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by Eckes
Tue Jun 08 10:35 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Gopher Offseason 2021...
Replies: 566
Views: 42341

Re: Gopher Offseason 2021...

Hey all- I'm planning on getting season tickets this year. A couple questions: 1. How easy is it to give away / sell tickets that you cannot use? (jokes about the emptiness of Mariucci aside) 2. At what age does a young child need a ticket of their own? I've got a 2.5 year old, unsure if / when I'll...
by Eckes
Tue Apr 20 2:50 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Gopher Offseason 2021...
Replies: 566
Views: 42341

Re: Gopher Offseason 2021...

I've thought for a few years now that Walker's senior year was when the team had a chance to win it all again. Looking like that is going to be right, although for some reasons that I didn't expect. On paper they're one of the top couple teams in the country. Should have as good a chance as anyone t...
by Eckes
Mon Apr 19 8:48 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Gopher Offseason 2021...
Replies: 566
Views: 42341

Re: Gopher Offseason 2021...

For anyone planning on making the trip up to GF, I have a coupon for $25 off your room at the Ramada in Grand Forks that I have no intention of using anytime soon. Let me know if you'd like it.
by Eckes
Thu Apr 15 8:57 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: Transfer Portal
Replies: 359
Views: 31686

Re: Transfer Portal

trixR4kids wrote:
Thu Apr 15 4:14 pm
Yeah I don't really have a problem with players finding better situations and having more leverage to do so.
Seems like it should only benefit a team like Minnesota. Late bloomers have a chance to latch on here.
by Eckes
Thu Apr 15 2:22 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: Transfer Portal
Replies: 359
Views: 31686

Re: Transfer Portal

frozen4champs wrote:
Wed Apr 14 12:20 pm
Slap Shot wrote:
Wed Apr 14 12:09 pm
They need Cruikshank if for no other reason but the name.
I bet he skates like an Olympic speed skater too :wink:
Seems weird to me that the Gophers would be interested in any forwards... why not just keep McManus?
by Eckes
Thu Apr 15 10:13 am
Forum: Gopher Recruiting
Topic: Potential Future Recruits - Part II
Replies: 9016
Views: 1762389

Re: Potential Future Recruits - Part II

IMO top targets for class of 2023 (committing starting 8/1). 1 being a target for every team in the country, and the rest having MN ties. 1. Adam Fantilli (May be eligible to commit now as a Canadian 11th grader. Brother going to, you guessed it, UM.) 2. Gracyn Sawchyn 3. Charlie Stramel 4a. Jimmy ...
by Eckes
Fri Apr 09 8:54 am
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: 2021 Frozen Four Pittsburgh (Apr 8 & 10)
Replies: 287
Views: 12697

Re: 2021 Frozen Four Pittsburgh (Apr 8 & 10)

This is what i was hoping to see when i woke up this morning.

Thank you hockey gods
by Eckes
Mon Mar 29 10:04 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Loveland Regional... Sat/Sun
Replies: 696
Views: 35154

Re: Loveland Regional... Sat/Sun

Looked to me like we could play Kato 10 times and the result would be the same. We seem to have no clue how to break through that wall. I think we had 1 quality shot all game. I dunno... I feel like people are forgetting that it's hockey. This same Mankato team lost 5-1 to a pretty mediocre Norther...
by Eckes
Sun Mar 28 9:09 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Loveland Regional... Sat/Sun
Replies: 696
Views: 35154

Re: Loveland Regional... Sat/Sun

I also don't think the PP was ever as acceptable as Motzko seemed to indicate. It's been clear for a long time (to me, anyway) that they don't generate the types of chances that lead to goals consistently enough. It's been super apparent tonight, with a team that is playing solid team defense - with...
by Eckes
Sun Mar 28 9:07 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Loveland Regional... Sat/Sun
Replies: 696
Views: 35154

Re: Loveland Regional... Sat/Sun

Nice goal there. Jeez. Okay. Sometimes the other team just has a better game.
by Eckes
Sun Mar 28 9:05 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Loveland Regional... Sat/Sun
Replies: 696
Views: 35154

Re: Loveland Regional... Sat/Sun

I also don't think the Gophers are playing quite as badly as seems to be the general consensus. I'd call it their B-/C+ game. Mankato has been really disruptive and the Gophers haven't been able to counter it / work around it.
by Eckes
Sun Mar 28 9:02 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Loveland Regional... Sat/Sun
Replies: 696
Views: 35154

Re: Loveland Regional... Sat/Sun

The Mavs are everywhere... wow. Still only two goal game though. Just sneak one in and then you never know. I like the way the Gophers have been playing since the halfway point of the 2nd. Just gotta find a way to get it past the Mav bodies / sticks, and then past McKay.
by Eckes
Sun Mar 28 12:25 am
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: Fargo Regional... Fri/Sat
Replies: 363
Views: 16356

Re: Fargo Regional... Fri/Sat

Man, I've gotta go to bed.

