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    And someone just sent this to me. I had never seen this picture before. Here I am at the 1981 Frozen Four. I’m on the far left with my mouth wide open. Anyone know the guy in the suit with his bone in his hand?

    1981 Frozen Four 2.jpg

    Do you still have that jacket? :lol:

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    This might be the best thread I have been a part of on this website.

    Not sure what # I left off on, but I found this site in the month I was living by myself as the new Store Manager of the Home Depot in Fargo. I had to leave my wife and 6 month old daughter back in Grand Rapids MN until our house was ready. This site got me through nights that I didn’t really have much else to look forward to (before FaceTime/etc).

    I have appreciated getting to know you all and while I don’t ever have deep thoughts or am not close to the program, being quoted on Rube’s signature line is one of my greatest accomplishments!! :lol: :lol:

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    This might be the best thread I have been a part of on this website.

    Not sure what # I left off on, but I found this site in the month I was living by myself as the new Store Manager of the Home Depot in Fargo. I had to leave my wife and 6 month old daughter back in Grand Rapids MN until our house was ready. This site got me through nights that I didn’t really have much else to look forward to (before FaceTime/etc).

    I have appreciated getting to know you all and while I don’t ever have deep thoughts or am not close to the program, being quotes on Rube’s signature line is one of my greatest accomplishments!! :lol: :lol:

    You really need to aim higher, man. :lol:

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    MNGophers29 wrote:


    This might be the best thread I have been a part of on this website.

    Not sure what # I left off on, but I found this site in the month I was living by myself as the new Store Manager of the Home Depot in Fargo. I had to leave my wife and 6 month old daughter back in Grand Rapids MN until our house was ready. This site got me through nights that I didn’t really have much else to look forward to (before FaceTime/etc).

    I have appreciated getting to know you all and while I don’t ever have deep thoughts or am not close to the program, being quotes on Rube’s signature line is one of my greatest accomplishments!! :lol: :lol:

    You really need to aim higher, man. :lol:


    I know, but keeping the bar low creates more exciting moments!

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    MNGophers29 wrote:


    The Rube wrote:


    MNGophers29 wrote:


    This might be the best thread I have been a part of on this website.

    Not sure what # I left off on, but I found this site in the month I was living by myself as the new Store Manager of the Home Depot in Fargo. I had to leave my wife and 6 month old daughter back in Grand Rapids MN until our house was ready. This site got me through nights that I didn’t really have much else to look forward to (before FaceTime/etc).

    I have appreciated getting to know you all and while I don’t ever have deep thoughts or am not close to the program, being quotes on Rube’s signature line is one of my greatest accomplishments!! :lol: :lol:

    You really need to aim higher, man. :lol:


    I know, but keeping the bar low creates more exciting moments!

    Can’t argue that. :lol:

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    Cowgirl wrote:


    Composer wrote:


    And someone just sent this to me. I had never seen this picture before. Here I am at the 1981 Frozen Four. I’m on the far left with my mouth wide open. Anyone know the guy in the suit with his bone in his hand?

    1981 Frozen Four 2.jpg

    Do you still have that jacket? :lol:

    Sadly, no. :D

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    Composer wrote:


    Cowgirl wrote:


    Composer wrote:


    And someone just sent this to me. I had never seen this picture before. Here I am at the 1981 Frozen Four. I’m on the far left with my mouth wide open. Anyone know the guy in the suit with his bone in his hand?

    1981 Frozen Four 2.jpg

    Do you still have that jacket? :lol:

    Sadly, no. :D


    I was their most disappointing game I ever witnessed

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    Jupiter wrote:


    george wrote:


    HockeyBum wrote:


    After reading this thread, I can confirm that I’m the most boring person on the planet.

    Prove it….


    He was the STAR goaltender for the Rubes Hockey team.

    If by “STAR” you mean I managed to get lucky and have someone shoot a puck into my chest… then I guess. :)

    1. I started playing hockey when I was 4. I don’t play in the beer leagues anymore, but I still skate with a pick-up group on Thursday nights.

    2. I’m a second-generation beer leaguer. When I was a kid, my dad used to take me to his games at Columbia Arena in Fridley (remember that place?).

    3. I collect license plates. I have plates from every state, all Canadian provinces, and several Carribean islands. The oldest plate I own is a 1912 Iowa. Fun Fact: I have Jupiter’s expired “GO4PUCK” license plate. Thanks Jup!

