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    My senior year in high school we took a spring break European history trip. Started at St. Petersburg, went to Moscow, Warsaw, Krakow, and then Prague. While in Prague, our group was getting cold so the group stopped at a small coffee shop. Inside was a family speaking English. We started talking and found out they were from St. Louis Park. Even weirder, the son played hockey for Breck. A team our high school just lost to in the state tournament a week prior (Blake Wheeler’s team). A guy in our group played for our school as well. A week earlier they were on the ice together and unbeknownst to them, they’d meet halfway across the world.

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      Greyeagle wrote:


      Zwak wrote:


      I’ve shared this story hear before but it bears repeating.

      3-4 summers ago my wife and I drove from Twin Cities to Eastern Tennessee for a family reunion. Since we were in no real hurry we drove from here to St. Louis. St. Louis to Nashville and Nashville to Pigeon Forge, TN. On the way from Nashville to Pigeon Forge we decide to stop in Knoxville so I can visit the University of Tennessee campus bookstore and pick up some college garb. Who do I end up running into at the store In Knoxville but @@Greyeagle. As god as our witnesses, neither of us knew the other one was going to be there. It was just a spur of the moment thing my wife and I decided to do.


      Truly an awesome spectacle!!

      TN.jpg

      One of Mrs. GE’s good friends from high school has a place on Norris Lake in TN and we were there for a week. Her husband needed to fly out for biz and they only had one car at their summer place. Instead of her getting up at 4:30AM to drive him to the airport he drove down, parked their car, and we went later so she could drive it back. We roamed around Knoxville and drove around the campus a bit before grabbing their car at the airport. I wanted to see Neyland Stadium so parked and ended up in the shop at the same time Zwak happened to be there. The odds are almost impossible to calculate.

      We were able to sneak into the stadium itself, it’s amazing!

      Was Rocky Top playing? It is on a friggin loop, right? :mrgreen:

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      In the 90’s, I was in Texas for a corporate operations review. Flying home, I had a layover in Memphis. Lo and behold, my brother walks on the plane and sits a row behind me. We did some trading and sat together. There are a ‘near’ tragic ending to the story. There are a fair amount of wind and lightning as we were landing. As we deplaned, we could hear tornado sirens blaring!

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        Ran into some friends at Pike’s market in Seattle. Then the next day ran into some of our son’s friends at Safeco Field.

        The Twins were in town so that increased the odds and I think the phrase it’s a small world did come up.

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        What are the chances of running in to a friend half way across the globe in one of the largest cities in the world?


        About the same as the Vikings winning the Super Bowl this season. :wink:

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        Slap Shot wrote:


        Neither of you wearing Gophers gear! :censored: :chainsaw: :ahhh: :anger: :x

        :mrgreen:

        Tim at least had the good sense to wear a Twins shirt!

        The day before my Gopher hockey hat blew off while boating and is still somewhere in Norris Lake. :ahhh:

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        Was Rocky Top playing? It is on a friggin loop, right? :mrgreen:


        It was in the store.

        Whoooooooo! :mrgreen:

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        Slap Shot wrote:


        Neither of you wearing Gophers gear! :censored: :chainsaw: :ahhh: :anger: :x

        I always wear Gopher hat and shirt when we travel. It’s a conversation starter. We were at Arches Nat’l Park when a lady came up to me and asked me what part of Minnesota I was from. Then she said her daughter married a guy from that area. Turns out the lady was my next door neighbor’s Mother in Law.

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          Norm wrote:


          Slap Shot wrote:


          Neither of you wearing Gophers gear! :censored: :chainsaw: :ahhh: :anger: :x

          I always wear Gopher hat and shirt when we travel. It’s a conversation starter. We were at Arches Nat’l Park when a lady came up to me and asked me what part of Minnesota I was from. Then she said her daughter married a guy from that area. Turns out the lady was my next door neighbor’s Mother in Law.

