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Who is the smartest of them all?

So this is one of the coolest posts I’ve seen in a bit.

In it blogger Ben Fry maps the IQ of football players to their role on the field – apparently, the closer you are to the ball, the higher your IQ. (see below).

Three comments.

1. Who knew the NFL had every player fill out an intelligence test? Glad to see that my New England Patriots are above average in intelligence – no surprises there. Does anyone know if NHL players fill out a similar test? (Willing to make a small wager that defencemen are the smartest – cause they have to read the plays the best)

2. I would LOVE to see similar test results plotted against the org chart of a ministerial offices. Does IQ increase as you get closer to the minister? Or is it by role? (chief of staff vs. policy adviser vs. communications director). They of course may all be the same, but if there was a spread… it be fascinating to figure out why.

3. I hope Audrey M. is reading this post… I’m not sure I’ve ever linked to something he’d appreciate more.