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by SkiUMahLaw
Wed Feb 24 8:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local Broadcasting/Media
Replies: 7726
Views: 907928

Re: Local Broadcasting/Media

I like Smalley for the TV broadcast by a wide margin over the others. Hope he stays on. Pretty sure this belongs in the Unpopular Opinions thread... My uncle and cousin are avid Twins fans, watching every game, and agree Smalley is the best by a long shot. It might make for an interesting poll. Ber...
by SkiUMahLaw
Wed Feb 24 8:19 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: High School Hockey 2020-21
Replies: 89
Views: 5405

Re: High School Hockey 2020-21

You don't think they recruit? Have you seen their rosters the last few years? I watched the EP/BSM game a week or so ago and EP is definitely loaded. They had no problem at all dispatching a very good Benilde team. Assuming the Eagles make it to State I certainly wouldn't bet against them. EP has t...
by SkiUMahLaw
Fri Feb 19 4:22 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: High School Hockey 2020-21
Replies: 89
Views: 5405

Re: High School Hockey 2020-21

skiier32 wrote:
Fri Feb 19 9:16 am
For hockey MN Hockey and USA Hockey have approved the face shield that goes on the bottom of the Itec/bubble face mask. Not sure about MSHSL though.
Yes, the MSHSL has approved the spit-guard mask.


(But not for cages!) :biggrin2:
by SkiUMahLaw
Fri Feb 19 8:01 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: High School Hockey 2020-21
Replies: 89
Views: 5405

Re: High School Hockey 2020-21

I know for a fact, the MSHSL told officials not to penalize it, but rather note non-compliance and the league offices would handle it. Whatever the punishment is, is well worth if for players to not even bother with it. Based on the photos, it is pretty clear the MSHSL doesn't care if participants ...
by SkiUMahLaw
Fri Feb 19 7:44 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: High School Hockey 2020-21
Replies: 89
Views: 5405

Re: High School Hockey 2020-21

It's one thing if the mask slips off during play. I don't think anyone would want to call a penalty for that. But it's another thing to jump off the bench for a faceoff and have the mask not on. That is where the warnings and penalties should come at. The former case just happens with movement and i...
by SkiUMahLaw
Thu Feb 18 8:44 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: High School Hockey 2020-21
Replies: 89
Views: 5405

Re: High School Hockey 2020-21

Are masks not required in HS sports? Looking through several game photo galleries on MNhockeyHub, and I don't see anyone wearing them, notably EP vs BSM. Just curious. I know officials aren't supposed to be enforcing it, but I thought MSHSL was and "penalizing non-compliance". Not saying it's right...
by SkiUMahLaw
Tue Feb 09 9:20 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: #2 Gophers vs #11 BADgers (Feb 5 & 6)
Replies: 248
Views: 7739

Re: #2 Gophers vs #11 BADgers (Feb 5 & 6)

Great coaches read their locker rooms to tell what they need-- grit, rest, fun, grind, or something in between. This is modern sports psychology-- Brooks was a master of it for the 1970s amateur athlete (and people in general), but kids today at that level are wired entirely differently than they we...
by SkiUMahLaw
Mon Jan 25 12:10 pm
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: #4 Gophers vs Arizona St-- Round 2 -- Jan 21 & 22
Replies: 167
Views: 6061

Re: #4 Gophers vs Arizona St-- Round 2 -- Jan 21 & 22

After playing two different series against the Sun Devils what do people think of the possibility of them joining the Big Ten? We've seen them play everyone else, correct? Regionally, academically and hockey wise would they be the right fit? Academically they'd probably be a great fit. There's stil...
by SkiUMahLaw
Tue Jan 19 7:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 261
Views: 27591

Re: Happy Birthday

Thanks! (Even though I stopped counting when I hit 30)!
by SkiUMahLaw
Wed Jan 06 10:12 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Youth Hockey
Replies: 1084
Views: 126099

