Super Bowl babies don’t exist

On Super Bowl Sunday, I asked if Super Bowl babies exist and suggested that surely data exists to answer this question.

Ashutosh Garg wondered the same thing and actually looked at birth rates in the November following the last 21 Super Bowls in the counties of the teams of the Super Bowl winners.  Looks like nothing’s going on at a population level.

I’m sure there are children that were conceived after their parents’ team won the Super Bowl – the people that the NFL has been showing in its ads are proof of that.  But there does not appear to be a baby “boom”.


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