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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

The Charity Bowl: Give for a Good Cause!

*UPDATES BELOW*

Seeing as this might be the only chance for anything associated with Michigan to participate in a bowl this year, we here at the MZone wanted to throw our support behind a good cause currently taking shape across the cfb blogosphere.

In the wake of the devastating cyclone in Myanmar, the tornadoes seeming all across the middle section of the country, the earthquake in China as well as the everyday needs in our own communities, Orson at EDSBS and Kevin at Fanblogs.com are asking college football fans to show their school spirit and help those in need today by making a donation to the American Red Cross, CARE, or the International Rescue Committee.

In turn, they'll rank the total donation by school and display it this week at Fanblogs and Every Day Should Be Saturday. The winning school will have its colors displayed at EDSBS and logo/mascot shown on every page at Fanblogs.

The particulars:

1) Make a donation online to the American Red Cross, CARE, or the International Rescue Committee.

2) Email the donation confirmation to kevin@fanblogs.com and state your team affiliation by 8pm EDT on Wednesday, May 14th.

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.

And while it's not listed, I've added...

5) It's a chance for Benny and I to show our parents the MZone for a change and say, "See, look at all the good in the world we do with this!" ("No, ma, not the semi-naked ASU cheerleader story. Above that.")

So do whatever you can if you can and help paint the cfb blogosphere Maize and Blue!

UPDATE: According to Fanblogs, Meeeeechigan was the Day 1 Charity Bowl leader with its fans having donated $1,000. Florida was in second with $500.

UPDATE II: As of 7am Wednesday morning, over $11K has been raised via the CFB blogosphere and the top of the donation chart looks like this...

1. Michigan - $2,985.002. Ohio State - $2,305.00 3. Florida - $1,570.004. Texas - $480.005. Auburn - $355.00

And today, the last day of the Charity Bowl, comes with a twist: it's Rival Smackdown Day. So when you you make your donation today, note if it is FOR your school or AGAINST your rival.

Ed. Note: As of this writing, there is no truth to the rumor that Scott Frost is lobbying for Michigan to have to split the mythical donation title with Nebraska due to the fact that Tom Osborne retired 11 years ago.

(HT: OoC)

27 comments:

Catie said...

Let's Go Blue!!!

Out of Conference said...

Good job, Michigan fans!

beast in 'bama said...

No brie, SiC, please. It'd just melt.

Nice job M'ers. We Longhorns need to tighten up and catch you!

surrounded in columbus said...

but, but there are poor neglected kids in isolated wilderness, backwater areas like Oklahoma who don't know the difference between a Shiraz and a Syrah? don't they deserve help too?

srudoff said...

not fair when the $1000 came from the Ed Martin Estate!

Out of Conference said...

You can selected where you want your donations to be used (at least for Red Cross) - domestic or international, disaster relief, or other, a specific disaster, a specific community, "where the greatest need is"...etc.

lastest (noon Tues) - From Kevin's fanblogs site:

Money raised to date: $5,715.00
Team Donation Standings:
1) Michigan - $1,975
2) Florida - $525
3) Auburn - $355
4) Florida State - $350
5) Ohio State - $305
6) Case Western Reserve - $300
7t) South Carolina - $200
7t) Georgia Tech - $200
7t) SMU - $200
8) Alabama - $180
9) Tennessee - $150
10t) LSU - $125
10t) Ole Miss - $125
10t) Nebraska - $125

Lurking: Oklahoma, Mississippi State, Notre Dame, Georgia

Updated as of 12n EDT - May 13, 2008

Notably missing from the list? West Virginia, Clemson, Miami, USC, UCLA, Texas A&M, Penn State

Your corporate matching donations count if you can email something proving it to Kevin.

OSURulz said...

Well this is apparently a slow blogging day. Here's something to pick everyone up.

Apparently USC Defensive End Everson Griffen was picked up by the police. Griffen just days before had "physically abused a freshman," the police said. To squelch any doubts or grumbles of protest, officers interrupted a team meeting and played the incriminating video, which got posted to YouTube.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2331835380766227973&q=Everson+Griffen&ei=SjUbSJS1EZqarQKLi6m9Ag

OSURulz said...

Whoops, meant to post this under the more relevant "UF Thugs" post.

Catie said...

GO BLUE!!!! (see, BELIEVE!!! hee hee)

Zone Left said...

now for step two. If you haven't donated yet, wait until tomorrow and spend tuos down to $0

phil said...

Go Blue! I donated but don't thank me, I'm using Catie's credit card.

Catie said...

HEY! I am not dead yet! (besides, I don't use credit cards :P)

Catie said...

Ohhhhh my, looky who is sneaking up on us!!!

