I was trying to do some analysis with football commentary to see which adjectives were most commonly used by TV pundits and their co-commentators. During this process, I learned two things:
- Over the course of 90 minutes commentators talk, a lot.
A shit load in actual fact, often too much, and most of it total and utter bollocks.
- In reality the adjectives they most commonly use are actually very boring, things like: nice, lovely & good, over and over again.
So I was eventually left with over 5,000 words of transcribed commentary, which had taken me nearly 8 hours to compile, and if you thought Alan Smith had a boring voice before, you should try listening to it at 1/3rd speed, and typing it up at the same time. So, not wanting to waste the time I had put in, I decided to try and turn it into something beautiful. Here, I present to you, the entire transcript of the Manchester Derby from earlier this season, which City won 1-6, now turned into a typographic portrait of Mario Balotelli.