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    4. Won the regional Spelling Bee 3 times straight.

    What grades?

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    I used to have GO4PUCK plates the few years I lived in Wisconsin. My other car had MNHOCKY.

    Now I have MN TWNS on one car and I want to find something Gopher hockey related for the other but MN doesn’t have the ability yet for us to look that up, and we all know how happy to look up options an employee at the DMV would be if it took more than thirty seconds. 😆

    Although one of the guys at the AV location has all the Gopher Hockey team posters on the wall from the past 20 years so I might have to hit him up. When they open again…..

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    I had MNHCKY7 plates in Illinois for awhile. One time a guy at work walked by after I parked and asked “man hickey?”. 😀

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    I used to have GO4PUCK plates the few years I lived in Wisconsin. My other car had MNHOCKY.

    Now I have MN TWNS on one car and I want to find something Gopher hockey related for the other but MN doesn’t have the ability yet for us to look that up, and we all know how happy to look up options an employee at the DMV would be if it took more than thirty seconds. 😆

    Although one of the guys at the AV location has all the Gopher Hockey team posters on the wall from the past 20 years so I might have to hit him up. When they open again…..

    You don’t want I ❤️ Bob?

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    Fr. Julich wrote:


    I had MNHCKY7 plates in Illinois for awhile. One time a guy at work walked by after I parked and asked “man hickey?”. 😀

    You need to change your user name to Man Hickey. :D

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    Zwak wrote:


    Fr. Julich wrote:


    I had MNHCKY7 plates in Illinois for awhile. One time a guy at work walked by after I parked and asked “man hickey?”. 😀

    You need to change your user name to Man Hickey. :D

    When I met my wife she had AK plates HKYJEN. Didn’t know if I just won or lost!!

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    I used to have GO4PUCK plates the few years I lived in Wisconsin. My other car had MNHOCKY.

    Now I have MN TWNS on one car and I want to find something Gopher hockey related for the other but MN doesn’t have the ability yet for us to look that up, and we all know how happy to look up options an employee at the DMV would be if it took more than thirty seconds. 😆

    Although one of the guys at the AV location has all the Gopher Hockey team posters on the wall from the past 20 years so I might have to hit him up. When they open again…..


    Boy, even North Dakota has this ability. My neighbor got screwed over by a large contractor in town and this contractor uses his business name and then sequential numbering after the business name for all of their license plates on the company vehicles. My neighbor found out the next available one and paid for it and now has it on his 1990 Mazda B2200 pickup that sits in his driveway.

    Anyway, vanity plates are dirt cheap in ND and I want a Gooher themed one in the worst way, but I am just asking for vandalism to my vehicle with the asshat UND fans around here.

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    When I live in SD I had GO4PUCK, GO4HCKY and GO4FAN. When I moved back to MN all the Gopher ones were gone, so I settled on the special UMN plates for now.

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    I’ll play.

    1. Was born in Saint Albans, England.

    2. Recently purchased a home in St. Louis Park.

    3. Was a bigger basketball fan growing up. Then the 2002 National Championship game happened, and I was hooked.

    4. Got married in the Dominican Republic (highly recommended)

    5. Got three staples in the back of my head as a result of a pickup hockey game

    6. Was once on the front page of the Star Tribune

    7. Was once nearly run over by Sinbad at MOA

    8. Once saw a black bear in the woods and froze like an idiot

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    7. I’ve been married twice. To the same woman.

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    5 O.T. wrote:


    The Rube wrote:

    4. Won the regional Spelling Bee 3 times straight.

    What grades?

    6-8, IIRC. The word that I failed at, that bugs me to this day while reminiscing, is “millionaire.” Forgot the “e.” I KNOW.

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    Hello:

    1. I’m GE’s son and just to clarify it is indeed my cabin. :mrgreen:

    2. Went to SJU after attending STA and studied international relations. During my time there I studied abroad in London which proved to be one of the best decisions of my life. Since then I have travelled outside the country a number of times and am above 20 total countries visited.

    3. I climbed a volcano in rural Ethiopia called Erta Ale which was featured in the mountains episode of Planet Earth. They show the volcano and the hot springs. One of the most bizarre places I’ve ever been. It’s the hottest place on Earth when considered average temps. I got motion sickness driving to the mountain and was sick the entire way up. Hands down one of the most miserable nights of my life but I made the 12 mile climb up to the top just to get the chance to see one of the few lava lakes on Earth. The sulphur that I was breathing in was great for my gag reflex..

