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    I’d love to sit around a campfire with Roosevelt and Churchill.

    After more than a few beers Chris Rock, Eddy Murphy, Bill Murray, and Chevy Chase

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    If you could hangout at a campfire with anyone alive or dead, heck share a few bottles if you want.

    I’d like to meet Hemiunu who is believed to be the designer of the Great Pyramid, was a member of the royal court and was so important his tomb lies close to Khufu’s pyramid. The downside is no one knows for certain he was the designer. Can you imagine getting your one chance to meet someone like this, then you find out he had nothing to do with it? Probably still have some killer stories though.

    Others:

    -Agent 355

    -Violet Jessop

    -Alexander the Great

    -Butch Cassidy

    -*Kate Beckinsale.

    *She once told a story she likes to draw dicks (a la Superbad?) and once accidentally drew one on a piece of homework her darughter turned in. “When pressed, her daughter Lily had to explain to her teacher that her MOTHER DREW DICKS on her homework”. :lol:

    I am going to have to ponder this one for a while because the first name that pops into my head is Frank Serratore. :lol:

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    Bertogliat wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    If you could hangout at a campfire with anyone alive or dead, heck share a few bottles if you want.

    I’d like to meet Hemiunu who is believed to be the designer of the Great Pyramid, was a member of the royal court and was so important his tomb lies close to Khufu’s pyramid. The downside is no one knows for certain he was the designer. Can you imagine getting your one chance to meet someone like this, then you find out he had nothing to do with it? Probably still have some killer stories though.

    Others:

    -Agent 355

    -Violet Jessop

    -Alexander the Great

    -Butch Cassidy

    -*Kate Beckinsale.

    *She once told a story she likes to draw dicks (a la Superbad?) and once accidentally drew one on a piece of homework her darughter turned in. “When pressed, her daughter Lily had to explain to her teacher that her MOTHER DREW DICKS on her homework”. :lol:

    I am going to have to ponder this one for a while because the first name that pops into my head is Frank Serratore. :lol:

    Yeah I only came up with Paul Rudd. Clearly have to elevate my mind a bit and come back.

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    If you could hangout at a campfire with anyone alive or dead, heck share a few bottles if you want.


    Thomas Jefferson

    other nominees:

    any of the Founding Fathers

    George Patton

    Dwight Eisenhower

    Ronald Reagan

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    MNNavy wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    If you could hangout at a campfire with anyone alive or dead, heck share a few bottles if you want.


    Thomas Jefferson

    other nominees:

    any of the Founding Fathers

    George Patton

    Dwight Eisenhower

    Ronald Reagan

    No John Paul Jones? :wink:

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    Karlsson wrote:


    MNNavy wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    If you could hangout at a campfire with anyone alive or dead, heck share a few bottles if you want.


    Thomas Jefferson

    other nominees:

    any of the Founding Fathers

    George Patton

    Dwight Eisenhower

    Ronald Reagan

    No John Paul Jones? :wink:

    Or Nimitz or Mahan?

    For me, I’d have to pick the following

    1. Billy Mitchell

    2. Eisenhower

    3. George Washington

    4. George Mallory

    5. Jackie Robinson

    For people alive

    1. Margot Robbie (sue me, I’m a male)

    2. Jayson Stark (love his baseball columns)

    3. Warren Buffet

    4. Queen Elizabeth

    5. Zia Mahmood (he’s a world class bridge player and from all accounts an absolute character)

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    davescharf wrote:


    Karlsson wrote:


    MNNavy wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    If you could hangout at a campfire with anyone alive or dead, heck share a few bottles if you want.


    Thomas Jefferson

    other nominees:

    any of the Founding Fathers

    George Patton

    Dwight Eisenhower

    Ronald Reagan

    No John Paul Jones? :wink:

    Or Nimitz or Mahan?

    Oh crap! I will make the long, slow march to the penalty box, where I will sit in shame for two minutes.

    :oops:

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    davescharf wrote:


    Or Nimitz or Mahan?

    Why am I not surprised that you’d ask about Mahan?

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    Living or dead?

    No order:

    Honest Abe, just to pick his mind on how he went about the Civil War and such.

    Stalin, and how he thought his ways would work.