          My parents had a similar thing happen to them at the Pittsburgh frozen four. A little old lady asked them what part of MN they were from, and eventually realized that they were talking to the neighbor who’s window I broke with a baseball 20-25 years prior. They thought she looked familiar but couldn’t place it. Had a good laugh.

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          Travel: went to a wedding with MNS and (USCHOer) Beer Pong Horn, in Traverse City MI. Made it a two day trip. On the way back, stopped overnight in Escanaba. Looking for places to have breakfast, found an Embers-type place…BPH said, wait, hold on, we’re going HERE. Place called Rosie’s Diner. Held MAYBE 40 people at best. Mom and her daughter ran the place, we were the only ones in there, had a nice conversation. Mom (Rosie) made us sign the guestbook. Not joking, people from around the world signed this thing. During our convo, found out that “Escanaba In Da Moonlight” (starring Jeff Daniels) was partially shot on that street/from her diner. (PS: the movie was great for the first half, sucked the second half; if you ever wanna know about Da U.P. ……)

          Quote of the day on that visit, MNS didn’t finish his meal. Rosie bellies up to him, stares him down, points at me, and says, “That skinny ass finished his meal. What’s your excuse?!” I will never forget that place. Such a great road trip story.

          The other story was Denver F4 ’08. A couple longtime posters on USCHO and I shared a hotel room, therefore took the light rail together. One other guy was in our car, asked why we were there. Told him, and then he asked, “Have you guys heard of a website called USCHO?” We all laughed, and intro’d him as our screen names (FTR, it was con1977, me, and Bakunin/Santa Lucia/*hat/whatever other name he used over the years). The look on that other guy’s face was priceless (he was FightingSioux23).

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            What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?

            REAL pistachio gelato for me please.

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            Kelly Red wrote:


            What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?

            REAL pistachio gelato for me please.

            French Vanilla. I’m a sucker for vanilla in most anything.

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            Vanilla bean.

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              Schwann’s Black Cherry. They used to sell the soft serve version at the X. Now they have some other crap not even worth waiting in line for.

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                Mint chocolate chip.

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                Haagen-Dazs Dulce de Leche

                Game over

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                Ice cream shop: banana macadamia nut from Izzy’s

                Store bought: chocolate chip cookie dough

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                Red Velvet. The one Target used to sell was really good but I haven’t seen it in a long time.

                I didn’t share a travel story yesterday. We were in Cairo and went with another couple to a tailor because one of them wanted to see about buying clothes. We stopped at a pharmacy along the way and as my wife and I waited outside a guy came out of the shop next door. He started asking where in the US we are from. It was clear he was trying to sell us something but I said Minnesota to be friendly.

                He starts going into this speech about how he loves MN etc and I was looking for a way to leave Since it seemed he was just trying to get us in his shop. He then said his wife was from Green Bay and then told me about how he used to frequent Billy’s on Grand since he lived a couple blocks from there. Then he reaches into his wallet and pulls out his MN Drivers License that he still carried.

                We’ve seen a lot of crazy and interesting things (like a dog with a helmet on riding on the back of a moped in Thailand) but this has to be the craziest coincidence in our travels.

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                  davescharf wrote:


                  Red Velvet. The one Target used to sell was really good but I haven’t seen it in a long time.


                  Isn’t Red Velvet just chocolate? Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

                  Or at least flavored with cocoa, I guess I always thought it was gussied up chocolate :dup:

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                  It’s your last meal, ever. I do mean ever, if you catch my drift. What would it be?

                  Mine: Prime rib, med rare, grilled. Corn on the cob, also grilled. Green beans. Garlic mashed potatoes. Pappy Van Winkle 15 (IMO, the best of the Pappys) w/dinner. Schramm’s Raspberry mead paired with chocolate cheesecake topped with raspberries for dessert. And then a fine cigar and a Balvenie 50 for the finale.

