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by g-manpuck
Fri Jan 08 12:32 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Youth Hockey
Replies: 1079
Views: 119722

Re: Youth Hockey

The youth/high school sports mask debate is complete bunk when you look at hockey and basketball have to wear a mask at all times but wrestling only when they walk in and out of the building for practice and while not on the mat competing at a dual meet. Why is that? Why the two rules? And the MDH ...
by g-manpuck
Fri Jan 08 10:34 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Youth Hockey
Replies: 1079
Views: 119722

Re: Youth Hockey

The youth/high school sports mask debate is complete bunk when you look at hockey and basketball have to wear a mask at all times but wrestling only when they walk in and out of the building for practice and while not on the mat competing at a dual meet. Why is that? Why the two rules? And the MDH "...
by g-manpuck
Thu Jan 07 3:54 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 651
Views: 43885

Re: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season

frozen4champs wrote:
Thu Jan 07 3:16 pm
g-manpuck wrote:
Thu Jan 07 3:02 pm
frozen4champs wrote:
Thu Jan 07 2:26 pm
Wonder which team has spurred this turn of events?
I saw somewhere it was Tech
Starting to hear that as well here in Mankato.
by g-manpuck
Thu Jan 07 3:02 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 651
Views: 43885

Re: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season

frozen4champs wrote:
Thu Jan 07 2:26 pm
Wonder which team has spurred this turn of events?
by g-manpuck
Wed Dec 30 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's get to know each other...
Replies: 1196
Views: 73622

Re: Let's get to know each other...

My dad used to tell me that the geese he had on his farm growing up were the best guard dogs they ever had on the farm.
by g-manpuck
Mon Dec 28 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Movies
Replies: 8103
Views: 696238

Re: Movies

To me I put John Wayne in the same group as Stallone and Willis, they have their niche and they do it well and rarely venture out of that. John Wayne, to me, never was too concerned about the content of the movie but rather if his mug was on the big screen to get paid. Much like he aforementioned ac...
by g-manpuck
Mon Dec 28 7:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Movies
Replies: 8103
Views: 696238

Re: Movies

Big Jake (Netflix disc) In 1909, when John Fain's gang kidnaps Jacob McCandles' grandson and holds him for ransom, Big Jake sets out to rescue the boy. Standard John Wayne (who plays Big Jake) western. That should be all you need to know. Enjoyable, worth a see, but not at the level of a True Grit ...
by g-manpuck
Fri Dec 18 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This might be a dumb question, but...
Replies: 15419
Views: 1249488

Re: This might be a dumb question, but...

MATT wrote:
Thu Dec 17 7:36 pm
g-manpuck wrote:
Thu Dec 17 3:42 pm

Hats off to all the package handlers this year.
:pelvic_thrust2:
:rim:
by g-manpuck
Fri Dec 18 7:41 am
Forum: Website Support / New Features
Topic: GPL software upgrade.... & Other new things
Replies: 857
Views: 93351

Re: GPL software upgrade.... & Other new things

I didn't really think of that while I was using it, but it was slower.
by g-manpuck
Thu Dec 17 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This might be a dumb question, but...
Replies: 15419
Views: 1249488

Re: This might be a dumb question, but...

I've had two different packages in the last month make it to Shakopee and then the tracking stopped and then three days later Amazon emailed me an offer to refund my money. I have no idea what happened to either package other than both were in the hands of the USPS. I've had three other packages get...
by g-manpuck
Thu Dec 17 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Music Never Stopped: What Are You Listening To?
Replies: 1038
Views: 120800

Re: The Music Never Stopped: What Are You Listening To?

What if Run DMC didn't give in, and never recorded "Walk This Way" with Aerosmith? What if NWA never broke up? What if Anthrax didn't record "Bring the Noise" with Public Enemy? *Casual fans wouldn't know that Anthrax already had a rap-rock hit with "I'm the Man" which is equally as awesome as "Noi...
by g-manpuck
Thu Dec 17 6:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Music Never Stopped: What Are You Listening To?
Replies: 1038
Views: 120800

Re: The Music Never Stopped: What Are You Listening To?