    4. Established Luxembourg citizenship that my family stole :wink: after I legitimately did all the work. I have the passport but I will most likely never use it unless I work/live over there. I also worked for the Luxembourg embassy in D.C. for a winter. Loved the work and hated living away from St. Paul.

    5. Went to a cocktail party at the British Embassy in Washington D.C. after meeting one of the individuals that worked there and telling him about my thesis which was about Scotland. They had the Scottish first minister in town and she spoke about US/Scottish relations. Really what was fun was that they served top shelf scotch and I fell deeply in love with Oban 18. Currently I am a huge fan of Auchentoshan which is a distillery I toured in Glasgow. Their 12 year old aged scotch is brilliant and not insanely expensive.

    4. Love any sport that isn’t judged. Played hockey growing up but never played in HS so I picked up XC skiing and loved it. Have recently been more into golf than really any other sport.

    5. Work in customer service and am planning to start an MBA in the fall.

    6. I drive a manual car. One of the only millennials I know who drive a stick besides my roommate. #savethemanuals.

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    Hello:

    6. I drive a manual car. One of the only millennials I know who drive a stick besides my roommate. #savethemanuals.

    My kid, 22, drives a stick. When he first started working at an Audi dealer as a runner he got to drive some of the hottest cars cause he was the only runner who could drive them. Made me feel great that the 17 yo was taking quarter million dollar cars through the car wash. :shock:

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    4. Established Luxembourg citizenship that my family stole :wink: after I legitimately did all the work.

    That’s only fair. After all, you did steal their cabin. :lol:

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    The Rube wrote:


    5 O.T. wrote:


    The Rube wrote:

    4. Won the regional Spelling Bee 3 times straight.

    What grades?

    6-8, IIRC. The word that I failed at, that bugs me to this day while reminiscing, is “millionaire.” Forgot the “e.” I KNOW.

    Cool, congratulations.

    Too bad the word wasn’t potato. :wink:

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    YoungEagle wrote:

    Really what was fun was that they served top shelf scotch and I fell deeply in love with Oban 18. Currently I am a huge fan of Auchentoshan.

    Oban was the first single malt I fell in love with, and the Three Wood Auchentoshan is quite good.

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    1. I was born in Newport, RI where my dad was stationed. When he was discharged, the family moved back to Minnesota. They were driving back and didn’t really want to deal with NYC, so they decided to bypass it by going a little bit north of the city. So, in mid-August 1969, we drove through the area where Woodstock was happening. My parents were not into that at all and had no idea what was going on. But I’m going to still claim that I was at Woodstock!!! :biggrin2:

    2. I grew up and went to school in Mankato. Graduated from Mankato State University (I remember when they were still the Mankato State College Indians).

    3. My family never really got into hockey (I played basketball and baseball), but I got hooked on it in the late 70s/early 80s. Gophers won the 1979 championship, MSU won the 1980 D2 championship, 1980 Olympics Miracle On Ice, North Stars run to the 1981 Stanley Cup finals. It was a good time to be a fan.

    4. I’ve been home brewing since 2005. I’ve got a couple of recipes that are always a hit (Final Five on west 7th :drinks2: ).

    5. I’ve traveled to numerous countries in Europe (Munich for Oktoberfest is awesome) and the Caribbean, but I have never been to Mexico nor Canada.

    6. I’ve been to 33 major league baseball parks, but I have 3 more to go. I’ve never been to Toronto, plus there are new parks in Atlanta and Texas that I need to get to. I have been to both Busch Stadiums, both Milwaukee ball parks, and all 3 Twins stadiums.

    7. I’m tall.

    Huzzah!!

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    4. I’ve been home brewing since 2005. I’ve got a couple of recipes that are always a hit (Final Five on west 7th

    I got hooked on home brewing last winter. I’ve had a Honey Kolsch fermenting for 6 weeks now. I think it’s time to either bottle or transfer to secondary. The decision depends on how clear it is.

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    GE and I worked together at 3M, but I lost my job when he ratted me out in a performance enhancing drug scandal :evil: :lol:

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    Chris83 wrote:


    GE and I worked together at 3M, but I lost my job when he ratted me out in a performance enhancing drug scandal :evil: :lol:

    Next time you will get me a cup of coffee, too!! :lol:

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    YoungEagle wrote:

    Really what was fun was that they served top shelf scotch and I fell deeply in love with Oban 18. Currently I am a huge fan of Auchentoshan.

