Tuesday, April 29, 2008
The Gophers have participated in the maximum amount of full contact practices (I love saying full contact) allotted by NCAA rules this spring so I guess we will have to wait until fall to see more of the Golden Gopher football team in action!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
The new Gopher uniforms, made by Nike, feature maroon and white jerseys that can be matched with three different pant combinations - maroon, gold and white. The Gophers haven’t worn white pants since their last Big Ten Conference championship season in 1967. "Minnesota" also returns to the front of the Gopher jersey for the time since 1993.
Perhaps the uniform change will be the lucky charm we need to make it to the Rose Bowl this year? Come on, be real. We need talent and good play calling. I about cracked up when Tim Brewster said the new uniforms will make the team faster. I fully support the power of positive thinking, but let’s face it, those rose colored glasses (Rose Bowl pun intended, but if I have to point that out I guess it isn’t that clever, is it?) won’t get the job done
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Friday, April 25th, 2008
Metrodome Kickoff at 7 p.m.
The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers will be taking the Metrodome turf for the first time this season in their annual Spring Game on Friday April 25th. Kick-off is at 7pm, but the fun starts at 5pm with events on the Metrodome plaza. I went last year and had a blast. The pep band and the cheerleaders will all be out and it’s just a good feeling to start thinking about Gopher Football! Don’t get me wrong I don’t want to rush through summer, but really August 30th isn’t that far away! Let’s go Gophers!
Friday, April 18, 2008
I am sure this will be an emotional Gopher football season as the team and the fans say good-bye to the HHH Metrodome and hello to a brand new outdoor stadium on the University campus. I also hope the season will be emotional enough to fight for a winning record or at the very least a .500 record. The gopher football team should want to leave the Metrodome in style. I know Gopher football fans will be more interested in seeing the final games at the Metrodome if the Gopher team is actually competitive this year. I know I want to go to a couple of games, but it will be interesting if Gopher Football Ticket prices will be high since it is the last season at the Dome or if they will drop because the team hasn’t given the fans much to cheer about.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I am sure getting outside put some fire in their souls and some thoughts to the future of playing every game outdoors at TCF Bank Stadium. I am very excited to open the new Gopher Football stadium, but part of me will be sadly sentimental at saying good-bye to the Dome – nah, who am I kidding? Bring on the new digs!