What if Metallica never worked with Bob Rock?
by g-manpuck
Thu Dec 17 6:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Things That Stick In Your Craw
Replies: 4139
Views: 347973

Re: Things That Stick In Your Craw

At the In This Moment/Sevendust concert a couple years ago there was a signer off to stage left during the entire concert. Every act except Sevendust ignored her during their entire set. Lajon, the singer for Sevendust, was just enamored with her and the job she was doing...he got kind of emotional ...
by g-manpuck
Mon Dec 14 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restaurant
Replies: 9338
Views: 802896

Re: Restaurant

While I don't ever remember what I ate at Kmart's cafeteria but I do remember eating there a couple times back in the day when my mom worked there back in the 80's. The cafeteria lasted for like a year or two after Kmart opened in my hometown before they took it out of the store. The shoe department...
by g-manpuck
Mon Dec 14 9:54 am
Forum: Website Support / New Features
Topic: GPL software upgrade.... & Other new things
Replies: 857
Views: 93351

Re: GPL software upgrade.... & Other new things

ah..... Remember that if you signed up for a WordPress account back in the day, your password COULD be different than what you used for this board. You may need to do the password reset. Gotcha...I'll do that. Thanks! * Got logged in and posted in a couple threads and started one. Just as easy as i...
by g-manpuck
Mon Dec 14 8:11 am
Forum: Website Support / New Features
Topic: GPL software upgrade.... & Other new things
Replies: 857
Views: 93351

Re: GPL software upgrade.... & Other new things

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I get the same message on both my laptop and my phone
by g-manpuck
Mon Dec 14 5:48 am
Forum: Website Support / New Features
Topic: GPL software upgrade.... & Other new things
Replies: 857
Views: 93351

Re: GPL software upgrade.... & Other new things

A few of you have accounts on the WordPress side of the site. Can the following login over there and post in the test board I created? @Greyeagle @Vegoe @Eckes @g-manpuck @Dances With Gophers I only have a few test forums up. Create some threads in the General Area. Same with the hockey spots. Repl...
by g-manpuck
Fri Dec 11 3:59 pm
Forum: Website Support / New Features
Topic: GPL software upgrade.... & Other new things
Replies: 857
Views: 93351

Re: GPL software upgrade.... & Other new things

I navigate on here exclusively through the portal page, so if you can get something that can be supported continually to provide updates I think it is a good thing. Jup, you've made this board easy to navigate regardless so I would imagine you will make it as good as it is right now or damn close. K...
by g-manpuck
Fri Dec 11 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Movies
Replies: 8103
Views: 696238

Re: Movies

Anyone see the list of movies and shows that Marvel and Disney are releasing? Really excited, but this looks the best https://twitter.com/BringHockeyBack/status/1337262126180806657 Lauren Graham in a Gophers hoodie.... :dup: I think she’s dating Peter Krause who is from Minnesota I know that they a...
by g-manpuck
Fri Dec 11 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Movies
Replies: 8103
Views: 696238

Re: Movies

gopherguy06 wrote:
Fri Dec 11 1:24 pm
Anyone see the list of movies and shows that Marvel and Disney are releasing? Really excited, but this looks the best

Lauren Graham in a Gophers hoodie.... :dup:
by g-manpuck
Tue Dec 08 5:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Television
Replies: 8184
Views: 689364

Re: Television

Mando: What in the actual F***? Some here might have followed outside of the movies, etc, I didn't. This is all new to me, and HOLY EFFING SH* this is awesome. Read an opinion story yesterday where they made the case that Favreau should have been allowed to direct the new trilogy. He's definitely d...
by g-manpuck
Fri Nov 20 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Things That Stick In Your Craw
Replies: 4139
Views: 347973

Re: Things That Stick In Your Craw

As the current meme says..."Just think that in 20 years our leaders will be kids who were homeschooled by day drinkers!" :lol: :shock:
by g-manpuck
Fri Nov 20 6:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Things That Stick In Your Craw
Replies: 4139
Views: 347973

