ChadTough needs ALL THE VOTES!

ChadTough needs ALL THE VOTES!

Submitted by rob f on January 30th, 2017 at 11:04 AM

I'm posting our daily reminder to go to the Infiniti Challenge webpage and cast your vote for Coach Beilein's charity, ChadTough. I just voted (it's EASY & QUICK, everyone!), our coach and favorite charity are still in second place.

Current vote %:

1) Matt Painter 19%

2) John Beilein 15%

3) Bob Huggins 11%   

I promise, it only takes a few minutes of your time, its easy, and it's free.   But most importantly of all, our votes potentially help secure funds for a great cause.

LET'S DO THIS!

http://promo.espn.go.com/espn/contests/infiniti/2017/index?next=home

Vote for Michigan to Receive College Gameday Commercial

Vote for Michigan to Receive College Gameday Commercial

Submitted by tdcarl on April 23rd, 2012 at 1:23 PM

I haven't seen a thread about this, and seeing as how we're currently in 49th place I don't think there has been one.

College Gameday is having a contest to shoot a College Gameday commercial on a college campus this summer. The school with the most votes wins. Michigan is currently getting smoked and is in 49th place.

So yeah, go vote.

http://www.gamedayvote.com/

Reminder - Heisman Vote

Reminder - Heisman Vote

Submitted by Captain on October 14th, 2010 at 12:43 PM

Once again, Nissan is sponsoring this year's heisman and, by contract, receives one official heisman vote.  Nissan, in turn, is opening its vote to the public, and whichever player receives the most votes will earn Nissan's official heisman vote.  It's a daily vote, so some people (like me) require a reminder from time to time.

Denard has closed the gap significantly over the last week and a half.  Remember, a vote from your phone can add a vote per day.

http://promo.espn.go.com/espn/contests/nissan/heisman/   <<< VOTE

Denard catching up in Nissan Heisman fan vote

Denard catching up in Nissan Heisman fan vote

Submitted by NOLA Blue on October 8th, 2010 at 12:58 PM

Denard is down 39% - 22% in the latest vote tally.  He's been slowly catching up over the last week.  (I know, "Denard" and "slowly catching up" don't belong in the same sentence, paragraph or page.)  Just a friendly reminder that you may cast one vote per day... "one" as in once from your laptop, once from your phone, once at work, once from your significant other's laptop, etc.

Vote now, vote often.

The link:  http://promo.espn.go.com/espn/contests/nissan/heisman/

Daily Reminder - Heisman Vote

Daily Reminder - Heisman Vote

Submitted by Captain on October 7th, 2010 at 12:35 PM

Once again, Nissan is sponsoring this year's heisman and, by contract, receives one official heisman vote.  Nissan in turn is opening its vote to the public, and whichever player receives the most votes will earn Nissan's official heisman vote.  It's a daily vote, so some people (like me) require a reminder from time to time.

The post a couple days ago was pretty effective -- Denard jumped from 12% of the vote to 21% in a few hours -- so I will try to keep up the occasional reminder.  If there's one vote he should be able to secure it's this one, given the breadth of the fanbase, the readership of the largest college sports blog on the interweb, and the benefit of alumni who are largely capable of operating a computer.

http://promo.espn.go.com/espn/contests/nissan/heisman/   <<< VOTE

Official Reminder - Heisman Vote

Official Reminder - Heisman Vote

Submitted by Captain on October 5th, 2010 at 1:12 PM

Once again, Nissan is sponsoring this year's heisman and, by contract, receives one official heisman vote.  Nissan, in turn, is opening its vote to the public, and whichever player receives the most votes will earn Nissan's official heisman vote.  It's a daily vote, so some people (like me) require a reminder from time to time.

A while back someone plugged the vote for Denard, and a user who did the same on the second day of the vote got flamed.  This may have had a chilling effect on subsequent efforts to remind others to vote, so we get a link to every article written by any sports writer with a pen about Denard's heisman chances instead of the occasional reminder to vote for something that can actually influence the outcome in some small way.

