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    Touchdown Towel signed by Jack Del Rio

    Martin Brodeur certified Upper Deck autographed card

    Jon Casey and Gump Worsley autographed pucks, got signed in person.

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    My MSHL “gold” medal from 1983. Thought it was lost forever but found it while the wife and I were cleaning out some closets downstairs.. 😂

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    So I’m 54 years old which I know isn’t THAT old but as far as the sports world goes I got a reminder today that I am old.

    I remember Milt Wagner as a a player for 1980’s Louisville hoops.

    I also remember Milt’s son Dajaun as a one-and-done (and NBA bust) for early 2000’s Memphis.

    I just read today that Dajaun’s son Dajaun Jr. is the top ranked recruit for 2023 and eligible for 2024 NBA draft.

    Anyone have something similar that reminded them that they are old?

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    Zwak wrote:


    So I’m 54 years old which I know isn’t THAT old but as far as the sports world goes I got a reminder today that I am old.

    I remember Milt Wagner as a a player for 1980’s Louisville hoops.

    I also remember Milt’s son Dajaun as a one-and-done (and NBA bust) for early 2000’s Memphis.

    I just read today that Dajaun’s son Dajaun Jr. is the top ranked recruit for 2023 and eligible for 2024 NBA draft.

    Anyone have something similar that reminded them that they are old?

    Wilt was 20 years old in 1983 and Dajuan Jr will be 18 years old in 2023? 19 years between generations isn’t record breaking, but they aren’t giving you enough time to process, I guess. :lol:

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    Bertogliat wrote:


    Zwak wrote:


    So I’m 54 years old which I know isn’t THAT old but as far as the sports world goes I got a reminder today that I am old.

    I remember Milt Wagner as a a player for 1980’s Louisville hoops.

    I also remember Milt’s son Dajaun as a one-and-done (and NBA bust) for early 2000’s Memphis.

    I just read today that Dajaun’s son Dajaun Jr. is the top ranked recruit for 2023 and eligible for 2024 NBA draft.

    Anyone have something similar that reminded them that they are old?

    Wilt was 20 years old in 1983 and Dajuan Jr will be 18 years old in 2023? 19 years between generations isn’t record breaking, but they aren’t giving you enough time to process, I guess. :lol:

    Years wide it’s not record breaking. I’m looking at it more as father-son-grandson

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    Bertogliat wrote:


    Zwak wrote:


    So I’m 54 years old which I know isn’t THAT old but as far as the sports world goes I got a reminder today that I am old.

    I remember Milt Wagner as a a player for 1980’s Louisville hoops.

    I also remember Milt’s son Dajaun as a one-and-done (and NBA bust) for early 2000’s Memphis.

    I just read today that Dajaun’s son Dajaun Jr. is the top ranked recruit for 2023 and eligible for 2024 NBA draft.

    Anyone have something similar that reminded them that they are old?

    Wilt was 20 years old in 1983 and Dajuan Jr will be 18 years old in 2023? 19 years between generations isn’t record breaking, but they aren’t giving you enough time to process, I guess. :lol:

    I have an old colleague who became a grandmother just after she turned 35. This was back in 2002 or 2003 so she could be a great grandmother now for all I know

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    Zwak wrote:


    So I’m 54 years old which I know isn’t THAT old but as far as the sports world goes I got a reminder today that I am old.

    I remember Milt Wagner as a a player for 1980’s Louisville hoops.

    I also remember Milt’s son Dajaun as a one-and-done (and NBA bust) for early 2000’s Memphis.

    I just read today that Dajaun’s son Dajaun Jr. is the top ranked recruit for 2023 and eligible for 2024 NBA draft.

    Anyone have something similar that reminded them that they are old?

    My prostate.

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    Zwak wrote:


    So I’m 54 years old which I know isn’t THAT old but as far as the sports world goes I got a reminder today that I am old.

    I remember Milt Wagner as a a player for 1980’s Louisville hoops.

    I also remember Milt’s son Dajaun as a one-and-done (and NBA bust) for early 2000’s Memphis.