Re: Things That Stick In Your Craw

That is where sports was a great outlet for my son and I would be certain to say for most others kids because it took their attention away from being inside and on technology. It was a huge boost to my son's state of mind when gyms opened up in the Summer and he started going to the Y with me a coup...
by g-manpuck
Thu Nov 19 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Things That Stick In Your Craw
Replies: 4139
Views: 347973

Re: Things That Stick In Your Craw

Dumb question - what is the difference between distance learning and hybrid? And if hybrid is so awful why are so many districts using the method? I apologize for not adding to my post how Mankato did hybrid compared to distance learning. Hybrid here was originally A, B, and C days because of how m...
by g-manpuck
Thu Nov 19 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Things That Stick In Your Craw
Replies: 4139
Views: 347973

Re: Things That Stick In Your Craw

I hope that full distance learning will be an improvement over the hybrid model that Mankato had. My son said that it was basically a study hall in every period when at school. The teacher or para just sat at the front of the room and never actually taught any lesson. His algebra teacher has only us...
by g-manpuck
Mon Nov 16 6:03 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Gopher Football 2020 Season
Replies: 904
Views: 35192

Re: Gopher Football 2020 Season

So ummm...why didn't the Gophers help my wish of Iowa losing out this season? I thought Iowa was going to be awful this year but Minnesota is just going Minnesota on this season.
by g-manpuck
Thu Nov 12 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This might be a dumb question, but...
Replies: 15419
Views: 1249488

Re: This might be a dumb question, but...

Why would anyone want to be a pharmacist? I just called to deal with an issue with my prescription and the pharmacist sounded so busy there was no time to speak in full sentences. It seems to me they are always very busy. Add in dealing with sick and/or confused people, doctor shopping addicts, and...
by g-manpuck
Wed Nov 11 7:36 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Youth Hockey
Replies: 1079
Views: 119722

Re: Youth Hockey

I would imagine that the MSHSL will be looking at winter sports pretty closely at their next meeting. I know most kids are concerned here in Mankato about the fate of winter sports, especially my son who wraps up his football season this Thursday. Mankato is likely to move to full distance learning ...
by g-manpuck
Tue Nov 03 1:14 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Football Talk
Replies: 315
Views: 18746

Re: College Football Talk

Beauner wrote:
Sat Oct 31 5:54 pm
Iowa blows 17-0 lead to lose to northwestern
Thanks for saving me time to look this up.

I've not watched one snap of Iowa football so far this year. I would be okay with them finishing 0-8.
by g-manpuck
Thu Oct 29 3:33 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 651
Views: 43885

Re: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season

Got the final word today from the Mankato Civic Center about fan attendance. They are planning on only allowing 250 people total for their series in November and December. The goal is to get to be allowed to have 1000 people split into four pods by their series in January. I have NO idea what the be...
by g-manpuck
Thu Oct 29 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Things That Stick In Your Craw
Replies: 4139
Views: 347973

Re: Things That Stick In Your Craw

Mankato has been hybrid since the start of the year. I wish that he had live meetings for his classes on his distance learning days. There are none. When he is in school, the teachers sit there like study hall monitors. There is no teaching going on by the actual teacher. It's so disappointing.
by g-manpuck
Mon Oct 26 11:42 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: High School Hockey 2020-21
Replies: 34
Views: 3286

Re: High School Hockey 2020-21

https://www.youthhockeyhub.com/news_article/show/1129604-bhs-hockey-podcast-fall-2020-session Worth a listen for HS speculation. http://www.ushsho.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=37941&sid=ba2886b7bb37d348a96db800a09482de&start=75 Very Very Likely Early Departs, regardless of what MSHSL may ultimat...
by g-manpuck
Mon Oct 26 8:47 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Football Talk
Replies: 315
Views: 18746

Re: College Football Talk

Has Iowa had the same QB for the last 15 years? I could see this guy throw without a uniform and know he plays for Iowa. They all look the same. I could halfheartedly agree with you, it does seem like our QB's stay around a while. This QB, Petras, has only had a handful of snaps in the last couple ...
by g-manpuck
Thu Oct 22 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Simple Pleasures...
Replies: 22369
Views: 1731478

Re: Simple Pleasures...

