Madden: A Metacritic history

The first game in the Madden franchise released all the way back in 1988, with John Madden Football. Since then the series has seen a release every single year, going through five different generations of consoles, as well as PC, mobile and handheld systems.

This look at Madden’s Metacritic history starts with Madden NFL 2001, the first to have review scores on the site. It will only look at the main games in the series, so no handheld/mobile only games or spinoffs will be accounted for. It will also only factor in console/PC scores and not those for handheld/mobile.

Madden’s Metacritic history

17 out of the 19 (89.47%) games in the Madden franchise on Metacritic have an average score over 80. However, only 3/19 (15.78%) have a score over 90. The last time a Madden game reach those heights among reviewers was Madden 05. Since then the series has consistently gotten about the same aggregate scores with each installment.

Average Metacritic score of every Madden game

The graph below shows the total number of combined reviews for all non-handheld/mobile systems that each Madden game has been on.

Number of Metacritic reviews for each Madden game

To calculate the average critic score for a game I weighed the number of reviews. As an example, for Madden 17 I took the 30 Xbox One reviews and multiplied it by there average score of 83. I then did the same for the PlayStation 4. I then took both those numbers, added them together and divided it by the total number of critic scores to get the average Metacritic score.

Game Year Systems Metacritic Score # of Critics Avg Critic Score
Madden 01 2000 PS2, N64, PC, PS1 91, 89, 78, 90 25+6+13+14 = 58 87.63
Madden 02 2001 PS2, Xbox, GC, N64, PC, PS1 94, 90, 89, 78, 71, 88 23+16+12+5+10+9 = 75 87.49
Madden 03 2002 PS2, Xbox, GC, PC, PS1 95, 92, 92, 89, 84.5 25+16+13+12+2 = 68 92.35
Madden 04 2003 PS2, Xbox, GC, PC, PS1 94, 92, 94, 91, 80 29+27+19+13+1 = 89 92.79
Madden 05* 2004 PS2, Xbox, GC, PC 91, 91, 90, 85 30+39+26+12 = 107 90.08
Madden 06 2005 360, PS2, Xbox, GC, PC 74, 88, 86, 86, 78 48+29+39+21+16 = 153 81.77
Madden 07 2006 360, PS3, Wii, PS2, Xbox, GC, PC 80, 76, 81, 84, 83, 82, 80 54+25+35+29+27+14+15 = 199 80.80
Madden 08 2007 360, PS3, Wii, PS2, Xbox, GC, PC 85, 81, 76, 78, 76, 75, 75 46+31+29+11+6+4+6 = 133 80.36
Madden 09 2008 360, PS3, Wii, PS2, Xbox 83, 85, 82, 67, 80 50+38+19+4+1 = 112 82.91
Madden 10 2009 360, PS3, Wii, PS2 85, 85, 77, 67.66 58+41+23+3 = 125 83.11
Madden 11* 2010 360, PS3, Wii 84, 83, 75 47+36+6 = 89 82.98
Madden 12* 2011 360, PS3, Wii 78, 79, 75 55+31+3 = 89 78.24
Madden 13 2012 360, PS3, WiiU, Wii 81, 83. 75, 72.5 36+22+9+2 = 69 80.6
Madden 25 2013 One, PS4, 360, PS3 73, 74, 80, 76 18+13+32+19 = 82 76.58
Madden 15* 2014 One, PS4 80, 81 19+37 = 56 80.66
Madden 16* 2015 One, PS4 84, 83 23+37 = 60 83.38
Madden 17* 2016 One, PS4 83, 82 30+35 = 65 82.46
Madden 18 2017 One, PS4 82, 82 22+40 = 62 82
Madden 19 2018 One, PS4, PC

*Madden 05 is on the PS1 but has no Metacritic reviews on the site.

*Madden 11 and 12 are on the PS2 but has no Metacritic reviews on the site.

*Madden 15, 16 and 17 is on the PS3 and 360 but has no Metacritic reviews on the site.

 

Despite not factoring in the handheld or mobile scores into the above graphs for the mainline Madden games, I did take separate note of them to share in the table below for anyone interested.