    I just read today that Dajaun’s son Dajaun Jr. is the top ranked recruit for 2023 and eligible for 2024 NBA draft.

    Anyone have something similar that reminded them that they are old?

    My prostate.


    Played my first men’s hockey game of the season last night. Between my effort level, my body’s inability to do what my brain thought it should do, passing on beers to get gone early and being sore as hell this morning, nothing really comes to mind that would remind me that I am old….

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    Zwak wrote:

    Anyone have something similar that reminded them that they are old?

    My knees, back, wrinkles, age spots and memory.

    What were we talking about again?

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    Cowgirl wrote:


    Zwak wrote:

    Anyone have something similar that reminded them that they are old?

    My knees, back, wrinkles, age spots and memory.

    What were we talking about again?

    Our early 30s neighbors wanted us to watch their house for a few days. I joked that I’d be like Mrs Kravitz looking through our front window. They said “Who?”

    That made me feel old. :censored:

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    Kelly Red wrote:


    Cowgirl wrote:


    Zwak wrote:

    Anyone have something similar that reminded them that they are old?

    My knees, back, wrinkles, age spots and memory.

    What were we talking about again?

    Our early 30s neighbors wanted us to watch their house for a few days. I joked that I’d be like Mrs Cravitz looking through our front window. They said “Who?”

    That made me feel old. :censored:

    Abner! Come Look!

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    Kelly Red wrote:


    Our early 30s neighbors wanted us to watch their house for a few days. I joked that I’d be like Mrs Cravitz looking through our front window. They said “Who?”

    That made me feel old. :censored:

    I’m not young (45), and even I don’t know who that is.

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    HockeyBum wrote:


    Kelly Red wrote:


    Our early 30s neighbors wanted us to watch their house for a few days. I joked that I’d be like Mrs Cravitz looking through our front window. They said “Who?”

    That made me feel old. :censored:

    I’m not young (45), and even I don’t know who that is.

    The snoopy old neighbor of Samantha and Darin on Bewitched! Now I feel reeeeeally old, thanks. :shock:

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    Bewitched? What’s that? ;)

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    Kelly Red wrote:

    The snoopy old neighbor of Samantha and Darin on Bewitched! Now I feel reeeeeally old, thanks. :shock:

    Which Derwood? :)

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    Shaking my fist at all you youngsters!

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    Hey, I’m okay being old. Even as a young lad in the 60’s I enjoyed seeing Barbara Eden smoke out of a bottle! :dup:

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    Agree with previous post about sportsball stars’ kids now being in sports. Chad Beebe for one….

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    Saw this topic on Twitter.

    Who is the most famous person you have shaken hands with?

    For me it’s Kirby Puckett. I used to volunteer at his celebrity 8 ball tournament and had the opportunity to meet him. Very good guy.

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    When I was a waiter during college I waited on a table with Muhammad Ali, Larry Holmes and Don King and two women. This was when Larry Holmes was the current heavyweight champion. Don King called Ali “champ” and the women did not do very much talking :)

    I remember that the table was pretty loud. A nearby table on a lower tier asked their waiter to tell that group to lower the volume, and their waiter told them he move them to another table instead. When they stood up to move and saw who it was they understood why the waiter did not ask them to be quiet!

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    Zwak wrote:


    Saw this topic on Twitter.

    Who is the most famous person you have shaken hands with?

    For me it’s Kirby Puckett. I used to volunteer at his celebrity 8 ball tournament and had the opportunity to meet him. Very good guy.

    For me it was probably Jack Welch or Vince Flynn. I did get a fist bump from Scottie Pippen once as well

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    Zwak wrote:


    Saw this topic on Twitter.

    Who is the most famous person you have shaken hands with?

    For me it’s Kirby Puckett. I used to volunteer at his celebrity 8 ball tournament and had the opportunity to meet him. Very good guy.


