Well, we are bringing this weekly breakdown of the board's saltier moments back this year, although as you would expect, there is not too much in the way of significant data which can come out of one game. All the same, we do have some data and a few comparisons of note to report all the same. I've expanded the analysis for this game to include a few more phrases, and I plan to include a few more user-suggested items in the next game or two (I didn't have time to fully update the spreadsheet before the game - actual work stuff, grumble grumble...)
Anyway, the breakdown of what was tracked for this game:
One thing that immediately comes to mind is that the board had a conservative game plan here and stuck to the old "shit" and "fuck" standby statments in their various forms. These came out to be about 42% of all tracked words despite the expanded analysis. In a change of tenor from last year, the references to Shane Morris only occured when he was in fact in the game, not like last year when some had given up on attempting winning and wished to put him in the game. As for "Borges", there was a distinct absence of anyone wishing that Al would be placed in the game, but instead these were all comparative statements about playcalling / scheme. No, not one of them preferred Al.
The offensive line was big news, of course - I didn't formally introduce context with this one, but a fair number of the statements were basically of the "we still have issues, but it's better" variety. Appalachian State qualifiers and all that, but there was an air of hope that serviceability was in the cards.
The thread itself was 831 posts long, which when compared to last year would qualify as the third shortest open thread if this had been 2013. Only CMU and Minnesota produced threads of less than 831 posts last year.
The swearing efficiency rating of this thread, which is total size over tracked instances, is 8.94. In other words, one of the tracked words appeared about once every nine posts, so it was a relatively calm affair on the board, perhaps made calmer by the fact that a number of us (myself included, at least for three quarters when my son was getting tired) were actually there and posting only intermittently if at all. Interestingly, the only games which were less efficient last year were also CMU and Minnesota. Indiana actually had a slightly better rating at 8.63.
If you have anything you think should be added, post it here and I may very well throw it into the analysis.