Basketballgasm 2014: Day 1 Liveblog

Basketballgasm 2014: Day 1 Liveblog

Submitted by Seth on March 20th, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Die, work productivity! Die before the might of The Great Thursday of the Basketballing (also: hockey), and the grilling of former football players on things of interest.

The Celebrity Mods: By seniority, Todd Howard (CB, 1998-'01); Brandon Williams (CB, 1999-'02), who wrangled them all together; Tim Massaquoi (WR/TE, 2001-'05); Jordan Kovacs# (S, 2009-'12); and Michael Schofield (OL, 2009-'13). They'll be in and out ds-main-logothroughout the day.

# = never gets to live it down.

The Sponsor: As they did last year, our official fantasy game partner DraftStreet stepped up. If you're getting bored between games today, head on over to their dashboard and sign up for any of their games. That link goes to the NBA one I just started. Or just check in on your team for the $40k (or $20k if you came late) tourney we've been on about all week.

The Cause: We've got a bunch of former players coming by today to answer your questions, yap about the ballgames with you, and support the Go Blue Bowl, on April 4.

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Flier (click to see list of players attending, etc.):

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It's a series of evening flag football games at Pioneer between teams coached by former Michigan players. Two teams will be made up of sponsors and you can still get in on that. The event benefits Marlin Jackon's Fight for Life Foundation.

The Schedule: As we get going it'll be general discussion time while the Ohio State-Dayton (12:15) and Wisconsin-American (12:40) are on, continuing that through Pitt-Colorado (1:40), and Cincy-Harvard (2:10). At 3pm we'll switch to the hockey game vs Penn State, go to Michigan State's game after that, and that should carry us to the Michigan-Wofford game tonight.

The Mitigation of Liveblog Chaos: Read it. Know it. Love it. Be it.

GO BLUE! Always.

Copper Bowl Liveblog

Copper Bowl Liveblog

Submitted by Seth on December 28th, 2013 at 9:30 PM

We're up late in late December for a bowl game between two unranked teams. 2013 cannot be over soon enough.

The Sponsor:

Marawatch knows you like nice things. May 2014 be one of those.

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Tips for successful live blogging: "I accept the liveblog chaos mitigation rules, I'm not sure whether they accept me."

--Bob Dylan

Adorable Puppies Liveblog

Adorable Puppies Liveblog

Submitted by Seth on November 30th, 2013 at 11:20 AM

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Let's talk about how cute my dog is. Look at those floppy ears. And how long that tail is for him! And that little button nose! Also Michigan is playing Ohio State today.

The Sponsor: Only 7-5. Only! Admit it: you expect a certain level of quality that is very difficult to achieve, and you are disappointed at less. Where did you get this sense of what constitutes excellence anyway?

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Oh, right. That.

Puppy jokes aside, you're here because this still has meaning to you. Wear it on your sleeve, and just on the edge of it too.

The Chaos: Before you enter, please calibrate your expectations appropriately.

Nebraska Liveblog

Nebraska Liveblog

Submitted by Seth on November 9th, 2013 at 2:53 PM

The Sponsor:

Once again Marawatch, maker of exquisite timepieces for Michigan fans, has stepped forward to sponsor this feature. Your one hand often gets the opportunity to ball itself into a fist and rise in salute of the victors. The other hand has a more subtle way to hail.

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WSG: Brandon Williams, Michigan cornerback 1999-2002, co-founder of Go Blue Then and Now, and the last guy to make it four years in a #12 jersey. Think about it: Gardner, Roundtree, J.T. Floyd, Cone, Gutierrez. Weird, right? His organization brings together and provides support to the myriad philanthropic and charitable endeavors of former Michigan players and other alumni.

Chaos, the Mitigation of: Read this first before ye enter.

Penn State Liveblog

Penn State Liveblog

Submitted by Seth on October 12th, 2013 at 4:30 PM

The Sponsor:

Our continued gratitude to Shashi Mara of Marawatch, maker of exquisite timepieces for Michigan fans. There are some watches you own that you look at only when you need to know the time. And then there's the watch you occasionally look at to tell the time, and then look at to tell the time again, and then just in case you'd better check the time again... 

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Shashi's watches are exceptional at telling time. That's why you're staring at yours so much. Really.

Chaos Avoidance: Undermine their pompous authority, reject their moral standards, make anarchy and disorder your trademarks. Cause as much chaos and disruption as possible but don't let them take you alive. Except on a liveblog cause we're all mates here so read the Chaos Mitigation Post.

--Sid Vicious

 

 

Minnesota Liveblog

Minnesota Liveblog

Submitted by Seth on October 5th, 2013 at 3:00 PM

The Sponsor:  This liveblog is brought to you by Marawatch, purveyor of premium timepieces for the only program that matches them for quality. Not everybody shares the same appreciation for watches, not everybody has the same appreciation for their time at Michigan. Shashi Mara has them in spades. For those who do as well he makes something very special.

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Happy Homecoming!

Chaos Avoidance: The battlefield is a scene of constant chaos. The winner will be the one who controls that chaos, both his own and the enemies, by understanding the Chaos Mitigation Post.

--Napoleon Bonaparte