Team Donation Standings:
1. Michigan - $2,460.00
2. Ohio State - $2,305.00
3. Florida - $1,325.00
4. Texas - $480.00
5. Auburn - $355.00
6. Florida State - $350.00
7t. Case Western Reserve - $300.00
7t. Virginia - $300.00
8t. South Carolina - $200.00
8t. Georgia Tech - $200.00
8t. SMU - $200.00
9. Alabama - $180.00
10. Tennessee - $150.00

Lurking: LSU, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Notre Dame


I am a poor grad student and can't do anymore, (and Phil maxed out my credit card) you guys need to step it up, if tOSU beats us in THIS, I might lose my faith!

Out of Conference said...

tOSU could ruin this for you guys... better call in some rich alumni support. My Gamecocks are disappointing me. If any of you post on Rovals.com boards, go to the Gamecock site and give them shit.

(From Kevin at fansblogs)

RIVAL SMACKDOWN DAY arrives for Charity Bowl
I'm very proud to give today's update for the Charity Bowl as of 7:00am today....

Money raised to date: $11,116.00

Team Donation Standings:
1. Michigan - $2,985.00
2. Ohio State - $2,305.00
3. Florida - $1,570.00
4. Texas - $480.00
5. Auburn - $355.00
6. Florida State - $350.00
7t. Case Western Reserve - $300.00
7t. Virginia - $300.00
8. Alabama - $230.00
9t. South Carolina - $200.00
9t. Georgia Tech - $200.00
9t. SMU - $200.00
10. Oklahoma - $185.00

Lurking: Tennessee, Nebraska, Va Tech, LSU, Notre Dame

As we mentioned yesterday, today is RIVAL SMACKDOWN DAY for the Charity Bowl. So... as you make your donations today, please be sure to note if your donation should count FOR your team or AGAINST your rival.

Ready to donate and support your school? The particulars:

1) Make a donation online to the American Red Cross, CARE, or the International Rescue Committee.

2) Email the donation confirmation to kevin@fanblogs.com and state your team affiliation by 8pm EDT on Wednesday, May 14th.

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.

ALL DONATIONS MUST BE IN TO FANBLOGS BY 8PM EDT (5PM PDT) TONIGHT

http://www.fanblogs.com/charity/007550.php

Out of Conference said...

rovals = rivals

Catie said...

I was afraid of that little twist.

tOSU fans would donate to bring Michigan down faster than they would donate to support their team......

Dezzi said...

Well... not sure if this total includes the $100 I donated to support the Red Cross International Disaster Fund.

I have friends who work for the UN disaster relief so I figured this was the best place for my donation.

Will take a Buckeye donation of $100 to knock mine out.

Bigasshammm said...

Has anyone verified that the UF donations were not placed with a dead woman's credit card?

I couldn't resist.

Randy said...

To dezzi: I made that $100 donation before I read your post. But this is one contest I don't mind Michigan beating OSU if it means more money donated.

Catie said...

45 minutes left and by the sounds of it, EDSBS will be decorated in Maize and Blue tomorrow. Although, nothing set in stone yet!

I can hear it now, our little tOSU buddies, should Michigan win.........."we allowed you to win since this is going to be your only win this year" or some such bullshit.

Catie said...

WOW!!!! (Copy and pasted from Kevin's Fansblog) Makes ya proud to be a Wolverine eh?

7:30p Update….. $19,001 donated……

$6,860.00 - Big 10 - Michigan
$2,280.00 - Big 10 - Ohio State
$1,720.00 - SEC - Florida
$985.00 - SEC - Alabama
$675.00 - ACC - Georgia Tech
$595.00 - Big XII - Texas
$420.00 - ACC - Florida State
$410.00 - Big XII - Oklahoma
$410.00 - SEC - Auburn
$400.00 - ACC - Virginia

Catie said...

Very cool, over $20,000.

Michigan's largest donation was $1,000, with 78 different donors! That is impressive! (so not all just one or two deep pocket Michigan fans, but MANY compassionate MIchigan fan!)

Very nicely done gentlemen!

The Block M is already up at Fanblogs!!

Dezzi said...

Largest donation was from an OSU fan... $2,000... too bad that was basically their total.

It's all for a good cause though!

Go Big Ten!

Catie said...

Hey, where is the Maize on EDSBS? It is all blue, but it looks the same to me as ever. I must be missing something?

Catie said...

Ohhh EDSBS looks AWESOME! Blue and Maize with

Space Bitches, Space! Scrawled across the top.

Very cool!

god of the whoppers said...

so this will aptly be named catie's blog, since she owns it

Catie said...

Hey now! Just because I am the only one that BELIEVES!

It doesn't take much to entertain me!