    Oban was the first single malt I fell in love with, and the Three Wood Auchentoshan is quite good.

    I very much like the three wood. That was one of them that I tried on the tour.

    If I go back to Scotland I want to go to the lagavulin distillery. My uncle and I enjoy drinking that.

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    1. I was born in Newport, RI where my dad was stationed. When he was discharged, the family moved back to Minnesota. They were driving back and didn’t really want to deal with NYC, so they decided to bypass it by going a little bit north of the city. So, in mid-August 1969, we drove through the area where Woodstock was happening. My parents were not into that at all and had no idea what was going on. But I’m going to still claim that I was at Woodstock!!! :biggrin2:

    2. I grew up and went to school in Mankato. Graduated from Mankato State University (I remember when they were still the Mankato State College Indians).

    3. My family never really got into hockey (I played basketball and baseball), but I got hooked on it in the late 70s/early 80s. Gophers won the 1979 championship, MSU won the 1980 D2 championship, 1980 Olympics Miracle On Ice, North Stars run to the 1981 Stanley Cup finals. It was a good time to be a fan.

    4. I’ve been home brewing since 2005. I’ve got a couple of recipes that are always a hit (Final Five on west 7th :drinks2: ).

    5. I’ve traveled to numerous countries in Europe (Munich for Oktoberfest is awesome) and the Caribbean, but I have never been to Mexico nor Canada.

    6. I’ve been to 33 major league baseball parks, but I have 3 more to go. I’ve never been to Toronto, plus there are new parks in Atlanta and Texas that I need to get to. I have been to both Busch Stadiums, both Milwaukee ball parks, and all 3 Twins stadiums.

    7. I’m tall.

    Huzzah!!

    Three favorite and least favorite stadiums? If Target Field is neither how would you rank it?

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    Viking wrote:

    7. I’m tall.

    Huh. Never knew that.

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    Zwak wrote:


    Viking wrote:


    1. I was born in Newport, RI where my dad was stationed. When he was discharged, the family moved back to Minnesota. They were driving back and didn’t really want to deal with NYC, so they decided to bypass it by going a little bit north of the city. So, in mid-August 1969, we drove through the area where Woodstock was happening. My parents were not into that at all and had no idea what was going on. But I’m going to still claim that I was at Woodstock!!! :biggrin2:

    2. I grew up and went to school in Mankato. Graduated from Mankato State University (I remember when they were still the Mankato State College Indians).

    3. My family never really got into hockey (I played basketball and baseball), but I got hooked on it in the late 70s/early 80s. Gophers won the 1979 championship, MSU won the 1980 D2 championship, 1980 Olympics Miracle On Ice, North Stars run to the 1981 Stanley Cup finals. It was a good time to be a fan.

    4. I’ve been home brewing since 2005. I’ve got a couple of recipes that are always a hit (Final Five on west 7th :drinks2: ).

    5. I’ve traveled to numerous countries in Europe (Munich for Oktoberfest is awesome) and the Caribbean, but I have never been to Mexico nor Canada.

    6. I’ve been to 33 major league baseball parks, but I have 3 more to go. I’ve never been to Toronto, plus there are new parks in Atlanta and Texas that I need to get to. I have been to both Busch Stadiums, both Milwaukee ball parks, and all 3 Twins stadiums.

    7. I’m tall.

    Huzzah!!

    Three favorite and least favorite stadiums? If Target Field is neither how would you rank it?

    Having not been to nearly that many Camden Yards is just beyond words. Probably my favourite that I’ve been to. Their use of that warehouse is super cool.

    I haven’t been to SF or Pittsburgh and I’ve heard they are the top dogs.

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    Cowgirl wrote:


    Viking wrote:

    7. I’m tall.

    Huh. Never knew that.

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    Zwak wrote:


    Viking wrote:


    1. I was born in Newport, RI where my dad was stationed. When he was discharged, the family moved back to Minnesota. They were driving back and didn’t really want to deal with NYC, so they decided to bypass it by going a little bit north of the city. So, in mid-August 1969, we drove through the area where Woodstock was happening. My parents were not into that at all and had no idea what was going on. But I’m going to still claim that I was at Woodstock!!! :biggrin2:

    2. I grew up and went to school in Mankato. Graduated from Mankato State University (I remember when they were still the Mankato State College Indians).