Re: Youth Hockey

Spectators will be allowed at high school and youth sports events (up to 150 people). Thank you Jesus! For ease of crowd management, I would expect both the MSHSL and Minnesota Hockey soon to limit spectators to two per participant. Otherwise, you are asking for trouble at the youth level and requi...
by SkiUMahLaw
Wed Dec 09 7:48 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: #4 Gophers @ #5 Michigan -- Dec 8 & 9
Replies: 187
Views: 9650

Re: #4 Gophers @ #5 Michigan -- Dec 8 & 9

Thoroughly enjoyed that last PP. Michigan looked disinterested in trying to take the puck away. Interesting Mel didn’t try to pull the goalie down by 2 goals. What was up with that? Mann kept looking to the bench for the signal, and it never came. Seemed quite odd. Seems like that Michigan team can...
by SkiUMahLaw
Mon Dec 07 9:08 am
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 937
Views: 60827

Re: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season

The bubble worked well for the NHL and pretty well so far for the NCHC, but if it is breached, it could blow up pretty significantly (and college students follow rules???). The B1G model has been quite successful, but at a cost of daily testing for players. Out east, however, COVID is wreaking havo...
by SkiUMahLaw
Mon Dec 07 8:16 am
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 937
Views: 60827

Re: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season

Are all the NCHC schools done with the semester and just sticking together to compete in hockey? I know a lot of schools were going to end by Thanksgiving with a delayed return later in January. I can say with certainty that SCSU is not done for the semester. But nearly all courses have been moved ...
by SkiUMahLaw
Sun Nov 29 7:34 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 937
Views: 60827

Re: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season

I'll throw this out here for general discussion as it is likely a game-changer that will alter college athletics as we know it. Some in this group may be familiar with the O'Bannon lawsuit brought against the NCAA, which has led to a landslide in changes around permitting a student-athlete to profi...
by SkiUMahLaw
Fri Nov 20 10:09 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Gopher Football 2020 Season
Replies: 956
Views: 43842

Re: Gopher Football 2020 Season

I would have been really hot had they not called it. Of course, I coach receivers at a HS level, so I teach not extending arms as a receiver, so to me it was textbook. The refs were rough both ways, but the right result occurred. EDIT: I think this is fricking funny, however. https://twitter.com/Pur...
by SkiUMahLaw
Thu Nov 12 4:24 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 937
Views: 60827

Re: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season

Sounds like an announcement at 6:30 tonight that the Ivy league is going to cancel all winter sports including hockey. Cornell would be the school the most affected on both the men's and women's side. Sucks for everyone and all of college hockey. Though I am really interested to watch Mike Schafer'...
by SkiUMahLaw
Thu Nov 05 9:42 am
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 937
Views: 60827

Re: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season

On the N/I/L thing-- remember it isn't just a donor, as the money isn't going to the school but to a player directly. Basically, it makes what the $EC has been doing in college football not only permitted, but an expectation. The donor would likely need to at least have some semblance of an actual j...
by SkiUMahLaw
Wed Nov 04 12:19 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 937
Views: 60827

Re: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season

I'll throw this out here for general discussion as it is likely a game-changer that will alter college athletics as we know it. Some in this group may be familiar with the O'Bannon lawsuit brought against the NCAA, which has led to a landslide in changes around permitting a student-athlete to profit...
by SkiUMahLaw
Sat Oct 24 9:29 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Gopher Football 2020 Season
Replies: 956
Views: 43842

Re: Gopher Football 2020 Season

We're going to be fine.

Our offense is going to be darn good and tough to deal with.

Our defense will improve-- and not get held on virtually every play like #73 did for Michigan. I'm not worried about them.