Game Year Systems Critic Score # of Critics Highest Score Lowest Score
Madden 02 2001 GBA 76 3 80 70
Madden 03 2002 GBA 75 5 82 60
Madden 04 2003 GBA 70 9 90 50
Madden 05 2004 GBA, DS 79, 68 9+25 = 34 85 (2) 40
Madden 06 2005 GBA, DS, PSP 71, 66, 75 7+9+23 = 39 90 40
Madden 07 2006 GBA, DS, PSP 68, 70, 78 4+9+18 = 31 90 56
Madden 08 2007 DS, PSP 71, 75 11+10 = 21 80 (4) 50 (2)
Madden 09 2008 DS, PSP 66.33, 68 3+8 = 11 80 60 (3)
Madden 10 2009* PSP 79.5 2 80 79
Madden 11 2010 PSP, iOS, iPad 66, 78, 77 1+8+4 = 13 100 50
Madden 12 2011* iOS 71 6 100 50
Madden 13 2012 Vita 63 6 70 (2) 55
Madden 25 2013 iOS 39 8 70 20

*Madden 10 is on the iOS but has no Metacritic reviews on the site.

*Madden 12 is on the PSP but has no Metacritic reviews on the site.

 

Finally, let’s take a look at the highest and lowest scores that each Madden game has received, as well as what percentage of reviews gave a game a perfect score of 100. Oddly enough, there was a six-game stretch from Madden 10 through Madden 16 where the lowest score given by any Metacritic review was a 60.

Game Highest Score Lowest Score % of 100s
Madden 01 100 (9) 67 15.51%
Madden 02 100 (11) 40 14.66%
Madden 03 100 (20) 74 (2) 29.41%
Madden 04 100 (25) 60 28.08%
Madden 05 100 (9) 56 8.41%
Madden 06 100 (6) 40 3.92%
Madden 07 100 (2) 30 0.10%
Madden 08 100 (1) 45 0.75%
Madden 09 100 (4) 58 3.57%
Madden 10 95 60 (4) 0%
Madden 11 100 (1) 60 1.12%
Madden 12 100 (1) 60 (10) 1.12%
Madden 13 100 (1) 60 (3) 1.44%
Madden 25 95 60 (11) 0%
Madden 15 91 60 (2) 0%
Madden 16 95 60 0%
Madden 17 91 70 (5) 0%
Madden 18 95 60 (2) 0%
Madden 19 92 70 0%

Highest score and lowest score on Metacritic for each Madden game

Sources and info:

Featured Image: “First Madden NFL 16 Screenshots Released” by BagoGames is licensed under CC BY-2.0

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madden_NFL

http://www.metacritic.com/ (used to find the games, critic reviews, and scores)

All tables and graphs made using Google Spreadsheets

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How often do NFL teams finish with winning records but miss the playoffs?

For the 1967-68 season, the NFL added the divisional round to the playoffs expanding them after having added the championship round only two years earlier. Since the divisional round of the playoffs was added, there have been 147 teams to have finished the regular season with a winning record and not make the playoffs. This includes the NFL since the 1967-68 season and the 1968-69 and 1969-70 seasons of the AFL.

Timeline and breakdown by season

1967: NFL adds two divisional rounds, four-team playoffs

1968: AFL adds one divisional round, three-team playoffs

1969: AFL adds two divisional rounds, four-team playoffs

1970: NFL-AFL merger, eight-team playoffs

1978: Wildcard round added, 10 team playoffs

1982: Strike shortened season (nine games), special 16 team playoffs

1987: Strike shortened season (15 games)

1990: Second wildcard round added, 12 team playoffs

There have been 10 seasons where at least five teams finished with winning record and missed the playoffs. In contrast, there have only been two seasons where it did not happen. The strike-shortened 1982 season and the 1998 season.

Teams with winning records to miss playoffs in the NFL, notes

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Breakdown by Era and 10+ win teams

The next three graphs show a breakdown of the above cumulative graph into three different eras based on how the playoffs were formatted.

Teams with winning records to miss playoffs in NFL Divisional Round Era (1967-68 to 1977-78)

Teams with winning records to miss playoffs in NFL's 10 team Wild Card Era (1978-79 to 1989-90)

Teams with winning records to miss playoffs in NFL's 12 team Wild Card Era (1990-91 to 2017-18)

The graph below shows how often a team that finished the season with 10 or more wins missed the playoffs in each NFL season.

Teams with 10+ wins to miss playoffs in the NFL each season (1967-68 to 2017-18)

Records of teams to not make the playoffs

The table below shows the number of times each the playoffs was missed by a team with a specific winning record. Since the NFL expanded to a 16-game regular season schedule, 70/103 (67.96%) of teams to miss the playoffs with winning records finished at 9-7. In the 14-game era, the most common winning record was 8-6, which happened 11/44 times (25%).

*All four 8-7 teams came during the NFL’s strike-shortened 15-game season in 1987.

