The Olympics Were Basically A Two-Week Freudian Therapy Session

NBC's final tally, via Slate's Sap-o-Meter: 107 combined mentions of "father" and "dad," 103 of "mother" and "mom," and 64 mentions of "dream" (the single sappiest word of these Games). How does that make you feel? [Slate] » 3/01/10 10:20am 3/01/10 10:20am

NBC's Olympic Coverage Gives Word To Your Mother

Joannie Rochette's teary-eyed ice skating routine almost short-circuited this morning's Sap-o-meter. Seven mentions of "mom" in one night ties a record for this year's Winter Games. 10 mentions of "mother" shatters the previous mark. [Slate] » 2/24/10 1:10pm 2/24/10 1:10pm

The Olympics Have Daddy Issues

Slate's Sap-o-Meter reports: "Cumulatively, the words father, dad, and son were uttered a staggering 47 times between Friday and Sunday," largely on the strength of an Apolo Ohno feature. The Winter Olympics are the new baseball. [Slate] » 2/22/10 1:30pm 2/22/10 1:30pm