I'm glad I called my dad and told him to switch the DVR to ESPN News... he wouldn't have gotten ANY of the Gopher game!
by Eckes
Sun Mar 28 12:23 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: Loveland Regional... Sat/Sun
Replies: 696
Views: 35154

Re: Loveland Regional... Sat/Sun

Can you all believe that this is the Gophers' first NCAA win since the 0.6 seconds game?!

That shocked me when I looked it up.
by Eckes
Fri Mar 26 2:35 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: Bridgeport Regional... Fri/Sat
Replies: 155
Views: 7889

Re: Bridgeport Regional... Fri/Sat

Lol, I thought the announcers were very complimentary of BSU. Wisconsin just has the stars (Caufield / Holloway) to talk about.

I didn't want the Gophers to face Bemidji, I guess this proves why. Every team that makes the tournament is good enough to win.
by Eckes
Fri Mar 26 2:29 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: Bridgeport Regional... Fri/Sat
Replies: 155
Views: 7889

Re: Bridgeport Regional... Fri/Sat

Eckes wrote:
Fri Mar 26 2:24 pm
Man Caufield is good. Gosh. All he does is score HUGE goals.
I can't remember a player since Vanek who scored so many important goals for their team.

It seemed like Vanek always scored in the 3rd or OT when the Gophers NEEDED a goal. Caufield is the same type of player.
by Eckes
Fri Mar 26 2:24 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: Bridgeport Regional... Fri/Sat
Replies: 155
Views: 7889

Re: Bridgeport Regional... Fri/Sat

Man Caufield is good. Gosh. All he does is score HUGE goals.
by Eckes
Wed Mar 24 12:56 pm
Forum: Gopher Recruiting
Topic: Committed Recruits Update Thread
Replies: 14035
Views: 2609321

Re: Committed Recruits Update Thread

Are all the Lucius brothers similarly highly-regarded? For a casual recruiting observer, can someone give us a quick rundown of the recruits we're excited about?
by Eckes
Mon Mar 22 1:14 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice
Replies: 1122
Views: 120469

Re: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice

Gophers end up 2nd in the final regular season poll. UND #1, BC #3, UW #4. With the hardest first game draw of the four and the highest ranked #2 team. Actually, the Gophers are tied for 2 with BC, BC having more first place votes. It must be tiring lugging around this kind of negativity all the ti...
by Eckes
Sat Mar 20 7:22 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 1690
Views: 126417

Re: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season

:shock:
gopherfun83 wrote:
Sat Mar 20 6:49 pm
UMD could be on bubble after tonight.
Wouldn't that be a shame...
by Eckes
Fri Mar 19 5:07 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 1690
Views: 126417

Re: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season

If Mankato loses here, do they drop to a #2 seed in the NCAAs? I think the committee would have to think long and hard about it. Who would you move ahead of them? I could see them dropping to the overall #4, but with a 20-4-1 overall record, I'd think it's hard to drop them to the 2 bracket. Even t...
by Eckes
Fri Mar 19 3:12 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 1690
Views: 126417

Re: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season

AIC wins 2-1. Mankato down 3-0 with 10 min left in the 2nd.

If Mankato loses here, do they drop to a #2 seed in the NCAAs? I think the committee would have to think long and hard about it.
by Eckes
Fri Mar 19 3:06 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 1690
Views: 126417

Re: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season

AIC up 2-1 now towards the end of the game. Mankato down 2-0 in the 2nd.
by Eckes
Tue Mar 16 10:02 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: BigTen Tournament Thread
Replies: 675
Views: 31321

Re: BigTen Tournament Thread

Who’s good besides BC out east? I feel like no one has played a consistent schedule therefore may be behind the west significantly, I’d be fine going east and playing like Quinnipiac and UMass. Right, it's hard to know. Q, BU, BC, UMass could be good, but other than BC nobody has really played enou...
by Eckes
Tue Mar 16 9:57 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: BigTen Tournament Thread
Replies: 675
Views: 31321

