Twenty years ago, I got on the Green Bay Packers season ticket waiting list. Every September or October, I get a postcard that tells you where you are in line. And so, I’ve been tracking my progress every year for twenty years.
Here’s the latest:
- Waitlist number: 34,208
- Change from last year: -623
- Projected time left: 63 years
- Change from last year: +1
I calculate the projected time left by taking a linear regression from the beginning and average it with the linear regression for the last five years. And yes, it looks like the projected time to get my tickets has actually increased this year.
If you’re nice to me for 63 years, I might just take you.