Category Archives: Maps

NFL Fandom by U.S. County

Now, throw in that your dear poster here is an NFL nerd also, and, well, this is a map you know I’ve got to study. The Atlantic posted an article about a map of NFL team allegiances by county in the United States as of 2014 produced by the Facebook Data Science team. The data is based on Facebook “Likes” of official team pages. So, it is surely is not definitive proof of allegiances but it is still fun mapping it out.

Some things are not surprising (Packers in Wisconsin, Cowboys in Texas) but some might be a bit surprising such as the Jets having no plurality in ANY county…anywhere.

Well, maybe, it’s not surprising…

map of NFL allegiances by U.S. county

Map of NFL allegiance by county in the U.S. by Facebook Data Science team.

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2000 Years of European Border Changes In 47 Seconds

This is an interesting little history nerd thing that popped up in my Twitter feed the other day. (Hat tip to The Independent.) It’s a little video from New Scientist (sub. required) of a European map showing the borders of nations, empires, states, etc. over the last 2,000 years. It is amazing to see how much, and often, borders change.

And, with all the stuff Uncle Vladimir is stirring up in Ukraine, one wonders if a new map is coming…

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