Re: BigTen Tournament Thread

The prognosticators seem to believe that the committee intends to limit flights as much as is feasible, given where the seeds will fall. That likely means that the 'east' teams will stay east and the 'west' teams will stay west. It's looking like at least 5 of the top 6 will be west teams, so I woul...
by Eckes
Tue Mar 16 9:31 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: BigTen Tournament Thread
Replies: 675
Views: 31321

Re: BigTen Tournament Thread

Nelson quietly had a great tournament. I am excited to see what he does next year - he has the whole world ahead of him with his skating, size and puck skills. Plus a great 'head down and go to work' attitude.
by Eckes
Tue Mar 16 9:30 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: BigTen Tournament Thread
Replies: 675
Views: 31321

Re: BigTen Tournament Thread

Laxref wrote:
Tue Mar 16 9:26 pm
This has to wrap up a 1 seed for us right? BADgers deserve a 1 as well I think, if they got seeded as the 2 in fargo? That would be a hell of regional final.
I think if Mankato doesn't win their conference UW could (should) sneak in as the #4 overall.
by Eckes
Tue Mar 16 7:56 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: BigTen Tournament Thread
Replies: 675
Views: 31321

Re: BigTen Tournament Thread

McLaughlin is the best player on the team. Makes so many of the little plays.
by Eckes
Mon Mar 15 10:07 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: BigTen Tournament Thread
Replies: 675
Views: 31321

Re: BigTen Tournament Thread

Checking in: are we the greatest team ever again, or are we gonna miss the NCAAs? These guys did not look like they were going to win through the first 40 minutes. They battled it out though, got their breaks and kept fighting. Gotta be a big win for the psyche. Pulling back a two-goal deficit in th...
by Eckes
Mon Mar 15 9:34 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: BigTen Tournament Thread
Replies: 675
Views: 31321

Re: BigTen Tournament Thread

Woooo!
by Eckes
Mon Mar 15 9:15 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: BigTen Tournament Thread
Replies: 675
Views: 31321

Re: BigTen Tournament Thread

It is brutal on this board right now. The will play in the NCAAs. They get a chip and a chair like the other 15. Anything can happen. We’ll see what happens. They got into the tournament by beating crap teams. 15-0 against non tourney teams 2-2 against bubble but not tourney Notre Dame 2-0 against ...
by Eckes
Mon Mar 15 8:30 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: BigTen Tournament Thread
Replies: 675
Views: 31321

Re: BigTen Tournament Thread

Would be nice if the Gophers ever tried going to the front of the net. It feels like we need to get lucky to score, and I think that's true because we never get the puck to the front, just cycle and pass around the perimeter. If I had a nickel for every time Ranta or Meyers reeled around the net and...
by Eckes
Sun Mar 14 3:13 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: BigTen Tournament Thread
Replies: 675
Views: 31321

Re: BigTen Tournament Thread

Game isn't appearing for me on the Fox Sports website (which is where BTN games stream, rather than Fox Sports Go). Anyone else?
by Eckes
Fri Mar 12 8:52 am
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 1690
Views: 126417

Re: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season

Understand that the bracketology is an imperfect science, especially this year, but I don't fully understand why both the USCHO guys have MN down at the #6 overall seed all of a sudden, let alone Wisconsin ahead of them. Had the Big Ten been like every other conference and decided the title based on...
by Eckes
Tue Mar 09 1:36 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice
Replies: 1122
Views: 120469

Re: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice

The indications are the seniors will go. They are? What would indicate anything different? Reedy and LaFontaine will certainly go pro. Munson and Rossini will skate off in the sunset or play ECHL. That leaves McManus. He's a UFA and can go anywhere. I imagine he'll sign a AHL contract with someone ...
by Eckes
Mon Mar 08 5:16 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice
Replies: 1122
Views: 120469

Re: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice

I was reminded on the broadcast Saturday that players this year don't burn a year of eligibility. Does that impact us at all? Do any of the seniors plan to stick around another year? Does it have any ripple effects for next year or the future? Do we have any 'seniors' next year, or do the juniors st...
by Eckes
Fri Mar 05 11:08 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: #3 Gophers vs #7 Michigan.... No longer for the title.
Replies: 189
Views: 11796

Re: #3 Gophers vs #7 Michigan.... For the title!

