The statistics are in the puddingPosted: June 11, 2022
Former New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton says you’re a ‘fool’ if you think there are 32 NFL QBs better than him: “‘The statistics are in the pudding”.
This is a conflation of “proof is in the pudding” (the final results of something are the only way to judge its quality or veracity) and “statistics/the numbers don’t lie” (the numerical data related to something shows the truth of a situation). Both idioms refer to describing the veracity of something.
A big thank you to Joe Welch and Jim Kozlowski for both sending this one in within hours of each other. There are many malaphor hunters out there!