    Bill Belichick, to see how he analyzes the NFL’s rules, and exploits loopholes

    Beethoven. How the hell he composed that music with hearing troubles? (he was considered deaf much later in life)

    Danny Trejo, just to shoot the sh* with him. Obviously, can’t have a beer with him, but worth it.

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    What are some song lyrics you got wrong either for a short bit or for a very, very long time? For me the worst example that today makes me feel like a dummy:

    I’ll catch some rays down in Africa…

    I mean come on, it’s Africa. Plenty of sun amiright? :oops:

    Whenever I listen to “Higher Ground” by RHCP I have to envision the Stevie Wonder version in my head to remember the chorus.

    My claim to fame is I can nail about 95% of REM.s “It’s the End Of The World…” if I’ve heard it fairly recently.

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    I wanna piece of David, instead of I Wanna Be Sedated by the Ramones. I never misheard it, but someone else did, and now I cannot NOT hear it.

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    I’m sure mine is a common one. “Blinded By The Light… wrapped up like a douche…”. I’ve Googled the actual lyrics, and I still sounds like “wrapped up like a douche” to me.

    Also, not a song, but I was an adult before I discovered that Rush’s lead singer was a dude. I always assumed it was a woman.

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    There’s also the one mentioned in “Friends:”

    Hold me closer, Tony Danza…(instead of “hold me closer, tiny dancer”) :D

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    HockeyBum wrote:


    I’m sure mine is a common one. “Blinded By The Light… wrapped up like a douche…”. I’ve Googled the actual lyrics, and I still sounds like “wrapped up like a douche” to me.

    I have always really disliked Manfred Mann’s cover of Blinded By The Light.

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    “Excuse me, while I kiss this guy.”

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    “Calling Jamaica” instead of “Call me when you try to wake her up” on The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight.

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    My favorite for a few years now is Alicia Keys’ line in Empire State of Mind. “New Yooooooooooork, concrete jungle wet dream tomato.”

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    HockeyBum wrote:


    I’m sure mine is a common one. “Blinded By The Light… wrapped up like a douche…”. I’ve Googled the actual lyrics, and I still sounds like “wrapped up like a douche” to me.

    Also, not a song, but I was an adult before I discovered that Rush’s lead singer was a dude. I always assumed it was a woman.

    Ditto on both accounts!

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    HockeyBum wrote:


    Also, not a song, but I was an adult before I discovered that Rush’s lead singer was a dude. I always assumed it was a woman.


    Rush is great until Geddy Lee starts to sing. Then I just want him to shut up so I can listen to the music.

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    When I was young I thought Do the Hustle was Do the Hotdog. :conf2:

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    The term for a misheard lyric or lyrics is a ‘mondegreen’.

    A friend of mine thought ‘Our lips are sealed’ by the Go Gos was ‘ I love Cecille’.

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    Kelly Red wrote:


    When I was young I thought Do the Hustle was Do the Hotdog. :conf2:

    In my youth I thought that lyric was “Do the Honeycomb” 😆

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    Zwak wrote:


    The term for a misheard lyric or lyrics is a ‘mondegreen’.

    A friend of mine thought ‘Our lips are sealed’ by the Go Gos was ‘ I love Cecille’.

    I was one of the MC’s for our Jr. High talent show when I was in 8th grade. I told this joke:

    “Why can’t the Go-Gos have babies?”

    “Because their lips are sealed”.

    My one and only suspension.

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    I thought the lyrics were “Our tits are steel.” Not because it sounds like they are saying that, but because my father always sang that just loud enough that I couldn’t hear the actual lyrics.

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    When I was a kid, Lucille by Kenny Rogers was, “You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel, with 400 children and a crop in the field”. I just assumed it was a farming song when the guy lost a tractor wheel during harvest.

    Also, this is a pretty good one:

    [media] https://youtu.be/7my5baoCVv8[/media]

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    Who are some of your favorite non-superstar athletes in any sport, past or present. More of a role player type.

    Two on my list are both former Gopher Hockey players…Greg Zwakman (obviously) and Mike Howe (especially his freshman year). To bad his career got slowed by rheumatoid arthritis.

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    Zwak wrote:


    Who are some of your favorite non-superstar athletes in any sport, past or present. More of a role player type.