Getting a kick out of all the negative nellies here after the game. MN, WI and MI are clearly the class of the conference, I don't really see much daylight between any of them when everyone is at full strength. I think any of those three teams could make some noise in the NCAA tourney if they get it...
by Eckes
Wed Mar 03 9:26 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice
Replies: 1122
Views: 120469

Re: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice

MNGophers29 wrote:
Tue Mar 02 11:09 pm
I don’t know, was Duncan really that good? I don’t recall him being anyone other than cleaning up what others did.
I mean, he won the Hobey...
by Eckes
Tue Mar 02 10:52 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice
Replies: 1122
Views: 120469

Re: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice

Hey numbers geeks - based on this weekends results, what now has to happen for us to win the conference next weekend (ie other scenarios besides winning out of course)? Thanks! The "magic number" is still 1.5 - a combination of Gopher wins and Wisconsin non-wins (with ties counting for 0.5 of a win...
by Eckes
Mon Feb 22 11:35 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice
Replies: 1122
Views: 120469

Re: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice

The way I'm used to thinking of it is a "magic number". The below is right, Minnesota's "magic number" is 1.5. From what I can tell, any combination of 1.5 Gopher wins or 1.5 Wisconsin non-wins over the teams' remaining games will result in the Gophers hanging a banner. For the purposes of this Big ...
by Eckes
Sat Apr 21 11:37 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Tee to Green!
Replies: 7343
Views: 771462

Re: Tee to Green!

J22 wrote:
Sat Apr 21 11:34 am
george wrote:
Sat Apr 21 10:47 am
Who's the best golfer on the Wild roster?
Spurgeon was -6 this year.
Now that's funny!

Twin cities golf usually has a list of open courses on their website
by Eckes
Sat Mar 24 10:05 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Tee to Green!
Replies: 7343
Views: 771462

Re: Tee to Green!

Tony Romo played in the pga tournament this week opposite the match play. He's a +0.3 handicap and shot 77-82 to finish last in the field by 6 strokes. It goes to show just how much better the pros are than even really good amateurs. Even the fringe tour pros are like 6 shots better per round than a...
by Eckes
Sun Mar 18 6:03 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Tee to Green!
Replies: 7343
Views: 771462

Re: Tee to Green!

The masters is going to be super exciting this year.

Old guys tiger and Phil playing great
Rory and day seem to be finding form
Justin rose looking great, and sergio defending.

So many storylines, so many guys playing great. I fully expect a thrilling back 9 on Sunday
by Eckes
Wed May 10 9:34 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Tee to Green!
Replies: 7343
Views: 771462

Re: Tee to Green!

Sergio gonna Sergio. Amazing. Just gotta lol at takes like this. Sergio said in his pressers afterwards that he hit that putt in the practice rounds and thought it broke left. Missing doesn't mean you choked. He hit the putt how he wanted, it just didn't go in. That's a concept golfers at high leve...
by Eckes
Mon Mar 13 4:00 pm
Forum: Gopher Recruiting
Topic: Committed Recruits Update Thread
Replies: 14035
Views: 2609321

Re: Committed Recruits Update Thread

Goldy77 wrote:And who's that commit from St.Paul?


Where did the like button go when I need it?!
by Eckes
Tue Feb 21 3:49 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: Local players in the pros
Replies: 1717
Views: 272676

Re: Local players in the pros

That's cool, Boyd was definitely one of my favorite recent Gophers. Hoping he makes it in the NHL eventually
by Eckes
Tue Feb 21 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restaurant
Replies: 9527
Views: 1037055

Re: Restaurant

Neat Hat wrote:I don't think we've ever had a meal come close to what Travail just did. Cannot give enough thumbs up.


Have you been to Spoon & Stable? If so, how does it compare?
by Eckes
Sat Feb 04 10:10 am
Forum: Gopher Recruiting
Topic: Potential Future Recruits - Part II
Replies: 9016
Views: 1762389

Re: Potential Future Recruits - Part II

What's going on with Zhukov or whatever that russian goalie's name is? I noticed he's one of the few pretty high-profile junior goalies uncommitted. I have been assuming we're in on him. Anybody know?
by Eckes
Tue Jan 31 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Video Games
Replies: 1194
Views: 162902

Re: Video Games

Will MN United FC be in the new FIFA game? If so, I may need to upgrade my console in order to be able to play!
by Eckes
Thu Jan 05 12:21 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Pro/Club Soccer
Replies: 3363
Views: 389395

Re: Soccer

Minnesota United announced that they have signed Christian Ramirez and Miguel Ibarra for this upcoming season!
by Eckes
Wed Dec 21 2:49 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Pro/Club Soccer
Replies: 3363
Views: 389395

