1,000 Words About Pitt

Relax, they won’t be my words. And they won’t even be words.

Keeping in mind the old saying about pictures, we here at NDNation are working with a group called FanAlytix. They’ve come up with a neat new graphic called Game View 360 that will tell you everything you need to know about how a game went in one easy package.

The graphic tells the story of the entire game, giving a quick overview of the game flow while also allowing you to dive deeper and discover more details. Version 1 graphics are static, but the future versions will have interactive elements, real-tiem updates, and a full spectrum of games.

Their first ND graphic for the game against Pitt can be found at this link:


Directly below the image on that page are the directions on how to read it, but we’ll link that page HERE for ease of use.

Take a look at it, and let us know what you think in the Comments section below. We figured it’s a cool way to analyze the game, and might be able to get similar graphics for Irish hoops games and more.

9 thoughts on “1,000 Words About Pitt


    Well I can tell you I wouldn’t bother with it. Just don’t need to dive deep into all the nuances of how a game went. I watched the game, I know all I need to know. Stuff like this is for people who think they are coaches IMHO.

  2. I have 2 engineering degrees….data isn’t a problem for me. I admire the effort to create a graphic game summary—I love the NYT and WP use of graphics to explain/summarize issues. However, the simple box scores of a game I.e. yards passing, attempts/completions are enough for me to understand the game (yep, I know you can rationalize that this is what I’m familiar with).
    Bottom line: I would not spend any time on this.

  3. Looks like I’m going to go against the grain here. I like the graphic a lot. It doesn’t take a lot of time to figure out how to read it and tells the possession-to-possession (and length of possession) story that you don’t get from a box score.

    The one part I would change is that the % of running/passing plays compares this between the teams. I would rather see those 2 replaced with a run vs. pass percentages for one particular team.

  4. What’s with all the ads and the video at the top of the page? Requires viewing 10 commercials to actually view the video. Your home written “articles” are not doing it for me any more.

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