Guess the Score, Win Stuff: Big Twen Tournament

Submitted by Seth on March 13th, 2013 at 10:13 AM


Time to win a Big Ten Championship…the other way.

How it works:

  1. I put up a winnable prize that consists of a desirable good.
  2. You guess the final scores of the designated game, and put it in the comments, preferably in the format of [M's Score]-[Opponent's Score]. First person to post a particular score has it.
  3. If you guess either game correctly, we contact you. If not, go to (5)
  4. The desirable good arrives at the address you give us.
  5. Non-winners can acquire the same desirable good by trading currency for it.
  6. Seriously, you don't have to actually guess a basketball score to get this shirt. You can buy it.

About Last Time:

We did both of the Indiana schools in one, but since there were two games to guess, it wasn’t a closest-to-the-pin challenge this time. Nobody got either score correct. I did notice landry2102 and ChicagoGoBlue both posted matching 73-72 scores for the IU game within seconds of each other—if only Morgan’s tip-in had gone in…well if that had happened these guys would have “Hoosier Daddy” t-shirts. So tell you guys what: if Michigan beats Indiana in the BTT you two (and Morgan, and fate) are absolved and get shirts.

This Week's Game:

No more looking past anything. We play Penn State in Chicago to kick off the BTT.

And the Prize:

4503_218Fine 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. Deadline for entries is sometime within 24 hours before the start of the game—whenever I can get online in that time and lock the thread. MGoEmployees and Moderators exempt from winning because you can change scores. We did not invent the algorithm. The algorithm consistently finds Jesus. The algorithm is banned in China. The algorithm is from Jersey. The algorithm is not just a shooter. The algorithm always fouls Cody Zeller. The algorithm can’t explain why Big Ten officials think it’s their duty to help Bo Ryan. The algorithm spent 10 years as the Indiana of basketball, if that makes sense. This is not the algorithm. This is close.



March 13th, 2013 at 10:18 AM ^

76-65 Michigan.


EDIT: I will also hijack the first comment to note Seth's desire for YOU to post in the format of [Michigan's score]-[opponent's score]. Don't be a doob, make his CTRL-F easy.


March 13th, 2013 at 10:53 AM ^

Michigan wins 79-70.

I had forgotten that I guessed 73-72 for the IU game.  Curse you rim for not giving me a free shirt when you caused the ball to roll off the wrong way!