Everything You Need For Sochi


For one month every four years, the best of the world come together to compete for their country.  As athlete’s compete in Sochi, spectators around the world tune in to catch the action.  While the first Winter Olympics in 1924 consisted of 16 events, the current model has approximately 47 events over 15 disciplines.

With all of these different sports and confusing rules, how are you supposed to enjoy the coverage if you don’t even understand what you are watching?

Luckily, we are here to provide you with THE comprehensive guide to every Olympic event. We will start by breaking it down by two categories, Snow Sports and Ice Sports

Who Will Win the Super Bowl:


Get your TVs ready, appetizers planned, and invitations sent out because the Big Game is finally here.  After 21 weeks of NFL football, only two teams are left, the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks.

Before Peyton Manning and his offense try their luck against Richard Sherman and the Seahawks Defense, we thought we would take OUR shot at predicting the outcome of Sunday’s game.

Similar to our usual analyses, we conducted research on both teams over the course of the season and combined the statistics with what our office determined was “important” in a Super Bowl Champion.

To start, we picked 6 main categories:

  • Offensive Performance: Average 2013 points per game (including playoffs)
  • Defensive  Performance: Average 2013 points per game allowed (including playoffs)
  • Special Teams Performance: Combination of field goal kicking percentage, average yards per punt, and average yards per return (regular season and playoffs)
  • Coaching Experience: Combined playoff winning percentage for the Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator, and Defensive Coordinator
  • Quarterback Performance: Average 2013 Quarterback Rating (including playoffs)
  • Player Experience: Combined number of Super Bowl games played

Happy Holidays!


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