Our special teams got smoked with a kicker and punter out. That's killer.
by SkiUMahLaw
Wed Oct 14 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Simple Pleasures...
Replies: 22486
Views: 1829454

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 SkiUMahLaw
Wed Oct 07 7:53 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice
Replies: 754
Views: 69165

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

With the NHL likely to start after January 1 and the NBA likely in that same time frame, the early season games will have little competition for eyeballs. Let's go!
by SkiUMahLaw
Mon Oct 05 11:03 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: 2019-2020 Wild Season
Replies: 2866
Views: 248666

Re: 2019-2020 Wild Season

Trading Donato to SJ for a 3rd. Seems like we are stockpiling draft picks for next year. Not a bad idea. Not sure trading Donato for a third is good value. He is one of the few Wilds that actually goes to the net hard and isn't afraid to shoot. He's a coaches kid who plays like it. No, he isn't goi...
by SkiUMahLaw
Mon Oct 05 8:57 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: High School Hockey 2020-21
Replies: 89
Views: 5405

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 SkiUMahLaw
Fri Oct 02 11:15 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: High School Hockey 2020-21
Replies: 89
Views: 5405

Re: High School Hockey 2020-21

For Fall sports they are ending all post season at the section level--no state tournaments. Will be interesting to see what they do for the winter ones. They are enforcing the no crowds at games on school owned properties, and up to 250 outside. Would assume you could have up to 250 at non school o...
by SkiUMahLaw
Wed Sep 16 2:19 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Gopher Football 2020 Season
Replies: 956
Views: 43842

Re: Gopher Football 2020 Season

I eagerly await the class action lawsuits in a few years against the schools when some of these kids have the heart problems and suffer life long problems or just up and die in a gym or on field. I can already hear the late night lawyer commercials now. "Did you or a loved one suffer from heart or ...
by SkiUMahLaw
Wed Sep 16 2:18 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Gopher Football 2020 Season
Replies: 956
Views: 43842

Re: Gopher Football 2020 Season

I eagerly await the class action lawsuits in a few years against the schools when some of these kids have the heart problems and suffer life long problems or just up and die in a gym or on field. I can already hear the late night lawyer commercials now. "Did you or a loved one suffer from heart or ...
by SkiUMahLaw
Wed Sep 16 10:15 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice
Replies: 754
Views: 69165

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

Interesting tweet: https://twitter.com/mattwellens/status/1306248420684894210?s=20 The implication is that if you want to play the B1G, you need to follow these standards. Daily testing is going to be a huge expense for some of these women's hockey programs for sure. What does that mean for postseas...
by SkiUMahLaw
Thu Sep 10 9:52 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Gophers -- Other Sports
Replies: 1821
Views: 177067

Re: Gophers -- Other Sports

Title IX, while serving an understood purpose, has seemingly also driven an end to certain men's sports such as gymnastics. With so few programs left, you wonder how long until they just cancel the sport entirely or the NCAA just no longer recognizes it. I was disappointed but not surprised as toda...
by SkiUMahLaw
Mon Aug 31 10:00 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 937
Views: 60827

Re: NCAA hockey 2020-2021 season

MIAC delays start of hockey (and all sports) until at least Jan 1 2021: (edit: it says "competition" so maybe practice can start earlier. I suspect it's all 'wait and see' at this point) https://twitter.com/MIACathletics/status/1300493710740934657?s=20 Really not a surprise. Get all the students (a...
by SkiUMahLaw
Mon Aug 31 8:30 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 937
Views: 60827

Re: NCAA hockey 2020-2021 season

MIAC delays start of hockey (and all sports) until at least Jan 1 2021: (edit: it says "competition" so maybe practice can start earlier. I suspect it's all 'wait and see' at this point) https://twitter.com/MIACathletics/status/1300493710740934657?s=20 Really not a surprise. Get all the students (a...
by SkiUMahLaw
Mon Aug 31 2:37 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 937
Views: 60827

Re: NCAA hockey 2020-2021 season

MIAC delays start of hockey (and all sports) until at least Jan 1 2021: (edit: it says "competition" so maybe practice can start earlier. I suspect it's all 'wait and see' at this point) https://twitter.com/MIACathletics/status/1300493710740934657?s=20 Really not a surprise. Get all the students (a...
by SkiUMahLaw
Fri Aug 28 8:02 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Football Talk
Replies: 315
Views: 20797

