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  • Please Cancel the Superbowl

    I bet a study on domestic violence would reveal the same thing.

    Study: More Cars Crash After Super Bowl
    Wed Jan 22, 5:05 PM ET

    By The Associated Press

    Automobile crashes climb more than 40 percent in the hours after the Super Bowl, with the surge highest in the losing team's territory, perhaps because heartbroken fans are not concentrating on their driving, researchers say.



    In the first study to quantify the problem, researchers at the University of Toronto examined U.S. accident data from the last 27 Super Bowls.

    They found that both fatal and nonfatal crashes increase after the football game, causing an average of seven additional deaths and 600 extra injuries.

    The researchers theorized that drinking during the game, driver fatigue because of the late hour, and distraction and disappointment among drivers whose team lost all contribute to the rise in accidents.

    "We think that it may be alcohol and fatigue and inattention, and in particular the sort of what-if conjectures and Monday morning quarterbacking that occurs" after the loss, said Dr. Donald A. Redelmeier, a professor of medicine who also works at Canada's largest trauma center.

    The study was reported Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine (news - web sites).

    Redelmeier said he patched up some accident victims on Super Bowl Sundays while finishing his medical training at a California hospital in the 1980s.

    "After the game was over, things became extremely hectic," said Redelmeier, who focuses his research on traffic safety.

    So Redelmeier and one of his graduate students, football fan Craig Stewart, reviewed accident data from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (news - web sites) from 1975 through 2001 for the Sundays when the Super Bowl was played, as well as the previous and subsequent Sundays.

    Compared with the adjacent Sundays, when weather and other conditions would presumably be the same, there was about a 41 percent increase in fatal accidents in the four hours or more after the game and about a 46 percent increase in nonfatal accidents.

    "That 41 percent relative increase is larger than the New Year's Eve increase in the United States," Redelmeier said.

    Redelmeier said the average number of people killed in crashes after the Super Bowl was 24, up from 17 on the comparison Sundays. Likewise, the number of people injured jumped to 1,900 from 1,300, and the number of crashes topped 4,000, up from nearly 3,000.

    In states with the losing team, the number of crashes increased 68 percent after the telecast ended, while accidents rose only 6 percent in the winner's state. Accidents climbed 46 percent in the "neutral" states.

    "It's clear that even the alcohol-negative people here have a reaction to it being the Super Bowl," said Stephanie Faul, spokeswoman for the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. "If you're replaying things in your head, you're not paying attention" to driving.

    A surge in deaths was seen in 21 of the 27 years studied, and was largest in the first hour after the telecast ended. There was no shift in the rate of accidents before the kickoff, but a slight decrease during the game.

    Redelmeier said drivers ought to pay more attention or avoid unnecessary driving on Super Bowl Sundays, and trauma centers ought to bring in extra staff for the big game.

    Faul said Super Bowl fans who drink should plan ahead and use a designated driver or take a cab or public transportation.

    If your team loses, "instead of saying, `Yuck' and going home, hang out a little bit and talk about it with your buds," she said. "Get it out of your system and sober up" before driving home.
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  • #2
    Definatly cancel it since last year they said I was a terrorist drug dealer.

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    • #3
      Make it longer There's nobody on the road to have an accident during the Bowl.

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      • #4
        The superbowl called you a terrorist drug dealer last year?

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        • #5
          quote:
          Turn it into a PPV(Pay-Per-View) event like McMahon does with big WWE events.
          Yeah and then we can have one every three months. They'll add female mud wrestling, a half time show that consists of some guy grabbing his crotch while singing the theme song to the Dukes of Hazard, while his 500 pound drunk wife struggles to unwedge her rear from those tiny plastic seats. Not to mention some CEO will get the bright idea to charge us all $39.95 but there won't even be any nudity!! Yeah that'll be just great!! I thought Mcmahon tried this all before, and NBC cancel it. What the hell was the name of his football league? Man it was so good I can't even remember the name of it!!

          [ 01-23-2003, 10:59 PM: Message edited by: Spclagnt ]

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          • #6
            i'll tell you what ruins the Super Bowl -- their LAME halftime shows!! jeez....let's get back to the days of marching bands at halftime. that's a hell of a lot better than some of these acts they feature anymore.

            Lip sync city = P.U.!!!!!
            I'll post, You argue.

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            • #7
              quote:
              Originally posted by Spclagnt:
              [QBWhat the hell was the name of his football league? Man it was so good I can't even remember the name of it!![/QB]

              Wasn't it the XFL
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              • #8
                "Yeah and then we can have one every three months."

                Actually, they have a PPV every month.

                "They'll add female mud wrestling, a half time show that consists of some guy grabbing his crotch while singing the theme song to the Dukes of Hazard, while his 500 pound drunk wife struggles to unwedge her rear from those tiny plastic seats."

                Stereotype much?

                "Not to mention some CEO will get the bright idea to charge us all $39.95 but there won't even be any nudity!! Yeah that'll be just great!!"

                Oh, you mean like they already do with boxing?

                "I thought Mcmahon tried this all before, and NBC cancel it."

                The XFL was not PPV.

                "Man it was so good I can't even remember the name of it!!"

                Just like the USFL before it, the XFL suffered from being football in a non-football time of the year.

                His idea was actually pretty good......everyone got paid the same. Some of the rule changes were REALLY good.

                And, Fox admits that some of the new camera work they are doing this year (different views) were ideas they got from the XFL doing it.

                Maybe it wasn't so dumb after all.

                "their LAME halftime shows!!"

                This year is Shania Twain, isn't it? Who cares if she lip-syncs.....I could mute it and enjoy watching her.

                [ 01-25-2003, 02:06 AM: Message edited by: Niteshift ]

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                • #9
                  Isn't this thread supposed to be "Please Cancel The Bowl"? Some dude on the radio was saying the NFL was enforcing the copyright on the word.

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