Michigan 51 - Illinois 10
Guess the Score, Win Stuff: Illinois
Welcome bloggers to the newest regular MGoFeature, and the only one that gives you free stuff. Usually it'll be something from the MGoStore; occasionally someone will donate or sponsor a different item. It works like thusly:
- Wednesday mornings I put up a winnable prize that consists of a desirable good.
- You guess the final scores of this weekend's designated game (football or hoops, depending on the season), and put it in the comments. First person to post a particular score has it.
- If you got it right, 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.
This Week's Game:
Illinois Fighting Illini of Illinois (We're from Illinois!) vs. the Michigan Wolverines, in a contest of footballs.
This Week's Prize:
The latest in wearable technology from MGoBlog, this shirt may cause a sudden Aneurysm of Leadership. Your friends will remark upon your incredible grit, and late-game three point shooting ability. Options are Six Threes at Breslin Maize, or Big Ten Title Blue.
Notes: If you win and prefer another shirt, that's cool; pick an MGoShirt.
Yes I feel a tiny bit bad about THE_KNOWLEDGE except 1.) I figure you like free stuff more than being a "top friend"; 2.) We've had this in the works for a very long time; and 3.) Being from the future he was well aware of this.
Rules: One entry per user. First user to choose a set of scores wins, determined by the timestamp of your entry (for my ease I prefer if you don't post it as a reply to another person's score--if you do it won't help or hurt you). If nobody gets the score, this week's prize carries over to the following week's. Deadline for entries is 24 hours before the start of the game (since I won't have time to pull them on gamedays). MGoEmployees and Moderators--anyone else with moderator priveleges--are exempt from winning (because you could change your timestamp). If you choose the score that Brian published in the official preview and it actually ends up the final score, well, that would be pretty amazing because Brian picks scores like 29-11 all the time.
Michigan - 27
Illinois - 18
41-17, winner = Meeechigan
lol fail. The same score is another reply to same comment.
Michigan 41 - Illinois 13
Michigan 34 Illinois 13
Michigan 48 Illinois 10
Michigan 38, The Ghosts of Zook 17
EDIT: To specify Michigan wins.
We used to have a running contest on the Michigan College Football board for score predictions. Points were assigned for the amount off of actual score, and lowest point total won. A running season tally was also kept, the prize was bragging rights. Glad to see something like this happening here, though I imagine we will have thousands of participants. #Ijustthinkofitandithappens
34 - 10 M
44-10 - same as last week.
34-17 Good Guys
44 to 17 Michigan
Mini Bears 73 - Jets 0
38-7 Michigan. Damn you to hell Blue-Chip.
Gotta be quicker. And also, fantastic user name.
41-10 Michigan over the Sad Panda Illini
Now that it has settled down have to change final answer is: I'll take Michigan 44 - Illini 14
41-14 good guys
M 38 - UofI 0
Michigan 31 Illinois 16
UMich 35, Illinois 17. I think I'm skewing to the conservative edge here.
Michigan 42, Illinois 10
And I agree - THE_KNOWLEDGE obviously anticipated this disturbance long ago and has adjusted accordingly. It will be interesting to see what the MGoOmnipresence has in store for his disciples . . .
No one seems to have it yet, so 38-13 Michigan.