Shutdown Corner

  • Who would pay to see Super Bowl Media Day? (Podcast)

    Jay Busbee at Shutdown Corner37 mins ago

    Welcome to the latest Shutdown Corner podcast! On today's trying-not-to-get-fined Super Bowl week episode, we have:

    • Rob Gronkowski sings! (1:00 mark)

    • A look at Marshawn Lynch's Media Day performance. Does it matter that he didn't say a word? (3:54 mark)

    • The ridiculousness of Media Day. Why does it exist? Why do people dress up in costumes? Why would anyone pay to watch this? (11:30 mark)

    All this and more as part of the special Shutdown Corner Podcast's Super Bowl week episodes. Listen up, and while you're listening ...

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  • Simulator runs Super Bowl matchup 50,000 times, and winner is ...

    Kristian Dyer at Shutdown Corner15 hrs ago

    The Super Bowl has a point spread that is very close in Las Vegas, but a computer simulator has figured out who will win.

    Using an astounding array of analytics, the Predictalator on PredictionMachine.com ran 50,000 simulations of Super Bowl XLIX. And 57.5 percent of the time in its simulations, the Seattle Seahawks beat the New England Patriots.

    And from these tens of thousands of simulations, the site has the Seahawks most likely winning by a 24-20 score.

    According to the folks who run the Predictalator, the Seahawks are “simply, the team more capable of dominating.”

    “ For the second year in a row, we like Seattle when the vast majority of the public – over 70 percent based on available betting information – believes the AFC is going to win. Much of that perception is likely based off of what happened during conference championship weekend,” Paul Bessire, general manager of PredictionMachine.com told Yahoo Sports.

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