    Two on my list are both former Gopher Hockey players…Greg Zwakman (obviously) and Mike Howe (especially his freshman year). To bad his career got slowed by rheumatoid arthritis.

    Jon Waibel

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    Zwak wrote:


    Who are some of your favorite non-superstar athletes in any sport, past or present. More of a role player type.

    Two on my list are both former Gopher Hockey players…Greg Zwakman (obviously) and Mike Howe (especially his freshman year). To bad his career got slowed by rheumatoid arthritis.


    Randy Bush and Gene Larkin.

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    Don Adams Wheel of Justice wrote:


    Zwak wrote:


    Who are some of your favorite non-superstar athletes in any sport, past or present. More of a role player type.

    Two on my list are both former Gopher Hockey players…Greg Zwakman (obviously) and Mike Howe (especially his freshman year). To bad his career got slowed by rheumatoid arthritis.


    Randy Bush and Gene Larkin.

    Randy Bush is a great one!

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    Valeri Zelepukin of the 1995 NJ Devils. For NHLers, mostly goons and goalies. Some were household names, some were not.

    Don Beebe from the NFL (you may know that his son is in/out with the Vikings, depending on the day).

    Tony Lucia for the Gophers. Never had the numbers, but he was a sparkplug for the stars of the team.

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    Jesse Bertogliat

    Shane Churla (North Stars)

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    Stu Bickel, Joey Martin

    Bombo Rivera, Dave Engel

    Sammy White

    Willie Plett

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    Greg Gagne

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    Seth Ambroz

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    Tom Serratore

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    Pie McKenzie & Turk Sanderson

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    Cesar Tovar

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    Jim Shikenjanski.

    Brian Rolston

    Jonas Brodin

    Doug Mientkiewicz

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    Troy Riddle. Just fun to watch a kid from Minneapolis tear it up a bit.

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    Conrad Dobler in the NFL..

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    Bertogliat wrote:


    Jesse Bertogliat

    Shane Churla (North Stars)

    Churla?! Wow. Ugh.

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    Churla would win a puck battle in a corner.

    ‘Nuf said.

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    Bladepuller wrote:


    Churla would win a puck battle in a corner.

    ‘Nuf said.

    He would. I have no knock on his attributes for his role, I just didn’t like him. :wink:

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    Tom Prince, Olmedo Saenz, Jack Cust, Bronson Arroyo, Matt Stairs, Pat Neshek, Firpo Marberry, LaTroy Hawkins

    Jake Parenteau, Stephane Veilleux, Justin Bostrom, Seth Helgeson

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    The Rube wrote:


    Bladepuller wrote:


    Churla would win a puck battle in a corner.

    ‘Nuf said.

    He would. I have no knock on his attributes for his role, I just didn’t like him. :wink:

    To me the telling point is how do teammates feel about an individual. The tape doesn’t lie. Duck a check, block, taking a charge, sliding base running takeout, etc & it is right there in the video session.

    Now a star can pick and choose, muckers always do the “right thing”, or end up being ushers, as the old saying goes.

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    Bladepuller wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    Bladepuller wrote:


    Churla would win a puck battle in a corner.

    ‘Nuf said.

    He would. I have no knock on his attributes for his role, I just didn’t like him. :wink:

    To me the telling point is how do teammates feel about an individual. The tape doesn’t lie. Duck a check, block, taking a charge, sliding base running takeout, etc & it is right there in the video session.

    Now a star can pick and choose, muckers always do the “right thing”, or end up being ushers, as the old saying goes.


    Churla, and earlier mentioned, AJ Pierzysnki….you hate ’em, but you are glad they are on your side.

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    Mike Redmond, Shane Mack, Mark Tinordi, Pascal Dupius (mainly because I loved saying his name :) )

    Bret Nelson, Dean Williamson, Tim Bergland

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    Justin McHugh.

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    David Granis is another player I really enjoyed watching.

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    Justin McHugh.


    Edina kid? 👊🏻🤐😂

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    The Parenteau & Serratore kids would never be mistaken for cake eaters. :biggrin2:

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    Greyeagle wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    Justin McHugh.


    Edina kid? 👊🏻🤐😂

    https://www.blueridgedental.com/meet-our-dentists/

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    Greyeagle wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    Justin McHugh.