    I’ve been kissed on the cheek by Clint Eastwood and got drunk with Quentin Tarantino. Not at the same time! :biggrin2:

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    I’ve been kissed on the cheek by Quentin Tarantino and got drunk with Clint Eastwood!

    This is a total lie.

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    I’ve been kissed on the cheek by Quentin Tarantino and got drunk with Clint Eastwood!

    This is a total lie.

    Quentin would demand that YOU do the kissing. Fair warning.

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    Cris Carter. Was at the state fair years and years ago. I shouted “HEY, YOU’RE CRIS CARTER!”

    He said, “Yep.” and surprisingly put out his hand. I shook it, it hurt, and he walked away quickly.

    I’ve shaken Walter Mondale’s hand twice. Once down in Mankato when he was running as the replacement to Wellstone, another time at a cafe near the Guthrie.

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    I’ve had the chance to meet Alan Hale, Jr. & Gordie Howe.

    Both were sober ( I think, I was pretty young :) ) & there was no kissing involved.

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    Let’s see…

    Benchwarmer Bob when the Vikings played a charity BBall game at our school back in the late ’70’s (incidentally, my wife and I just ran into him at the Lakeville theater last Thursday).

    Warren Johnson and Shirley Muldowney at Seafair Nationals in Seattle in 1989?

    Danny Glover and Willem Dafoe while they were filming “Flight of the Intruder” on my ship.

    Zygi Wilf – my brother and I went to the Dallas game in 2016, and my wife’s girlfriend got us pre-game field level passes.

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    At the time the Emir of Bahrain – perhaps not all that famous but about as high up as you can get.

    John McEnroe, Bud Grant, all 4 members of R.E.M., Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, Paul Westerberg, David Duchovny and Téa Leoni, Chris Isaak.

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    Greyeagle wrote:


    I’ve had the chance to meet Alan Hale, Jr. & Gordie Howe.

    Both were sober ( I think, I was pretty young :) ) & there was no kissing involved.

    Liar – back in those days when was Gordie ever sober? ;)

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    Greyeagle wrote:


    I’ve had the chance to meet Alan Hale, Jr. & Gordie Howe.

    Both were sober ( I think, I was pretty young :) ) & there was no kissing involved.

    Did Alan call you “Little Buddy”?

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    Hand shakes with Joe Frazier (at a bar in NYC), Lou Nanne, and Sid Hartman and a fist bump with Paulina Gretzky (16th green at the Ryder’s Cup).

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    I played rec hockey with Dierks Bentley for a season. We were on the same team and I had a “skate by” when CMT interviewed him.

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    Since it’s the season what are your favorite and least favorite Christmas songs? Are there certain ones you like by specific artists more than others?

    My favorites are Do You Hear What I Hear and Silent Night. I went with my wife to a Lorie Line concert one year and one of her group (I believe his name is Robert Robinson) sang a version of What Child is This that was simply incredible even though it’s not really in my top tier of favorites.

    In terms of least favorite I’m just not a huge fan of any of Elvis’s Christmas songs. Blue Christmas probably drives me the most up the wall.

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    Not sure I have a favorite and I as one who does not necessarily enjoy Christmas music I really like the Jazz Holidays station on SiriusXM.

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    Angels We Have Heard On High by Brian Setzer Orchestra is a favorite of mine.

    Not a fan of Merry Christmas Baby by Springsteen but his version of Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town is another favorite.

    Rockin’ Xmas on Sirius is currently my favorite channel.

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    Carol King’s version of Sleigh Ride.

    Do You Hear What I Hear and Little Drummer Boy by Tonic Solfa

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    Favorite – White Christmas by Bing Crosby

    Least favorite – Happy Xmas (War is Over) by John Lennon and Yoko Ono

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    Fav- Garth Brooks, Belleau Wood. Based on 1914 Christmas truce between British and Germans in World War I

    Turn the station, baby it’s cold outside

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    For albums my favorites are:

    -Nat King Cole

    -Johnny Mathis

    -Elvis

    -Phil Specter

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    MNNavy wrote:


    Least favorite – Happy Xmas (War is Over) by John Lennon and Yoko Ono

    F*** THIS SONG.

