A couple weeks ago, I put together a google map with all of the Michigan bars I'm aware of (and also everything from the spreadsheet that bouje has been maintaining.) The map is here.
Hopefully this will prevent the "where's the Michigan bar in Pittsburgh/Fresno/Topeka/wherever" threads that pop up every week, but if your favorite gameday hangout isn't on here, put it in the thread and let me know. I'll do my best to keep the map up to date.
Well, one of my biggest fears after this game was that we really wouldn't have too much to discuss given how well the game went, but as it turns out, there are a few things we can at least go over and that is what we shall do here.
First, let's point out something rather positive about the analysis - this was a "great" game. Indeed, that's the most common word in this week's analysis. "Great" actually outpaced "fuck", and even the "fuck" was pretty positive overall. 123 instances of "great" versus only 107 fucks, which is not something that we manage very often even in these much better times.
Let's delve into the fucks though - a great majority of them actually center around one particular moment in the game, and that is Clark's injury. That goues for many of the instancse of "shit" too, so while it was a mostly positive day, the misfortune that football can bring to a team was obviously at play in the numbers.
The overall picture - this was a very small thread as open threads in the last year go at only 1,356 posts, but in those posts, we had 496 instances of tracked words, which makes for an efficiency of 2.73 - that is consistent with a Harbaugh win in the revised scale. A similar result before 2015 would have been reserved for the wins that came out of our ass, or worse, losses.
Now, for those of you who missed Thursday's introduction of some potential advanced metrics which adjust certain words for tempo and attempt to gain a better understanding of the threads, this will seem like a strange thing to say - the 107 fucks and 62 shits, when adjusted for tempo, produced the following:
Fucks Adjusted for Real Time, or FART Rate - 0.535
Fucks Adjusted For Total Plays, or FAP Rate - 0.764
Shits Adjusted For Real Time, or SHART Rate - 0.315
Combined FART / SHART, or SQUIRT Number - 1.698
Based on history, 1.698 would be consistent with a win. Now, the "Real Time" we are discussing here is airtime of the game, which accounts for those who - like myself, at least this week - watched from home. Total Plays is just that, all 140 snaps in the game yesterday, in this case.
Now, at this point, I would throw a few chart in here. However, Photobucket is acting up, so I will throw them into the piece when I move it to the Diary section.
In summary, it was a very breezy day in the Open Thread, with not too much going on - "great" was used for everything from the defense to the running game, "fucks" were great too. Most interestingly, our most sparing praise - "Awesome" - even made five appearances, and all but one of the instances of "fire" were aimed at James Franklin, and that remaining one was aimed at Matt Millen, who did BTN's coverage of MSU / Wisconsin, because Lions fans remember.....or do we remember....
Wisconsin should be interesting, both on the field and in the threads.
Buddy of mine showed this to me last, laughed my ass off. Dantonio disappears when being throttled by Wisconsin.
Edit: Well the link worked in the preview when I embedded. Apparently it doesn't now that I posted, here's the link though if one of you kind gentlemen would like to embed properly:
Les is almost certainly out of a job after this season unless he can somehow beat Alabama. Do you think Harbaugh hires him to his staff? He probably wouldn't get another head coaching job due to his age and he has ties to Michigan. He has always recruited well and could Harbaugh recruit the deep south due to his established relationships there.