I just finished posting a huge analysis on my blog. How exactly did Jack Edwards & Ty Keough compare to Dave O'Brien & Marcelo Balboa? We all have our opinions on that issue, but I wanted to take a deeper look. In order to answer that question statistically, I looked at the first USA game of each World Cup and wrote out a transcript of every word that was said. This enabled me to take a look at each team's performance, comparing the amount of words spoken, the number of times each player was referenced, and the terms used. Very time consuming, yes, but the results are really interesting. For example, I now know that O'Brien/Balboa referred to the current score of the match exactly 28 times, versus only 15 for Edwards/Keough. That's nearly twice as often. I don't want to post the entire thing here, so check out the link if you're interested.