The Emotions of Sports: A Scient8fic Study


Thanks to a post from our friends at The Daily Tar Heel that ran the many facial expressions of head basketball coach Roy Williams through an “Emotion Detector”, we decided to do the same with iconic photos from around the state.

Butch Davis fields questions from local reporters when the UNC scandal first broke

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70% sadness, 14% anger

Coach K discusses his opinion of a call with a referee

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99% anger

Former Wake Forest coach Jeff Bzdelik calls out instructions to his team vs. Duke

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46% surprise, 29% fear, 9% sadness

Villanova band member after losing as a 1 seed to NC State in 2015 NCAAs

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99% sadness

Crying Michael Jordan

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70% neutral, 26% sadness


Try it yourself here.