If you needed another reason to root, root, root for the home team, researchers at the Highway Loss Data Institute (HDLI) have found a unique one. According to HDLI, which is an affiliate of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (www.iihs.org), the rate of collision claims from ZIP codes around NFL stadiums is higher on days when the home team loses or ties than when it.

HLDI analysts looked at collision claims for ZIP codes in which the 31 NFL stadiums are located, as well as adjacent ZIP codes. Claim frequency was higher on home game days, compared with other days. The effect was especially pronounced in the ZIP codes where the stadiums are located, though it was also present in the surrounding ZIP codes.

For the rest of the story, read the February 2015 issue of BIG Times Magazine, available on the BIG website at http://biginsusa.com/news/big-times-magazine-february/.

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