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Seattle Seahawks Headed for a Super Bowl Victory? Yes, if City’s Unemployment Rate and Apes Have Anything to Do With It

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Written by Michael Arnold

That’s what one study by RiseSmart, a outplacement and recruiting firm, suggests.  According to the study, the team hailing from the city with a lower unemployment rate prevailed in 20 of the last 25 Super Bowls.   And this time around Seattle edges out Denver by just a tenth of a percentage point: 5.7% to 5.8%.  I note that those rates are from November, and while the gap expanded a bit in December, we still don’t know what the rates will be as of Super Bowl Sunday, helping make this prediction more meaningless than it already is.  Actually, I retract that last statement: I forgot that Eli the Ape has predicted the last six Super Bowls correctly and has picked Seattle to prevail this year.  Whatever the result, enjoy the game.  Oh yeah, and pitcher and catchers report in just 13 days.