Our friends over at Discover (the folks who organize the Orange Bowl) did some polling for this Halloween to continue their Fan Loyalty Poll series, and we’ve actually got some relatively fun statistics for you college football fans.
According to the Fan Loyalty Poll, there’s a pretty significant segment of college football fans who would actually house a “killer” if it meant that their specific team would win a game. Not a national championship, a single game. Coming in first place in the polling with 15% of the votes cast, was Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter; you may know him as the guy who ate sauteed brains. In second? Voldemort from “Harry Potter”! Seriously, to win a game.
The worst part is that I probably would too.
It wasn’t all film serial killers though, as fans also chose their preferred trick play. As the poll goes, 27% of fans find the flea-flicker their preferred play. In case you don’t know what that is, you can see Auburn get burnt by the play during the Iron Bowl in 2011 below:
The fake punt came in second with 23% of the vote, but surprisingly, the “Statue of Liberty” only came in with 10% of the vote despite being perhaps the coolest one of them all.
Almost half of fans would prefer to spend their Halloween doing out candy to kids while at the same time watching their favorite college football team. That part isn’t so surprising. What is hilarious, though, is that 22% of fans would legitimately shutter their windows and turn the lights off, not hand out candy, just to watch their favorite team in peace. That probably explains why I got no candy a few years.
Of course, it’s not all fun and games, as fans still voted for their best teams, and as it stands there’s an obvious national favorite. Alabama raked in a whopping 45% of the vote, with Oregon and Ohio State rounding out the top three. If you’re wondering, the Terps got no votes.
Check out the infographic below for some pretty money stuff.