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                    Surf & turf from the Gay Bar in Gay, MI.

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                    Kelly Red wrote:


                    davescharf wrote:


                    Red Velvet. The one Target used to sell was really good but I haven’t seen it in a long time.


                    Isn’t Red Velvet just chocolate? Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

                    Or at least flavored with cocoa, I guess I always thought it was gussied up chocolate :dup:

                    Chocolate and Buttermilk plus a few other things I believe. It doesn’t taste like regular chocolate though

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                    The Rube wrote:


                    It’s your last meal, ever. I do mean ever, if you catch my drift. What would it be?

                    Mine: Prime rib, med rare, grilled. Corn on the cob, also grilled. Green beans. Garlic mashed potatoes. Pappy Van Winkle 15 (IMO, the best of the Pappys) w/dinner. Schramm’s Raspberry mead paired with chocolate cheesecake topped with raspberries for dessert. And then a fine cigar and a Balvenie 50 for the finale.

                    By grilled do you mean grill the whole rib roast or just a rib eye steak?

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                      Chicken enchiladas, a Dos Equis in a frosted mug, and strawberry rhubarb pie with a scope of vanilla ice cream.

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                      Paella from the beach bar in Barcelona (I cant remember the name) I was at in 2013 with a bunch of cold beers. If you’ve never had paella it might be the most delicious thing on this earth.

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                        It’s not really a “ meal” but I would gorge myself with foie gras on toast points and icy champagne.

                        Foie gras ravioli in the south of France was one of the most delicious things I’ve ever eaten.

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                        The Rube wrote:


                        It’s your last meal, ever. I do mean ever, if you catch my drift. What would it be?

                        Mine: Prime rib, med rare, grilled. Corn on the cob, also grilled. Green beans. Garlic mashed potatoes. Pappy Van Winkle 15 (IMO, the best of the Pappys) w/dinner. Schramm’s Raspberry mead paired with chocolate cheesecake topped with raspberries for dessert. And then a fine cigar and a Balvenie 50 for the finale.

                        I think I’d have my mom make me a full thanksgiving dinner. Cheesecake for dessert. Probably mead from Misbeehavin meads too.

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                        Cowgirl wrote:


                        I think I’d have my mom make me a full thanksgiving dinner. Cheesecake for dessert. Probably mead from Misbeehavin meads too.


                        Great choice, because all of the nice sit-down restaurants are closed!

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                        The Rube wrote:


                        It’s your last meal, ever. I do mean ever, if you catch my drift. What would it be?

                        Mine: Prime rib, med rare, grilled. Corn on the cob, also grilled. Green beans. Garlic mashed potatoes. Pappy Van Winkle 15 (IMO, the best of the Pappys) w/dinner. Schramm’s Raspberry mead paired with chocolate cheesecake topped with raspberries for dessert. And then a fine cigar and a Balvenie 50 for the finale.

                        Macallen 25

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                        Favorite ice cream: salted caramel

                        Last meal: Thai larb gai salad from the original King & I, lamb masala from our local Rasoi, filet mignon and lobster mac & cheese from Capital Grille with a bottle of 1998 Chateau St. Jean Cabernet Sauvingon, a cheese plate with Ramos Pinto 30-year tawny port, finished with a cigar and as many bottles of Surley Smoke I can handle until I’m dead.

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                        Kelly Red wrote:


                        What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?

                        REAL pistachio gelato for me please.


                        Kemp’s French Silk Pie. It was one of the flavors they had the resort on Pike Bay when I was a kid. 1 scoop sugar come for 80¢ and a double scoop for $1.20. Since then the pie has become my favorite too. Unfortunately they don’t serve ice cream anymore. The minute that place goes up for sale, I am buying it just for the ice cream.

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                        The Rube wrote:


                        It’s your last meal, ever. I do mean ever, if you catch my drift. What would it be?