    Edina kid? 👊🏻🤐😂

    Why I oughta…

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    Zwak wrote:


    Who are some of your favorite non-superstar athletes in any sport, past or present. More of a role player type.

    Greg Gagne. Played stellar defense at Shortstop. Never a great hitter, but he came through in the clutch with a lot of big hits in the playoffs.

    Ulf Dahlen. Ok… he’s probably better than a “role player”, but he was great in the corners.

    Nick Punto. Underappreciated. :)

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    HockeyBum wrote:


    Zwak wrote:


    Who are some of your favorite non-superstar athletes in any sport, past or present. More of a role player type.

    Greg Gagne. Played stellar defense at Shortstop. Never a great hitter, but he came through in the clutch with a lot of big hits in the playoffs.


    AND (with former Gopher Jumpin’ Jim Brunzell) one half of the AWA World Tag Team Champion “High Flyers” :wink:

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    Chris83 wrote:


    HockeyBum wrote:


    Zwak wrote:


    Who are some of your favorite non-superstar athletes in any sport, past or present. More of a role player type.

    Greg Gagne. Played stellar defense at Shortstop. Never a great hitter, but he came through in the clutch with a lot of big hits in the playoffs.


    AND (with former Gopher Jumpin’ Jim Brunzell) one half of the AWA World Tag Team Champion “High Flyers” :wink:

    And Brunzell later was part of the Killer Bees in the WWE.

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    It’s been a while.

    What is your favorite piece of sports memorabilia that you own? (could be anything relating to any sport).

    Mine is an authentic Gopher Hockey jersey. It was given to me a Gopher Athletic Department employee. This particular jersey was used as a “demo” jersey for when recruits would come in and see their name on the back of a jersey. He also gave me a WCHA anniversary patch that I had sewn on it.

    Honorable mention is my collection of Nolan Ryan baseball cards. I’m a HUGE Nolan fan and collected his cards when I was a kid. Unfortunately I don’t have his high value rookie card.

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    I have an autographed picture of Ernie Banks. Never saw him play but It’s awesome. I also have a signed mini stick from the gophers 2002 team signed by all the players, and as a kid that was the best thing ever.

    I got GE a signed Lafleur puck. His fav player from back in the day.

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    I bought on auction a very large framed photo of the Miracle celebration signed by Jim Craig.

    A baseball and bat signed by Reggie Jackson, the same from Rod Carew.

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    Picture of myself standing behind the Gophers at Boston Garden after they won their first Frozen Four. My daughter had it blown up and framed.

    That same pic is now hanging on the wall at Mariucci. When we go to a game with other people it’s a fun thing to point out.

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    I have a metal Goldy logo from the corner of the old scoreboard (about 2.5ftx2.5ft). I also have an original blueprint of Mariucci dated from 92 or 93. It’s huge too, probably 4ftx3ft.

    I like to grab things that few or no other people would have. I could have grabbed the MINNESOTA metal board, too, but it was like 12-14 feet tall and I couldn’t see a place for it.

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    Picture of myself standing behind the Gophers at Boston Garden after they won their first Frozen Four. My daughter had it blown up and framed.

    That same pic is now hanging on the wall at Mariucci. When we go to a game with other people it’s a fun thing to point out.

    This one? One of my favorites!

    Willing to point yourself out?? 😎

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    I have a metal Goldy logo from the corner of the old scoreboard (about 2.5ftx2.5ft). I also have an original blueprint of Mariucci dated from 92 or 93. It’s huge too, probably 4ftx3ft.

    I like to grab things that few or no other people would have. I could have grabbed the MINNESOTA metal board, too, but it was like 12-14 feet tall and I couldn’t see a place for it.

    Very cool!

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    I officiated in the MnJHL, CSHL, NAHL, USHL, SPHL, CHL, ECHL, and WCHA. I took a logo puck from every barn I went to. I now have a small wall of over 100 pucks, including some from some pretty obscure places; Rio Rancho, NM, Tupelo, MS, Laredo, TX, Soldotna, AK, Wenatchee, WA… Lots of stories and memories both on and off the ice. Lots of teams and leagues that are now defunct.

