First and foremost, despite some interesting moments, let me say that the MGoBlog community cut its production of cursing by about 84% over last week. In other words, we only managed 164 incidents along the tracked metrics, down from 1,023 in the week previous. We showed relative restraint throughout most of the Indiana game.
The overall summary now looks like this:
|TOTAL||AVERAGE||STD. DEV.||% OF TOTAL|
|"put in Morris"||70||10.00||13.55||3.30%|
We still rely heavily on "fuck", and indeed, 57% of the swearing along the tracked words can be explained with that word. There was a relatively even split between the interjection "fuck" and the adjective usage of the word. Those clearly dominated the Indiana game, and I am still working on tracking backwards and taking a look at previous games.
Even better, the Indiana game produced only one reference to Shane Morris coming in, and it was merely because of Gardner being slow to get up on one play. No actual calls for Morris to come in out of blogger preference came up.
Here is the updated chart:
Here is a chart of the normalized values for the same metric. It definitely puts the Penn State game in perspective when it comes to the blog's collective passion for Michigan football. Granted, this is not exactly a scientific assessment of the board's mood.
So, as you'll note, the z-values for Penn State were basically off the charts when compared to other games, including the nailbiters against Akron and UConn. It seems to me that one conclusion you can draw at this point is that aside from one game, our relative feelings about the season have not been all that vitriolic in comparison or even terribly negative. Others may disagree, of course.