I realize many of you really don't care, but I like to see Michigan win everything they compete in.
The BTN is holding a Best Helmet in the Big Ten tournament. Most of us would agree there's little doubt which school should win, but our rivals are doing all they can to prevent us from winning another accolade.
We are in the semi-finals against Iowa. Yesterday we were down at one point 65% to 35%. We have closed the gap. It's now 55% to 45%. I assume if we all vote a couple of times we can even the score.
Here's the Link:
BTW - the winner faces the winner of Indiana vs. Penn State in the Final.
PSU is leading 74% to 26%
Update: Michigan made the finals against Indiana. Here's the link to vote:
The Big Ten Network has created a bracket to find out which Big Ten team has the best helmets. We made it through the first two rounds and now are losing by a large margin to Iowa (67.14% to 32.86% currently). There is no way Iowa has better helmets than Michigan's winged helmet. This was done by division, so we are in the divison final and would go up against the winner of Penn State and Indiana. MGoFaithful, let's show the Big Ten Network that Michigan has the best and most iconic helmets in the Big Ten. Go Blue!
From the St. Louis Dispatch:
Big Ten schools can expect a record $25.7 million payout from the conference this year, including $7.6 million from the Big Ten Network, according to figures obtained from the University of Illinois.
Any other Chicago Wolverines signing up on this Pi day to go for a run?
Info from the Chicago Alumni Association Email:
Big Ten Network 5K/10K - Registration Opens March 14
When: Race is July 27th - Registration begins March 14th
What: The Big Ten Network 5K/10K will be back in its second year on Saturday July 27th with a brand new course, televised LIVE on the Big Ten Network. School specific shirts will again be available to participants who register early.
Registration: IMPORTANT DETAILS -To be counted in the Michigan Alumni club's registration count, please use BTNMichigan as your promo code when registering.
Why is this important? The Big Ten Network will be making a generous donation to fund scholarships for local students to the alumni club that registers the most runners. Michigan won this honor last year - let's show Chicago again we are the leaders and best!
You can register at http://www.btnbig10k.com/ beginning March 14th
As is standard, the BTN is expected to threaten Maryland and Rutgers TV areas with not carrying Rutgers and Maryland games to extort cable providers to put the BTN on basic cable, which likely inspires zero interest outside of other Big Ten fans living in those areas.
After playing with the numbers a little, full BTN penetration in NY, NJ, Maryland, and DC would create about $70.8M in additional BTN revenue, which would result in about $4M additional payout per team from the BTN. That's about a 36% increase in BTN money and a 16% increase in total revenue sharing per team.
Set the DVR or gather up the Family. Denard is featured on tonight's episode of The Journey on Senior Day and Iowa.
Bonus Video in the first comment. No "Old embed code" option on the youtube