                        Mine: Prime rib, med rare, grilled. Corn on the cob, also grilled. Green beans. Garlic mashed potatoes. Pappy Van Winkle 15 (IMO, the best of the Pappys) w/dinner. Schramm’s Raspberry mead paired with chocolate cheesecake topped with raspberries for dessert. And then a fine cigar and a Balvenie 50 for the finale.


                        Burnt ends and wild rice hot dish. Nothing else, I would eat myself into a coma.

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                          What is your favorite move quote or line?

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                          gopherguy06 wrote:


                          What is your favorite move quote or line?

                          Surely you can’t be serious?

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                          Greyeagle wrote:


                          gopherguy06 wrote:


                          What is your favorite move quote or line?

                          Surely you can’t be serious?

                          I am serious, and don’t call me Shirley.

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                          gopherguy06 wrote:


                          What is your favorite move quote or line?

                          Anything Roger Moore says after he kills henchmen. After he kills Kananga in Live and Let Die with that ‘inflaticapsule’ he quips, “he always did have an inflated opinion of himself”

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                          Make him an offer he can’t refuse.

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                          I’m shocked, SHOCKED to find that gambling is going on here!

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                          Why Jonny Ringo, you look like someone walked over your grave

                          Or about half of Kilmer’s lines in Tombstone

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                          “Randy Floyd, before next fall, you are in need of a serious attitude adjustment young man, you better get your priorities straight.”

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                          MNNavy wrote:


                          I’m shocked, SHOCKED to find that gambling is going on here!

                          Your winnings, Sir.

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                          What kind of name is Poon?

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                            Iceburg wrote:


                            https://youtu.be/o98q4AufIl8

                            https://youtu.be/0ru_R2OwjsY

                            ah the great Groucho Marx.

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                              Best or earliest memory from the old Mariucci Arena either from a game or otherwise.

                              Mine was my first game when the band came through the lower level playing the rouser. So loud and so awesome it sent shivers. I really loved that building, crappy sightlines and all.

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                              Matthew Quigley

                              ” This aint Dodge City and you aint Bill Hickock.”

                              BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

                              2 dead Aussie bad guys & one dying Alan Rickman.

                              “I said I didn’t have much use for one. I never said I didnt know how to.”

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                              Grovetown Scotty wrote:


                              Best or earliest memory from the old Mariucci Arena either from a game or otherwise.

                              Mine was my first game when the band came through the lower level playing the rouser. So loud and so awesome it sent shivers. I really loved that building, crappy sightlines and all.

                              Reaching through the glass to shake hands with Goldy.

                              The different sounds all the pipes made.

                              The smell of popcorn.

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                                He should have armed himself…..

                                https://youtu.be/PXxOcNYBE20

                                One of the best movies scenes period.

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                                Slap Shot wrote:


                                What kind of name is Poon?


                                Comanche Indian

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                                Slap Shot wrote:


                                Grovetown Scotty wrote:


                                Best or earliest memory from the old Mariucci Arena either from a game or otherwise.

                                Mine was my first game when the band came through the lower level playing the rouser. So loud and so awesome it sent shivers. I really loved that building, crappy sightlines and all.

                                Reaching through the glass to shake hands with Goldy.

                                The different sounds all the pipes made.

                                The smell of popcorn.

                                You spelled Mini Donut wrong

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                                Grovetown Scotty wrote:


                                Best or earliest memory from the old Mariucci Arena either from a game or otherwise.

                                Mine was my first game when the band came through the lower level playing the rouser. So loud and so awesome it sent shivers. I really loved that building, crappy sightlines and all.

                                Russian Tea. Giant Cookies.

                                Sound of the ice chillers in the concourse.

                                Stepping into the arena and cramping into the wooden benches.

                                Seeing no glass separating us in the crowd from the opposing bench.

                                Hearing the stomping of player skates up the steps leading to the locker rooms.

                                That place was awesome.