Record
Number of times team missed playoffs with that record
11-1-2 (.917) 1
10-3-1 (.769) 1
10-4 (.714) 5
9-4-1 (.692) 3
11-5 (.688) 2
8-4-2 (.667) 1
9-5 (.643) 8
10-6 (.625) 21
8-5-1 (.615) 4
8-6 (.571) 11
7-5-2 (.571) 5
9-7 (.563) 70
7-6-1 (.538) 5
8-7 (.533)* 4
8-7-1 (.531) 6

The best teams to miss the playoffs in this span

Below is a list of the top 13 teams (those with at least a .667 win percentage) who did not make the playoffs in this span. Since 1977, only two teams with this high of a winning percentage have missed the playoffs, the 1985 Broncos and 2008 Patriots.

Team Year Record
Baltimore Colts 1967 11-1-2 (.917)
Los Angeles Rams 1968 10-3-1 (.769)
Miami Dolphins 1975 10-4 (.714)
Houston Oilers 1975 10-4 (.714)
St. Louis Cardinals 1976 10-4 (.714)
Cincinnati Bengals 1976 10-4 (.714)
Miami Dolphins 1977 10-4 (.714)
St. Louis Cardinals 1968 9-4-1 (.692)
Detroit Lions 1969 9-4-1 (.692)
Los Angeles Rams 1970 9-4-1 (.692)
Denver Broncos 1985 11-5 (.688)
New England Patriots 2008 11-5 (.688)
Oakland Raiders 1971 8-4-1 (.667)

The total amount of times each franchise has missed the playoffs with a winning record in this span

The Kansas City Chiefs and Washington Redskins have both missed the playoffs with a winning record a league-high nine times. Since 2000, 27/32 (84.37%) of the league has missed the playoffs at least once with a winning record. The only exceptions are the Panthers (who have never done so), the Raiders (1994), Colts (1992), 49ers (1991), Bengals (1986) and the Rams (1971).

Team # of times missed playoffs with winning record
Last year missed with winning record
Kansas City Chiefs 9 2014: 9-7 (.563%)
Washington Redskins 9 2016: 8-7-1 (.531%)
Denver Broncos 8 2016: 9-7 (.563%)
Los Angeles Chargers 8 2017: 9-7 (.563%)
New England Patriots 8 2008: 11-5 (.688)
Miami Dolphins 7 2005: 9-7 (.563%)
Arizona Cardinals 6 2013: 10-6 (.625%)
Detroit Lions 6 2017: 9-7 (.563%)
New York Giants 6 2012: 9-7 (.563%)
Seattle Seahawks 6 2017: 9-7 (.563%)
Cleveland Browns 5 2007: 10-6 (.625%)
Dallas Cowboys 5 2017: 9-7 (.563%)
Green Bay Packers 5 2000: 9-7 (.563%)
New York Jets 5 2015: 10-6 (.625%)
Pittsburgh Steelers 5 2009: 9-7 (.563%)
Buffalo Bills 4 2014: 9-7 (.563%)
Chicago Bears 4 2012: 10-6 (.625%)
Cincinnati Bengals 4 1986: 10-6 (.625%)
Indianapolis Colts 4 1992: 9-7 (.563%)
Oakland Raiders 4 1994: 9-7 (.563%)
Tennessee Titans* 4 2016: 9-7 (.563%)
Atlanta Falcons 3 2009: 9-7 (.563%)
Los Angeles Rams 3 1971: 8-5-1 (.615)
Minnesota Vikings 3 2005: 9-7 (.563%)
New Orleans Saints 3 2002: 9-7 (.563%)
San Francisco 49ers 3 1991: 10-6 (.625%)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3 2016: 9-7 (.563%)
Philadelphia Eagles 2 2014: 10-6 (.625%)
Baltimore Ravens 2 2017: 9-7 (.563%)
Houston Texans 2 2014: 9-7 (.563%)
Jacksonville Jaguars 1 2004: 9-7 (.563%)
Carolina Panthers 0 N/A

Teams to make the playoffs with a losing record

In contrast to the 147 teams to have missed the playoffs with a winning record, only four have made the playoffs with a losing one. Two of these teams make the playoffs during the 1982 strike-shortened season, which featured a special 16 team playoff.

Team Year Record
Detroit Lions 1982 4-5 (.444)
Cleveland Browns 1982 4-5 (.444)
Seattle Seahawks 2010 7-9 (.438)
Carolina Panthers 2014 7-8-1 (.469)

Sources and info:

Featured Image: “Game Competition Sport Athletic American Football” from maxpixel.net is CC0 Public Domain

https://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/1967/ (Used this season through the last 2017-18 season)

https://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/1968_AFL/index.htm (Used the 1968 and 1969 seasons)

All other charts and tables made using Google Spreadsheet

 

What would it look like if America elected their Presidents for life-long terms?

