Who Drinks The Most Beer And Wine In The World?

The smart folks over at CompareCamp made a fun (and super-huge!) infographic of beer and wine knowledge. Among the interesting facts: Europeans are some damn boozehounds! They're drinking circles around us, America. Of special note is the Vatican, which trounces the world in per capita wine consumption; according… » 10/02/14 10:51am 10/02/14 10:51am

Home Stretch: How Does Your NFL Team Stack Up On Offense And Defense?

With four weeks to go in the NFL season—and just one playoff spot clinched—it's time to take a fresh look at which teams have established themselves as the best (and worst) offensive and defensive units in the league. » 12/04/13 1:13pm 12/04/13 1:13pm

Video: The History Of International Football Transfers In Sixty Seconds

The video above, by EyeSeeData.com's Mac Bryla, jams 133 years of international football transfers into very cool-looking visual. If you're interested in digging into the data a bit more you can check out the interactive version he made on his site, which lets you break down the transfers by country and year. » 11/06/13 5:01pm 11/06/13 5:01pm

Midway Point: How Does Your NFL Team Stack Up On Offense and Defense?

After Week 5, we took a look at the excellent offensive/defensive visualizations that Brian Burke puts together on AdvancedNFLstats.com. A lot of weird shit can happen in the first five weeks of the season, so now that we're at the midway point, it's worth taking another look to see how teams have shaken out. » 11/05/13 12:22pm 11/05/13 12:22pm

The Fun-Hating Spurs Threw Just One Alley-Oop Last Season

The chart above, based on data from NBA Stats, shows the number of alley-oops each team has thrown in the last two regular seasons. No surprises at the very top, although it's nice to see the mediocre/bad Blazers, Hornets, Timberwolves, and Wizards crack the top ten. » 10/17/13 3:19pm 10/17/13 3:19pm

Science: Bacon Is The Ultimate Ingredient

While we always knew it within the thickening walls of our heaving hearts, Wired.com has managed to prove it empirically: Bacon does, in fact, make (nearly) everything better. » 10/17/13 12:48pm 10/17/13 12:48pm

Charts: How Do You Build A Championship Baseball Team?

This season, the A's, Rays, and Pirates used front office wiles to build playoff-bound squads despite having minimal financial resources. Even with these feel-good stories eliminated, though, the four remaining teams still demonstrate that there are many good ways to build a competitive organization. » 10/16/13 1:34pm 10/16/13 1:34pm

Chart: The Height And Weight Of Every NFL Player, By Position

Over on Reddit, user Craig Booth scraped the NFL's team roster websites for height and weight information and compiled it into the excellent graphic above. » 10/15/13 11:20am 10/15/13 11:20am

What Makes A Stanley Cup Champion? More Hockey Interactives To Explore

Continuing our industry-leading coverage of interactive hockey infographics, the charts above are a selection from an excellent piece of data viz by Dark Horse Analytics, which explore the relationship between payroll/attendance/offense/penalties and team performance. » 10/10/13 2:38pm 10/10/13 2:38pm

Cool Chart: A's Skipper Bob Melvin Is The King Of Platoons

Over at Sports on Earth, Jack Moore created this great graphic to demonstrate just how crazy A's manager Bob Melvin is about platoons. The green rectangles represent consecutive games in which the same hitter held the same spot in the batting order, with blanks showing a change from the previous game. Coco Crisp was… » 10/10/13 10:01am 10/10/13 10:01am

Chart: How Does Your NFL Team Stack Up On Offense and Defense?

Over at Advanced NFL Stats, Brian Burke has put together a great visualization plotting the offensive and defensive performance of the league's 32 teams. It's nothing too complicated—basically a NYMag Approval Matrix for football—but it reveals a lot about the state of the NFL through Week 5. » 10/08/13 10:45am 10/08/13 10:45am

Who The Hell's On The Ice? Cool Interactive Explores Hockey Line Changes

It's hard enough to follow the puck in televised hockey, so forget about tracking the many, many on-the-fly line changes. Luckily ShiftChart, a sample of which you see above, is here to do the work for you. » 10/07/13 7:03pm 10/07/13 7:03pm

What's More Improbable: The Jaguars' +28 Line Or An 11-Inch Penis?

The murmurs began last week, before the Broncos put up 51 points against the Cowboys and the Jaguars lost second-overall pick Luke Joeckel to injury. And when the dust of Week 5 had settled, sure enough, the betting line for Jaguars at Broncos was set at 28 points, which is a lot. » 10/07/13 4:21pm 10/07/13 4:21pm

Chart: Eli Manning Has Started 150 Consecutive Games; We Are Old

Eli Manning made his 150th consecutive start for the Giants this Sunday, completing 18 of 37 passes for 217 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. The excellent New York Times graphics team has put Manning's feat of longevity into historical context, creating an interactive chart that chronicles every QB streak… » 9/30/13 1:40pm 9/30/13 1:40pm

What I Learned From A Year Of Watching SportsCenter

Thirty-three years and more than 50,000 episodes on, SportsCenter is less a television show or a convenient way to catch up on the day in sports than a great mechanical contraption gone awry, its parts moving independently not just of one another but of any obvious directing intelligence. » 7/26/13 11:11am 7/26/13 11:11am

Infographic: Where Is ESPN The Magazine Hiding Athletes’ Naughty Bits?

The 2013 Body Issue of ESPN The Magazine hit newsstands last Friday, managing its typical trick of publishing sultry near-nudes while simultaneously patting the reader on the back for admiring the athletic form (just like the ancient Greeks!). » 7/16/13 1:00pm 7/16/13 1:00pm

What Do Arrests Data Really Say About NFL Players And Crime?

You can find all kinds of data about all the arrests in the NFL; tracking the alleged criminal behavior of football players has become something of a cottage industry unto itself. The San Diego Union-Tribune has a comprehensive database from 2000 to the present. Reddit user Mario Wolf has some charts on arrests… » 7/11/13 3:57pm 7/11/13 3:57pm

Infographics: Where Do Pro Basketball Players Come From?

Depending on whom you ask, the hotbed for NBA talent might lie in D.C., Seattle, Prince George's County (Md.), Baton Rouge, or, uh, Slovenia. Thousands of people have played professional basketball—there are a lot of places vying for the crown. So: Where do most players actually come from? » 6/17/13 3:32pm 6/17/13 3:32pm

Does The Majority Party Have An Advantage In Congressional Ballgame?

Tonight, Congress will once again take part in its annual baseball game, an ultra-American tradition that dates back to 1909. The Democrats, led by Louisiana Ace Cedric Richmond, have won the last four, but Republicans have a new weapon in freshman Rep. Ron DeSantis. Both played serious college ball, which doesn't… » 6/13/13 4:00pm 6/13/13 4:00pm

Map: Do You Live In IHOP America Or Waffle House America?

America might be a fast-food nation, but at least it's a rich, greasy tapestry of fast food. In-N-Out Burger is the jewel of the West Coast. Massachusetts seems to breed Dunkin' Donuts franchises the way it used to breed Kennedys. Oklahoma and Wyoming are the only states to have both Hardee's and Carl's Jr. We so… » 5/31/13 4:10pm 5/31/13 4:10pm