Brandon Vogel of BigRedNetwork.com has a piece on a serious North American warming trend that doesn’t involved Argentinian glaciers or drowned polar bears. He provides us with this nifty graph to show the temperature profile of college football champions through the decades.
The idea was simple: 1) Take all the NCAA recognized national champions since 1940 (AP Poll started in ‘36) from this list, 2) Look up the average yearly temperature for the school’s respective cities using Weatherbase, and 3) Average the “temperature of champions” by decade to see if it was trending one way or the other.
The results? Positively horrifying for fans of thick-ankled, (Nebraska) corn-fed football. Read more…