    Sorry, not sure what came over me there.

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    Santa Baby by Madonna is awful.

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    Armadillo wrote:


    MNNavy wrote:


    Least favorite – Happy Xmas (War is Over) by John Lennon and Yoko Ono

    F*** THIS SONG.

    Sorry, not sure what came over me there.

    Tell us how you really feel

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    The Season’s Upon Us, by the Dropkick Murphys

    Christmas At Ground Zero, by Weird Al

    Let It Snow, by Sinatra

    Jingle Bells, by the Singing Dogs

    All I Want For Christmas Is You, by Mariah Carey (yeah I said it)

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    All I Want For Christmas Is You, by Mariah Carey (yeah I said it)

    I own the CD but i also was madly in love with her in High School

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    davescharf wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    All I Want For Christmas Is You, by Mariah Carey (yeah I said it)

    I own the CD but i also was madly in love with her in High School

    Well, she’s hot. A bit off-kilter, but hot.

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    Snoopy’s Christmas by The Royal Guardsmen

    O Holy Night by Johnny Mathis w/Percy Faith Orchestra

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    I’ll Be Home for Christmas – Various artists

    Blue Christmas – Elvis

    All I Want For Christmas is You – Vince Vance & The Valiants

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    Favorite: Christmas Wrapping Paper, The Waitresses.

    Least: Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, Brenda Lee.

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    davescharf wrote:


    Armadillo wrote:


    MNNavy wrote:


    Least favorite – Happy Xmas (War is Over) by John Lennon and Yoko Ono

    F*** THIS SONG.

    Sorry, not sure what came over me there.

    Tell us how you really feel


    Well sir, I don’t like it.

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    Armadillo wrote:


    davescharf wrote:


    Armadillo wrote:


    MNNavy wrote:


    Least favorite – Happy Xmas (War is Over) by John Lennon and Yoko Ono

    F*** THIS SONG.

    Sorry, not sure what came over me there.

    Tell us how you really feel


    Well sir, I don’t like it.

    Nice to know I’m not alone in my opinion of this song.

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    That song sucks donkey dcik. I wanted to stay on the positive, though. ;)

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    The Reindeer Party that Ruined Christmas

    https://youtu.be/fGuWYdNZfZs

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    The Rube wrote:


    davescharf wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    All I Want For Christmas Is You, by Mariah Carey (yeah I said it)

    I own the CD but i also was madly in love with her in High School

    Well, she’s hot. A bit off-kilter, but hot.

    The really hot ones are usually a hot mess too. I don’t know why people are attracted to the crazy? :biggrin2:

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    Kelly Red wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    davescharf wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    All I Want For Christmas Is You, by Mariah Carey (yeah I said it)

    I own the CD but i also was madly in love with her in High School

    Well, she’s hot. A bit off-kilter, but hot.

    The really hot ones are usually a hot mess too. I don’t know why people are attracted to the crazy? :biggrin2:

    [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smEQjuzjyXs&ab_channel=JonathanPatagnan[/media]

    It’s scary how true this is, btw. And FTR, no matter how hot he/she is, SOMEone is sick of their sh*. ;)

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    Favorites are Have Yourself a Merry Christmas by Judy, always Judy

    And Little Drummer Boy with Bing and Bowie. I love their dumb conversation at the beginning.

    Least: Alvin and the Chipmunks set my teeth on edge!

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    Armadillo wrote:


    MNNavy wrote:


    Least favorite – Happy Xmas (War is Over) by John Lennon and Yoko Ono

    F*** THIS SONG.

    Sorry, not sure what came over me there.

    A sudden inflow of good taste in music?

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    My favorite Christmas song is Silent Night. Another song I like is I Believe in Father Christmas, by Greg Lake.

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    I really enjoy the Kacey Musgraves a very Kacey Christmas album.

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    Melekalikimaka

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    So many that I like, but this relatively new one just might top them all.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LUfDEATQHM

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    Christmas is my favorite holiday but I don’t really like Christmas music.