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                                  There’s two:

                                  Joe Gillis “I know your face. You used to be big.”

                                  Norma Desmond “ I am big. It’s the pictures that got small.” Sunset Boulevard

                                  “That’s the trouble with your movies Molina, they’re not real.”

                                  Molina “Of course they’re not real. They’re better then real!” Kiss of the Spider Woman

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                                  Two of my favorites are from The Quiet Man:

                                  “Ah, yes… I knew your people, Sean. Your grandfather; he died in Australia, in a penal colony. And your father, he was a good man too.”

                                  “Could you use a little water in your whiskey?

                                  When I drink whiskey, I drink whiskey; and when I drink water, I drink water.”

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                                  Couple of James Bond lines that stand out to me:

                                  From Tomorrow Never Dies: “Oh James, you always were a cunning linguist.”

                                  The World is Not Enough: As James is in bed with Christmas Jones (Denise Richards) he says, “I thought Christmas only comes once a year.”

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                                  Zwak wrote:


                                  Couple of James Bond lines that stand out to me:

                                  From Tomorrow Never Dies: “Oh James, you always were a cunning linguist.”

                                  The World is Not Enough: As James is in bed with Christmas Jones (Denise Richards) he says, “I thought Christmas only comes once a year.”

                                  Double-entendres aside (and let’s be honest, the series is packed with them)… in the new Casino Royale, I do love the “Vodka Marinti” “Shaken or Stirred?” “Do I look like I give a damn?”

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                                  So many from Christmas vacation….

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                                  Help! Help! I am being repressed!

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                                  Grovetown Scotty wrote:


                                  Best or earliest memory from the old Mariucci Arena either from a game or otherwise.


                                  Goldy leading cheers from his high perch.

                                  The home made ice cream.

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                                    Hosti gezen in dayne lebn? They darker than us!

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                                    Grovetown Scotty wrote:


                                    Best or earliest memory from the old Mariucci Arena either from a game or otherwise.

                                    Mine was my first game when the band came through the lower level playing the rouser. So loud and so awesome it sent shivers. I really loved that building, crappy sightlines and all.


                                    Sadly, I never witnessed a hockey game there as I started college after the new Mariucci was built.

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                                    Cowgirl wrote:


                                    Grovetown Scotty wrote:


                                    Best or earliest memory from the old Mariucci Arena either from a game or otherwise.

                                    Mine was my first game when the band came through the lower level playing the rouser. So loud and so awesome it sent shivers. I really loved that building, crappy sightlines and all.


                                    Sadly, I never witnessed a hockey game there as I started college after the new Mariucci was built.

                                    Sadly I was at the U while it was there and never went. :shock:

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                                    Zwak wrote:


                                    Cowgirl wrote:


                                    Grovetown Scotty wrote:


                                    Best or earliest memory from the old Mariucci Arena either from a game or otherwise.

                                    Mine was my first game when the band came through the lower level playing the rouser. So loud and so awesome it sent shivers. I really loved that building, crappy sightlines and all.


                                    Sadly, I never witnessed a hockey game there as I started college after the new Mariucci was built.

                                    Sadly I was at the U while it was there and never went. :shock:

                                    Freshman year one of my buddies, who had worked the concession stand at Braemar arena with me, said “we can get $1 student tickets” and one of our high school classmates was on the team so we went. I kept going for a lot of years except when I lived out of state for a decade.

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                                    Grovetown Scotty wrote:


                                    Best or earliest memory from the old Mariucci Arena either from a game or otherwise

                                    Sitting in the front 2 rows of the balcony. Talk about a bird’s eye view! Those seats were general admission for us students. Once Herb Brooks starting winning, it got to the point we had to get there 2 hours before game time to sit there, but well worth it.

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                                    Those seats were awesome.

