Here are your @andrewwinn stats for this week’s #HLSrecap — 300+ tweets from 112 contributors, with 24 first-timers making the cut this week. We now have nearly 420 unique contributors to at least one #HLSrecap this year. As you know, each week we present the following highly-coveted (and yet totally arbitrary) accolades:
- Brick Helmet Stickers
- #HLSrecap Top 25
- #HLSrecap MVP
Be sure to read about this week’s #HLSrecap Celebrity Guest Editor.
Here now is our Athletic Director, @FakeSwarbrick.
Brick Helmet Stickers
When I sat down to write this all I really wanted to say was “Here’s your #@%& stickers” and then crawl back into a bottle. The last few days have been a blur of alcohol and comfort food. For those of you wondering if there is enough gin and Cheetos on the planet to make the pain go away, I’ll let you know.
My shriveling liver, orange fingers and expanding waistline aside, it’s tough to remember that we were THIS CLOSE to celebrating the greatest comeback in Notre Dame history. But as the clock ticked down towards 00:00 I was forced to wonder, do even we deserve a game like this?
Yeah, probably. Sometimes this seems to be our lot in life.
One thing is for sure. In the relatively brief history of the Notre Dame #Twitterati, this game will go down in history. In the future we will all talk about where we were during the ASU collapse, near comeback, and, well, the second collapse. Congrats to these #BrickHelmetSticker recipients who made the game memorable for other reasons. This is the largest group ever but damn it was a hell of an effort.
Now, onto the quantitative measures. This is just as it sounds — each week, whoever has the most number of tweets that make the final cut will be awarded the #HLSrecap MVP Award and the recipient of a jug and a couple drinking glasses from Indiana Whiskey.
Please draw all sorts of correlation between the first ever #PootCap and ND’s performance on the field — by that, of course I mean to send thanks and wellwishes in the direction of @PootND, #HLSrecap Guest Editor. Surely he will shine a spotlight on some obscure, yet deserving Twitter user and…
You serious, Poot? You quoted @HLS_NDtex the most?!
Well, he’s already @PDXirish’s MVP, and the rules stipulate one #wHLSkey bottle per season so…
Your MVP winner for the Arizona State game is “Timses” @oaknd1 with 19 tweets.
Past 2014 #HLSrecap MVPs
- Navy: @HLS_NDtex (5.5)
- Florida State: @OptimisticDomer (10)
- North Carolina: @HoosIrish (3)
- Stanford: @FatherSorin (10)
- Syracuse: @IrishMoonJ and @HoosIrish (6)
- Purdue: @PDXirish (13)
- Michigan: @SupermanTDJesus (9)
- Rice: @andrewwinn and @IrishMoonJ (5)
#wHLSkey Fine Print
You’re only eligible to win #wHLSkey once per season. If you’ve already won, this week’s most prolific #HLSrecap contributor who hasn’t won will receive the Indiana Whiskey swag. In case of a tie, it will go to the highest-ranked in the overall season rankings.
#HLSrecap Celebrity Guest Editor is @andrewwinn
This week, I’m giving the keys to #HLSrecap statistician @andrewwinn to see what he makes of the Northwestern game. What could possibly go wrong?
#HLSrecap Top 25
As a reminder, @andrewwinn awards one point for each tweet that makes it in; 1/2 point if someone else retweets/quotes/modifies your tweet and it’s included. The Twitter Ranking Of Leprechaun Legion (T.R.O.L.L.) Scale is awarded arbitrarily. Please welcome our newcomers to the Top 25: @OneFootDown, @NDEddieMac, and @lluckoftheirish.
2014 Cumulative Rankings
Also receiving votes: @Dixie_Domer, @HLS_BayouIrish, @thereidy, @WorstRayEver, @D_Farmer, @Candice4ND, @Kelevader, @TomFornelli, @1stDownMoses, @CBusIrish.
Click here for the Complete Game-by-Game #HLSrecap Recap Appendix.