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I took it during the interview process for my current company.
Scored a 36.
For this test:
You Scored 40
That's better than Eli Manning. He only scored a 39.
He is the younger brother of NFL quarterback Peyton Manning and the son of former NFL quarterback Archie Manning. Manning won the most valuable player award in Super Bowl XLII on February 3, 2008.
VY, BABY! Oh, wait!! Damn!!
...I hate math.
You Scored 30
That's better than Peyton Manning. He only scored a 28.
Since the Colts drafted Manning in 1998, the team has the highest conversion rate on 3rd down (44.6%) and 4th down (61.1%) plays in the NFL. He is statistically regarded as one of the best quarterbacks of all time, and has the record for most NFL MVP awards with four.
Not too bad. The only thing Peyton and I have in common is that we've both had surgery related to sports.
Took it to see if it is a reasonable test to measure football intelligence. Got a 50. Who cares? This kind of test is easy for me, staying anywhere near a wide receiver impossible. I bet if you had me read a play book and tell you where I need to be on a given play in a given situation I'd flub that too.
I think it is ridiculous to use this kind of test to measure football intelligence. The NFL is so advanced in so many ways; this is silly. I'd think tests measuring comprehension and quick recall rather than math trivia, would make more sense. I'm sure there are far better and more relevant instruments out there.
I have taken the test or quiz several times. I score inconsistent on it. I have taught math and represented my school in math fairs back years ago. I understand part of the quick thinking that is required to do well but the sample test I just took seemed to test math skills more than logic- which seems to be what is tested on other tests for jobs etc. I guess I have a hard time seeing how it relates to being a good football player but I learned a long time ago that most people when it comes to decisions involving money (and an NFL franchise is about money) have good decision making abilities or they fold quickly. The NFL is a gold mine so they must do a lot right. Jeffbinder said it far better than I did.
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