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                                    My first game at Mariucci would have been the 74-75 season. My grandpa had season tickets starting a couple years earlier and we had just move back to MN from Baltimore/Washington DC. I fell in love on site and the tickets have been in our family since. Some early and great memories:

                                    – Students (George!) swinging rubber chickens on nooses from the 3rd deck student section

                                    – Angie! Angie!! Angie!!!

                                    – Medo Sucks!

                                    – The band playing three blind mice when the refs skated out

                                    – Jim Boo scoring or getting a penalty

                                    – My first date with my now wife was in 1986 at Mariucci (Michigan, 5-2 win)

                                    – The first time my now wife saw offsides before the whistle blew – she was so excited to see it on her own she stood up and yelled OFFSIDES! even though it was a routine offiside. Love her!

                                    – The smells at old Mariucci are rarely replicated. The combo of hockey smell, a little chill, pop/beer soaked wooden bleechers, and popcorn was unique.

                                    – Neeee! Sooo!! (What?!!)

                                    – Getting to play there as a peewee and bantam. Moundsview was in our district and Danny Brooks is my age so they somehow :) got ice there. If Herb was around he’d come upstairs and stand at the glass at the players entrance to watch his kid play. It was like having God at your games.

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                                    There are SO many favorite quotes from movies, I cannot even begin to count.

                                    “Now go get your f*ing shinebox!”

                                    “Helluva idea. TIM?!”

                                    “It’ll take more than a few firecrackers to kill Danny Green!”

                                    “There’s simply too many notes.”

                                    “You chose…poorly.”

                                    “They took the bar! The whole…f*ing…bar!”

                                    “We’re on a mission from God.”

                                    “You are not your khakis.”

                                    “Superman’s drunk!”

                                    And of course, my sig on my profile.

                                    :D

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                                    The Rube wrote:


                                    There are SO many favorite quotes from movies, I cannot even begin to count.

                                    “Now go get your f*ing shinebox!”

                                    “Helluva idea. TIM?!”

                                    “It’ll take more than a few firecrackers to kill Danny Green!”

                                    “There’s simply too many notes.”

                                    “You chose…poorly.”

                                    “They took the bar! The whole…f*ing…bar!”

                                    “We’re on a mission from God.”

                                    “You are not your khakis.”

                                    “Superman’s drunk!”

                                    And of course, my sig on my profile.

                                    :D

                                    I recognize Blues Brothers and… :mrgreen:

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                                      Karlsson wrote:


                                      Hosti gezen in dayne lebn? They darker than us!


                                      That was right after they circled the wagon.

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                                      Slap Shot wrote:


                                      The Rube wrote:


                                      There are SO many favorite quotes from movies, I cannot even begin to count.

                                      “Now go get your f*ing shinebox!”

                                      “Helluva idea. TIM?!”

                                      “It’ll take more than a few firecrackers to kill Danny Green!”

                                      “There’s simply too many notes.”

                                      “You chose…poorly.”

                                      “They took the bar! The whole…f*ing…bar!”

                                      “We’re on a mission from God.”

                                      “You are not your khakis.”

                                      “Superman’s drunk!”

                                      And of course, my sig on my profile.

                                      :D

                                      I recognize Blues Brothers and… :mrgreen:

                                      Goodfellas

                                      Major League

                                      Kill The Irishman

                                      Amadeus

                                      Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade

                                      Animal House

                                      Blues Brothers

                                      Fight Club

                                      Superman III

                                      Smokey And The Bandit

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                                      The entire move Apocalypse Now, but…

                                      “Saigon, shit, I’m still only in Saigon”

                                      “The heads. You’re looking at the heads. Sometimes he goes too far. He’s the first one to admit it.”

