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07/19/2017 - 4:25pm Just received in MN

about 15 minutes ago - western suburb of Minneapolis. 

10/27/2015 - 2:17pm Train

Haven't used it to a game yet. It's called the Green Line and you will want the Stadium Village stop. 

I imagine it will be crowded before the game. If the game isn't a close one, people will leave at different times so it might not be too bad. If close, yes, there will probably be waits. 

If you've ever been to Evanston for a game, it won't be like that. That is crazy after a game. 

I think you should be ok, they run fairly frequently and you should hopefully only have to wait a train or two.

We are planning on leaving downtown around 5 in order to be in our seats with a beer by kickoff. 

http://www.metrotransit.org/metro-green-line

 

 

10/27/2015 - 1:17pm Section 203 Row 9

We live in the western suburbs. Going to make it a party weekend. 6 of us are checking into a downtown Mpls hotel Saturday afternoon, bar hop, then jump on the train to the game. Will be back downtown after the game to party, then brunch the next morning. 

What everyone is saying about tailgating is true - not going to happen near campus unless you know someone. Bars will be jammed in Dinkytown but if you get there early you may get a seat or place to stand.

Can't help with the flagpole question, sorry. 

The tailgate sponsored by the local U club is sold out, but you could try to get in last minute if they have cancellations? (McNamara Alumni Center across from the stadium). 

In hindsight, I should have rented out the party room at my Senior Gopher's apartment building that is very close to the stadium and hosted a tailgate!!

If anyone has any other questions, I would be happy to try to help. 

 

10/19/2015 - 2:38pm Got it from

the Gopher Football account and Michigan football account on twitter. 

 

Our next game (at Minnesota) on 10/31 has been moved to a 7 p.m. ET kickoff, originally set for 8 p.m. It will be shown on ESPN.

10/19/2015 - 2:31pm Game time change?

Note that twitter seems to be saying because the game will be on ESPN that they are changing the time from 7 central to 6 central, so heads up. 

10/19/2015 - 2:00pm A group of 6 of us

will be in section 203, row 9. 

Can't help you with tailgating. I am not really sure. When we go, we hang out in a bar beforehand or at my son's apartment that is a few blocks from the stadium. 

09/03/2015 - 3:02pm Local alumni club is meeting here.......
  • 6:00 pm for happy hour before the game, kick-off at7:30 pm central time
  • Free appetizers provided by your twin cities alumniclub!
  • Second floor at Jackson’s Hole, 106 N 3rd St, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401
02/11/2015 - 7:24pm Will be there

My husband and I will be there (both Michigan grads) with our son and a friend (juniors at U of MN). We are going Friday night -- probably will be at BWW or Stub and Herb's before the game. 

On Saturday night, the local Michigan alumni association is hosting a get-together at 5:00 at BWW, fyi (just outside Mariucci). 

 

09/01/2014 - 6:17pm Important Question

Adam, please make sure you ask Hoke at the next presser if Brian should eat a lemon or not. 

09/01/2014 - 4:47pm To do Item

a tech savvy person needs to grab the domain name eatalemon.com just in case we need it in the future. 

09/01/2014 - 4:33pm A couple of suggestions

Can we develop some sort of compromise, like he just eats the inside of the lemon and not the rind? (But he must eat it by itself, not as part of a drink or food item) 

People can suggest compromise ideas and Seth seems to me to be a reasonable and rational person to be the one to decide what is fair after reading everyone's ideas. 

I will personally donate $100 to Mott if the lemon is eaten. If we go rind and everything, $200. Maybe $250 because I think that is the number that my husband's firm requires to do a match, so it's potentially $500 to Mott. 

Just a thought. Get the Alumni Association to be involved and put it in their next newsletter - if the ALS bucket challenge raised 100M+, maybe we can do some sort of significant number to Mott. Thanks to LongLiveBo for the Mott idea. (I think it was him). 

09/01/2014 - 4:29pm A couple of suggestions

Can we develop some sort of compromise, like he just eats the inside of the lemon and not the rind? (But he must eat it by itself, not as part of a drink or food item) 

People can suggest compromise ideas and Seth seems to me to be a reasonable and rational person to be the one to decide what is fair after reading everyone's ideas. 

