Guess the Score, Win Stuff: Seer Accuse

Submitted by Seth on April 3rd, 2013 at 10:31 AM

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They're the "ORANGE" not the "ORANGEMEN". That was changed because to Irish Catholics the latter sounds the same way "South Carolina Klansmen" sounds to you. To clarify, it's a oft-told myth that the school was named for the right-wing fraternal order. The two actually have nothing to do with each other; the school name came from the school color being orange, kinda like how the Cincinnati Reds were so named because the original pro team wore red socks, but they still sometimes get grouped in among teams with offensive Native American monikers.

The way they picked orange is kinda funny. If you go back and look at the original official colors of a lot of schools, pink was a fashionable choice, however 'cuse had adopted "rose pink and pea green" as theirs. When they took the field against Hamilton College in 1889 the Syracuse fans were derided for, well, let me teambuild that:

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So to get everyone to stop pointing and laughing the students said "let's be orange." Good change. It's a good change.

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  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.
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About Last Time:

It was 87-85 in one OT, but this one guy pretty much predicted we'd have subs:

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It was crazy!

This Week's Game:

#4 seed Michigan versus #4 seed Syracuse. Winner is a basketball game away from the championship.

And the Prize: Three Goggles!

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Fine 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.

Comments

Perkis-Size Me

April 3rd, 2013 at 11:43 AM ^

UM-59

Syracuse-55

That 2-3 zone doesn't allow us to fully get as comfortable as we'd like, which will give Syracuse some chances. But their offensive play isn't cause for much concern, Mitch becomes a rebounding machine, and we make enough plays to win one that will be tight all the way through.

uminks

April 3rd, 2013 at 12:40 PM ^

I think it will be very tight with the orange possibly taking it.

However, I see Michigan keeping the pace up and Syracuse turning the ball over for quick transition points. If this turns into a higher scoring game Michigan will win. I think it will be!

Michigan 77  Syracuse 65.

Roanman

April 3rd, 2013 at 12:48 PM ^

Several lives ago, I used to do a lot of drinking on Lake St. Clair, especially at a couple of the bars on Harsen's Island where occasionally one would run into a table full of Indians either from or somehow related to the Indians that live over on the Canadian side on Walpoole Island.  One sunny summer morning I blew off work, jumped in the boat and headed out to the bar with some buddys and girls where we ran into a table full of Walpoole Indians and proceeded to get blind stupid together.

Long story short, one of the Indians is wearing a Cleveland Indians hat with Chief Wahoo on the front.

Flash forward 12/15 years and I walk into a restaurant on the American side not far from there and the same guy is sitting there wearing the same now beat to shit hat or at least one just like it.   

After reminiscing some about how jacked up we got ... it was a clearer memory for me than it was for him as despite my thinking I was doing this a lot, he was doing it a lot more ... I ask him about the hat.  He loves the hat, loves the chief, loves the Indians and wishes a few asshats with big mouths would just STFU.

So, offensive?   This guy was offended at the idea of the Chief going away.  Who the hell knows.