Glad you're enjoying your newfound pastime. If you ever decide to try and get into deer hunting, the DNR has a 10-part Learn to Deer Hunt program on their website. I "audited" a couple sessions (hey, you're never too old or experienced to learn a thing or two), and they seemed pretty well run. I'll...
by g-manpuck
Thu Oct 22 6:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Simple Pleasures...
Replies: 22369
Views: 1731478

Re: Simple Pleasures...

I am having so much fun hunting this fall. My son and I are having moderate success duck hunting which has been great to feed our interest. With this cold snap we are hoping to have a couple good weekends of duck hunting while the migration picks up. We've struck out the handful of pheasant hunts we...
by g-manpuck
Thu Oct 22 6:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This might be a dumb question, but...
Replies: 15419
Views: 1249488

Re: This might be a dumb question, but...

I had a former boss that was a former Marine drill sergeant. He also had his name on the business, so he took extreme care and pride in how his business was run and how his employees carried themselves. The first three weeks I worked for him felt like a boot camp to me, it felt like I literally ran ...
by g-manpuck
Wed Oct 21 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Got Beer?
Replies: 17337
Views: 1199102

Re: Got Beer?

Speaking of dark beer season...Schells announced what this year's Snowstorm is, an Oat Stout. Also, I am happy that their Fort Road Porter is back on shelves. Another solid dark beer for the winter season.
by g-manpuck
Wed Oct 21 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This might be a dumb question, but...
Replies: 15419
Views: 1249488

Re: This might be a dumb question, but...

Corporate speak in the construction world is full of four letter expletives. After being in construction my whole life I don't think I would fare well in the corporate world. Also, I don't have much of a disconnect when talking like I do at work when I am around people outside of work...my potty mou...
by g-manpuck
Tue Oct 20 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WEATHERMANIA
Replies: 6476
Views: 566127

Re: WEATHERMANIA

Viking wrote:
Tue Oct 20 1:47 pm
A plow just went by my house in Eagan...
Blue Earth County plows are out as well. Haven't seen MNDOT on 169 yet though.
by g-manpuck
Tue Oct 20 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WEATHERMANIA
Replies: 6476
Views: 566127

Re: WEATHERMANIA

From my niece the meteorologist: National weather service increased snow totals. Now 5-7 inches widespread across the Twin Cities. I still think about 4 inches that accumulates, little less for Mankato 2-3 inches She is usually accurate. Her sister lives in Mankato which is why she calls out that a...
by g-manpuck
Wed Oct 14 2:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Simple Pleasures...
Replies: 22369
Views: 1731478

Re: Simple Pleasures...

Watching my son play football last night probably is the best thing that has happened this year. What's better was that it was tough game vs. @SkiUMahLaw 's New Prague Trojans. :poke: It wasn't the 53-14 drubbing the varsity put down on Friday night but a respectful 25-8 (I believe) win. Rub it in,...
by g-manpuck
Wed Oct 14 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Television
Replies: 8184
Views: 689364

Re: Television

Started the new series The Right Stuff. Not sure how many seasons this will be (I hope only 1) and while it's been a bit saccharine I am sucker for real life space stories and I have enjoyed it so far through 2 episodes. I have enjoyed it so far as well, even with the dramatic additions to the stor...
by g-manpuck
Tue Oct 13 7:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Simple Pleasures...
Replies: 22369
Views: 1731478

Re: Simple Pleasures...