Re: College Football Talk

8 Nebraska football players suing Big Ten for postponing season https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/29753789/eight-nebraska-football-players-sue-big-ten-decision-postpone-season Yeeeahhhh....Nope. Good luck with that one. The lawyer will get paid at least. Biggest thing to me seems to ...
by SkiUMahLaw
Thu Aug 27 8:56 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Football Talk
Replies: 315
Views: 20797

Re: College Football Talk

gopher6 wrote:
Thu Aug 27 3:24 pm
8 Nebraska football players suing Big Ten for postponing season
https://www.espn.com/college-football/s ... one-season
Yeeeahhhh....Nope. Good luck with that one. The lawyer will get paid at least.
by SkiUMahLaw
Wed Aug 19 9:42 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 937
Views: 60827

Re: NCAA hockey 2020-2021 season

Maize wrote:
Wed Aug 19 8:06 pm
D2D wrote:
Wed Aug 19 7:44 pm
How long will it take Fairbanks to follow?
UAF is at the NCAA minimum number of sponsored sports, which means if they have to cut something, they have to cut everything. But it's hard to see how they continue on.
Or they add something cheaper to replace it. See SCSU football/SCSU soccer.
by SkiUMahLaw
Fri Aug 14 9:36 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Youth Hockey
Replies: 1084
Views: 126099

Re: Youth Hockey

So I could use a little advice from those who lived this before. I'm so lost I'm not sure where to direct Tiggsy Jr, and he really doesn't know either. He is an incoming freshman this year. He may tryout for JV or go to the captain's practices. But I will likely be encouraging him to stick with his...
by SkiUMahLaw
Wed Aug 12 7:24 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Football Talk
Replies: 315
Views: 20797

Re: College Football Talk

Big 12 says it's going ahead with fall football. https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/ncaafb/big-12-announces-fall-football-schedule-official-start-date/ar-BB17Swpk?li=BBnb7Kz Plaintiffs lawyers rejoice. (Sorry, industry gallows humor). I commend the B1G for putting people ahead of $$$ for what seems t...
by SkiUMahLaw
Tue Aug 11 3:23 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Football Talk
Replies: 315
Views: 20797

Re: College Football Talk

Ryan Day says Ohio St would consider playing football in another conference. https://buckeyeswire.usatoday.com/2020/08/10/ohio-state-football-ryan-day-would-play-in-another-conference/ Yeah. Nope. Good luck breaking those contracts. As much money as O$U is worth in football, it still needs the B1G ...
by SkiUMahLaw
Mon Aug 10 3:14 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Gopher Football 2020 Season
Replies: 956
Views: 43842

Re: Gopher Football 2020 Season

Big Ten to cancel the 2020 season. Apparently to be officially announced on Tuesday. Vote was 12-2 to cancel with Iowa & Nebraska voting against cancelling the season. The NFL has to be thinking $$$ right now.... Put all your players in city-specific bubbles, play games like the NHL so only one goi...
by SkiUMahLaw
Mon Aug 10 7:51 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Football Talk
Replies: 315
Views: 20797

Re: College Football Talk

The players are sounding like they're forming a union. At least they want some say in how things are handled this season and build from there. https://twitter.com/Trevorlawrencee/status/1292672300152758273?s=20 They aren't allowed to form a true union since they are not "employees". But they can fo...
by SkiUMahLaw
Thu Aug 06 6:12 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Football Talk
Replies: 315
Views: 20797

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 SkiUMahLaw
Wed Aug 05 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local Broadcasting/Media
Replies: 7726
Views: 907928

Re: Local Broadcasting/Media

Bonin21 wrote:
Wed Aug 05 1:18 pm
SkiUMahLaw wrote:
Wed Aug 05 1:10 pm
Do you mean Kirsten Krull? She would be good.

