This “How Many Pro Athletes Are Younger Than Me?” Tool Will Ruin Sports For You


Pro athletes are always out there making the rest of us look bad. Whether it’s catching footballs in ways that defy gravity or dunking on baskets taller than your average suburban tree, they’re pretty much superhuman for a living. Well, this week Deadspin helped make us feel worse than usual about comparing ourselves to the pros by compiling a tool that lets you input your date of birth and outputs what percentage of athletes are younger than you. As if you needed a reminder that you don’t have millions of dollars and more dimes than you can count hanging off of you mid-way through your 20s.

They sampled the data from one of the big sport stat sites, Sports Reference, and took had pretty huge sample sizes considering the number of active professional athletes.

If you were born in January of 1990, you are older than:

20.8 percent of NFL players
24.5 percent of NBA players
30.3 percent of NHL players
8.8 percent of MLB players

At least that puts you firmly in the majority. You can figure out your percentage HERE.

[via Deadspin]

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Jack Quesinberry

Recent graduate from the University of Maryland working in the biotech industry. I like to spend my weekends in DC ensuring my future political career will be one filled with a number of great scandals and equally great Sunday brunches. My alter ego is Whiskey Ginger.

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