Super Hydrology Bowl

It’s a shame they had to change Three Rivers Stadium to Heinz Field instead.

I don’t even like ketchup!

But after careful review of the hydrograph for the actual Three Rivers, or more specifically at that place downstream of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers where they converge into the Ohio River, my verdict is as follows:

Pittsburgh Steelers will win the Super Bowl.

What’s my rationale?

The Steelers only Super Bowl loss came at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys in January 1996. My analysis shows that the Ohio was raging at a record flood flow level (of over 100,000 cubic feet per second) at the time. That adds up to about 200,000 acre feet per day, or the equivalent of 2.3 feet of water filling the one acre football field every second. Or in other words, players were simply too consumed by the hydrology happenings of their home turf to properly concentrate on their task at hand. Yes, the Cowboys won, but not without a giant hydrologic asterisk!

On the other hand, all the Pittsburgh Super Bowl victories occurred when the Ohio was squarely flowing well within its banks down in the normal range.

That’s where the waters of the Three Rivers are now.

The only caveat to my prediction is that I didn’t bother to chart up the Wolf and Fox Rivers.

They are the two major tributaries that flow into Green Bay.

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