There's big money in professional sports these days - we're talking billions of dollars! Do you know which teams are the most valuable? The graphs in this blog will show you...
I recently saw a bar chart on dadaviz.com showing the world's most valuable sports teams. It was the right kind of graph for this type of comparison, and it showed interesting data ... but their use of color really didn't work for me. Here's a screen-capture of their graph. Try to pick a color in the legend (such as Football or Formula1) and quickly identify all those colored bars in the graph - I bet you can't!
So I found the data source (forbes.com), entered the data into a SAS dataset, and created my own version of the graph. I kept the layout the same as the original ... but instead of showing all the colors together, I created a separate graph for each sport.
Here's my graph for basketball, for example (click it to see the full size interactive version):
Did your favorite team make the list? What team sports do you think will be moving up, or down, the list in the future?