The Super Bowl of survival – Which North American sports team comes out on top?

William Edward FARMER

Abstract


This paper creates a hypothetical scenario where animal-based teams from the 4 major North American sports leagues are placed into an ecosystem together. After determining the likely predator/prey interactions between these organisms, the apex predators of this fantasy habitat are established. While 8 teams can claim ecological dominance and feature no natural predation, only the Toronto Maple Leafs are capable of long-term survival.


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