The systems responded very well, and I was pleased with the way we set up the app infrastructure. The app worked flawlessly, with peaks during the lights-out moment, and the only thing that actually suffered was the web site, which is funny (and a lesson learned for the future)...
I do not really remember the result of the game (ehm), so I decided to do a check of some stats to figure it out.
What I found is the chart below.
What the chart shows is how many times the users clicked on a particular noise in the app.
The focus is on two noises: burp (you might imagine what the sound is) and defense (which is the D# chant).
I plotted them over time, from the Wild Card to the Super Bowl.
What I found out is that DEFENSE was less and less a concern. Apparently, during the Wild Card, offense does not count much, while in the Super Bowl it is all that matters (and the MVP is usually a quarterback).
What is interesting is that BURP grew over time. That tells me people do not drink much during the Wild Card, but they go nuts as games progress. I am not sure if it is due to celebrations or to forget the result of the game.
For me, it was definitely the latter...