Watching my son play football last night probably is the best thing that has happened this year. What's better was that it was tough game vs. @SkiUMahLaw 's New Prague Trojans. :poke: It wasn't the 53-14 drubbing the varsity put down on Friday night but a respectful 25-8 (I believe) win.
by g-manpuck
Tue Oct 06 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Music Never Stopped: What Are You Listening To?
Replies: 1038
Views: 120800

Re: The Music Never Stopped: What Are You Listening To?

Someone should check on Hammy.....RIP Eddie Van Halen :(
by g-manpuck
Tue Oct 06 2:41 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 651
Views: 43885

Re: NCAA hockey 2020-2021 season

I received a phone call from MSU's Assistant AD about ushering for hockey. He said that the schedule is coming together and they are looking to have non-conference games in November/December with conference games starting in January. The Civic Center is trying to work out the details of allowing fan...
by g-manpuck
Mon Oct 05 4:36 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 651
Views: 43885

Re: NCAA hockey 2020-2021 season

Orion wrote:
Mon Oct 05 4:29 pm
John Hill?
I "encourage" the Tommies to make this hire!!!
by g-manpuck
Mon Oct 05 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Simple Pleasures...
Replies: 22369
Views: 1731478

Re: Simple Pleasures...

As I said in my other post about hunting with my son, this year was the first time I've duck hunted in my life. Considering that I do not own any of the duck hunting "essentials" it ended up being a successful first hunting season. We put six ducks total over four days in the bag. We had success hu...
by g-manpuck
Mon Oct 05 8:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Simple Pleasures...
Replies: 22369
Views: 1731478

Re: Simple Pleasures...

As I said in my other post about hunting with my son, this year was the first time I've duck hunted in my life. Considering that I do not own any of the duck hunting "essentials" it ended up being a successful first hunting season. We put six ducks total over four days in the bag. We had success hun...
by g-manpuck
Mon Oct 05 7:34 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: High School Hockey 2020-21
Replies: 34
Views: 3286

Re: High School Hockey 2020-21

One interesting email I received today confirmed that MN Hockey may host a U19 season if the high school season doesn't start on time. There are still lots of moving pieces. MN Hockey has already approved a U19 season. Now individual schools need to come to agreement on how that would work. The ear...
by g-manpuck
Fri Oct 02 4:26 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: High School Hockey 2020-21
Replies: 34
Views: 3286

Re: High School Hockey 2020-21

Serious question, couldn't schools just do a Facebook live video? Or something similar? For volleyball, basketball, and wrestling there won't be an option at all to see our kids compete if there isn't a streaming solution. During the virtual parent meeting for football for Mankato West the coach sai...
by g-manpuck
Fri Oct 02 5:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Simple Pleasures...
Replies: 22369
Views: 1731478

Re: Simple Pleasures...

It was great news from the MSHSL that winter sports will be happening. We've been preparing ourselves that wrestling wasn't going to happen and my son had really started to come to grips with that impending decision, so yesterday was definitely not expected. The main items that are changing in the s...
by g-manpuck
Tue Sep 29 7:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This might be a dumb question, but...
Replies: 15419
Views: 1249488

Re: This might be a dumb question, but...

My daughter started venmo when she started college, it made eating out or grocery shopping with her roommates easier. Couple seconds and each of them send what they owe to the person that paid. I'm not involved in anything that would make it worth my while but I do see the convenience of it though.
by g-manpuck
Tue Sep 29 7:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Simple Pleasures...
Replies: 22369
Views: 1731478

Re: Simple Pleasures...

This year I made the conscious decision to get back into hunting, I haven't hunted since I moved to Minnesota in 2006. With the help of my daughter's boyfriend I have access to a lot of private waterfowl areas and pheasant land which helps a lot. My son, G-man, took his hunters certification online ...
by g-manpuck
Fri Sep 25 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Only in Wisconsin
Replies: 1686
Views: 217281

Re: Only in Wisconsin

I remember the novelty of coming up from Iowa to get Mich Golden. The novelty wore off just before I moved up here because they started selling it in Iowa. Alas, I am a typical Iowan in that I usually drink Busch Light at home but I do prefer the many offerings from Schells when I'm in the mood to e...
by g-manpuck
Mon Sep 21 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Simple Pleasures...
Replies: 22369
Views: 1731478

Re: Simple Pleasures...