Yes. She's a dime.
She is smart, well-spoken, and just a huge sports fan. She would be a great addition to the FSN lineup-- I hope it happens.
by SkiUMahLaw
Wed Aug 05 1:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local Broadcasting/Media
Replies: 7726
Views: 907928

Re: Local Broadcasting/Media

Bonin21 wrote:
Wed Aug 05 11:33 am
Who's next in the SCSU smokeshow pipeline? The one they had last season was an absolute rocket and easy to listen to.
Do you mean Kirsten Krull? She would be good.

by SkiUMahLaw
Tue Aug 04 3:01 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Minnesota High School Athletics (Non-Hockey)
Replies: 100
Views: 12166

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 anothe...
by SkiUMahLaw
Mon Aug 03 11:41 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NHL 2019-20 season
Replies: 570
Views: 51056

Re: NHL 2019-20 season

This is good trolling.

by SkiUMahLaw
Thu Jul 30 1:32 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 937
Views: 60827

Re: NCAA hockey 2020-2021 season

Keep in mind with UST being a private school, the $45K includes profit. My guess is they can easily do without profiting from the athletes and even write off those "losses." UST may even be doing so now with a number of their athletes. Also, as with any of these universities, the money they spend o...
by SkiUMahLaw
Wed Jul 29 8:27 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 937
Views: 60827

Re: NCAA hockey 2020-2021 season

Cost per student and cost to add a student are two different things. The financing payments and maintenance costs on the buildings don't go up if another student walks through the door. The professor doesn't get paid more if there are 14 students in his class instead of 13. Administration salary do...
by SkiUMahLaw
Wed Jul 29 3:45 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 937
Views: 60827

Re: NCAA hockey 2020-2021 season

Never been there, but I doubt the chairs in UST's classrooms cost $45,000. You're talking about the left hand paying the right hand. About 10 years ago, it was represented to me that the actual cost of education at CSB/SJU was around $30,000, and the remaining tuition was an unfunded scholarship (a...
by SkiUMahLaw
Wed Jul 29 3:27 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 937
Views: 60827

Re: NCAA hockey 2020-2021 season

St. Thomas goes to the CCHA... I just don't see how these numbers work for UST playing D-I hockey. From what I saw off of a USCHO poster who has compiled the data (and I have no reason to believe it is materially off-base), Bemidji spends about $1.7M annually for men's hockey (if not more now-- num...
by SkiUMahLaw
Wed Jul 29 11:41 am
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 937
Views: 60827

Re: NCAA hockey 2020-2021 season

I don't think St. Thomas is going to have many financial issues. UST raised about $36M in FY 2019 and has an endowment of nearly $500M as of FY 2019 that has almost doubled in the past decade. Just to compare to some other institutions... SCSU raised $10.6 M in FY 2019 and has an endowment of $29M....
by SkiUMahLaw
Wed Jul 29 11:37 am
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 937
Views: 60827

Re: NCAA hockey 2020-2021 season

St. Thomas goes to the CCHA... I just don't see how these numbers work for UST playing D-I hockey. From what I saw off of a USCHO poster who has compiled the data (and I have no reason to believe it is materially off-base), Bemidji spends about $1.7M annually for men's hockey (if not more now-- num...
by SkiUMahLaw
Tue Jul 21 5:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 8982
Views: 723391

Re: Totally Random Trivia

1. Malcolm X
2. Dostoyevsky. As an attorney, Crime and Punishment is a great read.
by SkiUMahLaw
Wed Jul 15 8:09 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Football Talk
Replies: 315
Views: 20797

Re: College Football Talk

gopher6 wrote:
Wed Jul 15 3:39 pm
NCAA approves St. Thomas to division 1 sports
https://kstp.com/news/ncaa-approves-st- ... 184/?cat=1
As a proud, Johnnie, this is all I can say about that...

