I'VE HAD JUST ABOUT ENOUGH OF YOU SONNY
Big Brown Jug
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|1 week 3 days ago||I was in the stands and saw||
I was in the stands and saw it live. It was clever and funny in the midst of a game played in 10 degree weather where the Gophers couldn't muster an offensive score, on a weekend where Michigan lost to Iowa, meaning this was the best thing I saw all day.
Well done Minnesota socreboard operator, I hope it warmer than where you were.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||A lot of things this year and||
A lot of things this year and last feel like they're compensating for 2011. That team had no business going 11-2, which is why I'm having a hard time getting upset about this loss. We've seen the other side of this coin plenty.
|7 weeks 4 days ago||Serious response:||
I watched Tice coach the Vikings to a 32-33 record despite some of the best offensive talent the NFL has ever seen. A few years later I watched Jay Cutler get sacked 9 times by the Giants on a Monday night. This is a silly idea.
|10 weeks 16 hours ago||Your opinion is not shared by||
Your opinion is not shared by the O'Bannon plantiffs, EA Sports, or (infering from the settlement) US District Judge Caudia Wilken.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||And position, and age, and||
And position, and age, and class, and height, and weight, and hair, and hometown, and approximate ability.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||I have to think that if they||
I have to think that if they can work out a way to fairly compensate the players whose likeness they use that this could come back someday. I think that day may be 5-10 years away though.
|12 weeks 15 hours ago||Welp, this is about the most||
Welp, this is about the most dismissive preview ever. COTG, you have been challenged!
|12 weeks 2 days ago||Bravo||
This is Catlab-level brilliance. Well done Ace.
|13 weeks 1 day ago||"So, obviously, as the gap||
"So, obviously, as the gap grows between the talent and the management, if you will, the long-held practice of not giving players a cut of the cash becomes harder and harder to defend. But I still believe there are compelling reasons not to, because once that line is crossed, a big element of what we love about college football – and why a study commissioned by Martin shows UM football fans have much less interest in professional sports – will be lost, and I believe lost forever."
Oh good lord. This whole misty-eyed tradition-is-everything argument has got to go. You just spent three paragraphs and two blockquotes convincingly explaining how obnoxious the lifestyle disparity between athletes and administrators has become, then try to rationalize it with oak trees and grandfathers.
College football hasn't been an egalitarian activity for decades now. Four+ years of (occasionally literally) back-breaking work contributing to a profitable enterprise despite zero pay, in perpetuity, is about as un-American as it gets.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||Tim Brewester signed a top 20||
Tim Brewester signed a top 20 class his first year. Tubby Smith signed Royce White and Devoe Joseph. Recruiting should not be the primary reason you hire a coach.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||There is nothing to suggest||
There is nothing to suggest that any of these are good hires. Availability of quality coaches is something you can take into account when you fire your existing one.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||Those guys were hired at VCU,||
Those guys were hired at VCU, a mid-major with minimal history of success at the time. Minnesota shouldn't have to gamble on complete unknowns.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||He's 30! He has a year of||
He has a year of experience!
Norwood just hired a name. This is the most Minnesota hire possible.
|35 weeks 2 days ago||At VCU, where that's pretty||
At VCU, where that's pretty much your only option.
|1 year 4 weeks ago||If you're into the student||
If you're into the student party scene check out Sally's. If not, go accross the street to Stub and Herb's for the best selection of beers on campus. Try anything made by Surly Brewing.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||The field was basically thin||
The field was basically thin carpet over cement until they replaced it with Field Turf about 10 years ago. Even the baseball players hated it.
|1 year 5 weeks ago||In the Dome||
You could get tickets for nearly free, nobody cared where you sat, you could get a good beer at any concession stand, and it was warm in November.
For this year's game, I bought scalped tickets for $50 apiece, I have to sit in the upper deck corner where the weather is going to be upper 30s and cloudy, and there's only one beer garden at one end of the stadium that we literally had to pass a state law to force the school administration to allow.
TCF Stadium is gorgeous, on campus, and everything the Gophers need it to be, but part of me will still miss that guaranteed win in the Metrodome.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||For the last 15 years or so||
For the last 15 years or so Wisconsin has managed to compete for Big 10 titles and Rose Bowls with OSU and Michigan despite snacky-cake noncon schedules while Minnesota has remained lost in the wilderness no matter who they play. Both schools have similar sizes, facilities, academics, and recruiting bases. With the new on-campus stadium now open, there doesn't seem to be any structural reason why Minnesota can't be as successful as Wisconsin. I just think they've been stung by bad coaching hires and a lingering hangover from 20 forgettable years in the Metrodome.
Good teams and good games will bring the fans out. Unfortunately this move minimizes the latter.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||And say what you will about||
And say what you will about the Brown Jug tradition, but the only rivalry games Gopher fans really care about are Iowa and Wisconsin.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||It should be good for||
It should be good for Minnesota competitively, but it's a huge bummer for season ticket holders. For some resaon they get all of Wisconsin, Iowa, and Nebraska home or away every year. Consequently here is their current 2014 home schedule:
Middle Tennesee State
San Jose State
Minnesota is having a really hard time selling season tickets right now, especially to students. I don't think this helps.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||So the common thread in the||
So the common thread in the sanctioned Native American nicknames is a harmonious relationship with the represented tribe. That doesn't seem that hard to understand.
Anyone from NoDak to give a local perspective?
|1 year 43 weeks ago||I'm curious,||
how did CMU get to keep the Chippewas nickname? Did they work out some sort of agreement or did the NCAA just not care?
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Sigh||
The NCAA's requirements for keeping the name were simple and unwavering: get the endorsement of the two dominant local Souix tribes. The had three years, got it from one, didn't from the other.
If they want to keep the name they need to work with the remaining tribe, not rattle political sabres.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Given the source material and||
Given the source material and the product, I don't think that's a bad thing at all.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Gor Gor?||
|2 years 40 weeks ago||I'm just gonna leave this here...|
|3 years 3 weeks ago||TOUCHDOWN GOPHERS!! An||
TOUCHDOWN GOPHERS!! An another good Michigan win goes down.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Minnesota 3rd and goal down||
Minnesota 3rd and goal down 3. 30 seconds to go.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||Turnovers, penalties, and the||
Turnovers, penalties, and the Lions.
|3 years 9 weeks ago||And now Collins hurt.||
And now Collins hurt. Chicago's line is bad.