Pretty cool, everything from original conferences to what is the iconic drink of the state.
25 maps that explain college football
On the hate map, does it appear that Maine does not like UM? I was stationed there and like the rest of NE they are pretty much oblivious to college football. Also Vegas hates us.
Why does Nevada hate us?
ever cover the line?
Many people from Uranus prefer Spartan Stadium.
because it looks like a big toilet.
I didn't read that part, but I'm assuming it is globally... there are bigger stadiums in other countries like Aztec Stadium in Mexico City which I think holds 125,000
Azteca's capacity is officially only 105,000.
Thanks for the correction, learn something new every day.
The biggest stadium in the world is actually in North Korea. I didn't realize India has the 2nd biggest though.
Maybe DB will schedule a home-and-home with Pyongyang U.
1950 WC final: The official attendance of the final was about 173,000 paying spectators, but it is estimated that more than 200,000 witnessed the game live from the stands.
Was there in 2001 - it was like a double-decker Michigan stadiums with a mote between fans and field.
Apparently, now the bottom bowl was renovated (filled in?) and now capacity ~80,000.
of that 200,000 figure, the same way I'm suspicious of all the 100,000 plus attendance figures of the early 20th century that were estimated.
Maracana didn't have seats, it had tiers where you stood so they could no doubt cram a lot of people in a small space. Adding seats, and luxury areas, reduced its capacity dramatically just like losing the tiers in England did to their Stadiums.
If you follow the route indicate, it is, indeed, the third stadium encountered. Reading comprehension much?
So Michigan is the fourth stadium visited, the third stop on the trip. Pasadena is the last and, like Nebraska, does not have a number.
I think that was a "road trip" map... the order in which stadiums were visited by... someone... the article was sometimes vague on details.
My kids like to sing that song...
I don't think it's a ranking at all. We're just the third stop on their itinerary of stadiums with over 80,000.
this is great, thanks for sharing
Thanks for posting. It reminds me of the football version of 42 maps from Hank Green on youtube. OK, I'll just embed that one...
It's always interesting to see these things in graphic form like this, even if it doesn't shock you too much (e.g., that a majority of the recruiting hotbeds are in the southeastern US). I also always found it interesting that a great deal of the most remember former (and most discussed current) coaches come from NE Ohio / Eastern Pernnsylvania (with a smattering from Chicago and new York), whereas the player maps were very different.
Also, Miller as Wisconsin's signature beer? Come on, Badgers, you can do better than that.
#17 Really surprised to see more A&M grads in both Houston and Dallas compared to Texas grads. Is Texas just that much more popular elsewhere in the state? Or they have much more national appeal?
Map #20. The "census" of fans in North Carolina show that the majority of the state identifies with East Carolina over any of the ACC schools. Small sample size.... but still interesting.
On the ancestry map, one of the categories is "American." Aren't we all that? I'm not talking about "Native American," which is a separate category. If an average American in Maine is of English descent, and an average American in Massachusetts is of Irish descent, and an average American in Ohio is of German descent, etc etc then of what descent is this average American living in Kentucky? According to the map, it would be American (again, not Native American.) WTF does that mean? The ancient Kentuckians were already here during the time of the Aztecs, chilling out and shooting hoops?
Many people just put down "American" on the census, rather than explain their ethnic heritage. This is apparently especially true among people whose roots go back to colonial times.
Since moving from Chicago to Atlanta, I found the joys of BBQ. Love pulled pork, when it's actually pulled vs. chopped. Sweet Baby Rays is the sauce, but (much like beer) everyone has their favorite.
Put a pork loin in the crock pot with full strength Coke, Liquid Smoke, and some onions and cook on low for 8 hours. Almost pulls itself. Thats BBQ for those without a grill!