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FlagDUDE08
04-12-2018, 11:30 AM
How were they able to serve beer in St. Paul? I had never seen that before?

Pull the tap back and let the liquid pour.

UMICH
04-12-2018, 05:06 PM
Because beer is the only thing that makes being in Minnesota tolerable.

This is the first thing that a Techie has ever said that I agree with.

UMICH
04-12-2018, 05:09 PM
We were at the Fan Fest for the semis waiting in line for a beer in the freezing cold when a guy went up on stage and said he had a historic FF announcement to make. He said "beer and wine will be sold throughout the arena for the first time ever". We promptly got out of the line went into the arena and got a craft beer in a warm environment. Beer had only previously been available in suites at the FF. Of course, the most obnoxious drunk, screaming and whistling during his team's game, just happened to be seated behind us in the club level. Can you guess what school he was cheering for?

That would fit the ohio state persona to a "T" except that ohio state doesn't have any hockey fans. I saw one in Tom Reid's but that was it.

scoreboard
04-12-2018, 05:22 PM
That would fit the ohio state persona to a "T" except that ohio state doesn't have any hockey fans. I saw one in Tom Reid's but that was it.

Nope. Not Ohio State. So, with previous guesses UMD and Notre Dame being incorrect, think about which team is left....

MTUHuskies
04-12-2018, 05:23 PM
This is the first thing that a Techie has ever said that I agree with.Unfortunately even beer doesn't help Washtenaw County [emoji23]

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The Rube
04-12-2018, 10:42 PM
Because beer is the only thing that makes being in Minnesota tolerable.

Yes, because your area with all the trees and two lane roads and no population, jobs, or entertainment are quite enticing. Holy wah.

(BTW, you should be friendly to Minnesotans, we pump up your economy every year).

MTUHuskies
04-13-2018, 08:09 AM
Yes, because your area with all the trees and two lane roads and no population, jobs, or entertainment are quite enticing. Holy wah.

(BTW, you should be friendly to Minnesotans, we pump up your economy every year).By willing to spend their hard-earned money and vacation time coming up to be entertained amongst our peaceful trees and two lane roads while providing good jobs to our non-overpopulated area.

You're right, thank you yellow rodent fans.

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UMICH
04-13-2018, 08:01 PM
Nope. Not Ohio State. So, with previous guesses UMD and Notre Dame being incorrect, think about which team is left....

That would be a Walmart fan then....

UMICH
04-13-2018, 08:03 PM
Unfortunately even beer doesn't help Washtenaw County [emoji23]

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Your agoraphobic view is noted....

The Rube
04-13-2018, 09:31 PM
By willing to spend their hard-earned money and vacation time coming up to be entertained amongst our peaceful trees and two lane roads while providing good jobs to our non-overpopulated area.

You're right, thank you yellow rodent fans.

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We've had local businesses tell us outright that they upped their staff when they saw the Gophers on the MTU schedule. We have an entire inn booked in Eagle River for eternity (not kidding) for a weekend in July (and we spend the first 2 days of that vacation in Houghton)*. I had a gift shop owner tell me last year, that a buddy and me just doubled her weekend income from our purchases.

*That inn? Gopher group weekend is easily top five, most often top 2, for weekend income for the year. July 4 being number one, and we won't come close to that, understandably.

MTUHuskies
04-13-2018, 09:37 PM
We've had local businesses tell us outright that they upped their staff when they saw the Gophers on the MTU schedule. We have an entire inn booked in Eagle River for eternity (not kidding) for a weekend in July (and we spend the first 2 days of that vacation in Houghton)*. I had a gift shop owner tell me last year, that a buddy and me just doubled her weekend income from our purchases.

*That inn? Gopher group weekend is easily top five, most often top 2, for weekend income for the year. July 4 being number one, and we won't come close to that, understandably.
Nowhere beats the Keweenaw in July. Thanks for making the trip.

Too bad we can't get you back for two against the gophers at the Mac in the winter. Bring your skis and snowshoes and make a week of it.

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The Rube
04-13-2018, 10:00 PM
Nowhere beats the Keweenaw in July. Thanks for making the trip.

Too bad we can't get you back for two against the gophers at the Mac in the winter. Bring your skis and snowshoes and make a week of it.