    3. My family never really got into hockey (I played basketball and baseball), but I got hooked on it in the late 70s/early 80s. Gophers won the 1979 championship, MSU won the 1980 D2 championship, 1980 Olympics Miracle On Ice, North Stars run to the 1981 Stanley Cup finals. It was a good time to be a fan.

    4. I’ve been home brewing since 2005. I’ve got a couple of recipes that are always a hit (Final Five on west 7th :drinks2: ).

    5. I’ve traveled to numerous countries in Europe (Munich for Oktoberfest is awesome) and the Caribbean, but I have never been to Mexico nor Canada.

    6. I’ve been to 33 major league baseball parks, but I have 3 more to go. I’ve never been to Toronto, plus there are new parks in Atlanta and Texas that I need to get to. I have been to both Busch Stadiums, both Milwaukee ball parks, and all 3 Twins stadiums.

    7. I’m tall.

    Huzzah!!

    Three favorite and least favorite stadiums? If Target Field is neither how would you rank it?


    Top 3

    Pittsburgh (beautiful especially at night)

    Wrigley (Go Cubs Go)

    San Francisco

    Bottom 3

    Oakland (a shitty stadium in a shitty part of town, worst ballpark I’ve ever been to)

    Tampa Bay (ugly and hard to get to/from)

    Houston (hard to describe, just ugly)

    I would put Target Field in my top ten, maybe 9 or 10.

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    YoungEagle wrote:


    Zwak wrote:


    Viking wrote:


    1. I was born in Newport, RI where my dad was stationed. When he was discharged, the family moved back to Minnesota. They were driving back and didn’t really want to deal with NYC, so they decided to bypass it by going a little bit north of the city. So, in mid-August 1969, we drove through the area where Woodstock was happening. My parents were not into that at all and had no idea what was going on. But I’m going to still claim that I was at Woodstock!!! :biggrin2:

    2. I grew up and went to school in Mankato. Graduated from Mankato State University (I remember when they were still the Mankato State College Indians).

    3. My family never really got into hockey (I played basketball and baseball), but I got hooked on it in the late 70s/early 80s. Gophers won the 1979 championship, MSU won the 1980 D2 championship, 1980 Olympics Miracle On Ice, North Stars run to the 1981 Stanley Cup finals. It was a good time to be a fan.

    4. I’ve been home brewing since 2005. I’ve got a couple of recipes that are always a hit (Final Five on west 7th :drinks2: ).

    5. I’ve traveled to numerous countries in Europe (Munich for Oktoberfest is awesome) and the Caribbean, but I have never been to Mexico nor Canada.

    6. I’ve been to 33 major league baseball parks, but I have 3 more to go. I’ve never been to Toronto, plus there are new parks in Atlanta and Texas that I need to get to. I have been to both Busch Stadiums, both Milwaukee ball parks, and all 3 Twins stadiums.

    7. I’m tall.

    Huzzah!!

    Three favorite and least favorite stadiums? If Target Field is neither how would you rank it?

    Having not been to nearly that many Camden Yards is just beyond words. Probably my favourite that I’ve been to. Their use of that warehouse is super cool.

    I haven’t been to SF or Pittsburgh and I’ve heard they are the top dogs.

    I’m on a quest to see them all and have only been to a handful. Pittsburgh is great. I really like Safeco, and probably mostly because of the views. Tampa’s was epic….

    ly terrible.

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    1. I was born in St. Paul at what is now United Hospital, moved to Muncie, Indiana a year later, moved to Austin, Texas when I was seven, and then back up here when I was nine. I consider myself a native Minnesotan, dammit.

    2. I have a degree in Culinary Arts, one in Management, and a third in Food Science. I’m going to go for a Masters in Food Science this fall. I currently train school bus drivers.

    3. I was in a medically-induced coma for four days in April of 2018. Some of you may remember that; I do not. :mrgreen:

    4. To piggyback on the Tall One’s post, I’ve been to 24 MLB ballparks, 17 current ones. The seven non-current ones are Tiger Stadium, old Yankee Stadium, Shea Stadium, The Ballpark in Arlington, County Stadium, Veterans Stadium, and Riverfront Stadium. Ask Viking about my visit to Old Yankee.

    5. My biggest regret in life is passing on tickets to the 2002 championship game because I didn’t have enough cash on hand.

    6. I played baseball growing up, and didn’t get into hockey until senior year of high school when I became an Avalanche fan due to a love of Colorado. I am no longer an Avs fan. Rat bastards.