Re: Soccer

Minnesota United have agreed to terms with Club Leon to bring Miguel Ibarra back to Minnesota! United opens the MLS season at Portland on March 3rd, and plays their first home MLS game 2 days later against New York Red Bulls That is awesome! I'm hoping they are able to sign Christian Ramirez soon.
by Eckes
Wed Dec 21 10:58 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The All-Encompassing Jersey Thread
Replies: 2399
Views: 258147

Re: The All-Encompassing Jersey Thread

This may be of interest:

Every NBA Team's Worst Jersey
by Eckes
Thu Dec 15 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restaurant
Replies: 9527
Views: 1037055

Re: Restaurant

My take on Red Cow - the burgers are very good, but they are very very expensive. I didn't think they were good enough to justify the cost, especially with so many other great burgers (or good for cheap burgers) around town (Matt's, Parlour, Revival, Lyn65, Blue Door)
by Eckes
Sat Dec 10 5:06 pm
Forum: Gopher Recruiting
Topic: Committed Recruits Update Thread
Replies: 14035
Views: 2609321

Re: Committed Recruits Update Thread

Lol, 4 points is an off-night.

Next year could be fun
by Eckes
Mon Dec 05 10:06 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Tee to Green!
Replies: 7343
Views: 771462

Re: Tee to Green!

Most doubles of anyone in the field, but also the most birdies of anyone in the field.

The doubles are due to rust. I think this was a very promising tournament for Tiger, especially with the putter.
by Eckes
Sat Dec 03 5:26 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Tee to Green!
Replies: 7343
Views: 771462

Re: Tee to Green!

Fun watching Tiger today. He shoots a -7 65, and is in the middle of the pack at his charity invitational golf tourney. I know there's only 17 players in the field, and the course they're playing was very easy today, but I really believe golf is better when Tiger is playing. If he can play all 4 ro...
by Eckes
Thu Oct 20 11:36 am
Forum: Gopher Recruiting
Topic: Potential Future Recruits - Part II
Replies: 9016
Views: 1762389

Re: Potential Future Recruits - Part II

I've spent enough time to know that 8>7
by Eckes
Wed Oct 19 9:54 am
Forum: Gopher Recruiting
Topic: Potential Future Recruits - Part II
Replies: 9016
Views: 1762389

Re: Potential Future Recruits - Part II

The style of play at UND spans a lot longer period of time than the Hakstol regime. I'd say it's on Berry to prove me wrong.....not the other way around. He's also going to have to convert their entire fan base. Good luck with that. Well, winning national titles should help him convert the fanbase ...
by Eckes
Tue Oct 04 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restaurant
Replies: 9527
Views: 1037055

Re: Restaurant

Red Wagon Pizza > Lola

By a long shot for me.
by Eckes
Mon Oct 03 11:19 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Tee to Green!
Replies: 7343
Views: 771462

Re: Tee to Green!

If the PGA really wanted the fans to calm down, they should've passed the memo to a few of the players to calm down. Each fed off of the other. The whole point is there's a difference between being fired up for your team to do well and for the opponent to do poorly. The players were fired up when t...
by Eckes
Mon Oct 03 11:06 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Tee to Green!
Replies: 7343
Views: 771462

Re: Tee to Green!

You're right, bringing up potential issues in an effort to discuss how we can do better in the future IS just whiny complaining!

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by Eckes
Mon Oct 03 10:54 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Tee to Green!
Replies: 7343
Views: 771462

Re: Tee to Green!

"The behavior of the American audience was deplorable." "Sadly, the crowds here at Hazeltine National, while dominated by real and true fans with no agenda other than cheering for their team, contain a sizeable rogue element, one seemingly ignorant of golf’s peerless and traditional ...
by Eckes
Mon Oct 03 10:38 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Tee to Green!
Replies: 7343
Views: 771462

Re: Tee to Green!

I kinda wish all the majors encouraged an atmosphere like this, as far as fans/players behaviors go. Talk a little smack, but in a good way. The Reed/Rory match was excellent in that dept, but you could also obviously tell there was a mutual respect. And then the banter/etc between the players and ...
by Eckes
Mon Oct 03 10:30 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Tee to Green!
Replies: 7343
Views: 771462

Re: Tee to Green!