What would it look like if America’s Presidents served life-long terms until they died? This article will take a look at this question by seeing how long each former President would have been in office and what this alternative timeline would look like. Since the 45th President, Donald Trump, is currently serving in office he will not be counted.

Presidental length vs. life-long length

The first chart shows a comparison between each Presidents actual time in office compared to if they had served as President for life upon being elected. The second shows the difference in days between these two. For the former Presidents who are still alive, their numbers in days are up to date as of August 1st, 2018.

Actual days as President vs Days as President for Life

Difference in days between lifespan after being elected and actual days as President

The table below shows the exact numbers for each President as represented in the two charts above.

President Time as President Lifespan after being elected if President for life Days difference
Washington 2,865 days (1789-1797) 3,880 days (1789-1799) 1,015 days
Adams 1,460 days (1797-1801) 10,713 days (1797-1826) 9,253 days
Jefferson 2,992 days (1801-1809) 9,253 days (1801-1826) 6,261 days
Madison 2,922 days (1809-1817) 9,978 days (1809-1836) 7,056 days
Monroe 2,922 days (1817-1825) 5,235 days (1817-1831) 2,243 days
JQ Adams 1,461 days (1825-1829) 8,391 days (1825-1848) 6,930 days
Jackson 2,922 days (1829-1837) 5,940 days (1829-1845) 3,018 days
Van Buren 1,461 days (1837-1841) 9,273 days (1837-1862) 7,812 days
WH Harrison 31 days (1841) 31 days (1841) 0 days
Tyler 1,430 days (1841-1845) 7,594 days (1841-1862) 6,164 days
Polk 1,461 days (1845-1849) 1,564 days (1845-1849) 103 days
Taylor 492 days (1849-1850) 492 days (1849-1850) 0 days
Fillmore 969 days (1850-1853) 8,643 days (1850-1874) 7,674 days
Pierce 1,461 days (1853-1857) 6,062 days (1853-1869) 4,601 days
Buchanan 1,461 days (1857-1861) 4,107 days (1857-1868) 2,646 days
Lincoln 1,503 days (1861-1865) 1,503 days (1861-1865) 0 days
Johnson 1,419 days (1865-1869) 3,759 days (1865-1875) 2,340 days
Grant 2,922 days (1869-1877) 5,985 days (1869-1885) 2,876 days
Hayes 1,461 days (1877-1881) 5,798 days (1877-1893) 4,337 days
Garfield 199 days (1881) 199 days (1881) 0 days
Arthur 1,262 days (1881-1885) 1,886 days (1881-1886) 624 days
Cleveland 1,461 days (1885-1889) 8,512 days (1885-1908) 7,051 days
Harrison 1,461 days (1889-1893) 4,391 days (1889-1901) 2,930 days
Cleveland (Part II) 1,461 days (1893-1897) 5,590 days (1893-1908) 4,129 days
McKinley 1,654 days (1897-1901) 1,654 days (1897-1901) 0 days
Roosevelt 2,728 days (1901-1909) 6,323 days (1901-1919) 3,595 days
Taft 1,461 days (1909-1913) 7,674 days (1909-1930) 6,213 days
Wilson 2,922 days (1913-1921) 3,988 days (1913-1924) 1,066 days
Harding 881 days (1921-1923) 881 days (1921-1923) 0 days
Coolidge 2,041 days (1923-1929) 3,444 days (1923-1933) 1,403 days
Hoover 1,461 days (1929-1933) 13,014 days (1929-1964) 11,553 days
FDR 4,422 days (1933-1945) 4,422 days (1933-1945) 0 days
Truman 2,840 days (1945-1953) 10,120 days (1945-1972) 7,280 days
Eisenhower 2,922 days (1953-1961) 5,911 days (1953-1969) 2,989 days
Kennedy 1,036 days (1961-1963) 1,036 days (1961-1963) 0 days
LBJ 1,886 days (1963-1969) 3,349 days (1963-1973) 1,463 days
Nixon 2,027 days (1969-1974) 9,223 days (1969-1994) 7,196 days
Ford 895 days (1974-1977) 11,097 days (1974-2006) 10,202 days
Carter 1,461 days (1977-1981) 15,168 days (1977- 13,707 days
Reagan 2,922 days (1981-1989) 11,094 days (1981-2004) 8,172 days
HW Bush 1,461 days (1989-1993) 10,785 days (1989- 9,324 days
Clinton 2,922 days (1993-2001) 9,324 days (1993- 6,402 days
Bush 2,922 days (2001-2009) 6,402 days (2001- 3,480 days
Obama 2,922 days (2009-2017) 3,480 days (2009- 558 days
Trump 558 days (2017- N/A N/A

FDR and John Adams

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) was elected to serve four terms (16 years) as President but died a few months into his fourth term in 1945. In 1947 Congress ratified the 22nd amendment, which was approved by the states in 1951, making it so no President could serve more than two terms.

