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Your Officially Unofficial Marquette Madness Open Thread

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After 200-plus days of waiting, it's time to get back to business: the Madness is upon us. BONUS! With your first Degenerate Gambling Challenge of the year.

LOCATION: Al McGuire Center

TIME: 7:00 p.m. Real American time (aka CDT)

ADMISSION: FREE. Find a better deal than THAT, you frugal Wisconsinite.

TELEVISION (sort of): streaming on your computer machine on MUTV

RADIO: would probably be the least ideal medium for an event like this, especially during the dunk contest.

THE DUNKERS: Steve Taylor, Juan Anderson, Jamil Wilson, and Jake Thomas (no, for real).

THE MAN WHO WILL PROBABLY SHOW UP WEARING A DR. EVIL-ESQUE LEISURE SUIT: Buzz Williams

THE YOUNG MAN WHO WILL ASSAULT YOUR EARS: Junior Cadougan

ODDS THAT DWYANE WADE, WES MATTHEWS, AND THE OTHER SUPERFRIENDS WILL BE BACK: Zero point zero.

MY JOKES ARE LAME. I'm sorry. It's the preseason for me, too.

MR. KENSINGTON'S INAUGURAL 2K12-13 DEGENERATE GAMBLING CHALLENGE

Your first over/unders go as follows. Leave your wagers in the comments. Maybe we'll keep track of these this year and award a nice piece of fish to the person who did the best at season's end.

Davante Gardner scrimmage 3-point attempts: 3.5
Davante Gardner scrimmage 3-point makes: 1.5
Times Buzz says "It's not about me"
: 4.5
Total points scored in the men's scrimmage: 104.5
Total points scored in the women's scrimmage: Who cares?
Injuries sustained by players during the dunk contest: 0.5

Odds of winning the dunk contest:
Jamil Wilson: 5:2
Vander Blue
: 4:1
Jamal Ferguson: 6:1
Juan Anderson: 10:1
Trent Lockett: 15:1
Steve Taylor
: 20:1
Chris Otule: 25:1
Davante Gardner: 125:1
Jake Thomas: 500:1
Junior Cadougan: 1000:1

Your open thread is below. Have at it, you filthy animals.