Guess the Score, Win Stuff: At the Dance
Trey Burke has done terrible and wonderful things to my cardiovascular system. He rekindled a passion for this basketball team that lay mostly dormant since I was staying up late in my sleepy pajamas to watch Glen Rice. We've been through more wins together than any season since the Fab Five were sophomores, and the most heartbreaking losses since that era abruptly ended under North Carolina's basket. He's put up more than a few heart-stopping game-breakers, and slipped through defenders so fast he owes me 1,000 beats. And yet it might have ended last year. The next L we go through together in all likelihood be our last. Unless…
How it works:
- I put up a winnable prize that consists of a desirable good.
- You guess the final scores of the designated game, and put it in the comments, preferably in the format of [M's Score]-[Opponent's Score]. First person to post a particular score has it.
- If you guess either game correctly, we contact you. If not, go to (5)
- The desirable good arrives at the address you give us.
- Non-winners can acquire the same desirable good by trading currency for it.
- Seriously, you don't have to actually guess a basketball score to get this shirt. You can buy it.
About Last Time:
Revenge Quest '13 got as far as Penn State before ARRRGHHH II but that was enough to get a shirt to lbpeley, who had Michigan a free throw off from the 83-66 score. Second place was also one off but gave the point to Penn State. Tsk tsk tsk tsk.
This Week's Game:
It's dancing time. South Dakota State versus Michigan on Thursday evening.
And the Prize:
If Trey comes back for a third year I'll give $1,000 myself.
/permits self a moment to dream of a junior Trey Burke
/lingers in fantasy world
/returns to this one, resolves to appreciate the hell out of this NCAA tournament run, however long it lasts.
Fine print: One entry per user. First user to choose a set of scores wins, determined by the timestamp of your entry (make it easy on me and write your score in digits with a hyphen between them. Deadline for entries is sometime within 24 hours before the start of the game—whenever I can get online in that time and lock the thread. MGoEmployees and Moderators exempt from winning because you can change scores. We did not invent the algorithm. The algorithm consistently finds Jesus. The algorithm is banned in China. The algorithm is from Jersey. The algorithm is not just a shooter. The algorithm always fouls Cody Zeller. The algorithm can’t explain why Big Ten officials think it’s their duty to help Bo Ryan. The algorithm spent 10 years as the Indiana of basketball, if that makes sense. This is not the algorithm. This is close.
Michigan 95 - SDSU 72
U-M 81 - SDSU (NTSDSU) 68
My favorite sports weekend with the exception of the first weekend of college football.
95 - 76 Michigan
M83 SDSU 70
82-65, good guys
Michigan 73, SDSU 62
Michigan 78- SDSU 63
other guys 62
Michigan 84 SDSU 62
Wolverines devour Jackrabbits, 82-69
Michigan 80 SDSU 66
78 M - 64 SDst
82-66 Michigan wins
78 M - 64 SDst
I dont even have Michigan making the sweet 16 on any of my brackets. I refuse to pontificate how they might do, for fear that my hubris may cause the Sports Gods to seek sweet vengeance for my audacity. I hope my brackets blow up. I'm more than willing to lose $5 a piece and take one for the team in order to gain the favor of the Sports Gods who abhor presumptuousness.
80-74 Michigan wins.
78-62 Michigan Wins
81 - 72 Michigan
UM 88 SDSU 71 Go Blue!
Michigan 89 SDSU 70
Michigan opens up an early lead, then relaxes and SDSU makes a game of it, only to watch M pull away in the end. Fans on the liveblog will go from ectasy to calling for Beilein's firing, to drunken jubilation at the end.
85 - 68 ][V][