In this hypothetical President for life scenario, FDR would still have served more days as President then the 10* listed in the table below even if they served as President for life.

*Not counting those who died in office (W.H. Harrison, Taylor, Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, Harding and Kennedy)

President Lifespan after being elected if President for life
FDR 4,422 days (1933-1945)
Harrison 4,391 days (1889-1901)
Buchanan 4,107 days (1857-1868)
Washington 3,880 days (1789-1799)
Wilson 3,988 days (1913-1924)
Johnson 3,759 days (1865-1875)
Obama 3,480 days (2009-
Coolidge 3,444 days (1923-1933)
LBJ 3,349 days (1963-1973)
Arthur 1,886 days (1881-1886)
Polk 1,564 days (1845-1849)

Another noticeable thing from this hypothetical President for life scenario is how long John Adams holds the title as longest-serving President. Adams died on July 4th, 1826 and it would not be until (ironically enough) July 4th, 1958 that President Hoover would pass him in days served.

Hoover would then become the longest until President Carter passed him on September 8th, 2012. Adams (90 years, 247 days) is the fifth oldest President to have ever lived, while Carter (93 years, 299 days) is currently second only being George H.W. Bush.

President Lifespan after being elected if President for life
Carter 15,168 days (1977-
Hoover 13,014 days (1929-1964)
Ford 11,097 days (1974-2006)
Reagan 11,094 days (1981-2004)
HW Bush 10,785 days (1989-
Adams 10,713 days (1797-1826)
Truman 10,120 days (1945-1972)

Alternative President for life timeline

In an alternative timeline where America’s President is elected for life, the country would only be on its 15th President (Clinton), instead of its 45th (Trump). To make this timeline, I took who was actually President in real-life and made them next in line when the current President for life died.

So if Washington had died in 1802 instead of 1799, Jefferson would have been the second President in this timeline instead of Adams.

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Below is a table of a few major events in American history and what the differences would be in terms of who was President at the time assuming history played out the same way.

Event Actual President Alt President
Louisiana Purchase (1803) Jefferson John Adams
War of 1812 (1812-15) Madison John Adams
Various Indian Wars (1776-1923) 29 different Presidents 10 different Presidents
Mexican-American War (1846-48) Polk JQ Adams, Polk
Civil War (1861-65) Lincoln Fillmore
Reconstruction Era (1863-1877) Lincoln, Johnson, Grant, Hayes Fillmore, Grant
Spanish-American War (1898) McKinley Cleveland
World War I (1914-18) Wilson Roosevelt
Great Depression (1929-39) Coolidge, Hoover, FDR Coolidge, Hoover
World War II (1939-45) FDR, Truman Hoover
Cold War (1947-91) 9 different Presidents Hoover, LBJ, Nixon
Korean War (1950-53) Truman, Eisenhower Hoover
Vietnam War (1955-73) Eisenhower, Kennedy, LBJ, Nixon Hoover, LBJ, Nixon
Civil Rights Movement (1954-68) Eisenhower, Kennedy, LBJ Hoover, LBJ
9/11 Bush Clinton
Afghanistan War (2001- Bush, Obama, Trump Clinton
Iraq War (2003-11) Bush, Obama Clinton
Great Recession (2007-09) Bush, Obama Clinton

Sources and info:

Featured Image: “Seal of the President of the United States” from Wikimedia Commons  is in public domain

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Presidents_of_the_United_States_by_time_in_office

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_presidents_of_the_United_States_by_age#Oldest_living_U.S._presidents

https://www.timeanddate.com/date/duration.html

https://time.graphics/ (Used to make timeline chart)

All other charts and tables made using Google Spreadsheet

Wikipedia – Tracking notable deaths in June

So far I have looked at the numbers for notable deaths on Wikipedia for the first five months of the year. Now, it is time to look at the numbers for June. Overall, the month saw a total of 543 notable deaths. However, for all the numbers below it will only count 531 of these.

