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.
You're gonna need some tiebreakers, Seth, so here goes:
Michigan turns the ball over 3 times on Illinois' side of the field, and Denard is the only UM player to rush for more than 100 yds.
37-13 Michigan. Yep, that is a safety. Not sure if it will be Jake or Desmond, but I would say Jake. I doubt Desmond would be on the field in that situation. Plus Jake has beautiful hair. I also do not think after going up 21-3 at the half Michigan is going to go balls out on offense since they don't want Sparty to see any of the tricks they have planned.
Michigan 48, Illinois 9
Michigan 44 - Illinois 13
I had this much after you so now I say mich 65-17
Michigan 38 Illinois 16
Since i saw like 5 people with my score i'm changing my prediction to 48-16
Wow. I don't look on here for 30 minutes and this gets posted with over 150 replies..
Not sure if this score is taken yet..
Michigan 38, Illinois 24
Michigan 44 - Illinois 7
Michigan wins: 35-7
Michigan 48, Illinois 6
Michigan 45 Illinois 13
Just saw 31-10 already posted... I like the extra field goal anyways
UM 48 ILL 14
42-23 Michigan wins
52-10 Michigan wins
40 - 6, good guys
38 15 michigan because my score was stolen
I'll go with Michigan 27 Illi 20
UM 28 - ILL 17
31-6 Michigan, and Bellomy finishes with more picks (1) than Denard (0)
56-17 Big Blue
does Kentucky play this week?
"Four score and 7.." Which of course equals 35. I know, "Why not just 5 score?" you ask. Lincoln liked to mix things up as evidenced by his cabinet appointments, the Civil War, demanding to be all-time shuffler during Thursday "euchre" nights, etc.
So, 35 + Abe's hat size (7 5/8") + the number of 4-year terms he completed (1 1/16) = 43.6875, rounded to the nearest whole number = 44
The number of times Abe anticipated standing on the moon - 0
Yep, he bet against his home team. Coincidentally, he also bet against the Union. He took the South and the points and ended up winning anyway.
Crafty that splitter of rails.
Has nothing to do with laying railroad tracks, but instead references his fiendish coke habit.
Cocaine wasn't illegal in the 19th century.
42-12 Michigan and may I suggest a format to make this searchable somehow.
It is searchable. It's called Ctrl+F.
On my phone. Lol