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The Unofficial 2014 MLB Players Census

It’s mid-May and Major League Baseball is in full swing. What better time than now to perform our first MLB players census? Fans of the blog will remember our previous work on the NFL census and the NBA census, which turned out to be very interesting looks into the diversity of professional athletes. The MLB […]

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Who is the Most Popular Athlete in your State?

Athletes rank right among the biggest musicians and movie stars when it comes to fame. Michael Jordan, perhaps the greatest NBA player of all time, is one of the most recognizable figures on the face of the earth. With that in mind, which players are the most popular? Using Google search volume data from the last […]

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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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