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Study: NFL Fans Not Write Good

Which NFL team’s fans leave the dumbest comments online? In a shocking upset, the answer is something other than a 32-way tie.

The Wall Street Journal took 150 reader comments, each at least 50 words long, from the comment sections on each NFL team’s official website. They then ran that corpus through Grammarly, an automated proofreading program, to determine which team’s fans had the most spelling and grammar errors. The highly unscientific results:


There don’t appear to be any obvious corollaries between bad grammar and things like geography or team success, but somehow, you look at this list and you nod. Yup. Seems right.

Anyway, congratulations to the real winners: people who don’t comment on NFL teams’ official websites.

[Wall Street Journal]

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