Hey everyone, I am strongly debating working as a basketball ref on the side to make some money, probably doing some rec leagues or something lighter to start. I'm not sure if/when it will happen. Just wanted to ask everyone around here that has refed, and more specifically maybe done basketball, what it was like for you.
Is it worth the headache for the 75-100 a night you work?
Thanks to your guys' participation in yesterday's round of the Reddit CFB Risk game, we have made some monumental progress on our mission to destroy Ohio State and conquer the country. We gained valuable territories in Michigan back, managed to win Bowling Green in a massive upset, and made some progress in other regions.
Meanwhile, Ohio State has almost been completely eradicated from the state of Michigan and the entire map for that matter. Ohio State has been forced to retreat to Columbus, Ohio, and Cincinatti. They also hold a small fortress at Eastern Michigan, but are surrounded by Michigan territories in AA, EL, WMU, and Toledo.
Tonight is a huge opportunity to potentially eliminate the Buckeyes from the game. We need your help to defend the territories we currently own or attack any neighboring territories as you see fit! This is just a reminder that if you signed up yesterday to continue playing and if you are seeing this for the first time then you should definitely join.
To join all you need to do is go to reddit.com/r/cfb and create an account if you don't already have one. Next, set your flair to Michigan. You can do this by clicking "Select Flair" on the right side of the cfb subreddit. Finally, you can join and play the game at https://vote.redditcfb.com/cfbrisk.php.
If you want to discuss the game in deeper detail and strategize with us you can join our discord server found here: https://discord.gg/RBWRUPc. We usually announce plans of what we want to attack/defend in the evenings, but we discuss strategy all day. Be warned though, that there will be a mild vetting process to join the discord as we have had some mole issues from OSU.
An update version of the map as of (5/5) can be seen below:
Happy friday, fam. Join me in slacking at work and sneaking out early. Bless you all!
For those of you who follow his posts, just wanted to let folks know that his daughter and granddaughter were in a bad car accident on Sunday. The granddaughter looks to be doing okay but his daughter is headed into surgery on her pelvis right now.
This was posted over at Rivals, where he posts under a different account name, and he said it was okay to post here.
The family has set up a GoFundMe which I'll link below (I hope that's okay - I don't post a lot here). I'm sure someone will do something if it's not.
In any event, please keep the family in your thoughts.
With warm weather finally gracing our presence, I've been fishing more and more often. Right now seems to be a good time for late season crappie and walleye fishing with the recent cold snaps ruining their spawning times. Right now is also a great time for catfish with the mild temperatures. With a decent sized cat landed last night, my fishing fever is burning red hot again.
So, a few questions for the board: What do you like to fish for? Favorite gear? Any recent trophy catches? Have any big fishing trips planned for the summer?
Again this year, my friend and I will be traveling to Branson, Missouri to fish for bass out of Table Rock Lake, one of the premier bass lakes in the United States. Last year we didn't so well with so many people on the lake for the 4th of July, but we learned our lesson and will be going a week earlier this time around. If you've never been, I highly recommend it as both a great fishing area and an awesome family getaway to the Ozark Mountains.
Please share your fishing stories, favorite spots (if you don't mind), and excuses to tell your spouse for that needed time away (I need more of these).
Happy fishing, and Go Blue!