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November 17th, 2006


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09:50 am - Wagering on the Game
I have sent a message to the Senior Druid of the Ann Arbor ADF Grove, Shining Lakes (and copied uberrod), detailing my proposition for what they need to do, should Ohio State beat Michigan on Saturday.

On my way into work, though, I noticed this message of hope and redemption on a church sign:


Good to know that combining deity and sports is a cross-religion phenomenon

It's fun to play a bit with the Game, and to enjoy it like this. Some people are, of course, against any reference to sports in their religion, which has always confused me.

In particular, I noticed that making small, friendly wagers between other Big Ten schools (I've made bets with sleepingwolf about Penn State-OSU games for two years now, and will make wagers with his Grove, should he ever get around to starting one. . . hinthinthint) are good for bringing the Groves a bit closer. We now have Groves in many Big Ten cities (working on Purdue, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan State, and Penn State. . . remember that there are 11 teams in the Big Ten Conference), so it might be fun to expand to a few other schools with wagers, too.

Last year, we had a small procession from Ann Arbor come down and attend our Imbolc rite. . . something that wouldn't have happened without the OSU-Michigan game.

I suppose, in the end, that it all depends on how you see it.

Btw, the terms I suggested for this year?

If OSU wins, Shining Lakes donates an equal number of canned goods to the shelter/foodbank of their choice as we collect this quarter.

Pending their half of the wager.
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From:rhiannon76
Date:November 17th, 2006 04:34 pm (UTC)
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I would almost feel sad that you haven't made any sort of wager with Black Bear Protogrove... except for the fact that OSU has soundly kicked IU's sad excuse for a football team the last couple of years that I've remotely paid attention, so what would be the point, really? :P

However, should you ever wish to do so, I would refer you to montanamax as our official grove sports rep for the reasons that 1) he cares about sports; and 2) he's invested in IU's sports performance because he makes his living feeding the athletes.
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From:chronarchy
Date:November 17th, 2006 06:39 pm (UTC)
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Excellent. I've never been sure how into football you folks were. I think I sort of dragged SLG into it on accident once. . . Not quite sure how it happened, actually, so it's been a slow process of increasing the number of people we wager with. :)

But I'll keep that in mind about who to contact, though, should the need arise :)
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From:rhiannon76
Date:November 17th, 2006 07:11 pm (UTC)
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Heh. Me = not at all into football, but hear about it whether I want to or not from boyfriend. The grove guys, however, are into it, with varying levels of interest/obssession. ;)
From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 18th, 2006 04:11 pm (UTC)
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IU is much better at basketball, you know. You could make a wager on the outcome of one of the Buckeyes-Hoosiers basketball matchups...

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