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The Closer You Are to the Ball, the Smarter You Are

Via Matthew Yglesias, Ben Fry has produced a good visualization of the average Wonderlic score for each football position:

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The most interesting thing to me is that the greatest average intelligence is found at the offensive tackle position. And since the Wonderlic is also given to ordinary people, we can realize the intelligence of your average offensive tackle and that of the average journalist writing him are pretty much the same. Maybe that's why you don't see many tackle interviews.

Bloggers, of course, are complete idiots. Hence my brilliant plan to run an 8K race later this evening in 90+ degree heat. If you don't hear from me, send the search parties out for the scrawny dehydrated guy in the Carolina shirt.