Saturday, January 28, 2017

Red Sox vs. Braves: Who Will Win the Super Bowl? 1/28/17

Hey baseball fans!

Because the Super Bowl is in one week, everyone is comparing the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons to predict who will win the game. I, however, have a different technique. Instead of looking at these two teams in depth, I looked at their MLB counterparts to see which of those teams is better. So, who's better, the Red Sox or the Braves?

Category One: Overall Winning Percentage
The Sox have been around since 1901 and have won a handful of games during its 116-year history, 9,317 to be exact. Couple that with the franchise's 8,707 all-time losses, and you have a .517 winning percentage. The Braves, on the other hand, have an all-time record of 10,438-10,432, which puts their winning percentage right around .500. After category number one, the Sox are up, 1-0.

Category Two: Head-to-Head Winning Percentage
These teams have never clashed in the World Series, but they've played each other in interleague play plenty of times. The Red Sox hold the advantage, however, winning 35 of the 66 head-to-heads. Sox two, Braves nada.

Category Three: Hall of Famers
Both of these teams have been around for a long time, so they have a ton of Hall of Famers each. The Braves have twelve, highlighted by guys like Hank Aaron and Greg Maddux. The Red Sox have thirteen, as legends such as Ted Williams and Jimmie Foxx wear the Red Sox logo on their hats on their plaques in Cooperstown. The Red Sox are up 3-0, so one more categorical victory for Boston will secure the Patriots' fifth Super Bowl.

Category Four: World Series Championships
What better way to determine which of two teams is better than by looking at how many times they've won the big one. The Braves have three World Series trophies and won each in a different city: Boston (1914), Milwaukee (1957), and Atlanta (1995). The Sox have won eight World Series, despite their 86-yearlong drought. Well, that settles is. Sox win, 4-0.

Sorry Falcons fans, but it looks like the Patriots will win the Super Bowl. It's safe to say that the Tom Brady-led Patriots will never lose a Super Bowl again because the Red Sox are so good, unless they face the Giants (again) because the Yankees are better than the Sox on any day of the week. Don't believe me? Well, I did a post just like this which settles the whole "Red Sox are better than the Yankees" debate, which you can read by clicking here. Thanks for reading this post and I hope you enjoyed it. Check back soon for more of "all the buzz on what wuzz."

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