I kinda wish all the majors encouraged an atmosphere like this, as far as fans/players behaviors go. Talk a little smack, but in a good way. The Reed/Rory match was excellent in that dept, but you could also obviously tell there was a mutual respect. And then the banter/etc between the players and ...
by Eckes
Mon Sep 19 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Music Never Stopped: What Are You Listening To?
Replies: 1266
Views: 163241

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

I've got a great collection of Beethoven's Symphonies. Admittedly, the only ones I really listen to are the 5th and 9th. Every time I hear the end of the 9th, I get flashbacks to the end of Immortal Beloved with him running through the woods to the lake. EDIT: Not sure I was around at the B1G Mista...
by Eckes
Wed Sep 14 9:26 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Tee to Green!
Replies: 7343
Views: 771462

Re: Tee to Green!

Fowler, Kuchar and Holmes. One to go.... m I want to talk about this. I am not a Fowler hater, but he should not have been one of the picks. I like Furyk, Bubba, Berger, Moore better than Fowler right now. Interesting to see what Love does with pick #4, as it's been widely rumored that Bubba isn't ...
by Eckes
Wed Sep 14 9:21 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: The All-Encompassing Jersey Thread
Replies: 2399
Views: 258147

Re: The All-Encompassing Jersey Thread

Michigan unveiled a new satin finish helmet. http://i.imgur.com/dipesz2.png I didn't even know that "satin" finish was a thing. Uni Watch tweeted out a comparison photo of the 4 different styles of finishes. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Co5JwY-WIAAa_7l.jpg Still just as ugly as ever... I'm...
by Eckes
Tue Sep 06 12:54 pm
Forum: Gopher Recruiting
Topic: Committed Recruits Update Thread
Replies: 14035
Views: 2609321

Re: Committed Recruits Update Thread

I don't think this ever got posted here. Some offseason watching material. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbeBplkrI6g Does that guy EVER back check? Haha, I wrote up a long post after the section finals game I saw him play, saying basically that he's a Vanek / Kane type player that people will pro...
by Eckes
Wed Aug 31 11:28 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Minnesota Twins 2014 - ∞: To Infinity & Beyond!
Replies: 20779
Views: 1952311

Re: Minnesota Twins 2014-2020: Here's Your Damn Thread

How do we compare to the mets at this point? 12 losses in a row has to help a bit, right?
by Eckes
Tue Aug 02 9:02 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Tee to Green!
Replies: 7343
Views: 771462

Re: Tee to Green!

I was looking at a course map, and thinking "no.... this is exactly how it was laid out in 2009"... then I did some more checking and realized that the map I have IS the map that goes back to 2009, but they're swapping things around for the Ryder Cup. And yes, my best friend an I spent mo...
by Eckes
Tue Aug 02 7:55 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Tee to Green!
Replies: 7343
Views: 771462

Re: Tee to Green!

While they do play the course, they also take lots of time on each hole, frequently taking two or three tee shots, plus multiple approach shots/putts/etc. (At least they did in 09 for the PGA). The last three holes are a great stretch there. My "duty station" when I was working the PGA wa...
by Eckes
Mon Aug 01 3:13 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Tee to Green!
Replies: 7343
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Re: Tee to Green!

It's likely a practice ROUND, not just a practice session. So the players will actually be playing the course. For sure walk the course to see what it looks like, and then either post up in a cool place (maybe near the 16th green / 17th tee) or pick a player or group of players and follow them aroun...
by Eckes
Mon Aug 01 10:38 am
Forum: Gopher Recruiting
Topic: Committed Recruits Update Thread
Replies: 14035
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Re: Committed Recruits Update Thread

Eric Vegoe wrote:I thought Steve Johnson made the biggest strides of any defenseman on the roster last year--he'll be a pp contributor this year and be one of the flashier backend players joining the rush.


Totally agree. I'm very, VERY high on him for next year.
by Eckes
Mon Aug 01 10:26 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Tee to Green!
Replies: 7343
Views: 771462

Re: Tee to Green!

Another exciting tournament. The win vaults Walker up to 4th place in the Ryder Cup points, virtually guaranteeing that he'll be at Hazeltine this fall. Which is good, because he was maybe the best American last time around IMO. The Ryder Cup bubble is really interesting. The top 8 make it, and then...
by Eckes
Mon Jul 11 10:24 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: U.S. & International Soccer
Replies: 1275
Views: 144794

Re: U.S. & International Soccer

Bummer Portugal won. Game reminded me of a classic Gophers-Badgers game. France (MN) came out firing, looking to score goals and play an exciting match. Portugal (UW) locked down in front of their net, playing for 0-0 and hoping to get a lucky bounce / one great play to win it. Which they did. Disap...