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Gophers are the reason the general public can't rent the 2 big suites at the arena. Per the prez "We don't want opposition's fanbase to have that sort of presence." Truth. :D And tMel (I know he is now hated there) wanted to bring MN back. I asked him personally during a tUMD/MTU series where our fanbase was up there cheering on MTU. :D

Greg Ambrose
04-14-2018, 02:51 PM
Like most I was surprised when I walked into the XCel Center and found out that beer was being sold. Finally nice to see the NCAA treating their customers as adults. My take on this change is based on the evolving relationship between the NCAA and the host arenas. Up to now the NCAA has basically told the people who run these arenas that, if you want to have us come, you have to wipe the place of all advertising and any indications of professionalism. And we need your place for almost a week. I think that the arenas finally drew the line and said, you want us to accommodate you, while we lose out on revenue from pro events or concerts, we need something in return. Alcohol sales was the solution. Not for a minute do I think this would have come to pass except that the NCAA is no longer negotiating from a position of strength. Their overall aura has lost luster and, beyond that, there is no longer a guarantee that the FF will sell out. The one in St. Paul didnít. Itís a new dawn.

D2D
04-14-2018, 03:14 PM
Their overall aura has lost luster and, beyond that, there is no longer a guarantee that the FF will sell out. The one in St. Paul didn’t. It’s a new dawn.
It came close to a sellout. 18,026 for the two semi's and 18,303 for the final. Pretty good considering the closest team there was located 150 miles away, and the other three considerably further.

CLS
04-14-2018, 10:34 PM
Like most I was surprised when I walked into the XCel Center and found out that beer was being sold. <b>Finally nice to see the NCAA treating their customers as adults.</b> My take on this change is based on the evolving relationship between the NCAA and the host arenas. Up to now the NCAA has basically told the people who run these arenas that, if you want to have us come, you have to wipe the place of all advertising and any indications of professionalism. And we need your place for almost a week. I think that the arenas finally drew the line and said, you want us to accommodate you, while we lose out on revenue from pro events or concerts, we need something in return. Alcohol sales was the solution. <b>Not for a minute do I think this would have come to pass except that the NCAA is no longer negotiating from a position of strength</b>. Their overall aura has lost luster and, beyond that, there is no longer a guarantee that the FF will sell out. The one in St. Paul didnít. Itís a new dawn.

Completely agree. The move to NHL-sized rinks was definitely a mixed blessing for the NCAA. They can no longer bully the venue. The artificial ticket shortage was exposed in Columbus and given its death knell at Ford Field.

Greg Ambrose
04-15-2018, 08:45 PM
It came close to a sellout. 18,026 for the two semi's and 18,303 for the final. Pretty good considering the closest team there was located 150 miles away, and the other three considerably further.

With SRO, the Wild pack in close to 22,000. So not close.

D2D
04-15-2018, 08:59 PM
With SRO, the Wild pack in close to 22,000. So not close.
Official attendance is usually announced at around 19,200 and change. We'll see what they announce for tonight's game, which the Wild just won 6-2. I'll be there tomorrow night, hoping they can tie and extend the series to at least six games...the Jets are for real!

The Rube
04-15-2018, 09:26 PM
Official attendance is usually announced at around 19,200 and change. We'll see what they announce for tonight's game, which the Wild just won 6-2. I'll be there tomorrow night, hoping they can tie and extend the series to at least six games...the Jets are for real!

http://www.mshsl.org/mshsl/upload/MSHSL211116MSHSL%20Attendance%20Records%202015.pdf
On Friday evening, the 21,609 is a new record for the largest crowd to ever attend an indoor
hockey game in the state of Minnesota

Just putting it out there.

Tater
04-15-2018, 09:34 PM
Official attendance is usually announced at around 19,200 and change. We'll see what they announce for tonight's game, which the Wild just won 6-2.

Tonight's attendance was listed as 19,175.

D2D
04-15-2018, 09:36 PM
http://www.mshsl.org/mshsl/upload/MSHSL211116MSHSL%20Attendance%20Records%202015.pdf
On Friday evening, the 21,609 is a new record for the largest crowd to ever attend an indoor
hockey game in the state of Minnesota

Just putting it out there.
Bear in mind that on Friday night at the Boy's State Tournament they sell tickets for some seats twice, mostly as the result of students leaving after their teams' games are over and new ones for the second game arrive.