I will personally donate $100 to Mott if the lemon is eaten. If we go rind and everything, $200. Maybe $250 because I think that is the number that my husband's firm requires to do a match, so it's potentially $500 to Mott. 

Just a thought. Get the Alumni Association to be involved and put it in their next newsletter - if the ALS bucket challenge raised 100M+, maybe we can do some sort of significant number to Mott. Thanks to LongLiveBo to the Mott idea. (I think it was him). 

 

 

08/30/2014 - 10:51pm Here's my idea

I'll start. I have a unique set of qualifications: I am an overweight, out of shape 53 year old housewife, who is nearly blind and has had 3 knee surgeries, including ACL reconstuction when I was 16 that evidently didn't work because a Dr. told me 5 years ago that I don't have one in my left knee.

I think this would be a true test for our OL. 

08/18/2014 - 1:56pm Got Mine on Friday

western suburb of Minneapolis 

(Not that I've been able to read it - husband immediately grabbed it from me) 

12/13/2013 - 10:43am Me too!

I'm trying Merry's Irish Cream in the coffee (cheaper) and it's pretty good. Passing the time while waiting for a 5 hour carpet installation. Not sure how sober I will be this afternoon.....

12/13/2013 - 10:36am Happy Friday indeed!

New basement carpet currently being installed after June 21 flood (basement had to be drain tiled and a sump pump installed, thus the long delay) 

04/09/2013 - 12:21am Thank you guys

So enjoyed watching you over the entire year. You were great! Heads up high! Go Blue! 

02/07/2012 - 11:49pm I was your waitress

I worked there from 80 - 83.  The stories I could tell...............

12/17/2011 - 1:46am A little bit of everything

My son just received his Michigan acceptance email. 

08/24/2011 - 2:13pm The stories I could tell.....

I was a waitress at Rick's from '80-83 (yes, I am old) and have seen it all.  It was a blast. 

05/29/2011 - 5:18pm Some thoughts

We moved here from Ann Arbor in 88 after being born and raised in MI. 

Very great place to live.  I think you will be happy here. 

I agree with a lot that psonda wrote. 

I would focus a search on Uptown or if you can afford it, new condos, lofts, etc. that have been built along the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis.  

The con of Uptown is that you usually don't get an indoor parking space and you have to move your car around constantly during our snow emergencies.  I'd try to look at places in Mpls where you have a garage spot below the building.   You'd be within walking distance to Target field and lots and lots of great bars and restaurants and the Guthrie Theatre.  You would also be near the light rail line where you could easily get to the airport. 

I personally would not do North Minneapolis, but as someone mentioned above it is an up and coming area in some part, but be very careful if you go that direction.  Stay South Mpls, Uptown or downtown. 

The Mac-Groveland area of St. Paul is nice, as are many places near Grand Avenue in St. Paul.  Mac-Groveland would be more residential and you'd need a car - our transportation system is not that great here.  Grand Ave, depending on the area, has tons of great bars and restaurants. 

The ring suburbs (Blaine, Roseville, Burnsville) are for young families and restaurant chains, don't do that now.

We live in Minnetonka but we're 50 with 2 kids.  If I were your age, I'd head right for Uptown where it's the really happening place or downtown Mpls with a condo on the river.  Lyn-Lake is a fun area as well but I'm not sure of the housing situation there.  

 

04/16/2011 - 1:02pm Someone call the cooks

Stop grilling the steaks.  Hot dogs for everyone.

03/11/2011 - 7:49pm duh

#tigerblood

Actually, I have a marg in hand. 

02/13/2011 - 1:28am Lots and lots of wine

17 year old crashed the car into a snowbank on the way to his ACT test this morning (probably 2K in damage).  Still got there on time, good for him. 

Then, drove the wrecked car home and got a speeding ticket (his first).  

He's a good kid so it's hard to figure out how to handle this. 

02/01/2011 - 7:03pm 1978

was my husband's freshman year.  He was just telling me the story of that day.  He lived on a floor with a bunch of the football players (he was an Honors student) and they spent the whole day outside in the snow playing football.  He said that the Florida players were having the most fun. 

01/14/2011 - 5:42pm Congrats!

