20 May 2005
British anthropologists have found that competitors at last year's Olympics were more likely to win their contests if they wore red uniforms or red body armor. "Across a range of sports, we find that wearing red is consistently associated with a higher probability of winning," report Russell A. Hill and Robert A. Barton of the University of Durham in England. The abstract of their study is here.
Let's see. The Patriots wear red, but it's not the dominant color on their jerseys. The Cardinals wear read and it is the dominant color. Not sure I'm buying it.
Thanks to Glenn Stewart and Paul Noonan for the tips.
Possibly the closest Super Bowl matchup in history also poses the question: how much does it mean when certain aspects of an NFL team improve dramatically in the second half of the season?