You might be feeling pleased or deflated about the result of the Super Bowl last night, but don’t let that stop you from checking out some of the best data-oriented writing about the biggest game of the year (other than the World Cup Final, European Champion’s League Final, Cricket World Cup Final—but we digress).
Check out some of the thought provoking stories below about the game, its fans and of course, the commercials and let us know of any we missed in the comments section:
–Super Bowl XLIX Was Not The Most Exciting Super Bowl Ever via FiveThirtyEight
Despite the game coming down to the wire, this Super Bowl ranks surprisingly low on a proprietary excitement index of all Super Bowls.
“A recent survey of a random sample of 1,012 Americans, conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute, suggests that one in four Americans believe that “God plays a role in determining which team wins a sporting event.”
–Five Myths About Super Bowl Ads via The Washington Post
This article finds that a Super Bowl Ad is nearly twice as expensive as a regular TV spot in terms of customer acquisition, but their overall effectiveness is questionable.
–Super Bowls Are Getting More Interesting via The Upshot
“Five of the last seven — and 10 of the last 17 — Super Bowls have been decided by a touchdown or less.”
Over 28.4 million tweets were sent during the game and halftime show this year.