good luck with that
So here in Salisbury, North Carolina we're celebrating our local girls team winning the Little League World Series of Softball. They are a great group of everyday kids with big hearts and drive. Two items of note:
After defeating the team from Rwanda, they noticed that the Rwanda players were carrying their personal equipment in their hands and as they had no bags for them. So, they pooled up money (ok, their parent's money, but still) and purchased bags and souvenir pictures for each Rwanda team member to take home.
The other item of note was their particular practice of "making pizza" during their games. Spread the sauce, sprinkle the cheese, etc. Wonder where they got that?
Edit: The Rwanda game was earlier in the week. Not the finals. Sorry for the confusion.
Enjoy some wonderful schadenfreude courtesy of Deadspin about our favorite tire fire: The 49ers
My favorite snippet: Tomsula looks like the love child of Mario and Ron Jeremy. He looks like every press conference should start with, “Imma a-gonna win!” And it would still be better than what he actually does say.
I just thought I'd put it to the board and see if any Mgobloggers have won any real money on Draftkings.
I haven't been playing very long but so far my only miss came last Sunday playing NASCAR and even then I was in the money until Clint Bowyer crashed at MIS. I've only been playing the $1 and $3 50/50 and multiplier games so far but based on my point totals it looks like I would do pretty well in $10 and $20 games. To me it's all about reducing variables to minimize risk.
So I was wondering...
Has anyone on the board been able to win consistently? In which sports? How many $$$? How long you been playing? Any hints, thoughts, strategies?
Quick facts for anyone reading this that haven't played on DraftKings:
1. Yes, it's 100% legal.
2. Though considered a game of skill, It's still a little like gambling. (IMO)
3. No, the games aren't rigged.
3a. Yes, they'll pay you if you win.
EDIT: Took the link out because I'm not trying to make any $$$, just looking for thoughtful discussion.
Adding to his 3 NCAA all-around Gymnastics Championships, M grad Sam Mikulak makes it three in a row as US all-around champion. Had a terrible fall off high bar in today's first event, but even after the fall he was a full 4 points ahead of #2, the rest of his routine being so perfect that he actually increased his lead from yesterday.
[EDIT: The photo I posted before disappeared. Let's see how long this one will last.] The Hilton shirt [now jacket] represents where he now trains as part of the US National Team, but there were several other recently graduated, one current and one brand new Wolverine competing in the maize & blue. Recent grad Stacey Ervin doesn't compete in the all-around, but he posted the highest individual event score on the first day of competition in his specialty, floor exercise.
As for the future, incoming freshman Emyre Cole will be competing in tonight's finals of the juniors championships, after scoring the highest in his age group in prelims. Hasn't yet competed for Michigan, but he must be enrolled, already wearing the block M.
And Coach Golder there watching over his troops. (Stacey Ervin next to him. Shirtless status implies senior warm-ups.) Permission to vote on preferred shade of maize.
Will Jason Day get his first major? Will Spieth win the American 3?
Looks like a gorgeous day at one of the Midwest's great courses. Should be good.
Who will win?
Hey everyone -
At the request of a fellow Wolverine and with the blessing of those above me in the management structure here, I am posting this campaign link -
As some of you know my sons father has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing my two daughters. Today I found out that he didn't pay all of the bond and left 3750.00 outstanding to the bondsman. They will procede with eviction and taking our home if I dont come up with the money. I have already spent all my savings on counseling and expenses getting to and from court and court proceedings. Any money that is raised above and beyond the 3750.00 will go toward buying a refrigerator, as ours died last Saturday, and can not be repaired. Thank you for helping us in our greatest time of need.