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Chart: Boston turns to porn after Game 6 loss in Stanley Cup Final
By Brian Stubits | Hockey writer
June 25, 2013 5:59 pm ET
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For many die-hard fans of the sport, hockey is their mistress. It is something to escape with for a while, have some fun with and experience the ultimate thrills.
When the mistress lets you down, you apparently can just turn to, you know, pornography.
That's the conclusion from a study of the metrics done by the good folks at the adult website Pornhub.com. They decided to take a look at their traffic on Monday night in Boston and Chicago. Wouldn't you know it ... between the hours of 8-11 p.m. ET, the site's traffic was down in those two cities from normal levels. Perhaps it had something to do with a certain hockey game between the Bruins and Blackhawks?
Interestingly, when the game ended around 11 p.m. ET, something funny happened. The people in Chicago were busy celebrating their second Stanley Cup in four years, so traffic stayed down. But in Boston? Obviously, it skyrocketed from people looking for a ... relief.
A look at the traffic to the adult website around the Cup Final Game 6. (Pornhub) A look at the traffic to the adult website around the Stanley Cup Final Game 6.
This is what the press release from the site had to say:
Last night marked the end of the NHL Championships, and much like the NBA Finals did, the battle for the Cup managed to take users away from their beloved porn once more. Until, of course the end of the game marking the Bruins' loss, which saw all of Boston turning to Pornhub to take out some of that pent up aggression.
That's right -- the statisticians at Pornhub.com carefully analyzed each hour of the game to track traffic changes in Chicago, Boston, and across the US by the hour; comparing each location relative to the rest of the country.
Yup, that really happened.
Well, there is one takeaway that we can seize from this: hockey is better than porn, but only until you lose the Cup. Yeah, that's it.