Guess the Score, Win Stuff: For Penn's Sakes Comment Count

Seth November 18th, 2015 at 6:43 PM


The downside of the new alignment is sharing a conference with Rutgers and Maryland. The upside is The Game matters again like it should, and we get to see our blues brothers every year, and most of the time that means we add another excuse to my all-time favorite MGoshirt.

Still have to add "How is THAT offsides?" from last year. I predict this one will be close enough to put another on there.

How this works again:

  1. Readers predict the final score of a designated game by placing a guess in the comments, preferably in the format of [M score][hyphen][Opp score], for example "41-0" or "35-0 Michigan", or "28-0 Go Blue", or "42-0 Harbaugh!" etc.
  2. The three guys who read this part holler at people who post in a different format
  3. First person (by timestamp) to post a particular score has it.
  4. If you got it right, I contact you for an address by your MGoBlog account email, and you give me some time to get that to you.
  5. If nobody got it right or I don't hear from the winner(s) we push it to next week or let it go.

About Last Time:

Nobody was right, AGAIN!!! This is the third time in a row now that nobody guessed the score, and don't go telling me "48-41" was hard to predict against #CHAOSTEAM. Maybe I'm just not incentivizing you enough. So I'm gonna add more to the pile.

This Week's Game:

Michigan at Penn State. Probably not 48-41.

And on the Line:

This T-shirt:             AAAAANNNDDDD                This book:


(All-American Rod Payne not included.)

The coffee table book is by friends of the blog Jim Dack and his brother Christopher, and covers the history of the winged helmets. It covers all the frippery but the back half is just the most extensive collection of pics of Michigan helmets through the years. If you don't guess the score you can get one for $15.

Fine Print:

One entry per user. First user to choose a set of scores wins, determined by the timestamp of your entry (for my ease I prefer if you don't post it as a reply to another person's score--if you do it won't help or hurt you). Deadline for entries is 24 hours before the start of the game. MGoEmployees and moderators exempt from winning. The algorithm finds the winners as it chooses. The algorithm is self-correcting. The algorithm is from Jersey. The algorithm had two feet inbounds. The algorithm added two seconds. The algorithm wasn't prepared for Mallett. The algorithm probably paid Woodson/Henne. The algorithm was holding. The algorithm was committing unnecessary roughness. The algorithm scored on the 1st run but the refs didn't see it. It wasn't the algorithm's fault. This is not the algorithm, I swear to God!