Go Green? Go Blue? Tell Us Who You Cheer For and WIN, Rochester

We want to know if this town cheers for Michigan or Michigan State.

I confess.

Sometimes at the I do a count.

The cider mill is also a good place to survey the crowd.

And while I think I have a pretty good idea where Rochester and Rochester Hills fall in their team loyalties, well, my methods are unscientific at best.

But now, with state bragging rights on the line, it's time to get serious.

And what, I ask, could be more scientific (and fun) than a Patch poll and contest, complete with a prize?

The contest

We want to know who you're cheering for this Saturday: Michigan or Michigan State.

One entry will be selected at random to win a "Chips-and-Salsa Bar" from the new Walton Boulevard  Mexican Grill.

To win, post a comment telling us who you're cheering for in Saturday's big game; we'll pick one winner at random.

Here's how it will work:

  • Post one comment here telling us your team of choice. You need only say "Spartans" or "Wolverines" to enter.
  • Please, only one entry per person.
  • All comments must be posted by noon Thursday, Oct. 13, to be counted for the contest.
  • One winner will be selected in a random drawing Thursday. That winner will receive an email notification from Patch, which must be responded to within 48 hours to receive the prize.

The contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 and older. And this wouldn't be a contest without a complete list of official Patch contest rules; you can read them .

The prize

It just may be the perfect way to tailgate.

Qdoba offers a Chips-and-Salsa Bar that feeds 10. It includes white corn tortilla chips tossed with lime and kosher salt and your choice of five different salsas — from fiery habanero to roasted chili corn, although I have a feeling if a State fan wins, it will be salsa verde all the way!

The Chips-and-Salsa Bar sells for $18.02. One lucky Patch winner will receive a $20 Qdoba gift card.

Go green? Go white? It's time to vote.

Kari Williams October 11, 2011 at 12:50 PM
Spartans - Go Green!!!
Heather Spence Koziarz October 11, 2011 at 01:01 PM
Wolverines! Go Blue!
Janet October 11, 2011 at 01:06 PM
We bleed Maize and Blue! Go Wolverines!!
Joshua Raymond October 11, 2011 at 01:34 PM
You decided politics wasn't controversial enough? Michigan Wolverines! Smash them Sparties!
DeniseR October 11, 2011 at 01:50 PM
Wolverines!! Go Blue!
Susan October 11, 2011 at 02:15 PM
Kevin October 11, 2011 at 02:37 PM
Go green! You know, the team that has won three straight in this series!!!
Jim October 11, 2011 at 02:38 PM
Cathy October 11, 2011 at 02:41 PM
Go Green!
Cathy October 11, 2011 at 02:42 PM
Go Green!
m2 October 11, 2011 at 03:09 PM
Spartans: GO GREEN!
Hilary K. October 11, 2011 at 03:30 PM
Jayson Bass October 11, 2011 at 04:18 PM
Go Spartans!
Anita Gruber October 11, 2011 at 04:20 PM
Wolverines! Go BLUE!!
Lesli Maes October 11, 2011 at 04:30 PM
Sparty On!
Anita October 11, 2011 at 06:22 PM
Kyle Melinn October 11, 2011 at 07:00 PM
Kristen October 11, 2011 at 07:21 PM
Go Blue!
Julie Urbano October 11, 2011 at 07:21 PM
Green all the way - Go Spartans!
lynn zoschnick October 11, 2011 at 08:49 PM
wolvernies all the way!
lynn zoschnick October 11, 2011 at 08:51 PM
sorry kari,
Jessica Curley October 11, 2011 at 11:30 PM
Go Green! GO Spartan Marching Band!!
Mike October 12, 2011 at 02:14 AM
Go Green!
Julie October 12, 2011 at 12:14 PM
Laura Cassar October 13, 2011 at 01:12 PM
The contest ends at noon today! Don't miss your chance to show your team spirit and maybe chow on some chips!
Carol Fletcher October 13, 2011 at 01:30 PM
Wolverines in our house!
Jason Emmendorfer October 13, 2011 at 01:41 PM
Michigan State Spartans! Go Green!!
Julie Ghoneim October 13, 2011 at 01:55 PM
M Go Blue!! Wolverines!
Laura Cassar October 13, 2011 at 04:17 PM
We have our winner! Please keep an eye on your email in box!
Kari Williams October 13, 2011 at 07:43 PM
Ha Lynn!!! I won the gift card! QDoba for lunch next week???


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