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by SkiUMahLaw
Tue Jul 14 6:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Totally Random Trivia
Replies: 8982
Views: 723391

Re: Totally Random Trivia

1. Nice (great place!)
3. Maxwell's Silver Hammer (more fun if it were I am the Walrus though)
by SkiUMahLaw
Fri Jul 10 11:55 am
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: College Football Talk
Replies: 315
Views: 20797

Re: College Football Talk

This is going to crush those programs who get big money for playing non-conference games. EDIT: This is NOT an argument to say that they should still play non-conference. I'm just mentioning an effect of not playing them. I would imagine all the Big Ten schools will pay some sort of buy-out to thei...
by SkiUMahLaw
Mon Jun 29 9:05 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 937
Views: 60827

Re: NCAA hockey 2020-2021 season

Again, this speculation ignores how close Illinois is to a hockey program. If Illinois adds, do they give whoever comes in the boot? I can't imagine they would want to go to 9 teams. I have to think Arizona State is a better candidate realistically with their new arena. Easy to bring in for a schedu...
by SkiUMahLaw
Mon Jun 29 2:24 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 937
Views: 60827

Re: NCAA hockey 2020-2021 season

Looks like the Big Ten expansion article was finally posted to Gopher Illustrated this morning. It talks about how apparently North Dakota is up for grabs. With UND athletics somewhat financially unstable and commissioner Warren hell bent on expanding the hockey conference there is a chance that th...
by SkiUMahLaw
Sun Jun 28 8:45 pm
Forum: College Hockey
Topic: NCAA Hockey 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 937
Views: 60827

Re: NCAA hockey 2020-2021 season

Maybe I'm just cynical after how badly the 2nd-4th years of the conference went after being told for years by folks from the two oven mitt states that it'd basically be the best thing since sliced bread, but this isn't exactly helping my skepticism that "traditional Hockey Program" isn't referring ...
by SkiUMahLaw
Thu Jun 25 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's get to know each other...
Replies: 1196
Views: 79782

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

Jim Shikenjanski.
Brian Rolston
Jonas Brodin
Doug Mientkiewicz
by SkiUMahLaw
Wed Jun 17 10:08 am
Forum: Gopher Hockey
Topic: 2020-2021 Gopher Hockey Season Thread - Year 100 of Pride On Ice
Replies: 754
Views: 69165

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

More of a college hockey news, and not a surprise necessarily, but good luck to tDon.

by SkiUMahLaw
Wed Jun 03 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local Broadcasting/Media
Replies: 7726
Views: 907928

Re: Local Broadcasting/Media

I will note that sometimes this is a prosecutorial tactic to push a plea bargain. Prosecutors push a higher charge, even though it may be a stretch, to force defendant to plead to a lesser charge.

This may be at play here. I cannot imagine Ellison really wants the circus of a trial.
by SkiUMahLaw
Wed Jun 03 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local Broadcasting/Media
Replies: 7726
Views: 907928

Re: Local Broadcasting/Media

Ok, well here is the standard for second degree murder: Intentional Murder: Whoever...causes the death of a human being with intent to effect the death of that person or another, but without premeditation; or Unintentional Murder: Whoever...(1) causes the death of a human being, without intent to ef...
by SkiUMahLaw
Tue Jun 02 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local Broadcasting/Media
Replies: 7726
Views: 907928

Re: Local Broadcasting/Media

I know in a perfect world it shouldn't, but do you think fear of rioting will influence charges against the other 3? Might a prosecutor say to himself, "If we don't throw the book at them there will be more riots?" Typical lawyer answer: yes and no. I think the evidence will influence what is being...
by SkiUMahLaw
Tue Jun 02 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local Broadcasting/Media
Replies: 7726
Views: 907928

Re: Local Broadcasting/Media

How do they even find a jury of folks who don’t know about this case and already have bias? I've wondered that about other recent high profile cases since it's hard to avoid even hearing about viral videos these days let alone news stories or, more importantly, hearsay that's potentially prejudicia...
by SkiUMahLaw
Tue Jun 02 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local Broadcasting/Media
Replies: 7726
Views: 907928

Re: Local Broadcasting/Media

How do they even find a jury of folks who don’t know about this case and already have bias? I've wondered that about other recent high profile cases since it's hard to avoid even hearing about viral videos these days let alone news stories or, more importantly, hearsay that's potentially prejudicia...
by SkiUMahLaw
Mon Jun 01 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local Broadcasting/Media
Replies: 7726
Views: 907928

