Thursday, October 29, 2009

Minnesota Gophers Men's Hockey continues to be disappointing

The Minnesota Golden Gophers Men's Hockey team took on Denver at Mariucci Arena last weekend and had 2 very disappointing games. Both Friday and Saturday left Gopher Hockey fans walking away from Mariucci after 0-3 losses.

On Friday despite control of the puck for the first 10 minutes of the game and a spirited comeback in the last 10 minutes, the Gophers could not prevent the shut-out. Saturday's game was much the same with several strong plays and a 30-26 attempted shot advantage, the problem... the Gophers couldn't get the puck to the net.

Its hard to see the bright side in losing, but if you are a die hard Golden Gophers Hockey fan you can take heart in knowing that with multiple losses in a row Minnesota Gophers Hockey Tickets will be cheaper right now on the re-sell, so why not head out to Mariucci Arena for a game and cheer the Gophers on to a win, its got to be about time for one of those!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Looks like I will be playing a nurse this Halloween as Eric Decker is out with a leg injury

Eric Decker playing before his injury at the Ohio State Game My heart skipped a beat last weekend, then it skipped a few more as Eric Decker, the love of my Gopher Centered Life, came off of the football field at Ohio State injured. What appeared to be an ankle injury at the time reportedly as Eric on Crutches and me running for my nurses uniform. Reports are unclear how long Eric Decker will be listed as injured on the Gophers Roster or what will be needed to repair the damage done to his lower left leg, all I know is that if he is in need of a little TLC, I'm his girl!

Get Well Soon Eric!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Golden Gophers Football play at Ohio State and lose second game in a row

The Minnesota Gophers football program is in need of a pick me up... Last Saturday the Golden Gophers played at Ohio State losing to the Buckeyes 38-7 in large part because of costly turnovers. The loss dropped the Gophers to 4-4, making their Halloween Game against Michigan State crucially important if they want to stay Bowl Game viable.

Saturday's loss could have been prevented which makes it even harder to swallow. There were 3 turnovers in the second half that let the Ohio State Buckeyes score 21 points. Without Eric Decker (more on that later as details emerge) the Gophers never really had a solid run at comeback. This weekend it will be very important that the healthy players on the Minnesota Gophers Football Roster make good plays and hold onto the ball. Without my love E-Deck, the Gophers are really going to have to step up to beat Michigan State.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Gopher Basketball Tubby Tip-Off Event

The Minnesota Golden Gophers Men's Basketball Team kicked off their 3rd season with Coach Tubby Smith with the annual Tubby Tip-Off Event. Friday nights festivities happened at Williams Arena, where the new floor was debuted along with introductions to all of the Minnesota Golden Gophers roster, including the five new players.

The Gophers Basketball Players then participated in a three-point shooting contest, a slam-dunk contest, and a scrimmage. The entire event was a huge success and Coach Smith showed off his new Gophers to alumni and donors.

The Golden Gophers start regular season games November 13 vs. Tennessee Tech. Minnesota Golden Gophers Tickets are available online now. Minnesota Gophers Basketball Tickets has great deals on U of M Basketball tickets, check them out now!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Golden Gopher Hockey left lots to be desired in North Dakota

The Minnesota Golden Gophers Men's Hockey Team opened their season Friday against North Dakota and in one word the game, SUCKED.

The Men's Gopher Hockey Team lost to North Dakota 0-4. North Dakota scored twice on a power play and the Gophers seemed to be lost as to what to do when they were in the same position. This was the first season opener in 3 seasons that the Gophers lost.

Saturday night's game against the Fighting Sioux was slightly better with the final score being 3-3. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are now 0-1-1 overall, while North Dakota is 3-0-1 and extended its home unbeaten streak to 16 games. If the Gophers want to have a prayer of turning their season around they will need to win against Denver this weekend. Minnesota takes on Denver at Mariucci Arena Friday at 7:00.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Golden Gophers Football Team Suffer a Hard Loss Against Penn State

Penn State vs Minnesota Gophers The Minnesota Golden Gophers Football Team suffered a rough loss last weekend against Penn State, losing on the road 0-20. The Penn State Nittany Lions shut the Minnesota Gophers out completely and in the 2nd and 3rd quarters they kept the Gophers to only 7 minutes with the ball... something the Minnesota Golden Gophers have not had happen to them in several games.

Coach Brewster told the press, "We didn't play well enough offensively to sustain anything really from the beginning. Give credit where credit is due. Penn State was better than we were and I thought they played extremely well. Penn State's defense is outstanding. We still, obviously, have a lot of things that we need to improve upon offensively to be a better football team."

Next week the Gophers take on Ohio State on the road, lets hope this game goes a little better...

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Minnesota Golden Gophers Hockey kicks off against the North Dakota Fighting Souix

The Minnesota Golden Gophers Hockey season gets started this season on Friday with a game against the North Dakota Fighting Sioux. Friday's game starts at 7:30 at Mariucci Arena and Saturday's game starts at 7. The game will be televised on Fox Sports North, but lets be honest... wouldn't you rather check the 2009-2010 Gophers Men's Hockey Team out live? I know I would, I already have my tickets, but for those of you who don't Minnesota Gophers Hockey Tickets are still available and great deals can be found online.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Minnesota Golden Gophers football tramples the Purdue Boilermakers in a Homecoming Victory!

