exactly what it sounds like. We took every rostered player on ever team, and recorded their age, team, position, jersey number 2013 salary, height, weight years of experience, rookie year, date of birth, school, city, state and country of birth, race, and whether or not they came directly from high school. This is a fun one.

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Evolution of the NFL Offense: An Analysis of the last 80 Years
This is a big one. We took every offensive statistic from every years since 1932. There is also a year-by-year analysis of each team. Due to the sheer size of this data set, this one is only available as an excel workbook.

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The Unofficial 2013 NFL Census

This one is just like the NBA census. The data, which includes more than 1,800 players, is sortable by player name, team, jersey number, position, 2013 salary, height, weight, birthdaye, age, experience, college, city and state of birth, and race.

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Crime in the NFL
When the story broke on Aaron Hernandez, we immediately began collecting and organizing data on the unsettling world of criminals in the NFL. You can sort this data by the date, month and year of the crime, player name, team, position, whether or not they were convicted, type of offense, category of crime, fine amount, community service hours, probation period and jail time.

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Do Celebrity Girlfriends Improve Athlete Performance?

By far the most scientific of our studies, the goal of this  project was to determine whether or not professional athletes are helped or hurt by their celebrity significant others. This one is surprisingly complex, and therefore is only available as an Excel workbook.

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NBA Fines: Ballers Behaving Badly
This study takes a close look at every single fine incurred by NBA players, coaches, teams and owners since 2003. Sortable columns include player name, team, date, a description of the offense, the offense category,  the amount of the fine or suspension, and whether the individual being fined was a player, coach team or owner.

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