                                      There are more than just Lt. Col. Kilgore quotes

                                      Outlaw Josey Wales:

                                      “You gonna pull those pistols or whistle Dixie”

                                      “Dying ain’t much of a living”

                                      I’m going to stop or this will get too long

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                                        Greyeagle wrote:


                                        My first game at Williams Arena would have been the 74-75 season. My grandpa had season tickets starting a couple years earlier and we had just move back to MN from Baltimore/Washington DC. I fell in love on site and the tickets have been in our family since. Some early and great memories:

                                        – Students (George!) swinging rubber chickens on nooses from the 3rd deck student section

                                        – Angie! Angie!! Angie!!!

                                        – Medo Sucks! Buzzy Sucked too.

                                        – The band playing three blind mice when the refs skated out

                                        – Jim Boo scoring or getting a penalty

                                        – My first date with my now wife was in 1986 at Mariucci (Michigan, 5-2 win)

                                        – The first time my now wife saw offsides before the whistle blew – she was so excited to see it on her own she stood up and yelled OFFSIDES! even though it was a routine offiside. Love her!

                                        The smells at old Mariucci are rarely replicated. The combo of hockey smell, a little chill, pop/beer soaked wooden bleechers, and popcorn was unique.

                                        – Neeee! Sooo!! (What?!!)

                                        – Getting to play there as a peewee and bantam. Moundsview was in our district and Danny Brooks is my age so they somehow :) got ice there. If Herb was around he’d come upstairs and stand at the glass at the players entrance to watch his kid play. It was like having God at your games.

                                        FYP.

                                        Additionally one of the smells you may have been to young to experience at Williams Arena was cigarette and cigar smoke. Cigarettes and cigars were sold at the concession stands and smoking was allowed in the concourses. :puke:

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                                        5 O.T. wrote:


                                        Greyeagle wrote:


                                        My first game at Williams Arena would have been the 74-75 season. My grandpa had season tickets starting a couple years earlier and we had just move back to MN from Baltimore/Washington DC. I fell in love on site and the tickets have been in our family since. Some early and great memories:

                                        – Students (George!) swinging rubber chickens on nooses from the 3rd deck student section

                                        – Angie! Angie!! Angie!!!

                                        – Medo Sucks! Buzzy Sucked too.

                                        – The band playing three blind mice when the refs skated out

                                        – Jim Boo scoring or getting a penalty

                                        – My first date with my now wife was in 1986 at Mariucci (Michigan, 5-2 win)

                                        – The first time my now wife saw offsides before the whistle blew – she was so excited to see it on her own she stood up and yelled OFFSIDES! even though it was a routine offiside. Love her!

                                        The smells at old Mariucci are rarely replicated. The combo of hockey smell, a little chill, pop/beer soaked wooden bleechers, and popcorn was unique.

                                        – Neeee! Sooo!! (What?!!)

                                        – Getting to play there as a peewee and bantam. Moundsview was in our district and Danny Brooks is my age so they somehow :) got ice there. If Herb was around he’d come upstairs and stand at the glass at the players entrance to watch his kid play. It was like having God at your games.

                                        FYP.

                                        Additionally one of the smells you may have been to young to experience at Williams Arena was cigarette and cigar smoke. Cigarettes and cigars were sold at the concession stands and smoking was allowed in the concourses. :puke:


                                        You just earned a Get Out of Jail Free card for implying that GE is young :mrgreen:

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                                        If I’m blessed enough to come out of the other side of this rabbit hole alive and well (and frankly, each day at work makes me question the odds on that), I should very much like to meet folks from here on the board in person. I was very sincerely lucky to work with GE for 16 months from 2017-2018 and would enjoy getting to know others.

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                                        Anyone have any quirky personality traits/habits? For example, whether it is my home thermostat or the thermostat in my car, they have to be set at an even number temperature. Never odd!

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                                        Well I have an intense hate of Badgers and F’nhawks.🙄

                                        Red and green as colors also nauseates me. 🤮

                                        😎

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                                        Bladepuller wrote:


                                        Well I have an intense hate of BADgers and F’nhawks.🙄

                                        Red and green as colors also nauseates me. 🤮

                                        😎

                                        My man.

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