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:
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.
I can't be bothered to check, so I'll just go with a "window licking" mad score.
Michigan: 63, Illinois: 6
No idea if this has been chosen and too many posts to verify. Here's to hoping!
34-2, Michigan soars.
but in large pools like this, it is wise to deviate so...
Michigan 31 Illinois 20
Just because it's really unlikely that someone already said it (or replied it to the top comment to try to cheat):
Illinois wins, 28-24.
Also, this gives me a really jinxy vibe, especially since it's concentrating all the michigan-definitely-gonna-win predictions in one place...
I broke the jinx with my pick above and got blasted as a troll. Now I feel doubly-good that we are going to avoid another App State disaster, but you'd better prepare for some backlash.
Mich 37 Illinois 6
Michigan 45 Illinois 16
45-10 Michigan wins
37-6. And there was great happiness and anticipation.
45 - 9 Michigan
Just so people know, replying to the top comment doesn't change the time stamp, which is what I'm going by.
Michigan - 49
Illinois - 24
A little bit closer than expected early, goof guys pull away and then Illinois gets some cheap stuff late.
Good guys, not goof - guess I am not fully awake yet today.
44-6. I'm going with mathlete.
52 UM - 20 Illini
I'm only really late.
dont worry youre only late for the party when its over. who gets the 50? 8)
entries! This is exciting.
Michigan 31 - Illinois 14
Michigan 56, Illinois 6
This thread sure got big. People love free stuff!
I predict rain.
Illinois G (gravitational constant)
You may be able to post late, but I have the ability to change posts (both of which being the reason I save a copy of the post before the game to determine the winner).
Congrats to NCWolverine