We solemnly swear not to be productive today. Work? What work? It is the basketball day of basketballing, and since we don't want to work today either we shall discuss all of this basketballing.
We shall also play games. Liveblog sponsor Draft Street is hosting a FREEROLL game on their site, with a prize of $$$ to the top finishers. For those who haven't played before, it's just building a team out of the available pool of players. You can pick any player from tomorrow's tournament teams and we'll have the winners by the end of the day. I encourage you to sign up when there's a break in the action—it takes only a minute to make team and hey, free money.
Who's this sponsor? Draft Street, our fantasy sports partner. They host a ton of various fantasy games you play against other users over weekly or daily scoring periods. I like it because I don't have time anymore for long-term fantasy leagues but when I have an off week it's fun to have a few bucks down on something. For those interested in doing more than our freerolls, they're offering 20% on top of your deposits right now.
Prevent Chaos. Before you enter, remember your friendly neighborhood Liveblog Chaos Mitigation Post.
If you didn't do it above, take a second to draft your team.
Liveblog Chaos Mitigation Post is… aw screw it lets FAX FAX FAX FAX
…will start an hour before the game so you can have a little Q & A time with our guest hosts, Brandon Williams and Ronald Bellamy, who are here on behalf of our sponsor. Bellamy (RonaldBellamy19) coaches football at West Bloomfield High School; Williams (bwilliams12) is executive director of Go Blue Then and Now, and also advises various athlete foundations.
About that Sponsor:
GBTAN's mission is to support the foundations and philanthropic endeavors of Michigan legends. Some of the organizations they support include Mott Children's Hospital, UM Hospital, the Charles Woodson Foundation, the Jalen Rose Leadership Foundation, Marlin Jackson's Fight for Life, Phil Brabb's CancerKicker.org, Tai Streets's Meanstreets AAU basketball team, David Merritt's Give Merit, Cato June's June Family Foundation, and many Michigan local alumni group scholarship funds. Like them on Facebook, or follow along on their website to find events and opportunities in your area.
Before you Enter:
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Liveblog Chaos Mitigation Post awaits you.
BONUS IMPORTANT NEWS: Much buzz out of Columbus that John Simon is a game-time decision with a knee injury and has not practiced this week. Whether that's a Denard-vs-Minnesota gametime decision or a Denard-vs-Iowa gametime decision nobody knows. The most definitive take I've seen is from Eleven Warriors:
Have heard from multiple sources that John Simon has a pretty bad leg injury. Seeing Urban choke up Friday has us thinking he may not play.
…and that is just a hunch.