So much advice, so little space.  I have a 21 year old and a 17 year old, so I can say for certain that you should enjoy the early years because it gets really hard when they are teenagers.  Oh, and before you know it, they're all grown up and you wonder where the time went.  Again, congrats and have fun! 

01/14/2011 - 4:48pm No, it wasn't

(I was wondering if someone would mention that). 

I'm going to leave that to my husband tonight.  (Honey, if you're reading, be ready!) 

01/14/2011 - 4:34pm Congrats FuManBlue

I went out for a trip to the liquor store (and, OK a massage too) and it looks like I missed all the fun while I was gone. 

01/12/2011 - 4:24pm Great News!

Congrats to you.  Know what you've been going through.  My daughter is waiting to hear from Chem PhD programs any day now and it's been killing her.  

Best of luck to you! 

01/07/2011 - 5:15pm I hate it that

Domino's Pizza is the current ad splashed all over this site for me. 

01/06/2011 - 11:23pm My neighbors

1. Glen Mason 

2. Tim Brewster 

 

/jk 

01/06/2011 - 5:24pm Thanks

Thanks Coach.  Good luck to you and your family.  I am sure you will do well with whatever is in your future. 

01/06/2011 - 1:05am Funny you mention that

I just learned what a car bomb was on Saturday night when my husband and I were out and saw the bartender make one and we asked what it was.  Pretty funny.  I thought I knew my drinks, but this somehow passed by me.  We promptly ordered two. 

01/06/2011 - 1:01am I think

that Tim (via the LiveBlog today) said that it's a week.  Thus, the speculation was that there'd be an announcement next Wednesday.

01/06/2011 - 12:55am Well done

Maybe you won the Internet today? 

01/05/2011 - 7:40pm Lots of tequila

and some beers. 

12/16/2010 - 11:57pm Macalester Answer

Our daughter will graduate from there next week.  She loved it there.  It's a very, very different school than Michigan as I'm sure you know.  It's a very small, liberal arts college with kids who are very smart and a little quirky.  The class sizes are really small and you get to know profs really well.  She doesn't regret her decision one bit.  She's had the time of her life for the past 3 1/2 years.  (She turned down Michigan's Honors program (too big of a school for her) and some other "big name" schools, large and small, to go there). 

My advice: You need to really visit the school to make sure that you will fit in with the personality of the type of kid who goes there.  Mpls/St. Paul is a great area and if you can, you really need to visit. 

12/13/2010 - 4:51pm Ok, it's definitive now

My 16 year old just got home from school and I showed the logo to him.  "That sucks" was his response. 

11/27/2010 - 4:27pm The hubby and I

are pos-banging as I type! 

10/17/2010 - 3:08pm Thank You

I just showed this to my husband.  It's been a running argument the last 2 nights and now I can say "Magnus agrees with me". 

10/09/2010 - 1:41am Welcome!

So happy that you are here!

10/08/2010 - 5:21pm 49 Michigan 48 MSU

49 Michigan 48 MSU

10/08/2010 - 3:42pm Michigan Wins

49-48

09/20/2010 - 2:46pm 508 Club in downtown Minneapolis

508 1st Avenue N
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 339-0036

Last I heard, this is where all the Michigan fans gather for the game. 

09/05/2010 - 12:04am Portland, ME (Maine)

I will be there next weekend for the Notre Dame game (9/11/2010) on a trip and have no idea where I should go.  Any help? 

09/04/2010 - 11:57pm Thanks!

(Although I'm not a sir).  I feel a little funny when I am referred to the male gender......

09/04/2010 - 7:07pm I have been clinging to hope

I have been clinging to hope all week in Brian's dreaded sort of way. 

Huge relief. 

Go Blue!  We so needed this. 

09/04/2010 - 7:06pm I have been clinging to hope

I have been clinging to hope all week in Brian's dreaded sort of way. 

Huge relief. 

Go Blue!  We so needed this. 

09/04/2010 - 6:08pm Everything I can find

Beer until injuries started happening, then Vodka.  Might move to tequilla. 

09/04/2010 - 1:38pm LET'S GO BLUE!!!!!!!!!

LET'S GO BLUE!!!!!!!!!!!!