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05/29/2012 - 4:58pm With greatest respect, I am not a SEC fan.

I was attempting internet-irony, which is only a slightly higher degree of difficulty than the underwater flame-ring triple axel.


Back in my day, every student saw every other Pac-10 team twice in their four years and that was how we liked it.

11/02/2011 - 3:27pm At no time was the score

At no time was the score 21-7; when your 'oops I did something bad' is three types of errors on four drives, it's possible that you just aren't a very good team.

06/21/2011 - 11:35pm Not sure if that's universally true

Certainly as late as the mid-1990s Minnesota felt otherwise.

06/21/2011 - 1:49pm Counter-argument: $25k is a lot to you or I

Not so much to the Phil Knight Death Star. Might be one of those things where nobody feels like dealing with the legal foolishness and writes off the cost. Fishy, but not obvious-to-the-point-of-major-violations-fishy IMHO.


The real question is: did Oregon ever deal with this huckster before, and/or did they continue to do so afterwards?

06/16/2011 - 2:07pm I've enjoyed watching this progress both here and at 11W

I think some of the arguments put forth there are well reasoned and honest, but naturally I fall on this side of the line when all is said and done. I cannot see a rational NCAA* levying punishments weaker than USC.


*oblig. disclaimer goes here

05/30/2011 - 8:40pm --deleted

broken link is broken.

05/28/2011 - 12:39pm The spikes on #3 are the best part.

It's a nice nod to the old logo. Tying into history is important. 

05/09/2011 - 11:44am For whatever it's worth

D1 athletics is the only reason I know of the existence of EMU.


Not to say that that's enough to make the expendature worth it...

05/02/2011 - 2:20pm Clemson? Badly coached?

F*** Clemson.

05/01/2011 - 4:21pm well...

My Minnesota classmates had four years of WIN FIGHT TRY Timmy B.


Your move, Michigan.

04/28/2011 - 4:17pm Zounds, this is very fancy indeed.

I was generally sans internet for a number of days - any sort of previous post regarding feature set etc? Other than a general /. feel I don't know what is going on.

04/25/2011 - 5:36pm I agree

However I would hope that every man to ever play college football feels the same way about his alma mater. It just can't drive every decision made about the program.

04/25/2011 - 5:22pm Alternate title

"Mailbag: Brian gets told of a different opinion"

04/25/2011 - 5:21pm Holy god, no kidding.

There's some reasonable distribution of labor in terms of bringing in outside blood and attempting to instill traditions. I won't claim I know what that distribution is - the new guy shouldn't be 100% responsible for digging up all these random Holy of Holies in the tradition-pile, but neither should they forego any sort of proactive research and expect to be handed a sheet of everything as soon as they walk in the door.


I wonder what that ideal distribution is, compared to what RRod experienced. I know that when I first attended either of my alma maters, older students made every effort to pass on to us what we should know, what we should do, who we should be. Given the WR#1 fiasco/nonsense, what was the situation here?

04/25/2011 - 3:58pm Ask a Minnesota fan


04/09/2011 - 11:56pm Thank you for this

Some of the comments here had me wondering if I was watching the same game. Michigan played well, UMD played better. Them's the breaks.

04/09/2011 - 11:49pm cosigned

This Minnesotan was pulling for UMD, but there's no shame in the result tonight. One team would win, which meant one had to lose. Michigan played a fine game of hockey; it ended up not being quite enough. That's how life goes sometimes.


Congratulations to both sides for getting so far in such a crazy system as the NCAA hockey tournament, and additional congratulations to UMD for being that little bit better.

04/09/2011 - 4:16pm This makes me wish it was October...

...and that M (the other M) hockey was just around the corner. Do you realize how hard it is to make a Minnesotan wish for late fall right now?


It's pretty hard.

04/08/2011 - 2:44pm I'm commenting on a sizable majority of their fanbase

They're all like that.


That gif literally made my week.

04/08/2011 - 12:08am FUCKING FUCKING MUPPETS




04/06/2011 - 2:27pm We have one giant board

And one baby one serving the very few people in the stadium who can't see the big board easily. It's nearly an open horseshoe, with the big board in the end of it.


Can't fathom the loons upthread who think that it's less than a beautiful stadium on the outside...

04/06/2011 - 1:09pm Minnesota is quite similar to (spit) Texas

Ringed with score, stats, and ads. It's still charmingly huge from anywhere in the stadium, but it's not THAT huge in practice.…


That's how it looks in real-life use.

03/31/2011 - 11:43am deleted because duhrrrrrr


03/27/2011 - 2:07am Any idiots who go to Rice

Any idiots who go to Rice Park for that (WTF!?) deserve what they get.

03/27/2011 - 12:59am re: St. Paul bars

Stuff on Grand or Selby: fun

Stuff downtown: in my experience, not particularly fun

Stuff in mpls: well, we all know that that's the better city anyway. But don't go downtown, because downtown is dumb

03/25/2011 - 2:00pm ooh ooh me me me!

The WCHA logo thing has been there a while. 1) I go there a lot and it looks familiar. 2) Inspection of the website code suggests:














Note constant repetition of '2010'. It's a BSU/UNO-addition legacy.

