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Timothy A
03-09-2016, 05:50 PM
Gopher fans are whiny *****es though.

Yes they are.

Greyeagle
03-09-2016, 05:53 PM
Just joking about that drives Wisconsin fans to the thinner.

It's short drive.


Gopher fans are whiny *****es though.

Fat, drunk, & stupid is no way to go through life.....unless, of course, you're from cheesewhizland. ;)

Slap Shot
03-09-2016, 06:11 PM
I love the tightrope our red-headed step-children from the East balance between knowing thier program has become a joke and pretending they're not genetically inferior. They're forgiven as we're nothing if not magnanimous. Fat, drunk, obnoxious and sports illiterate? Check please! :D

Gurtholfin
03-09-2016, 08:17 PM
If I didn't like all you guys so much, I'd hate you.

:D

5mn_Major
03-09-2016, 08:34 PM
As you say, the Gophers can collapse like the worst of 'em. The fact that they do have some pretty decent talent only makes their tendency to collapse that much more puzzling, and frustrating for their diehard fans, like me. Yes, they really should sweep this weekend, especially at home, but seriously how much would you bet on it?

I'd bet your car.

Stauber1
03-09-2016, 08:49 PM
As you say, the Gophers can collapse like the worst of 'em. The fact that they do have some pretty decent talent only makes their tendency to collapse that much more puzzling, and frustrating for their diehard fans, like me. Yes, they really should sweep this weekend, especially at home, but seriously how much would you bet on it?

That the Gophers sweep? Probably not a lot. But I would bet quite a bit that they don't get swept (which was originally what you were saying you wouldn't be too surprised by).

Early last year when I'd look at the Badgers' results and record, I would think to myself "man they are struggling, but they are going to get better. They are better than their record."
Then I went to both games when they came into Mariucci, and came away thinking "man, these guys are just bad."

They aren't a whole lot better this year. If a team doesn't show up against them then the Badgers might be able to snap them off once...but not twice.

Gurtholfin
03-09-2016, 09:00 PM
You guys are really pessimistic.

Gophers sweep.

100%

5mn_Major
03-09-2016, 09:02 PM
You guys are really pessimistic.

Gophers sweep.

100%

Yeah. I'm on board. But that MSU blow out stung.

Gurtholfin
03-09-2016, 09:04 PM
Yeah. I'm on board. But that MSU blow out stung.

Whatever.

We're beyond horrible.

D2D
03-09-2016, 09:31 PM
That the Gophers sweep? Probably not a lot. But I would bet quite a bit that they don't get swept (which was originally what you were saying you wouldn't be too surprised by).
I think I said that I wouldn't be "shocked" if the Gophers got swept, but I acknowledge now that perhaps I was being too pessimistic. Still can't be as optimistic as Gurtholfin's "100%" however.


Early last year when I'd look at the Badgers' results and record, I would think to myself "man they are struggling, but they are going to get better. They are better than their record." Then I went to both games when they came into Mariucci, and came away thinking "man, these guys are just bad."
Unfortunately there have been times this season when one could have formed a similar opinion about the Gophers (like their 1-7 record vs. other Minnesota teams). But unlike the Badgers last season, the Gophers started to play much better and began to win more games than they were losing. Hopefully they can put last weekend's poor outing in East Lansing behind them and be at their best the rest of the way. As a matter of fact I'd be willing to bet 5mn_Major's car on it. ;)

ExileOnDaytonStreet
03-10-2016, 12:34 PM
does Barry KNOW hockey coaches?

I don't even think he knows the ones he has on staff right now.

[Taking it seriously]
The rumor is that he's farming out the search for the next coach to a group run by his considerably more talented predecessor (all of this provided that hockey alums pony up for the buyout of Eaves, of course), so it turns out hat he doesn't even have to.
[/Taking it seriously]

Now eat it, you classless rube.

ScoobyDoo
03-10-2016, 01:25 PM
I don't even think he knows the ones he has on staff right now.

[Taking it seriously]
The rumor is that he's farming out the search for the next coach to a group run by his considerably more talented predecessor (all of this provided that hockey alums pony up for the buyout of Eaves, of course), so it turns out hat he doesn't even have to.
[/Taking it seriously]

Now eat it, you classless rube.

