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, 10/7
Ratty: Vegetarian Reuben Sandwich, Polynesian Chicken Wings, Orange Chipotle Glazed Tofu, Sweet Potato Fries, Rice Krispie Treats.
V-Dub: Country Wedding Soup, Sloppy Joes, Falafel, Malibu Blend Vegetables, Make-Your-Own Mac n Cheese Bar, Rice Krispie Treats.
Advantage: V-Dub. Falafel AND Make-Your-Own Mac n Cheese?!?!?! Too good to be true.
Ratty: Gardein "Fish" Filet, BBQ Bourbon Chicken, Baked Stuffed Pollock, Vegan Quinoa w/ Kale & Olives, Pumpkin Pie.
V-Dub: Vegan Roasted Tomato Soup, Gilled Chicken Cilantro, Mexican Cornbread Casserole, Corn Mexicane, Pumpkin Pie.
Advantage: V-Dub. That BBQ Bourbon Chicken looks too good to miss.