Last year, Pro Football Hall of Famer and legendary Cowboys’ quarterback Roger Staubach, working with his real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle, correctly predicted that the Green Bay Packers would defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV based on office vacancy in each team’s home city.
This year, Staubach and JLL have used the same formula to predict that the New England Patriots will defeat the New York Giants at Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis.
Quite simply, the formula is based on the idea that the city with greater office vacancy will win, and Boston had nearly twice the office vacancy as New York as of January. Sounds a little out-of-left field, but Staubach and JLL note that of the last dozen Super Bowls, the formula has held up two-thirds of the time.
"We hit it on the money last year with the Packers and I’m confident that we’ve got it right again this time with the Patriots," Staubach said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "I said it last year and I’ll say it again, this vacancy rate hypothesis is the real deal."
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