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With the Raiders moving to Las Vegas at the end of the season, I posed the trivia question to a few friends of mine as to what would be the closest two MLB and NFL franchises. After a decent back and forth in the group text, I set off to find the truth. I determined the best metric of distance to be from home plate in the MLB stadium to the middle of the 50 yard line in the NFL stadium, the relative “centers of action” of the respective sports. The winner? Detroit’s Ford Field. The farthest (within one market […]

Closest MLB and NFL Teams By Market


You’re going to a Super Bowl party tonight for Super Bowl 50.  You know your stuff about football, but you want to have some interesting insights so that people will respect you as ONE SMART DUDE.  Alternatively, you’re hosting a Super Bowl party and want to have something to discuss with your buddies pre-game. We’re here to help. Sort of. Let’s talk about some football names.  Here’s an article we did last week about the most common names to play in a Super Bowl.  Let’s talk about some football logos. Here’s a composite image of every team’s logo from founding […]

Looking Smart at a Super Bowl 50 Party: Your AMSTS ...


The Super Bowl is only just over a week away, which means that next week, you will get all the Super Bowl coverage you could possibly imagine. But rather than simply looking forward to one game, I decided to take a look back at the history of the game in it’s most fundamental piece: the players. And by looking at the players, I decided to take a look at the most fundamental piece of the players: their names.   Methodology note: All data is from starting lineups as listed on Pro Football Reference. List excludes Kickers and Punters (sorry guys, […]

Super Bowl Names: An Analysis of Every First Name that ...



The major news story of the week for football fans everywhere was the announcement that the St. Louis Rams would be moving to Los Angeles, and the option that the San Diego Chargers may exercise to also move to LA.  And, if the Chargers decide not to move, the Raiders getting the option after that to move to LA.  Disheartening for fans in multiple metro areas, but what would the league look like if they had imposed a ban on teams playing outside of the metropolitan area that they were founded in?  Let’s take a look.   Before we get to […]

What the NFL Would Look Like if Teams Were Not ...


Here’s probably one of the best pieces of internet work done in a long time. Someone put together a year by year image of every NFL team’s logo into one massive image. Before I share it with you, here are some initial takeaways and things to look for: The last logo change in the NFC East was in 1996. This is the longest a division has gone without any team changing a logo. The NFC North holds the record for longest period without a logo change, from 1974-2009, 35 years without a change. The Redskin flipped directions for 1982. It seemed […]

Some guy made a composite image of the history of ...