One of my favorite pasttimes is smack talking before a game, and fortunately, many Bills fans feel the same way. As a few passioniate Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs fans were sparring on another site, a Bills-fan-slash-super-Googler pwned every Chiefs fan in the discussion with this tastey new piece of information:
The Bills are the most physically attractive team in the league, according to a comprehensive study of attractiveness in the NFL. And guess what team came in last? I’ll give you a hint: they’re relatively popular on this blog.
At the Journal’s request, researchers at Ursinus College in Pennsylvania analyzed the facial structure of a sampling of 320 NFL starters (five offensive and five defensive players from each team.) They also threw in two of the most-photographed personalities on any team, the owner and the head coach.
God yes. Tell me more.
To measure each subject’s attractiveness, the researchers analyzed their photograph with a computer program that measures facial symmetry, or how closely the two halves of a person’s face match up. Research suggests this is a reliable measure of how attractive a person is perceived to be. it also suggests that looks are a fair predictor of a person’s career success.
Read the whole article, it is a golden masterpiece of nonsense. There’s a brilliant interactive feature that shows you the specific results from each team. Faces studied from the last place Chiefs were owner Clark Hunt, head coach Todd Haley, QB Matt Cassel, WR Dwayne Bowe, C Casey Wiegmann, TE Leonard Pope, RB Jamaal Charles, NT Kelly Gregg, OLB Tamba Hali, CB Brandon Flowers, S Eric Berry, and K Ryan Succop.
Don’t tell their mothers.