Hack-and-Hope Over

10 Jan 2019

The Vegas Over/Under for the Michigan @ Illinois game went off at 136--four points lower than the spit-balled 140 O/U line the GridCard Commissioner had set a week ago. The GC Over/Under tracked all the way, seventy at the half, 105 at the ten minute mark, until the Wolverines took the air out of the ball with a twelve-point lead. With UM leading 70-60, the Fighting Illini began fouling to extend the game, producing 18 points in the final minute and toppling the game Over. 

The last minute hacking allowed Dano (35) to join csmorgan71 (35) at the top of the mountain, each picking up their first GridCard win of the year. Losing the Under prevented csmorgan71 (58) from winning the GridCard Week, but--in a strange twist--losing the Under won the King Kong for TheDust (60)--his fourth in a row--TheDust picking up just where he left off last year.  

Only Dano and csmorgan71 defeated the ProGrid Tour--where macs detail (33) also benefitted from Illinois' hack-and-hope strategy to slip past AFED for the Rollover Win. 

Four other players posted Qualifying Scores: jocko (33), Ace (32), KMac (31) and JeepCreeper (31).