Houston Timelapse

houstonSince the 1980’s Houston as a city has been growing rapidly to reach it’s current position of fourth largest U.S city by population. Houston has become a popular choice for young entrepreneurs, as it has a stable job market, diverse cultures, and affordable housing. In years past, the city was ranked number one by Forbes for paycheck worth, and was included in Forbes list of “Best Places for Business and Careers.”

As shown in this timelapse graphic created using Google Timelapse, Houston has undergone some massive infrastructure growth. This growth is not only obvious in the heart of the city of Houston, but also the surrounding metropolitan areas, such as Sugar Land and Baytown. In 1984 you can notice that Houston already had decent infrastructure, but was heavily expanded on to accommodate for the rapid population growth, as is evident in 2016. Houston is continuously proving itself to be one of the most attractive places to live in the United States.

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Craft Beer in the United States

In the past decade the craft beer market has grown to massive heights. Based on data gathered from Brewers Association, I constructed a infographic highlighting some statistics about craft beer across the United States that demonstrate this growth.

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Red Sox Attendance at Fenway Park

The Boston Red Sox are on of the most historic teams in the MLB, and most of that history resides in the legendary Fenway Park. With the Red Sox recently advancing to 2018 The World Series, it’s worth analyzing their attendance at this legendary park going back a hundred plus years.

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This graph gives great insight into the growth that occurred not only within the Boston Red Sox organization over a huge time period, but also for the sport itself as popularity rocketed. Huge spikes in popularity can be seen to have occurred all throughout the mid 1900’s to even modern day. Within the past decade however the Red Sox have been thriving in terms of yearly home attendance at Fenway. This is due to not only to star studded talent such as Mookie Betts and Chris Sale, but also a deeply rooted passion within Red Sox fans that keep them connected to Fenway and it’s history. A history of legendary caliber players, the likes of David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, and Pedro Martinez.

The 2018 World Series will be a classic that I am sure, and according to ESPN, the Red Sox are already off to a slight lead going into game one tomorrow night.

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Google Trends: Khalil Mack

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Above is a graph constructed from Google Trends data for Khalil Mack google searches compared to Chicago Bears google searches. A main reason for choosing this was to cross compare the data on the day Khalil Mack was acquired by the Bears via trade. On September 1st, 2018 you can see that Mack not only hit’s his yearly high for searches, but as well do the Bears. In the following weeks you can see that Mack still remains searched, but no where near as much as on the trade date. For the Bears however you can see that they were being searched heavily after the first few weeks of the season, and have only recently dipped but are on the rise once again. This graphic is a good sign to Bears fans everywhere, as it shows a clear increase in popularity.

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Google Trends: Powerball vs. Mega Millions

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Above is a Google Trends graphic showing the google searches for the key-words “Powerball” and “Mega Millions” over the last year. Just this past Friday, there was a $620 million Powerball, as well as a ridiculous $1.6 billion for the Mega Millions. When comparing the two, you can see that the Powerball had Mega Millions beat for searches when the Powerball was drawn for $460 million on January 3rd, 2018. The Powerball hasn’t been too popular for the rest of 2018 until this weekend, where it still only reached 45 on the interest over time. When comparing the Mega Millions, it’s clear that this is one of the biggest drawings of all time. This past weekend netted a 100 on the interest over time, showing that this is the peak for Mega Millions on the year.

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Chicago Cubs Attendance

The graph below shows the attendance at Cubs by year from 2007 to 2016. This information was provided by the Chicago Cubs. the The Cubs hit an all time high in 2008, with an attendance of 3,300,000. The attendance declined in the following years and continued until 2014. In 2015 the club made massive trade moves which would lead to a 2016 World Series championship. With this came an obvious increase in attendance, and the atmosphere at Wrigley has been restored to what it was in 2008.

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