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Graphic compares Germany's 7-1 win across sports

The CBC is showing a graphic telling us how amazing Germany's win was -- it's a bit ridiculous.

There's a neat graphic making the rounds this morning that tries to explain just how dominant Germany's 7-1 victory over Brazil was. It's the kind of thing that makes the average person's jaw drop and statisticians cringe. No, the math behind it isn't solid -- there are numerous factors that aren't taken into account.

The game on Tuesday was impressive enough without needing to extend the conceit to make it seem more other-worldly. Extrapolating scores is a dangerous game, but if you're going to do it why not take it to the extreme.

  • Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points against the Knicks in 1962. That would have been 1.6 German goals vs. Brazil.
  • Morten Andersen scored 2,544 career points, or 75.48 German goals vs. Brazil.
  • Justin Morneau hit 35 home runs at the 2008 Home Run Derby, or 11.14 German goals vs. Brazil.
  • Wayne Gretzky scored 92 goals in 1981-82. Germany would need to replicate their win 6.57 times.
See how silly this can get?