I decided to do a scaled-down version of "The State Of Our Open Threads" for the bowl game after initially thinking I would just leave with the regular season summary, so here it is, folks. Sadly, I did not get to charts and graphs as yet, so hopefully a little discussion will suffice for the time being.
One thing of note here is that I counted every single word this time - I figured that, in keeping with the tradition of bowl games, the playbook was wide open and the MGoCommunity should be free to vent without being filtered later for, say, attempts to inflate the total. To that end, some of that data will seem surreal perhaps, but this is what you - the bloggers - achieved last night.
You may recall from the diary that there were 4,843 instances of the tracked words during the regular season. You did not disappoint for the bowl - that total jumped to 7,220, or 2,377 instances of swearing across 1,497 posts (slightly below the season average of 1,551 posts). This is significant on a few levels:
- It is about a 50% increase in the grand total in just one game
- It is more than the Penn State and Iowa games combined (2,059 between those two games)
- It is the only game where there were no references to putting Morris in the game because obviously.
So, a little about the distribution of words:
Over the course of the regular season, the overall distribution of "fuck" was 47.53% and the overall distribution of "shit" was 12.04%. Those were far and away the most common words in the study. Well, for the bowl game, we blew the lid off "fuck". Of the 2,377 instances of profanity tracked, 1,815 of them were "fuck", including the posts where people did the old cut-and-paste "fuck". Only 212 instances of "shit" were found, or 8.92% of the game total.
Statistically, how much "fuck" is that? It is "fuck" at a rate 9.02 standard deviations above the season mean, and with regards to "shit", we managed a rate 5.39 standard deviations above the season mean.
There was a similarly impressive performance for "suck" - 4.00 standard deviations above the season mean. We only wanted to fire someone someone at a rate 1.2 standard deviations about the season mean - mostly Borges, but a lot of "everyone" showing up as well. In any case, that still does not best the urge to can people expressed during the Northwestern and Iowa games, but it is the third-best performance of the year for us.
To chart this on the mood chart - this would be the angriest game of the year, beating out Iowa by miles. Also of note here is that the Swearing Efficiency rating for the game was 0.63, which would be the most efficient performance of the year for the blog.
I will admit, the first word I uttered as the game ended was indeed, "Fuck".