You see, this is what I was getting at with the whole creepy Graph Searches thing. For the gratuitous run-up to the Super Bowl—I saw Dan Marino playing football on a daytime talk show yesterday on the TV in the basement of Faunce—Deadspin has created a very cool fandom map for the NFL. The first image shows fans’ allegiances during the regular season, but later images offer something even more interesting. With the help of Facebook, they were able to create maps of fans’ preferences before each round of this year’s playoffs. The results? Looks like the Ravens are a bit regionally challenged. The last, and maybe coolest feature? You can see what team the friends of fans of a certain team are most likely to support. It shocks me that so many people are likely to be friends of Cowboys fans.
Ratty Vs. V-Dub, 2/3
Ratty: Shaved Steak Sandwich w/ Mushrooms & Onion, Chicken Broccoli Pasta Alfredo, Vegan Chow Mein w/ Tofu, Green Beans w/ Roasted Peppers, Sweet Potato Fries, Cream Cheese Brownies.
V-Dub: Tortilla Soup, Tortilla Casserole, New England Cheddar Cheese Pie, Vegan Black Eyed Beans, Sauteed Spinach w/ Garlic, Mediterranean Eggplant Saute, Cream Cheese Brownies.
Advantage: V-Dub. Tortillas on tortillas!
Ratty: Orange Teriyaki Haddock, Roast Beef Au Jus, Vegan Fried Rice, Fresh Hoisin Sugar Snap Peas & Carrots, Vegan Baked Acorn Squash, Brazilian Chocolate Cake.
V-Dub: Vegetarian Cream of Broccoli Soup, Roast Pork Loin Jour Ouve, Creamy Parmesan Primavera, Garlicky Green Beans, Roasted Red Potatoes, Brazilian Chocolate Cake.
Advantage: V-Dub. You had us at "Creamy Parmesan."