I LOVE Minnesota Golden Gophers Football! And I REALLY LOVE when the Golden Gophers football roster goes out there and just kicks the (you know what) out of teams. In one sentence that would be how I would wrap-up the Gophers-Boilermakers game last weekend. The final score for the Gophers-Boilermakers game was 35-20, but fans there would tell you that the score should have been a bigger split because it was apparent to everyone in TCF Bank Stadium that the Gophers were not going to leave the field with anything other than a Win.

This win was the Gophers 3rd win in 11 meetings with the Boilermakers, but I'm confident that the wins are just going to keep on coming in this Big 10 rivalry series. Eric Decker had a great game extending his consecutive games with receptions to 31. Adam Weber also had a great game moving into the 2nd place spot for career passing with a beauty to Eric Decker early on.

Good Job Gopher Football!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Upcoming Minnesota Golden Gophers Events

Are you a Minnesota Golden Gophers Fan? Are you Bored? Have some extra-cash? If you answered yes than you should check out the upcoming Minnesota Golden Gophers events and make your way to at least a few of them! My thoughts are, who needs extra cash anyway? Why not buy Gophers Tickets to all of the upcoming events!

Friday October 9th:
Volleyball vs. Ohio State
Women's Hockey @ Ohio State
Women's Tennis @ Northwestern
Men's Tennis @ Harvard Invitational

Saturday October 10th:
Football vs. Purdue (Homecoming)
Women's Hockey @ Ohio State

Sunday October 11th:
Soccer @ Purdue
Volleyball vs. Penn State

Monday October 12th:
Men's Golf @ Allistair Mackenzie
Women's Swim & Dive vs. Intrasquad
Men's Swim & Dive vs. Intrasquad Meet
Men's Hockey @ North Dakota
Women's Hockey vs. Minnesota Duluth

Don't miss a minute of Gopher Action!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Minnesota Golden Gophers Men's Hockey Win their first game on the ice this season

The Minnesota Golden Gophers Men's Hockey team won their first Exhibition Game against the British Colombia Thunderbirds this past Sunday 6-1. Sunday's game was the first time the 2009-2010 Gopher Hockey Roster had skated on the Mariucci Arena Ice in front of crowd... they did the Gopher Fans proud!

Six different Gophers players put the puck in the net, proving to U of M alumni and fans that the Gophers roster this season will not be dependent on just a few players.. making them a tough team to go up against. Overall the Gophers outshout the Thunderbirds 44-11. Despite the fact that British Colombia skated on 3 power-plays the Golden Gophers Hockey team out skated and simply out performed the Thunderbirds through all 3 periods.

Minnesota Golden Gophers Hockey Tickets are now available for all regular season games, get them early if you want to be in Mariucci when the real action starts!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Minnesota Gophers - Wisconsin Badgers Recap

Gopher football player While the last week has been a blow out for Minnesota Professional Sports, I can not say quite the same for My Beloved Golden Gophers Football Team...

In a heartbreaking game last week, the Golden Gophers lost to the Wisconsin Badgers 31-28. But before you go and think that I'm mad or upset with my boys (Eric, I could never be mad at you) I would just like to say they played a hell of a game in a packed TCF Bank Stadium.

While the team did not win the game, several members of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers roster had a great game...

1) Eric Decker- set a U of M record after catching his 8th ball of the game, putting his career receiving yards now at 3,000 (the former record was 2,989)

2)Marcus Shreles made a U of M record fumble recovery for 88 yards

3)Duane Benetter made a 1 yard rushing touchdown that was the 10th of his career and brought the Gophers to the 28-31 mark

4) Adam Weber collected his 6th Touch Down Pass, having at least one in every game of the season now

5) Lee Campbell hit his career high of 13 tackles in one game

Lets Go Gophers!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Minnesota Golden Gophers take on rivals the Wisconsin Badgers

Whats bigger than homecoming, bigger than the season opener, and almost as big as my love of Eric Decker? The Gophers-Badgers rivalry game that's what! This Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium the Minnesota Golden Gophers take on the Wisconsin Badgers in a border war like no other... because just a mere two days later the Minnesota Vikings take on the Green Bay Packers at the Metrodome... Could the Minnesota-Wisconsin rivalry be any better this year??

On Saturday you can look forward to Adam Weber starting and playing most of the game throwing to Eric Decker as much as possible. Also look for Duane Bennett to post huge rushing yards.

The University of Minnesota has put out a statement that they want all fans to wear Gold and block out the Red for the first Badgers-Gophers rivalry game at TCF Bank Stadium. Gophers fans are to skip the maroon this week and go Gold for lets hope a BIG victory over the Badgers.

If you are like me and won't actually be at the game, throw your gold gear on anyway and head to a sports bar or a friends couch and catch the game on TV or radio!

Get Em Gophers!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Eric Decker is SO HOTT!

Yes, I know that Hot is spelled with one T but when it comes to my favorite receiver on the Minnesota Golden Gophers Roster, he just simply deserves a second T... Heck, I would give him an extra H and O if he wanted it...

Check out these pictures I found of E-deck and then try and tell me that he isn't the best looking Gopher that has ever pulled on a maroon uniform!

Eric Decker talking to the press like he is already a pro
Talking to the press like he is already a pro...

eric decker on the field

Look at that skill, this boy can MOVE

Eric Decker as a high school football star

Eric as a high school football star... he was even hot when the rest of us were awkward!

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