03/22/2011 - 1:09am /posbang'd for truthiness

/posbang'd for truthiness

03/22/2011 - 12:33am /looks away from heresy for a

/looks away from heresy for a moment


I certainly care a great deal about beating North ****ing Dakota more than just every time we play them. People who root for Iowa and Wisconsin merely make bad life choices. People who root for UNfD are actually bad people. Were their program to sink into the doldrums or, god willing, fold due to lack of UMN/Wiscy money, I would dance around the grave. Because Ralph was a Nazi, etc.


I cannot overstate my hatred for North ****ing Dakota.

03/21/2011 - 10:21pm I was starting to wonder if

I was starting to wonder if your type still frequented these fair pages. The curtailing of direct service to Bolivia has not helped the world.

But thank you.

03/21/2011 - 9:58pm Fair enough. Well then, you

Fair enough. Well then, you should revise your sig, or maybe move about four hours SE. It'd suit you there.

03/21/2011 - 9:56pm Fair enough. I happen to

Fair enough. I happen to disagree with them too.


People in WA sure as hell did care about the Apple Cup. That's the point: you care because they're your rival, not because you're both good. But since that's not the point you were making, that's neither here nor there.

03/21/2011 - 9:55pm You're certainly right, those

You're certainly right, those are just insult to injury. If the Hypothetical Collegiate Hockey Association were to snatch up Mankato and Bemidji, we would shed half a tear.


And to hell with North Dakota. May the Red River wash them away. It's losing State and Duluth that really burns me. Non-conference is better than nothing but it is not a satisfactory answer. It's going to feel like a particularly venomous exhibition game.

03/21/2011 - 9:42pm It's 'butthurt' to say that

It's 'butthurt' to say that you're angry about losing three major longstanding conference rivalries, and your home conference, a conference of which you were a founding member, in favor of being forced to play teams with whom you have no historical ties, one of which will only exist because some rich alum wrote a check?


I'm seriously not allowed to find that upsetting?


I truthfully don't know what to tell you.

03/21/2011 - 8:22pm Every time I think I know how

Every time I think I know how petty members of this fanbase can me, a couple of y'all manage to surprise me.

03/21/2011 - 8:08pm Well that was... classy.

Well that was... classy.

03/21/2011 - 7:53pm We already have a cup. It

We already have a cup. It includes our fifth major D1 hockey team, one which you've conveniently left out. They made a Frozen Four recently; you might have heard of them. Bemoobi or something.

03/21/2011 - 6:56pm I didn't say the WCHA played

I didn't say the WCHA played fantastic hockey this year or any other. I said the WCHA played  hockey I really care about this season. I hope the distinction is obvious. Go ask someone in the state of Washington how much they cared about their Cougars and Huskies playing for the 2008 Apple Cup (combined record going into the game: 1-20).


It's about the rivalry, not the record.

03/21/2011 - 6:50pm Excuse me? Did you raise a

Excuse me? Did you raise a massive stink about the very possibility that tOSU might not be the last game of the season? Yet you tell me to grin and bear it as I lose three major rivals on my conference schedule?


A Big Ten Hockey conference may be great for you. It is doing my state and my university no favors.

03/21/2011 - 5:31pm I would go with 'apoplectic'.

I would go with 'apoplectic'. It'd be even worse if we hadn't seen this coming for a year.

03/21/2011 - 5:13pm As a Minnesotan, I hate this

As a Minnesotan, I hate this all so very very much. I care infinitely more about playing Duluth or SCSU than I do about playing tOSU, never mind a Penn State program that doesn't even exist yet.

03/21/2011 - 3:25pm The last D1 sport where the

The last D1 sport where the small schools could compete with the large. Sure couldn't let that stand!


/rage and sadness

03/21/2011 - 8:49am It looks like a West

It looks like a West Virginian couch (ie: on fire).


Thanks a million, Pitt and Louisville. I thought I was hating on the Big East enough as it was. You sure showed me.

03/20/2011 - 2:09am I logged in just to negbang

I logged in just to negbang this.

03/10/2011 - 3:12pm We don't really have a

We don't really have a prayer, IMHO. Minnesota is done for the year.

03/10/2011 - 3:11pm When all of this first came

When all of this first came out, I was rather sympathetic to Tressel's position. Not so much anymore. I agree that he really ought to be on his way out of Columbus, and that that still shouldn't be enough to satisfy the NCAA's hunger.

03/09/2011 - 12:06am In all fariness, tOSU also

In all fariness, tOSU also has more varsity sports than any other D1A program. I don't know what fraction of secondary violations are the women's curling coach saying 'oops, I called that girl on the wrong day', but it's something to keep in mind.

03/08/2011 - 11:49pm Shrug. I want to beat Tressel

Shrug. I want to beat Tressel every time, but I still respect the man as much as 80% of D1A coaches. I don't fully disagree with aforementioned tOSU poster.

03/06/2011 - 1:28pm Verily. I haven't been

Verily. I haven't been watching closely - has there been any talk of when that might change?

02/25/2011 - 12:48pm How can it be Spring Break in

How can it be Spring Break in February!?

02/24/2011 - 5:13pm Thanks for almost beating

Thanks for almost beating Wisconsin again, Steven. Enjoy your intact brain.