Those not counted and why

Animal: Denman – Irish racehorse (age 18), Koko – American-bred Western lowland gorilla

Estimated age: Robert Fine – British sociologist (age 82-83), David Blanco – American record producer (63-64), Abdul Kadir – Guyanese politician and convicted conspirator (65-66)

No age given: Dadaji Ramaji Khobragade – Indian farmer-scientist, Pedyr Prior – British Cornish Nationalist politician, Darabara Singh – Indian serial killer, Hala bint D’aij Al Khalifa – Bahraini royal, César Alvarenga – Paraguayan politician, Carlos Campos – Venezuelan politician, Bill Hamel – American composer and record producer

Deaths per day for June

The 1st saw the most deaths with 25, while the 27th had the least with only 11. On average each day in June saw 17.7 notable deaths. 20 days (66.66%) in the month saw less than 20 deaths while 10 days (33.33%) saw 20 or more deaths.

Number of notable deaths on Wikipedia per day for June 2018

The average age of those who died 

The average age of the 531 notable people who died in June is 79.31 years old. June 21st saw the highest average age of death at 86.65 years old. This makes it only the second day so far this year to have an average age over 86. June 18th saw the lowest average age of death at only 72.27 years old.

The average age of death for notable people each day (from Wikipedia, June 2018)

George N. Leighton (age 105) graduated from Howard University in 1940. He then served in World War II from 1942-45, achieving the rank of Captain in the U.S. Amry and being awarded a Bronze Star and the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal. Following the war, he earned his Bachelor of Laws from Harvard Law School and served as a lawyer and later judge.

In 1969, he was appointed as a judge with the First District Appellate Court of Illinois, the first African-American to hold this position in Illinois. In 1976, he became a federal judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He served until 1987 before going back to work in private practice. 

Reinhard Hardegen (age 105) was a German U-boat commander during World War II, the last surviving ‘Ace of the Deep‘ from the country during the war. Following the end of the war, he was held captive for 16 months before returning home. He later started a successful marine oil trading company and served as a member of Parliament in his hometown of Bremen for over three decades.

The youngest was Lesandro Guzman-Feliz (age 15). On June 20, 2018, 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz was murdered by members of the Dominican gang Trinitario in the Bronx in a case of mistaken identity. Following his death graphic video of the public, killing came out and all 12 suspects involved in his death have since been arrested.

Guzman-Feliz was a member of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) Explorers program and the organization has since established a scholarship in his honor. Plans to rename the street Guzman-Feliz was murdered on after him have also been revealed. 

Age difference between the youngest and oldest deaths each day on Wikipedia (June 2018)

Of the 30 days in June, 22* of them saw the most notable people dying to be between the ages of 80-89. Overall, 35.96% of deaths in the month were from people in this age range.

60-69 70-79 80-89 90-99
Days with most deaths* 1 6 22 7
Percentage of days in the month
3.33% 20% 73.33% 23.33%

*Includes ties. Example: On June 15th five people between 70-79, 80-89 and 90-99 died.

Number of deaths by age range (Wikipedia, June 2018)

Sources and Info:

Featured Image from pixabay.com – https://pixabay.com/en/grave-cemetery-rip-tombstone-d-2036220/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaths_in_June_2018 (used to find the number of deaths and age of those who died)

All charts and tables made using Google Spreadsheets

Wikipedia – Tracking notable deaths in May

So far I have looked at the numbers for notable deaths on Wikipedia for the first four months of the year. Now, it is time to look at the numbers for May. Overall, the month saw a total of 540 notable deaths. However, for all the numbers below it will only count 535 of these.

Those not counted and why

Animal: Sir Des Champs – Irish racehorse (age 11)

Estimated age: Mahmoud Hammoud – Lebanese politician and diplomat (age 82-83), Wilson Chisala Kalumba –  Zambian politician (53-54), Dilshad Najmuddin – Pakistani police officer (80–81) and Colin Forsyth – English rugby leage footballer (70-71).

Deaths per day for May

The 28th saw the most deaths with 24, while the 22nd and 31st tied with the least with only 11. On average each day in May saw 17.25 notable deaths. 22 days (70.96%) in the month saw less than 20 deaths while nine days (29.03%) saw 20 or more deaths.

Number of notable deaths per day on Wikipedia for May 2018

The average age of those who died 

The average age of the 535 notable people who died in May is 78.75 years old. May 3rd saw the highest average age of death at 84.53 years old. Ironically, the next day saw the lowest average age for the month. May 4th was the first day of 2018 to see the average age go under 70 for the first time this year at 69.52 years old.

The average age of death for notable people each day (from Wikipedia, May 2018)

The oldest person to pass away American supercentenarian Delphine Gibson (age 114). Passing away at 114 years and 265 days old, Gibson was the 58th oldest person to have ever lived. From July 13th, 2017 until her death on May 9th, she was the oldest living American citizen.

