I’ve been mulling over a segment focusing on statistics and data for a while now. But since I suffer from (highly likely) ADHD and can’t seem to find time to properly give such a segment justice, I’ve sat on it. Aieee, sit on it, Potsie!

With that sparkling opening introducing a new feature, enjoy these “Take that for data!”

Ever wonder who the ‘drinkiest’ people in the world are?

Worry no more. 

What goes best with pizza? I know. Infographs!

I did notice a foul habit in one of the graphs. 36% of Americans dip the crust in….ranch dressing?

Two hours has passed since my last link. It seems I fainted and hit my head on the fall leaving me woozy after reading that stat.

Sitting in a meeting about things relating to my business – I think. I forget – I wondered, who are the biggest producers of cured meats in the world? 

Holland is 2nd? La-dee-daw.

I’m not sure what contract I signed.

Moving along. Here are countries with the highest self-employment rates. Please note, racists, graph is in White but text is in Italian.

Greeks top the list. Us Nerf Americans languish at the bottom. Meh. How many entrepreneurs do you need, right Comrade Bernie?

How many parasites do we need sucking off the productive classes, Grandpa Gulag? Eh? Hm?

World’s healthiest countries. 


And now for some sports.

It’s been put forth the New England Patriots benefit from being in a weak AFC east. So I investigated. 

Let’s start in the AFC north with the Steelers and Ravens. In the Belichick era: The Patriots are 6-3 against the Steelers in regular season play and 4-0 in the playoffs. They’re 5-1 against the Ravens but are 2-2 in the post-season facing them. Nonetheless, it’s a dominant edge for New England.

Moving onto to the AFC south. The key team there are the Colts (who played in the AFC east for two seasons). Regardless, different team and division same result. New England is 12-5 against the Colts in the regular seasons and 5-1 in the playoffs. Again. Dominant.

The only team to give them a run are the Broncos out in the AFC west. The Pats are 7-5 against them in the regular season but 1-3 in the playoffs.
All-combined the Pats are 23-10 against those teams in the regular season and 12-6 in the playoffs. 35-16 overall.
Not enough to weaken Graca’s argument you say?
Check this out. Since 2000 the Patriots are:
77-29 against all AFC east divisional teams – .726%
70-26 against the AFC – .729%
53-17 against the NFC – .757%
That’s a .737% winning percentage for those of you scoring at home.
That’s a lot of cheating, eh?
Anyway. They won 74% of their games in the Brady/Belichick era. In addition, they’ve compiled a 25-9 record in the playoffs (.735%). In other words, they maintain their excellence in the playoffs.
The New England Patriots would likely be just as successful no matter what division they played in. The only division that *could* conceivably halted the is the NFC east. It’s historically a ferociously competitive division with strong teams at different intervals. Alas, they’re not an NFC team. 
They’re AFC.
And they’re dominant.