Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
For some Packer fans, this Sunday’s Super Bowl is a matter of life and death.
No, that is not hyperbole. It’s a fact.
Clinical Cardiology has released a study today about, and follow along with me, the role of age, sex, and race on cardiac and total mortality associated with Super Bowl wins and losses.
I will link to the all the scientific data, but here’s the gist of the study:
“Total and cardiac mortality rates in Los Angeles County, California, increased after the 1980 Super Bowl loss (SBL), but there was an overall reduction in total mortality after the 1984 Super Bowl win (SBW). A SBL triggered increased deaths in both men and women and especially in older patients, whereas a SBW reduced death more in those aged ≥65 years and in women.”
In other words, if your team loses the big game, you could die. As Redd Foxx used to say in Sanford & Son: "This is the big one!" You hear that,
Here’s the study.
Question: Who is best equipped to handle a Super Bowl loss? Packer fans or Steeler fans?
ABC News has that answer.