    Something my kids will have to clean out when I die and shake their heads saying “why did Dad save all this crap…?!?” HAHA.

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    Norm wrote:


    Picture of myself standing behind the Gophers at Boston Garden after they won their first Frozen Four. My daughter had it blown up and framed.

    That same pic is now hanging on the wall at Mariucci. When we go to a game with other people it’s a fun thing to point out.

    This one? One of my favorites!

    Willing to point yourself out?? 😎

    7CA765CD-779A-4ECC-A180-587F07581945.jpeg

    Behind the back row of players, starting from the right (the Herb Brooks side) I’m between the 3rd and 4th Gopher helmet. I’m wearing a gold skating gopher sweatshirt. Dark hair, big forehead.

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    It’s been a while.

    What is your favorite piece of sports memorabilia that you own? (could be anything relating to any sport).

    Mine is an authentic Gopher Hockey jersey. It was given to me a Gopher Athletic Department employee. This particular jersey was used as a “demo” jersey for when recruits would come in and see their name on the back of a jersey. He also gave me a WCHA anniversary patch that I had sewn on it.

    Honorable mention is my collection of Nolan Ryan baseball cards. I’m a HUGE Nolan fan and collected his cards when I was a kid. Unfortunately I don’t have his high value rookie card.


    I have a game ball given to me by my high school baseball coach for a playoff game I won. It has the score, date, and my pitching line. 7 innings, 6 hits, 1 BB, and 3 K’s. It sits in a display cube on the corner of my desk.

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    I got to know Harry Broadfoot when I collected Adam Hausers goalie equipment for the MN History Center. He tried to give me a jersey but I told him it was unethical for me to accept a gift worth that amount of money. He said how about a puck? I said that was ok, but only if he signed it. He was embarrassed and pleased. So I have a personally autographed Gopher game puck sitting on my office shelf. Next to the give-away Goldy bobble head.

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    I got GE a signed Lafleur puck. His fav player from back in the day.


    Brian lived a few blocks away from me in my neighborhood growing up. He was a few years younger than me and his sister was a year older. Many neighborhood games and school bus rides with him. (yes…. you were referring to Guy…. But I am going with it) :biggrin2:

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    Jupiter wrote:


    YoungEagle wrote:


    I got GE a signed Lafleur puck. His fav player from back in the day.


    Brian lived a few blocks away from me in my neighborhood growing up. He was a few years younger than me and his sister was a year older. Many neighborhood games and school bus rides with him. (yes…. you were referring to Guy…. But I am going with it) :biggrin2:

    #4 in your program and #1 in our hearts. :mrgreen:

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    I have a Kirby Puckett autographed baseball I got back in college when I used to go to the Dome once In awhile for autographs. I was a huge Kirby fan ever since my first baseball game at 6 years old, so it was like meeting my childhood hero

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    I have way too much stuff in the man cave, signed posters, sticks, pucks etc. but my 3 favorites are–

    1. Signed Thomas Vanek SF Stampede Bobblehead

    2. A seat from Mariucci when they updated the club level.

    3. A photo of Wooger and I was from the 2012 Frozen Four that he later signed.

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    My parents bought a Titan hockey stick back in the day and had Wayne Gretzky sign it for me, “To Bertogliat. You’re Pal, Wayne Gretzky.”

    When my kids started playing hockey and I needed a stick to practice with them, I looked at the price of new sticks, then back at my autographed stick and decided My Pal wouldn’t want me to spend $200 on a new stick. LOL.

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    Wayne clearly never had to finish HS grammar given his destiny as the Great One.

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    I have a refurbished bench from Memorial Stadium where the football team played for some 60 years. It’s painted Maroon except for the row and numbers of our season tickets, which are painted in Gold.

    Have a basketball signed by all of the Wolves players from roughly 20 years ago. I won it in a private suite raffle that I attended. The team were terrible so the ball is probably worthless, other than it is an official, unused NBA ball from back then.

    Have No. 342 of 500 Terrence Fogerty paintings of the new Mariucci Arena when it first opened. John Mariucci and Herb Brooks are shown in the foreground, sitting in the stands.

    And last, but not least – at least to me – I have the original puck, shot by yours truly, that scored the winning overtime goal in the Catholic State Tournament Championship Game, way back in 1965.

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