Wednesday, August 16, 2006

From the Columbus Crew Media Relations Department

I don't always think highly of MLS' stat keeping, but this is possibly the coolest thing they've ever done:

ALL-TIME BUCK-A-BRAT NIGHT STATISTICS

DATE       ATTENDANCE    BRATS CONSUMED    BPP* RATIO
6-16-99 14,005 14,659 1.047
6-30-99 15,397 15,217 .988
7-7-99 18,101 17,812 .984
6-28-00 13,030 12,707 .975
7-12-00 12,998 11,781 .906
8-16-00 16,192 13,545 .837
8-30-00 15,941 15,007 .941
5-29-01 9,389 7,424 .791
7-18-01 15,855 14,433 .910
8-1-01 17,705 16,027 .905
8-15-01 19,008 17,847 .939
6-19-02 14,089 11,995 .851
7-24-02 17,368 17,150 .987
8-14-02 17,860 17,461 .978
10-24-02 6,054 5,493 .940
7-23-03 14,632 14,253 .974
8-13-03 17,193 16,969 .987
6-30-04 5,288 5,046 .954
7-28-04 13,069 12,110 .927
8-18-04 14,580 13,737 .942
6-22-05 10,799 10,233 .948
7-20-05 10,990 10,571 .962
9-21-05 11,769 11,203 .952
6-21-06 9,491 8,952 .943
7-19-06 10,537 10,005 .950
7-26-06 10,259 9,856 .961
TOTALS 321,312 302,680 .942

* Brats-Per-Person


Awesome. This is the kind of cool and obscure thing I really enjoy seeing. But I can't help but notice on the sentence before this table, it says "A total of 331,493 brats have been consumed in the seven-plus year Buck-A-Brat Night history." They must be including the two USA Wednesday games, 2000 vs Costa Rica (24,430) and 2004 vs Jamaica (9,088). Together that's 33,518 people, mutiple that by .942 and add it, and you're pretty close to that total.

Comments on "From the Columbus Crew Media Relations Department"

 

Anonymous GUTuna said ... (9:44 AM, August 16, 2006) : 

I've only been part of one of those nights, the 7/7/99 DC United 2-1 shootout victory over the Crew.

AJ Wood scored United's goal and I consumed three brats. Mmmmmmm.

 

Blogger ERic said ... (10:55 AM, August 16, 2006) : 

If you were a good soccer supporter, you would've eaten 4. It's pathetic that they haven't broken a 1 on the BPP ratio since the opening season. MLS won't be stable until they match that opening year number.

 

Blogger soccer_F1 said ... (12:17 PM, August 16, 2006) : 

Assuming they make 50% profit on brats, that's 150K in extra income :)

 

Anonymous James said ... (2:19 PM, August 16, 2006) : 

A shitty hotdog at the HDC costs $4.00. However, the glorious bacon wrapped hotdogs sold outside the stadium after matches are $3.00 and people line up for them like it's crack.

 

Blogger kj said ... (6:04 PM, August 17, 2006) : 

Bacon-wrapped hot dogs?

Dude, that totally sounds like crack to me. At the very least, it's meat candy.

 

Anonymous Eric B said ... (10:55 PM, August 21, 2006) : 

Crack would be better for you than those dogs. My worst act as a parent ever was giving one of those to my at the time four year old daughter at the Hollywood Christmas Parade. It haunts me to this day...

 

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