So I'll subject myself to negs this morning if it means some modest improvement in Denard's chances to win the heisman.  Vote away, it takes eleven seconds.* 

http://promo.espn.go.com/espn/contests/nissan/heisman/   <<< VOTE

 *(You do need to play the game where they give you two vaguely legible words that include hieroglyphics not found on most computers and guess what the string of symbols is supposed to represent in order to prove you are a real person, but that's the only reason it takes eleven seconds instead of two).

Redundant threads/Polling station

Redundant threads/Polling station

Submitted by wlvrine on February 15th, 2010 at 9:02 PM

This problem is getting out of hand. Most everyone knows what I am talking about: Threads that ask the same tired questions over and over again.
Like: How many wins will we get this year?
Or: Will Devin Gardner start as a true freshman?
It is now only February and the frequency of these threads will only increase the closer we get to September. We need to stop the madness.
We do not need another discussion. We need a poll. A place where every joe-six-pack with an opinion about who will start at quarterback, can make their voice heard without bogging down the best message board in the universe.
I doubt this will put an end to the problem completely. But if it stops even one more thread from being created about how many wins it will take for R.Rodriguez to keep his job, then it will have been worth it.

If We Voted- My Top 25 and Your's Too

If We Voted- My Top 25 and Your's Too

Submitted by swarwick33 on September 28th, 2009 at 8:47 AM
What a week it was in college football.  It was one filled with upsets, dramatic victories, and narrow escapes by team in the Top 25 (Michgan included). 

Last week I gave a link to the individual ballots of all of the AP voters.  I thought it was interesting to see what the individual ballots were of each voter.  What I found is that I would estimate only half of these guys actually watch college football games other than the team that they are covering.  In my opinion many of these guys just throw a team at the top, give some love to their home team, and love to vote for the conference that they primarily cover.  Now I know that the AP poll does not have a direct relationship with the BCS anymore, but I do feel like it effects the voting culture of the Harris Poll and possibly even the Coaches' Poll. 

Why do I say this you might ask?


This topic was discussed on ESPN's College GameDay by a couple of guys that have votes in the AP Poll, Kirk Herbstreit and Craig James.  FWIW I would qualify them as competent voters, because they watch national college football as a job.  Both of them believed that there were/are voters in the poll that do not do their diligence in producing a quality, non-bias ranking system. 

So why am I doing this?

I feel like there are people on this site that love college football, and watch a lot more of it than the so called "expert" voters from the AP.  If you have the sports package from Comcast, than you can watch 8-10 college games at a time on Saturday Afternoon, not to mention some during the week, and my opinion is that you cannot have to much college football.  So the answer is that I feel like I am just as qualified to vote as these guys, and so are most of you, and I wanted to give you guys a place to discuss the entire Top 25 every week.

OK, a couple quick things to before my Top 25. 1) I chose the AP Poll because I feel like it is the most debated/discussed one during the week due to ESPN featuring it as their ranking system of choice. 2) I know we have the blog poll on the website, but we all do not vote on that, and I want to know what each of you think individually, because you can never have to much college football debate/opinion.

My TOP 25

  1. Alabama
  2. Florida
  3. Texas
  4. LSU
  5. Cincinnati
  6. Virginia Tech
  7. Boise State
  8. Iowa
  9. Houston
  10. TCU
  11. Oklahoma State
  12. Miami (FL)
  13. Michigan
  14. Oregon
  15. Kansas
  16. Missouri
  17. Penn State
  18. Oklahoma
  19. USC
  20. Ohio State
  21. UCLA
  22. Georgia Tech
  23. Wisconsin
  24. Nebraska
  25. Mississippi
    • No Cal- You cannot lose 42-3 and be a Top 25 team
    • You get some credit from me for being undefeated, if you have played anyone at all.  I will never think it is easy to win football games.
    • If you lose you fall.  If you lose to a team that loses to a bad team that hurts you. (See Ohio State)
    • My 26th team would be South Florida
    • Missouri is good and gets no love, same for UCLA
    • You can "claw your way back" by winning games against good teams (Oregon)
    • Credit for really good wins (Miami, Iowa, Houston, Boise State)
    • If you win, no matter how you win, you still won and should not be punished, unless the win was really close and against a team that is so bad that it was embarrassing.
    Let me know what you guys think.  I will be doing this every week so that we have a place to discuss the polls and let other people know how we feel about the Top 25.