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Patriots Fans Turned To Porn In Droves After Their Team Lost The Super Bowl


You’re a Patriots fan. It’s February 5th, 2012, at 11 p.m., and you’ve just watched your team lose to the New York Giants for the second time in five years. You’ve just seen Tom Brady’s last-second hail mary attempt land harmlessly in the endzone, and that team from New York celebrate on a field covered in confetti — again. The guests at your Super Bowl party have all filtered out of your home, but you’re still sitting there in a haze of post-game disappointment. What do you do?

You look at porn. Lots and lots of porn.

According to a press release from Pornhub, there was a marked spike in web traffic from Massachusetts to porn sites following the Patriots’ Super Bowl 46 loss to the Giants. Via SI.com’s Jimmy Traina:

According to the statisticians from PornHub, right after the heartbreaking New England loss, Massachusetts natives flocked to the site, with a 22% spike at 11PM (EST) and a 33% spike at 12AM (EST), while New York went only up 16% and 32%, respectively.

That 32% spike for New York in the 12AM hour is telling. It means they waited a little longer than New Englanders to go for the porn, but they eventually ended up there, too. Which kind of brings new gravity to the whole “Are those sad tissues or happy tissues?” question.

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