Seattle's odds have dropped from 5-1 to now 4-1 they are still the favorite to win this year. The last 8 champs didn't even win a playoff game the following year. The last 4 quarterbacks to repeat were Brady, Elway, Aikman, and Montana. Is Russell Wilson good enough to belong in that class of quarterbacks? How good is this defense?
There's something they're feeding these boys. The success that these states have had with producing football stars is compelling. The three states that have the most combined starting quarterbacks in college and in the NFL are Texas, California, and Florida.
Based off of the 2012-2014 pro bowls, these are the numbers of where each player was drafted and who played in the game (180 players). No surprise by the first round, but a shocking 12% of the pro bowl players weren't even drafted out of college. Even more surprising is that 37% of the players were in rounds 3-7.
Not every school gets the glory of the No. 1 ranking. Only 44 teams have ever been ranked at the top spot, and of those teams--some of the best organizations in the country look to be in a bit of a drought. From @RedditCFB on Twitter.
The 'boys and Chargers have been making an impressive increase on the ESPN Power Rankings this year. Are the Cowboys and Chargers hot on their 5 game winning streak? Or are we looking at a couple football programs who have finally got things to click? (Note: The lower number on the graph means a better ranking)
Peyton Manning is on pace to crush Brett Favre's touchdown record. By the end of the season Peyton should have about 46 more touchdowns than Favre's career and Manning still has a couple more years under his belt. Dan Marino is 3rd with only a mere 420 touchdowns thrown.
The biggest genocide in history occurred right here on American soil, but is only a few pages in our history books. Natives were systematically wiped out through warfare, starvation, and diseases such as smallpox and measles, which are thought to have killed between 75% and 90% of the population.
Many factors are contributing to long games such as the increased use of the bullpen and instant replay. In September, MLB commissioner Bud Selig created a committee to focus on decreasing the length of games and improving the overall pace of play. What are your suggestions to speed up the game?
Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner, has painted the face for equal education for girls in Pakistan after being shot for going to school. Even better news? Pakistanis agree. Although the country has suffered at the hands of the Taliban, Pakistanis still want equal education for both boys and girls.
From 2005 to 2013 there has been an overall decline in the number of homeless people. With around a decline of 150,000 people in the homeless population. With overcrowding in shelters and a significant number of veterans on the street, what policies could be put in place to place more people in stable living situations?
A statistical analysis done by CONSAD and commissioned by the Department of Labor demonstrates the wage gap is not all it seems to be, and when adjusting for individual choices its much more even. The study even concludes that further research on more factors could find the gap in wages is due entirely to personal choice.
DeMarco Murray is off to a blazing start this season with 6 straight 100 yard games, leading the NFL in rushing yards and touchdowns. However, the Cowboys need to be careful. He is on pace to break the single season record for rush attempts. Murray has yet to play a full 16 game season and has a long injury history.
Quality of life in terms of financial and physical well-being is drastically different for college grads who walked away with no debt, compared to grads with > $50,000 in student loans. The Gallup Well-Being Index measures these elements plus purpose, social, and community. Although high student debt may not necessarily cause lower well-being, this apparent trend needs to be reversed.
As it turns out, despite the money that a student has to put into an education, these schools are generally well-known for a reason. Although they may not always be the best, there is no disputing the earnings potential of the graduates of these schools.
I have to admit if you had told me Kentucky had ever been more Democrat than Republican I would not have believed it. But these are the numbers according to Gallup. Whatever McConnell and Grimes are preaching this year in their Senate race though is certainly swinging the state red.
When it comes to family matters, women are much more likely to take the hit at work in order to take care of it. Clearly part of this is because women are more likely to be considered the caregiver and are expected to make those sacrifices, but we should not discount personal choice. For the final part: savvyroo.com/chart-1210475119…
There are two factors that seem to impact depression. The first is whether or not a person is employed. The second is the freedom that they feel in that position. People who are working the amount of hours that they want to be working or who get to make their own rules tend to be happier than those who don't.
Poverty Reduced by 25 Percent, Extreme Poverty Reduced by 43 Percent: Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in South America, but poverty has been on a downward trend in recent years after stagnating at a very high level for almost a decade.
And passing yards are only a part of the story. Passing touchdowns on average have increased from 16.4 in 1970 to 25.1 in 2013. Completion percentage has increased from 51.1% in 1970 to 61.2% in 2013. Before the year 2008, only one quarterback threw for 5,000 yards, Dan Marino in 1984. Between 2008-2013? 7 quarterbacks threw for 5,000 yards!
I feel this information goes along with what most people would believe. That is, vastly more men than women watch porn. This lends large credence to the argument that pornography is, in large part, the exploitation of women for a mostly male audience.
Deaths resulting from preventable medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Further, the number of deaths from medical errors in the chart is the lower part of the estimate. A report from the Journal of Patient Safety put the number as high as 440,000 each year.
When you ask people what they do with their cell phone, most will not answer with make phone calls. On an average day, people now only make 2-3 phone calls and instead use their phones for various other things. How do you use your cell phone? Ciao
The NFL's competition committee came up with points of emphasis over the offseason. Through week 6, defensive holding penalties were up 138 vs. 63 and illegal contact penalties were up 63 vs. 16 compared to last year. 15 touchdowns have been called back already. Have you noticed the increase in flags this season? Is it too much?
When asked what are the most important issues facing the working women of the United States, Americans most often said equal and fair pay for both genders, followed by equal opportunities for promotion.
With the launch of the e-commerce company Alibaba Group in the American market, the U.S. saw a Chinese company have the highest valued IPO release in history. The company launched in American markets due to Chinese restriction on corporate structure. I wonder in what way the American market is more lax than the Chinese.
Overall, it seems that women tend to take more mood altering drugs in order to relax. Note, this survey includes people who use both legal and illegal drugs in both legal and illegal ways. Also notably, drug use spikes in the wake of a separation or divorce and does so most notably in women. Are women more invested in close-relationships?