The youngest was South African footballer Luyanda Ntshangase (age 21), who had played in the South African Premier Division for Maritzburg United since 2016. On March 1st during a friendly game, Luyanda was one of four players struck by a bolt of lightning.

Luyanda was rushed to the hospital after suffering suffer burns to his chest and was soon placed in a medically induced coma. Sadly on May 4th, he succumbed to his injuries and passed away.

Age difference between the youngest and oldest deaths each day on Wikipedia (May 2018)

Of the 31 days in May, 24* of them saw the most notable people dying to be between the ages of 80-89. Overall, 32.89% of deaths in the month were from people in this age range.

60-69 70-79 80-89 90-99
Days with most deaths* 4 7 24 9
Percentage of days in the month
12.90% 22.58% 77.41% 29.03%

*Includes ties. Example: On May 17th five people between 60-69, 70-79 and 80-89 died.

Number of deaths by age range (Wikipedia, May 2018)

Sources and Info:

Featured Image from pixabay.com – https://pixabay.com/en/grave-cemetery-rip-tombstone-d-2036220/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaths_in_May_2018 (used to find the number of deaths and age of those who died)

All charts and tables made using Google Spreadsheets

Paradox: A Metacritic history

In 1995, what would become Swedish video game developer Paradox Development Studio was founded. Paradox Development Studio develops the games that the company is known for like Europa Universalis and Crusader Kings, while its parent company Paradox Interactive publishes various PC games. This article will only be looking at games developed by Paradox Development Studio and will not be factoring in DLC.

Paradox Development Studio’s Metacritic history

Out of the 19* games developed by Paradox, seven (36.84%) have received an average Metacritic score of at least an 80 and 15 (78.94%) have gotten an average score of at least 70. So far there best-received game has been 2001’s Europa Universalis II (87).

*Does not count 2012’s Pride of Nations: The Scramble for Africa (PDS’s 20th game) since that has no reviews on Metacritic.

Average Metacritic score of every Paradox Development Studio game

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The chart below shows the number of Metacritic reviews that each Paradox Development Studio game has received on the site.

Number of Metacritic reviews for each Paradox Development Studio game

Below is a table showing each game, its release year, the Metacritic score it received and the number of critics who reviewed it on the site.

Game Year Systems Critic Score # of Critics
Europa Universalis: Crown of the North 2000 PC 61 9
Europa Universalis 2001 PC 86 11
Europa Universalis II 2001 PC 87 11
Hearts of Iron 2002 PC 72 13
Victoria 2003 PC 58 12
Europa Universalis: Two Thrones 2004 PC 52 10
Crusader Kings 2004 PC 73 26
Hearts of Iron II 2005 PC 83 27
Diplomacy 2005 PC 58 23
Europa Universalis III 2007 PC 83 25
Europa Universalis: Rome 2008 PC 73 19
Hearts of Iron III 2009 PC 77 23
Victoria II 2010 PC 75 17
Sengoku 2011 PC 70 13
Crusader Kings II 2012 PC 82 31
Pride of Nations: The Scramble for Africa 2012 PC N/A N/A
March of the Eagles 2013 PC 71 19
Europa Universalis IV 2013 PC 87 34
Stellaris 2016 PC 78 57
Hearts of Iron IV 2016 PC 83 37

Finally, let’s take a look at the highest and lowest scores that each Paradox Development Studio game has received, as well as what percentage of reviews gave a game a perfect score of 100.

Game Highest Score Lowest Score % of 100s
Europa Universalis: Crown of the North 88 (1) 30 (2) 0%
Europa Universalis 92 (1) 70 (1) 0%
Europa Universalis II 100 (1) 79 (1) 9.09%
Hearts of Iron 90 (1) 40 (2) 0%
Victoria 75 (1) 30 (1) 0%
Europa Universalis: Two Thrones 80 (1) 24 (1) 0%
Crusader Kings 94 (1) 50 (2) 0%
Hearts of Iron II 95 (1) 50 (1) 0%
Diplomacy 90 (1) 10 (1) 0%
Europa Universalis III 92 (1) 70 (1) 0%
Europa Universalis: Rome 92 (1) 55 (1) 0%
Hearts of Iron III 90 (2) 50 (1) 0%
Victoria II 95 (1) 50 (1) 0%
Sengoku 83 (1) 50 (2) 0%
Crusader Kings II 95 (2) 60 (1) 0%
Pride of Nations: The Scramble for Africa N/A N/A N/A
March of the Eagles 85 (1) 50 (1) 0%
Europa Universalis IV 100 (2) 70 (3) 5.88%
Stellaris 93 (1) 20 (1) 0%
Hearts of Iron IV 100 (1) 50 (2) 2.70%

Highest Score and Lowest Score on Metacritic for each Paradox Development Studio game

The next game that Paradox Development Studio is working on is Imperator: Rome, which currently has a 2019 release date. It is a sequel to their 2008 game Europa Universalis: Rome.

