Reading & Writing Electronic Text - Appropriating Data From the Web

"Duke Postgame Report"

Durham, N.C - And that pretty much was the end of it. Northern Iowa is going to the NCAA tournament #fuckduke #fuckkansas #fuckkentucky #fuckprettymucheveryteaminthetournamentexceptnortherniowalel

After the game, UNC's Marcus Paige said that "[w]e rushed a couple shots, a couple passes got a little errant and they capitalized on every single one of those." Lol, Maryland graffiti done right #fuckduke #vandalismatitsfinest

Certainly not one with a point guard like Tyus Jones. Dexter Jackson knows how to roll!!!! Sportin UNC ....where i trained #dexterjackson#asf2015 #unc#goblue#fuckduke

When you stop and think about it, when has he had a bad game? We can't think of a single one. I was waaaaay too gone #lastnight #Hyatt #CHARLOTTE #lastnightshitwasmadreal #fuckduke #belvedere #wasted

Jones led Duke with 24. He also had six rebounds, seven assists and three steals. Quinn Cook added 20. Jahlil Okafor finished with 14 while Justise Winslow kicked in 13. Game is over and duke had won but there's only one thing I learned, Duke has to cheat to win their games I mean come on the guy kicked him! And there was no foul! Anyway duke played dirty through the whole game! #fuckduke #dukesuck  oh and guess what too bad y'all got beat by nc state

Kennedy Meeks, so effective in Durham, wasn't much of a factor here: although he had nine rebounds, he shot just 1-7.

Marcus Paige, throttled so thoroughly in Durham, played much better, hitting for 23.

Notes:

"Duke Postgame" combines data appropriated from Instagram API, along with an article written for a Duke blog. The program below scrapes Instagram for media items tagged with  the hashtag #fuckduke, and takes the captions written by the users who posted the photo. 

With this piece, I wanted to combine two unabashedly biased sources, each biased towards a different team. I also thought it would be interesting to contrast the fancy and emotion used in Instagram captions with the blogpost, highlighting the almost absurd lengths the author of the blogpost takes to sound polite, when in fact he's just as biased as the Instagrammers. For me, it points to the freedom of language and expression that social media gives users.

Next, I separated the lines in the output into a list, and did the same with the article. Using the code below, I printed alternated lines of each:

Source Text:

Captions from Instagram API:

And that pretty much was the end of it.\Northern Iowa is going to the NCAA tournament #fuckduke #fuckkansas #fuckkentucky #fuckprettymucheveryteaminthetournamentexceptnortherniowalel\ After the game, UNC's Marcus Paige said that "[w]e rushed a couple shots, a couple passes got a little errant and they capitalized on every single one of those."\Lol, Maryland graffiti done right #fuckduke #vandalismatitsfinest\ Certainly not one with a point guard like Tyus Jones.\Dexter Jackson knows how to roll!!!! Sportin UNC ....where i trained #dexterjackson#asf2015 #unc#goblue#fuckduke\ When you stop and think about it, when has he had a bad game? We can't think of a single one.\I was waaaaay too gone #lastnight #Hyatt #CHARLOTTE #lastnightshitwasmadreal #fuckduke #belvedere #wasted\ Jones led Duke with 24. He also had six rebounds, seven assists and three steals. Quinn Cook added 20. Jahlil Okafor finished with 14 while Justise Winslow kicked in 13.\Game is over and duke had won but there's only one thing I learned, Duke has to cheat to win their games I mean come on the guy kicked him! And there was no foul! Anyway duke played dirty through the whole game! #fuckduke #dukesuck  oh and guess what too bad y'all got beat by nc state. Kennedy Meeks, so effective in Durham, wasn't much of a factor here: although he had nine rebounds, he shot just 1-7.\\f1 \uc0\u55357 \u56838Marcus Paige, throttled so thoroughly in Durham, played much better, hitting for 23.\\f0 \

Article:

We thought that this game would be pretty different from the game in Durham, and in many respects it was, but it had one thing very much in common with Round One: UNC's errors in winning time.

 

After the under-8:00 timeout, when Duke was up 62-59, look what happened:

  • 6:59 Marcus Paige Turnover
  • 6:49 Justin Jackson Turnover
  • 6:26 JP Tokoto Turnover
  • 5:22  JP Tokoto Turnover
  • 2:09 Marcus Paige Turnover
  • 0:35 Joel Berry Turnover

Compare that to Duke in the same stretch:

  • 6:35 Matt Jones Turnover
  • 1:35 Amile Jefferson Turnover

The under-8:00 came at 7:11 with Duke up 62-59, as we mentioned.

Duke scored eight points in 1:11, from 6:43 to 5:32.

And that pretty much was the end of it.

Carolina tried the standard fouling thing, but that only works if the other team misses, and Duke really wasn't missing: in the last 2:33, Duke was 10-1 from the line.

After the game, UNC's Marcus Paige said that "[w]e rushed a couple shots, a couple passes got a little errant and they capitalized on every single one of those."

Coach Roy Williams echoed his star: "We played pretty doggone well except for a 4- or 5-minute stretch there. I've got to do a better job of getting them to focus. You can't have those stretches there against a really good basketball team."

Certainly not one with a point guard like Tyus Jones.

Again and again - as a freshman! - Jones has come up huge in big games.

When you stop and think about it, when has he had a bad game? We can't think of a single one.

Jones had 17 in the second half and helped Duke shoot 59% after the break.

Jones led Duke with 24. He also had six rebounds, seven assists and three steals. Quinn Cook added 20. Jahlil Okafor finished with 14 while Justise Winslow kicked in 13.

Amile Jefferson had five offensive rebounds, or nearly half of UNC's total, and overall Duke did a nice job on the boards. UNC didn't dominate their as happened in Durham: overall the teams were even at 32 overall, but Duke had a slight advantage in offensive rebounds at 14-11.

Kennedy Meeks, so effective in Durham, wasn't much of a factor here: although he had nine rebounds, he shot just 1-7.

Brice Johnson again proved a tough matchup, shooting 8-12 and scoring 17.

Marcus Paige, throttled so thoroughly in Durham, played much better, hitting for 23.

Still, Duke has now won three of the last four and five of the last six.

Before the game there was a nice moment when UNC honored Coach K with an acknowledgement of his passing 1,000 wins and an appreciation of how Dean Smith was honored in Cameron.

That's fine for this season which was different in many respects.  We expect that on UNC's side, at least, the intensity will ratchet up considerably for a while.