Chiefs Finish Last In Looks Says WSJ

At this time of the year, every media outlet is trying to find an angle to use in their coverage to kickoff the NFL regular season and what the season may hold for the league and its fans.

One would figure The Wall Street Journal to do some sort of financial analysis of the 32 teams and use that as a predictor to the Super Bowl teams.

Not so fast. The Journal went in the other direction – the superficial. At the request of the financial newspaper, researchers at Ursinus College in Pennsylvania analyzed the facial structures of 320 NFL starters (5 on each side of the ball) and two of the most photographed personalities on the team.

The most attractive sample of players according to this Journal-Ursinus College research was the Buffalo Bills.

The least attractive team was the Chiefs!

From the Journal article:

“To measure each subject’s attractiveness, the researchers analyzed their photograph with a computer program that measures facial symmetry, or how closely the two halves of a person’s face match up. Research suggests this is a reliable measure of how attractive a person is perceived to be. It also suggests that looks are a fair predictor of a person’s career success. A 1994 study found that more-attractive “symmetrical” people are paid about 5% more than the average person while more homely “asymmetrical” people earn up to 10% less.”

Here’s a link to the whole article if you want to be entertained, if not left incredulous by what our young people are learning on campus these days.

We decided to match up four positions face-to-face between the Bills and Chiefs, beginning with the starting QBs of each team pictured above.

Who do you think has a better looking team?


Jon Asamoah vs. Kraig Urbik


Jamaal Charles vs. Fred Jackson


Tamba Hali vs. Shawne Merriman

5 Responses to “Chiefs Finish Last In Looks Says WSJ”

  • September 8, 2011  - Blake says:

    this has got to be the dumbest story ever written

  • September 8, 2011  - Michael says:

    Thx, Bob. I needed a good laugh considering I’m as nervous as long tail cat in a room full of rocking chairs about the season.

    GO CHIEFS!!!

  • September 8, 2011  - Thomas Salmon says:

    I guess this is yet another reason to miss Tony Gonzalez!

  • September 8, 2011  - Michael says:

    All the Chiefs players will look mighty handsome to me if they win. Unusual way to look at footbll teams, but just look’n at the pictures I’d have to disagree with the article.

  • September 9, 2011  - Ted Williams says:

    A study like that makes me proud to be from Pennsylvania. That kind of effort will certainly help stimulate the economy and reduce the national debt. Let the season begin.

    Go Chiefs!!

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