Fall high school sports are back in Minnesota!! MSHSL reverses their August decision to put off fall sports until spring 2021. Both volleyball and football will start practices next Monday; volleyball gets a 14 game season and football gets a 6 game season. Postseason games are to be discussed at th...
by g-manpuck
Mon Sep 21 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Television
Replies: 8184
Views: 689364

Re: Television

Watched the 4-part series on the Challenger disaster in Netflix. What the families of the astronauts must have felt after the investigation? I can't imagine. This was an easy watch for me since I was a little bit of a space nerd in my youth. I never really researched much into the o-ring thing afte...
by g-manpuck
Thu Sep 03 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local Broadcasting/Media
Replies: 7698
Views: 868687

Re: Local Broadcasting/Media

gopher6 wrote:
Thu Sep 03 8:49 am
KFAN morning show is doing their show at home for most of them due to co worker and family testing positive with Covid 19
I wondered what was with them cutting short their show yesterday. Hawkey kept saying that they all were okay but left it at that.
by g-manpuck
Thu Sep 03 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restaurant
Replies: 9338
Views: 802896

Re: Restaurant

Both Mankato Brewery and Locale Brewery here in Mankato have done a decent job to have food trucks onsite throughout the summer. Locale has the advantage of being located near downtown for quicker delivery from several restaurants, though most people choose Pagliai's. I don't think either owners of ...
by g-manpuck
Thu Sep 03 5:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restaurant
Replies: 9338
Views: 802896

Re: Restaurant

The Nook had a great post yesterday focusing on the closings of businesses this year. I don't know how to link a Facebook post so I will just copy and paste it below: RIP to all of our restaurant friends and family out there! We’ve heard (quite awfully, I must say) time and time again, “well, they w...
by g-manpuck
Fri Aug 28 5:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Things That Stick In Your Craw
Replies: 4139
Views: 347973

Re: Things That Stick In Your Craw

Lute Olson, RIP. :( The coach that put Iowa Hawkeye basketball on the map. His Iowa Final Four team is still talked about every basketball season in Iowa. Ronnie Lester is easily the most beloved Iowa basketball player from that team that Lute coached, though I'm a bigger Kenny Arnold fan. RIP Lute.
by g-manpuck
Tue Aug 25 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This might be a dumb question, but...
Replies: 15419
Views: 1249488

Re: This might be a dumb question, but...

Thanks everyone this convinces me we need to go auto. I am sure we will use it because we make homemade pizza dough all the time (I realize that's different but neither of us mind spending a little extra effort for the results) and on top of making fresh pasta I know my wife at least will find it u...
by g-manpuck
Tue Aug 25 5:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This might be a dumb question, but...
Replies: 15419
Views: 1249488

Re: This might be a dumb question, but...

Does anyone have experience using a manual crank pasta maker+ attachments? Trying to decide if it's worth it vs. spluring and buying an automatic. I bought my wife the pasta attachment for her Kitchen Aid and she loves it. In the wintertime is when it gets the most work for our noodles for chicken ...
by g-manpuck
Mon Aug 17 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WEATHERMANIA
Replies: 6476
Views: 566127

Re: WEATHERMANIA

One of my best friends sells seed to farmers in the Cedar Rapids area. He was telling me today about the devastation to the crops but ended by saying, "The positive side is the crop will be much smaller. There are very few grain bins or corn dryers left anyway." I've seen pictures of crushed grain ...
by g-manpuck
Mon Aug 17 6:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WEATHERMANIA
Replies: 6476
Views: 566127

Re: WEATHERMANIA

I was in Iowa last week and I saw some of the damage left by the Derecho that ran through the state. Where I saw the damage was between Grand Junction and Panora. There were still some power poles down that had roads closed. The most amazing sight though were entire 300+ acre fields just blown over....
by g-manpuck
Mon Aug 17 5:57 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Football Talk
Replies: 315
Views: 18746

