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Michigan races to Third Quarter Lead in EDSBS/Fanblogs Charity Bowl! Way to go Michigan fans! Big Blue currently sits first in the overall standings with $2,985.00 in donations, $685.00 in front of rival and second place challenger OHIO STATE. Come on Michigan fans. No more fourth quarter collapses. This is one game where Michigan can and should pull out a well earned, nay, donated victory. Today is the last day for donations, so make 'em count. As an added twist, all of today's donations can either be counted toward your school's final total or AGAINST your rival's total (or anyone else's for that matter). Orson's got the total at approximately $11,000 raised. Lets do our part to smash $20,000 and help some people that desperately need it. Here are the details for your donations.
2) Email the donation confirmation to firstname.lastname@example.org and state your team affiliation by 8pm EDT on Wednesday, May 14th. BE SURE TO STATE WHETHER YOUR DONATION GOES FOR YOUR TEAM OR AGAINST ANOTHER. Either way it counts, but we want you to have some fun with it, too.
3) Results will be displayed at Every Day Should Be Saturday and Fanblogs throughout the week, with the final results shown by Thursday, May 15th.
4) The winning school will have its colors displayed at EDSBS and logo/mascot shown on every page at Fanblogs.
Mondo important reminder: ALL DONATIONS MUST BE IN TO FANBLOGS BY 8PM EDT (5PM PDT) TONIGHT.
- A hardy thank you to the Adam Rose of the LA Times for linking my piece on the OJ Mayo situation and endorsing my proposed disciplinary recommendations should the NCAA ever awake from its cash induced slumber. Gentlemen, you're welcome to link here any day. (Massive HT: Conquest Chronicles).
- Jimmy Tressel doesn't like it when you start swiping recruits out of his back yard. Yesterday Tressel landed 5-11 wideout James Jackson, Michigan's Division 1 100-meter state champion who won the thing with a blazing time of 10.94 seconds. Um. That's bad. Michigan was in hot pursuit, but came up short on the 4 star, Rivals 250 member. Touche' sweatervest. Touche.
- My condolences to Doug of Hey Jenny Slater on the loss of the love of his life. Sadly, insanely hot French Newscaster Melissa Theuriau went and got herself hitched over the weekend. Doug is now living in semi-seclusion in Northern Quebec. However, in sadness there is opportunity. Ladies. I'm talking directly to you. It's not everyday that the Chancellor of the Sexchequer puts his heart back on the open market.
- From condolences to congratulations, Michigan Football Saturdays turned two years old this past Sunday. My sincere congratulations to MFS, as it turns out some of the best Michigancentric research, analysis and insight in the blogosphere. Congrats on the birthday! Keep up the great work.
- The venerable UMTailgate.com is getting a facelift. I'll be looking forward to the (proposed) Memorial Day relaunch guys. Keep us posted.
- Finally, I put out a call for photos and you guys answered with some amazing Fanshots! Keep 'em coming! I'm especially interested to see if anyone's got photos of this year's baseball and softball teams as they both head into post season play. If you haven't posted a Fanshot yet, it's easy, all you have to do is click on the "New Fanshot" button on the left, type in the Title for what you're posting, Click on Image or Video (for You Tubes), add a tag or two (Michigan football, Mike Hart, Michigan stadium, Maize n Brew, Uncle Larry, whatever!), and hit post. It's that simple. If all goes according to plan, we'll have a sortable image and photo vault for everyone to share and enjoy. Thanks again to everyone who's submitted images and to all of you who will soon!