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Sources and info:

Featured Image: “Europa Universalis IV: Rights of Man DLC Review” by BagoGames is licensed under CC BY-2.0

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradox_Development_Studio

http://www.metacritic.com/ (used to find the games, critic reviews, and scores)

http://www.metacritic.com/company/paradox-development-studio?page=2

https://www.paradoxplaza.com/imperator-rome/IMIM01GSK0000001-MASTER.html

All tables and graphs made using Google Spreadsheets

 

 

Countries major winners in men’s golf are from

Yesterday, Francesco Molinari won the 147th Open Championship edging out the likes of Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Adam Scott to take home the Claret Jug. Playing the final 37 holes at Carnoustie bogey-free, he became the first Italian to ever win a major championship.

This win came on the heels of Molinari arguably playing like the best player in the world coming into the event. In his last four events coming, he won twice and came in 2nd place at the John Deere Classic the week before the Open.

Molinari won the BMW PGA Championship on the European Tour in May. He then won the Quicken Loans National on the PGA Tour earlier this both, becoming the first Italian-born player to win on the tour since Toney Penna in 1947.

*The maps and information below does not count the U.S. Amateur and The Amateur Championship which were once considered to be majors championships.

What countries have taken home the most total majors?

With a new country winning a golf major, let’s take a look at which have won the most. With Molinari’s win, Italy became the 20th country to have a golfer born there win a major championship.

The smallest countries to win majors are the Bailiwick of Jersey (population ~100,000) and Fiji (population ~900,000). Jersey actually has the sixth most majors among countries despite its size and the fact that its last major winner came in 1920 when Ted Ray won the U.S. Open.

The top 13 majors winners (all have at least six) of all time have won 116 (26.06%) of the total 445 major championships in history. Ten of the 13 are Americans, with the only exceptions being Nick Faldo (England, 6), Harry Vardon (Jersey, 7) and Gary Player (South Africa, 9).

*The breakdown for the U.K.: Scotland (55), England (35), Northern Ireland (7), Wales (1)

Men's major championship winning golfers by country (By total majors)

What countries have produced the most golfers to win a major?

This second map takes a look at the number of different golfers to win a major for each country.

*The breakdown for the U.K.: Scotland (31), England (19), Northern Ireland (4), Wales (1)

Men's major championship winning golfers by country (By number of golfers)

Average number of majors winner has by country

The table below shows the average number of majors that each winner for each country has. I also listed the person with the most majors for each country and the time span that they won them over.

Country # of majors # of major winners Average # of majors for each winner Person with most majors for country (Span Won)
United States 268 129 2.07 18, Jack Nicklaus (1962-1986)
United Kingdom 98 55 1.78 6, Nick Faldo (1987-1996)
Scotland 55 31 1.77 5, James Braid (1901-1910)
England 35 19 1.84 6, Nick Faldo (1987-1996)
South Africa 22 6 3.67 9, Gary Player (1959-1978)
Australia 17 11 1.54 5, Peter Thomson (1954-1965)
Jersey 9 2 4.5 7, Harry Vardon (1896-1914)
Spain 8 3 2.67 5, Seve Ballesteros (1979-88)
Northern Ireland 7 4 1.75 4, Rory McIIroy (2011-14)
Germany 4 2 2 2, Bernhard Langer (1985-93) and Martin Kaymer (2010-14)
Argentina 3 2 1.5 2, Angel Cabrera (2007-09)
Fiji 3 1 3 3, Vijay Singh (1998-04)
Ireland 3 1 3 3, Padraig Harrington (2007-08)
Zimbabwe 3 1 3 3, Nick Price (1992-94)
New Zealand 2 2 1 1, Bob Charles (1963) and Michael Campbell (2005)
Canada 1 1 1 1, Mike Weir (2003)
Wales 1 1 1 1, Ian Woosnam (1991)
France 1 1 1 1, Arnaud Massy (1907)
Sweden 1 1 1 1, Henrik Stenson (2016)
Italy 1 1 1 1, Francesco Molinari (2017)
South Korea 1 1 1 1, Y.E. Yang (2009)

Sources and Info: (All sources not listed here linked/mentioned in the article)

Featured Image: Featured Image: “Francesco Molinari” by Omar Rawlings is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_men%27s_major_championships_winning_golfers (Used to find information for major wins by country)

https://mapchart.net (Used to make maps in article)