Re: Local Broadcasting/Media

How do they even find a jury of folks who don’t know about this case and already have bias? I've wondered that about other recent high profile cases since it's hard to avoid even hearing about viral videos these days let alone news stories or, more importantly, hearsay that's potentially prejudicia...
by SkiUMahLaw
Mon Jun 01 3:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local Broadcasting/Media
Replies: 7726
Views: 907928

Re: Local Broadcasting/Media

I would not be surprised to see a plea bargain with an out of state incarceration. Friends who are corrections officers have seen the above happen. Chauvin will have no potential allies in the joint since he is a now ex-cop. Bingo. A trial would be another unwelcome circus; since third-degree murde...
by SkiUMahLaw
Mon Jun 01 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local Broadcasting/Media
Replies: 7726
Views: 907928

Re: Local Broadcasting/Media

Yes I listened and have been listening to police scanner. This is crazy that this should even be happening. Former MPD Officer Derek Chauvin In Custody, Charged With Murder In George Floyd’s Death. After watching the video on the news this is pure evil he is a devil in my book and a waste of oxygen...
by SkiUMahLaw
Mon Jun 01 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local Broadcasting/Media
Replies: 7726
Views: 907928

Re: Local Broadcasting/Media

Yes I listened and have been listening to police scanner. This is crazy that this should even be happening. Former MPD Officer Derek Chauvin In Custody, Charged With Murder In George Floyd’s Death. After watching the video on the news this is pure evil he is a devil in my book and a waste of oxygen...
by SkiUMahLaw
Mon Jun 01 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local Broadcasting/Media
Replies: 7726
Views: 907928

Re: Local Broadcasting/Media

Yes I listened and have been listening to police scanner. This is crazy that this should even be happening. Former MPD Officer Derek Chauvin In Custody, Charged With Murder In George Floyd’s Death. After watching the video on the news this is pure evil he is a devil in my book and a waste of oxygen...
by SkiUMahLaw
Mon Jun 01 8:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local Broadcasting/Media
Replies: 7726
Views: 907928

Re: Local Broadcasting/Media

Yes I listened and have been listening to police scanner. This is crazy that this should even be happening. Former MPD Officer Derek Chauvin In Custody, Charged With Murder In George Floyd’s Death. After watching the video on the news this is pure evil he is a devil in my book and a waste of oxygen...
by SkiUMahLaw
Fri May 29 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Local Broadcasting/Media
Replies: 7726
Views: 907928

Re: Local Broadcasting/Media

by SkiUMahLaw
Tue May 19 2:31 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NHL 2019-20 season
Replies: 570
Views: 51056

Re: NHL 2019-20 season

Rumor has it Las Vegas and Pittsburgh to host NHL playoffs Do either of these cities have the infrastructure to manage 12 teams? Hotel rooms, sure. But what about other ice facilities for practices/training? Playing two games a day on the same sheet of ice leaves little real opportunity to use that...
by SkiUMahLaw
Tue May 19 1:38 pm
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NHL 2019-20 season
Replies: 570
Views: 51056

Re: NHL 2019-20 season

Rumor has it Las Vegas and Pittsburgh to host NHL playoffs Do either of these cities have the infrastructure to manage 12 teams? Hotel rooms, sure. But what about other ice facilities for practices/training? Playing two games a day on the same sheet of ice leaves little real opportunity to use that...
by SkiUMahLaw
Thu May 07 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Video Games
Replies: 1187
Views: 136282

Re: Video Games

I do and LOVE IT! I use it every day no joke! Glad it isn't just me! I do Rec Room's paintball pretty often. I like the VR Football Unleashed also, but get pretty frustrated when you get to the upper levels. Vader Immortal is just plain cool, but once you do the story the whole way through it's not...
by SkiUMahLaw
Wed May 06 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Video Games
Replies: 1187
Views: 136282

Re: Video Games

Anyone else have an Oculus Quest? My better half got me one for Christmas and have enjoyed it, though it isn't hardcore gaming. Still trying to figure out the social thing though (I suppose it would help if I actually had friends.....).