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    I like “happy” Christmas music. It’s supposed to be a merry time of year, but there are an awful lot of songs that are trying to make you sentimental/cry.

    I have depression; the last thing I need is to feel down, especially after this tire fire of a year. :D

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    I used to work in retail, for 25 years, and having to listen to Christmas music non stop during the holidays, I don’t listen to it at all anymore.

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    Zwak wrote:


    Saw this topic on Twitter.

    Who is the most famous person you have shaken hands with?

    For me it’s Kirby Puckett. I used to volunteer at his celebrity 8 ball tournament and had the opportunity to meet him. Very good guy.

    Walter Payton and OJ Simpson.

    Met OJ at a Las Vegas Costco over Thanksgiving a few years back… it was following his “bar fight” incident out there by a week or so. Nice guy for having some rage issues.

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    Snoopy’s Christmas by The Royal Guardsmen

    O Holy Night by Johnny Mathis w/Percy Faith Orchestra

    Yup.

    I’m with this…

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    Since today is 6 geese a-laying day here’s my goose story.

    My grandmother was French, unabashedly French. She always had those huge grey French geese on the farm, the ones with the big beaks. Well let me tell you, as kids, they terrified me and my cousins! They would chase us around the farm yard, honking loudly, their 6 ft wing span flapping. They always tried to nip the back of our legs. They were just MEAN! We tried to avoid them at all costs.

    Now she had them because it’s just not a French Christmas without roast goose and fois gras. So each year that’s what was on the holiday table. And each year I and my cousins would cheer! One less goose! But alas, they reproduced like clockwork and they still chased us. It’s the trauma of my youth. 😳

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    Your grandmother should have issued you a shotgun! :)

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    My dad used to tell me that the geese he had on his farm growing up were the best guard dogs they ever had on the farm.

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    Geese are MFing SOBs. They will fight to the death. No kidding.

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    Emden is the domestic geese I have experiance with. No need for a lawn mower with 8 to10 of these. Add a few Guinea hens to chase down bugs and you are set.

    Just dont expect to sit on the grass and shoes are left in the entry.

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    Got a question for y’all:

    Do you have any rituals, superstitions, habits etc. that you partake in regarding a Gopher Hockey game?

    I’ll start. I only wear white/gold jerseys at home, and maroon on the road.

    I wear maroon undergarments to games.

    I don’t really have any superstitions but as some of you here have experienced (or even provided yourself), sometimes when you’re in need of a goal you need to send someone to the bathroom to “pee a goal.”

    I should explain:

    2007 we were down 3-0 in the first regional game vs. Air Force. We were watching at an establishment a friend worked at at the time. Diesel Gopher went to the bathroom and while in there we scored. We joked he had peed a goal. A bit later we jokingly sent someone else to go and again we scored. We told a third person to go and we scored again.

    It became a joke after that. One series up at MTU we sent the same girl to the bathroom I think six times in a crazy back and forth game, our group would start chanting “Go pee. Go pee” and she’d be embarrassed enough and go just to make us stop. Each and every time we scored so we just kept sending her. Mazocco even noticed her constantly running to the bathroom and asked what was up, he joked they’d get her a tv and a chair so she could just stay in the bathroom.

    So that’s how peeing a goal came about. Yep it’s silly and I know purely coincidental but although I try never to miss the live action, it’s always fun to hear Gopher fans erupt when you’re away from the action and can only hear it.

    I don’t really have any superstitions but curious if anyone else does.

    Go.

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    I don’t think of it as a superstition, but my hubby and I kiss after every goal :wink: It’s dumb and we’ve done it forever. Even when we’re watching tv at home, it’s just a tradition.

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    I like to have a beer or two during the games, however, I will NOT drink a beer from the opponent’s state during that series, the one exception has been Houghton road trips, because “when in Rome” supersedes the superstition, and when it comes to intra-state series, I won’t drink a beer from that city or that city’s “metro area.”

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