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Analysis of Game-Thread Comments

A clever person at Fangraphs had the idea to analyze the game threads on SB Nation sites for the National League East teams, looking specifically for overall participation, quantity and quality of comments. (h/t to bronzeagle at FishStripes for posting it there.)

This is the link to the FanGraphs article but this table, which I recreated from the article, pretty well sums it up.

U CM/g W/Cm Ch/W FB/G CM/FB
Phillies 144 425.88 14.44 4.055 13.75 31
Mets 234 1887.92 14.49 3.954 12.75 148
Braves 604 1754.42 17.59 4.081 3.83 458
Nationals 113 616.15 11.69 4.097 0.08 7702
Marlins 67 153.42 14.05 4.059 0

U: Number of users

Cm/G: Average number of comments per game

W/Cm: Average word count per comment

Ch/W: Average number of characters per word (NOTE: this is DIRECTLY CORRELATED with intelligence!)

FB/G: Average number of F-bombs per game

The last column is one I added by dividing the comments per game by the number of F-Bombs, so you can expect to read an F-Bomb every 31 comments by Phillies fans, every 148 comments by Mets fans, and so on.

The author notes the well-known fact that the number of characters per word is directly correlated with intelligence, so this analysis is scientific proof that the Nationals have the most intelligent fans in the division.

The number of words per comment unfairly penalizes Federal Baseball because of the play by play comments, which are intentionally concise.

Otherwise, congratulations to both Nationals and Marlins fans for keeping it clean!

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