Re: College Football Talk

The NSIC cancelled fall sports last week and after a short conversation with MSU's Assistant AD about ushering he told me he wasn't sure if the NSIC will seek to hold a spring season. After that he told me that he is pretty sure that hockey won't start until after Jan. 1....which I think we all have...
by g-manpuck
Wed Aug 12 5:39 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Football Talk
Replies: 315
Views: 18746

Re: College Football Talk

Compliments of @Zwak !! Not my favorite opponent...but I would watch it. I agree with SkiUMahLaw that the legal hurdles for these two teams or any DI team to play outside of their conference after it has been postponed would be huge. I don't see any school spending that much money to try to circumv...
by g-manpuck
Mon Aug 10 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Things That Stick In Your Craw
Replies: 4139
Views: 347973

Re: Things That Stick In Your Craw

My wife had a name for our GMC Envoy..."The Batmobile". For some reason she left the windows down partly on night while she was waitressing. She got in the car after work around midnight she figured out a bat got in the car. She said that she bailed out and almost didn't take the care out of drive! ...
by g-manpuck
Mon Aug 10 7:55 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Football Talk
Replies: 315
Views: 18746

Re: College Football Talk

I think it can be safely said that schools have had their way with the student-athletes for a long long time, so I'm very glad to see the students get some say in how they are handled and marketed by the schools. Now in regards to Covid and playing though...I really think they are going to have a mu...
by g-manpuck
Fri Aug 07 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Simple Pleasures...
Replies: 22369
Views: 1731478

Re: Simple Pleasures...

Kwik Trip is the gold standard. As if Super America actually evolved since 1990. Within the city limits of Superior, WI (Pop < 30,000) there are seven (7) Kwik Trip gas station/store locations ☝️🤠 The Mankato/North Mankato area (Pop approx. 52,000) there are eight Kwik Trips here. Currently they ar...
by g-manpuck
Thu Aug 06 6:32 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Football Talk
Replies: 315
Views: 18746

Re: College Football Talk

I just read that DII followed the DIII and cancelled all fall sports championships and won't be made up in the spring as well. So the NSIC football conference will only play the eight scheduled conference games. My guess is you'll see the NSIC cancel too. They'll want the tuition revenue but avoid ...
by g-manpuck
Thu Aug 06 5:25 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Football Talk
Replies: 315
Views: 18746

Re: College Football Talk

I just read that DII followed the DIII and cancelled all fall sports championships and won't be made up in the spring as well. So the NSIC football conference will only play the eight scheduled conference games.
by g-manpuck
Wed Aug 05 3:39 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Football Talk
Replies: 315
Views: 18746

Re: College Football Talk

NCAA Division III has cancelled all fall sports championships for 2020, some DIII conferences have already cancelled their seasons anyway. From what I can tell, canceled really means canceled. No D3 football championship in the spring. Let's enjoy the NHL playoffs, MLB for now, and racing because t...
by g-manpuck
Wed Aug 05 2:49 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Football Talk
Replies: 315
Views: 18746

Re: College Football Talk

NCAA Division III has cancelled all fall sports championships for 2020, some DIII conferences have already cancelled their seasons anyway. The NJCAA has already shifted fall sports to spring. This trend seems to be working its way up the ladder.
by g-manpuck
Tue Aug 04 1:42 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Minnesota High School Athletics (Non-Hockey)
Replies: 100
Views: 11645

Re: Minnesota High School Athletics (Non-Hockey)

The MSHSL board only voted on moving volleyball and football, didn't sound like they even broached the subject of moving spring sports. I understand the concerns which mirror those of having in person schooling this fall, but I am upset that many kids will have to choose between one thing or another...
by g-manpuck
Tue Aug 04 12:58 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Minnesota High School Athletics (Non-Hockey)
Replies: 100
Views: 11645

Re: Minnesota High School Athletics (Non-Hockey)

MSHSL votes to move volleyball and football to Spring 2021....