Super Bowl 2011: Math Nerds Will Love This Piece of Steelers Trivia

January 26, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Super Bowl 2011 will give the Pittsburgh Steelers a chance to continue an incredible statistical feat.
Credit ESPN.com for this fascinating stat that looks closer at the Steelers and the mathematical odds of what they have accomplished in their history.
Writer Alok Pattani goes into extreme detail, and it is quite remarkable. Pattani starts off by explaining that in the 41 seasons since the NFL-AFL merger, there has been an average of 29 teams per season in the league. In that span, you've had eight teams in the division playoffs, four in conference championships, two in the Super Bowl and obviously a Super Bowl winner.

The results? Click here to see. 
"Even if you account for the fact that there have been about 29 teams that have had the chance to do this and adjust accordingly ___ looking at the probability that any franchise has this kind of success rather than the probability that a given franchise does ___ this is still a tremendous s...

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