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- Paying for admission
- Insane concession prices
- Security checks
- Not drinking in the stadium (openly at least)
- A single sightline, probably at least 50 yards away
- Not being able to use your phone
- The opportunity to be wet, cold, or both
- Communal bathrooms
- Waiting in lines for any or all of the above
|2 days 11 hours ago||Just a heads up about that||
Just a heads up about that Minnesota game: the $40 GA tickets on Stubhub are in the student section, which you'll need a Minnesota student ID to use. General public seating is starting at $60 plus fees.
|4 days 8 hours ago||Tyrann Mathieu||
Seems to be doing pretty well.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Never||
|3 weeks 4 days ago||In increasing order of||
In increasing order of improbability based on his time in Minnesota: Liriano is still in the league, is pitching for a playoff contender, and is pitching well.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Just last year they lost to||
Just last year they lost to Tim Beckman's Illinois, needed a 52-yard field goal to beat Purdue, and got pantsed by Missouri in the Citrus Bowl. Gopher-derp has a long and well-documented history.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I just don't get the||
I just don't get the Minnesota hype. Pencil in losses to OSU and TCU. Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Nebraska are tossups at best. Colorado State on the road will be another tough non-conference game.
Assume they win half the tossups, beat CSU, and win/lose all the rest of the games as expected and the absolute ceiling is 8-4. Toss in some of the usual Gopher-derp and 6-6 seems like the most likely outcome.
With Wisconsin playing none of the Big 10 East powers, Minnesota isn't likely to finish within two games of West champion.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Minnesota's Big 10 East draw||
Minnesota's Big 10 East draw is way too tough for them to win the division. Wisconsin wins easy, Nebraska second, even if both lose to the Gophers.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Wisconsin has an absolute||
Wisconsin has an absolute dream Big 10 schedule. No Michigan, MSU, PSU, or OSU. Minnesota and Nebraska on the road will be their toughest games.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||That was the Big 10 opener.||
That was the Big 10 opener. The season was far from lost at that point.
|7 weeks 5 days ago||Minnesota has sold beer and||
Minnesota has sold beer and wine at TCF Bank stadium for the last two years. Alcohol-related incidents have actually dropped since the stadium was dry. However in pure Gopher fashion they managed to be perhaps the first organization in history to lose money selling $8 beers.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||I'm in Madrid. I'm going to||
I'm in Madrid. I'm going to bed.
|49 weeks 4 days ago||Would you hire a coach with a||
Would you hire a coach with a heart condition?
|1 year 1 day ago||RR is going to be an||
RR is going to be an attractive candidate for another big job this off-season. Florida?
|1 year 4 days ago||"A true fan is someone who||
"A true fan is someone who wants the team to win. If we extend the definition any further, it's just alienating more people from a dwindling base."
This, so hard.
Your attendance at every game since 1955, your collection of signed helmets, your picture with Bo, and your second morgatage to pay for season tickets does not make you anything more than a fan. There are those who root for Michigan, and those who do not. The goal should be to maximize the former.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||The more details emerge, the||
The more details emerge, the more everyone involved looks like a dick, especially Nelson.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Minnesota fans have never had||
Minnesota fans have never had a reason to attend a Big Ten basketball tournament, regardless of location.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Reply fail.||
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Believe it or not some kids||
Believe it or not some kids come to Michigan for reasons other than going to football games.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||But you carried the torch||
But you carried the torch bro, good for you. When we win a championship it will be yours more than anyone's.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Why not? Judging quality of||
Why not? Judging quality of fanhood is a really stupid exercise.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||The reality is the team||
The reality is the team sucks, the stadium experience sucks, the schedule sucks, HD TVs are cheap, and yet ticket prices continue to increase.
For those who can afford tickets, it could be that their economic sense is overwhelming their loyalty. I blame the B-school.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||This really isn't about||
This really isn't about anyone's fanhood. You can be a fan, watch the game, and cheer for your team without visiting a stadium, and people doing simple math are deciding to do just that. It's not that we don't care, it's just that we can't afford to go to games anymore.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Minnesota both lost money and||
Minnesota both lost money and reduced alcohol-related incidents after they started selling beer at TCF stadium two years ago. The theory for the latter is that some people stopped drinking themselves blind before the game knowing they could maintain the buzz inside. The former is incompetence and is not a theory.
|1 year 31 weeks ago||Pedantic Quibble||
There is no Gopher Stadium in Mineapolis. There is TCF Bank stadium, where the Gophers play football and occasionally hockey.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Instead of watching for free||
Instead of watching for free in sweet high definition from your couch, the stadium experience features:
And more recently, a mediocre home team usually playing a doormat.
I'd turn it around and ask what is compelling about going to the game?
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Looks like there's a recent||
Looks like there's a recent post. It's a bit of a downer.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||I was just going to bring him||
I was just going to bring him up. He was off the Rodriguez wagon a little sooner that I felt was warranted, but he was a really good writer. I hope he's ok.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||If you consider what they||
If you consider what they could have been if they were slightly better, you should probably also consider the same if they were slightly worse. This team eascped tire-fire status through the benefit of a goaline stand against Akron, a timely interception against UConn, and a miraculous field goal against Northwestern.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Jimbo Fisher worked out||
Jimbo Fisher worked out pretty good.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Hoke is 55. For reference,||
Hoke is 55. For reference, Carr retired at 62. If Hoke takes a similar track you might be able to convince a successful Nuss to stick around as coach in waiting.