Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Are you smarter than an NFL player?

I don’t know if this post is mocking ESPN.com, or online advertising, or the intelligence of football players. Maybe it’s some of all three.

Anyway, I clicked on an ESPN.com story the other day and happened to see an advertisement that said the average Denver Bronco player IQ is 83 and I should go to the link to take an IQ test to see if I could beat a score of 83. The ad is on the bottom of the screen shot below. (You might need to click on the picture to see the ad.)

Now, I’m no genius (as if I had to say that), but 83 seems low, even for the traditionally meat-headed sport of football. I had to investigate.

Here’s what I found out, “According to the Wechsler Intelligence Scales, an IQ Score of 83 is classified as low intelligence. Any person with an 83 IQ score is functioning below the scale of normal average intelligence. The Wechsler Scales classify normal average intelligence as a score in the range of 90 - 109.”

So the average intelligence of the Denver Broncos is “low intelligence.” Surely the nerdy kicker or the third string QB scored somewhere in the 100s, so does that mean someone else on the Broncos scored a 50 or something? Then again, the sport revolves around putting on helmets and pads and hitting each other as hard as possible, so maybe 83 is about right.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

that's very interesting...