Somebody asked what a Hoosier is. I know the answer! It's a cabinet. Seriously.
You doubt me? Look it up. Back in the day—like during those 50 years between when Indiana joined the Big Ten and finally won a championship—kitchens didn't come with the cabinets and countertops and stuff all in place. They were just rooms. So you'd put a "Hoosier" in there. The Hoosier had cabinets and drawers and a spice rack and came with its own flower sifter and grinder so you can bake your own bread, which is an important thing to have in pre-industrial nations like Indiana.
How it works:
About Last Time:
The lowballing mbrummer guessed "67-52 and its [sic] not that close" so he gets the really comfy basketball tee for managing to get closest to the 68-53 final score by actually picking fewer points to be scored by either team.
This Week's Game:
Michigan @ Indiana on Saturday February 2. Please note that "Michigan @ Indiana on Saturday February 2" is not "Michigan versus Northwestern at Crisler tonight." Not that the people who guess the wrong game ever read this part, but I like putting warnings in anyway so we can make fun of them later. Watch, some tool will still guess Northwestern…
And the Prize:
Wishing for Muppets over an Indiana game; it must be basketball season.
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. No, don't—why would you want to make my life easy? Wait, I'm a professional Michigan fan—okay my life is pretty easy). Deadline for entries is 24 hours before the start of the game. MGoEmployees and Moderators exempt from winning. We did not invent the algorithm. The algorithm consistently finds Jesus. The algorithm spent 10 years as the Indiana of basketball, if that makes sense. The algorithm is banned in China. The algorithm is from Jersey. The algorithm is not just a shooter.. This is not the algorithm. This is close.
Michigan - 78
IU - 74
Michigan 72 indiana 66
81 - 77 IU
The only game of the year where I cheer against UM. My parents went to IU and I was raised to be a Hoosier (at least when it comes to basketball). But I attended UM and am blue in every other way. So...conflicted...
sympathy or understanding, you probably won't find it here.
You get nothing. Good day, sir.
I went to middle school in Ann Arbor during the Fab Five era. I was the only one rooting for Calbert Cheaney and Alan Henderson. That was miserable.
Wow, I feel like I'm in a confessional.
and sin no more.
71-70 M wins
76-71 Good Guys
Michigan 79 - 78 Indiana
Michigan 74, Indiana 72
Stauskas with a 3 at the buzzer for the win.
Different score but same line of thinking. Stauskas with a go-ahead three late.
Michigan wins in a squeaker 84-82 over the dreaded kitchen furniture
Only because its at home for them
Free throws will be huge in this game, especially down the stretch
67 63 Michigan
M82 - I76
75 - 73 IU wins
Mich 66 - IU 62
Good guys with a big win.
Shouldn't we be picking the score of the Northwestern game?
Hope I'm wrong...
I kid, I kid. 65 - 63 ][V][ this is my real prediction.
Burke nails a three at the buzzer to win
I was hoping that section was still about the Hoosier.
73 - 67
67-64 Michigan over Indiana