LOL. He's going to make the hockey community pay for his stupidity? Oh, that's rich.

Happy
03-10-2016, 01:39 PM
I don't even think he knows the ones he has on staff right now.

[Taking it seriously]
The rumor is that he's farming out the search for the next coach to a group run by his considerably more talented predecessor (all of this provided that hockey alums pony up for the buyout of Eaves, of course), so it turns out hat he doesn't even have to.
[/Taking it seriously]

Now eat it, you classless rube.


This is funny in so many ways. They should add a surcharge on to season ticket holders to pay off Mike.

ExileOnDaytonStreet
03-10-2016, 01:49 PM
This is funny in so many ways. They should add a surcharge on to season ticket holders to pay off Mike.

They still own season tickets for this program. Haven't they suffered enough?

SteveO
03-10-2016, 05:09 PM
They should add a surcharge on to season ticket holders to pay off Mike.

<img src="http://wac.b63f.edgecastcdn.net/00B63F/allaccess/wisconsin-27c0c358-1246-41bd-9973-b35f54d688f1-thumbnail.jpg" class="irc_mi" style="margin-top: 0px;" height="175" width="275">
Sounds good to me. I'll drink to that...

MadCityRich
03-10-2016, 08:51 PM
I hate this when we suck and you guys are...OK. I posted before the last series...I got nuthin'; it's not even fun.

But...WHEN we get better, and you get better, and we're both near the top nationally....I can't wait....sends chills up my spine, ****in' A!

D2D
03-11-2016, 10:53 AM
“I don’t see how we can be overconfident about anything,” Lucia said. “We’ve proven we can beat anybody, but we’ve also proven anybody can beat us. We certainly are a team with plenty of flaws. But when we are on, we play a pretty good brand of hockey. We take a couple steps forward and take a step back. That’s kind of how it’s been throughout the season.”

http://www.startribune.com/gophers-can-win-big-ten-title-with-one-win-over-wisconsin-this-weekend/371751171/

SteveO
03-11-2016, 01:57 PM
And to your point D2D (my .02 worth ;)), I expect to see the "pretty good brand of hockey" displayed in this final home series of the regular season by the Minnesota Golden Gophers. This is a team with very promising talent and despite their flaws, they've fought from a dismal start to the season to a potential RS Big Ten championship on home ice this weekend and it's something they can be proud of.

Although some may think the opportunity to hang a Big Ten RS championship banner again is relatively insignificant compared to grander expectations, it means a lot to these guys who have battled through a learning curve all season and it should to the fans too. I expect to see a lot of energy out of the gate, and hopefully they will carry that momentum into the postseason next week.

Go4PuckFan2.0
03-11-2016, 02:13 PM
And to your point D2D (my .02 worth ;)), I expect to see the "pretty good brand of hockey" displayed in this final home series of the regular season by the Minnesota Golden Gophers. This is a team with very promising talent and despite their flaws, they've fought from a dismal start to the season to a potential RS Big Ten championship on home ice this weekend and it's something they can be proud of.

Although some may think the opportunity to hang a Big Ten RS championship banner again is relatively insignificant compared to grander expectations, it means a lot to these guys who have battled through a learning curve all season and it should to the fans too. I expect to see a lot of energy out of the gate, and hopefully they will carry that momentum into the postseason next week.

Agree with your sentiments except for one.

IMHO the Gophers are not a lot of energy out of the gate team.

With few exceptions I can recall, they never have been.

And that's OK.

To me, they take a more studious approach. Get out there, take a couple of shifts and then go to work.

Seems to work for them, I guess.

SteveO
03-11-2016, 02:37 PM
Agree with your sentiments except for one.

IMHO the Gophers are not a lot of energy out of the gate team.

With few exceptions I can recall, they never have been.

And that's OK.

To me, they take a more studious approach. Get out there, take a couple of shifts and then go to work.

Seems to work for them, I guess.

Well, they are 10-3 when scoring first and 11-2 when leading after the 1st. So I hope they do show that same energy and take the early lead in both games to close out the season on a high note.:)