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Discussion: Bashbro1 Crunches the SSUSA Adjoining State’s Population Numbers!

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Nov. 4, 2007
bashbro1
Men's 60
266 posts
Bashbro1 Crunches the SSUSA Adjoining State’s Population Numbers!
As the Adjoining states has been an issue for some time here on the SSUSA Message Board, I decided to take some time here after the end of the 2007 season to gather and calculate the opportunities each state has in culling players from their authorized adjoining states. I combined the approved adjoining state populations with each home state to see how the 50 states (plus the District of Columbia) rank in drawing potential of men over the age of 50 for their senior softball teams.

The study works the same for women. I found from the US Census Bureau data that approximately 12.32% of the USA’s current population are men 50 or more years of age; comparatively, women 50 years and over comprise about 14.98% of the population in 2004. The current Internet estimate of the US population is just over 303+ million people today.

The study contains the sums of all adjoining states for each state in descending order by total population and computes an approximation of the possible number senior men to draw from for each respective state. A US state map along with a very colorful Pareto Bar Graph ranking each state in a visual manner is also in the study.

So, just click on the link below or paste it into your Brower’s address line to see the study that indicates where your particular home state ranks in access to potential ballplayer prospects for your teams. Also keep in mind that the data displayed is not an “official” study released by the Census Bureau but the data is taken from recent Census numbers published which are estimates and then manipulated by bashbro1’s computer program= statePlayerDraw = Sum(AdjoingStatesPop) * .1232 Display_Sort Desc/order_by_State).


bashbro1 (W.E. Ruth 60’s Player/Communications Officer and Website Master)

Paste in this link to view the study =>: http://www.bashbro1nwseniorsoftball.com/id95.html
Nov. 4, 2007
a/c
Men's 65
44 posts
Is this a prelude to try and close florida and california?
i know bill ruth wants to do it.
what is up with that?
Nov. 4, 2007
Hit the gap
Men's 60
146 posts
Good work Bash. I have to believe that the sunbelt state numbers are skewed even higher when you factor in the much larger senior population. FL, CA, AZ, TX, NV would surely have an even greater pool from which to draw.
Nov. 4, 2007
bashbro1
Men's 60
266 posts
Hi a/c. No, Bill Ruth knows nothing of the study I put together at all and I have not discussed it with anyone else. It was just something I thought could generate a better perspective regarding conversation if we had some data to work with rather than just speculation for anyone’s personal argument regarding the adjoining state topic.

I hope you had an opportunity to open the study link and you’ll find that Cal (9th) and FL (29th) are NOT at the top of the list of states that have the greatest pool in player possibilities. If anything, the study should indicate that Cal & FL don’t posses any sort of "unfair" advantage over the other states for access to players.

My study was done from a purely non-biased position, informational only, and there is no other ulterior addenda on my part.

Sincerely,
Art Eversole (aka bashbro1)
Nov. 4, 2007
a/c
Men's 65
44 posts
thanks bash
you are a stand up guy
you have answered my question
see you somewhere in 2008
god willing
Nov. 4, 2007
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2665 posts
Great work Bashbro1. I just wish we could find the actual percentage of each state's population that is over 50. I'm sure that Florida's percentage is more like 99.999% :)
Nov. 4, 2007
hornachec
Men's 55
50 posts
Art,
great work as far as it goes, but how many players from southern California are going to play on a squad from say Portland? Also having been raised in the great state of Micigan, I would like to inform you that Michigan also shares a boarder with Minnesota, Illinois, and the province of Ontario, Canada! (be it in the middle of one of the Great Lakes )
keeping you on your toes
Pizza
Nov. 5, 2007
CRUSADERVB
Men's 65
272 posts
HOW DOES MICHIGAN TOUCH THE BORDERS OF ILLINOIS AND MINNESOTA?? SINCE WHEN DO YOU COUNT WATER, LAKE MICHIGAN AND LAKE SUPERIOR?
OR DOES THE STATE OF MICHIGAN OWN THESE 2 GREAT LAKES? WHY STOP THERE, USE ALL THE GREAT LAKES AND TAKE PENN. AND NY........LOL
Nov. 5, 2007
hornachec
Men's 55
50 posts
Crusadervb,
First let me say I was giving Bashbro a hard time, we play up here in Washington together on a few teams and hit together all year long,
but water is the boarder for a lot of states... Iowa doesn't touch Wisconsin or Illinois except under the Mississippi, or how about Missouri and Illinois, what about Kentucky and Illinois and Ohio.(Ohio river gets in the way there) or maybe Ohio and West Virginia? A lot of states are seperated by water... Oh yeah Hawaii, Pacific Ocean alot bigger than the Great Lakes,
All's I was saying that if you look at a map, Michigan shares a boarder with Minnesota and Illinois, be it some where out in the middle of a lake!
Nov. 5, 2007
bashbro1
Men's 60
266 posts
Horney! It was not too difficult for bashbro1 to come up with a good retort regarding the Great State Of Michigan!!!

(#108) Appalachian State 34, (#5) Michigan 32! A FINAL!!
Nov. 12, 2007
Sloball39
Men's 60
9 posts
I am a little late getting into the discussion. Can someone please bring me up to speed on the current adjoining state's rule, especially with regards to Florida and California. Are they still stand alone states?
Nov. 12, 2007
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2665 posts
Fl and Ca are no longer stand alone states.
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