    7. I got drilled in the head by a puck shot by a North Dakota player that caromed off the crossbar during warmups. I was standing behind the rail above Section 13 enjoying a delicious Famous Dave’s corn muffin. It hurt and I swore a lot. If I hadn’t been standing there, the puck would have hit a Gopher player’s grandmother, so you’re welcome.

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    1. I was born in St. Paul at what is now United Hospital, moved to Muncie, Indiana a year later, moved to Austin, Texas when I was seven, and then back up here when I was nine. I consider myself a native Minnesotan, dammit.

    2. I have a degree in Culinary Arts, one in Management, and a third in Food Science. I’m going to go for a Masters in Food Science this fall. I currently train school bus drivers.

    3. I was in a medically-induced coma for four days in April of 2018. Some of you may remember that; I do not. :mrgreen:

    4. To piggyback on the Tall One’s post, I’ve been to 24 MLB ballparks, 17 current ones. The seven non-current ones are Tiger Stadium, old Yankee Stadium, Shea Stadium, The Ballpark in Arlington, County Stadium, Veterans Stadium, and Riverfront Stadium. Ask Viking about my visit to Old Yankee.

    5. My biggest regret in life is passing on tickets to the 2002 championship game because I didn’t have enough cash on hand.

    6. I played baseball growing up, and didn’t get into hockey until senior year of high school when I became an Avalanche fan due to a love of Colorado. I am no longer an Avs fan. Rat bastards.

    7. I got drilled in the head by a puck shot by a North Dakota player that caromed off the crossbar during warmups. I was standing behind the rail above Section 13 enjoying a delicious Famous Dave’s corn muffin. It hurt and I swore a lot. If I hadn’t been standing there, the puck would have hit a Gopher player’s grandmother, so you’re welcome.


    I stab you!!!

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    5) My wife cooks rice much, much better than I do. Which is embarrassing, because my mother is Filipina so that skill should be in my blood (halfies represent!)

    I’m a halfer!

    YoungEagle wrote:

    4. Love any sport that isn’t judged.

    Isn’t that the definition? :mrgreen:

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    Ok, fine.

    1) Born in Minneapolis and raised in St. Louis Park.

    2) I don’t remember when I started skating and playing hockey…4? 5? I played all the way up until my sophomore year in HS at Benilde-St. Margaret’s.

    3) Went to UND where I got a degree in Aeronautics, and earned my commercial pilot’s certificate with instrument at multi-engine ratings.

    4) A UND football player in my dorm sophomore year was a 5th round pick of the Denver Broncos and ended up being a co-captain and a pro-bowler.

    5) After spending 4 years working for a regional airline started with a major airline as an aircraft dispatcher in October and hoping I will still have a job at the end of the year.

    6) I told the North Dakota players to shoot pucks at Armadillo.

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    4) A UND football player in my dorm sophomore year was a 5th round pick of the Denver Broncos and ended up being a co-captain and a pro-bowler.

    Chris Kuper?

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    1. I was born in St. Paul at what is now United Hospital, moved to Muncie, Indiana a year later, moved to Austin, Texas when I was seven, and then back up here when I was nine. I consider myself a native Minnesotan, dammit.

    2. I have a degree in Culinary Arts, one in Management, and a third in Food Science. I’m going to go for a Masters in Food Science this fall. I currently train school bus drivers.

    3. I was in a medically-induced coma for four days in April of 2018. Some of you may remember that; I do not. :mrgreen:

    4. To piggyback on the Tall One’s post, I’ve been to 24 MLB ballparks, 17 current ones. The seven non-current ones are Tiger Stadium, old Yankee Stadium, Shea Stadium, The Ballpark in Arlington, County Stadium, Veterans Stadium, and Riverfront Stadium. Ask Viking about my visit to Old Yankee.

    5. My biggest regret in life is passing on tickets to the 2002 championship game because I didn’t have enough cash on hand.

    6. I played baseball growing up, and didn’t get into hockey until senior year of high school when I became an Avalanche fan due to a love of Colorado. I am no longer an Avs fan. Rat bastards.

    7. I got drilled in the head by a puck shot by a North Dakota player that caromed off the crossbar during warmups. I was standing behind the rail above Section 13 enjoying a delicious Famous Dave’s corn muffin. It hurt and I swore a lot. If I hadn’t been standing there, the puck would have hit a Gopher player’s grandmother, so you’re welcome.

    7. I had the same thing happen to me. I was standing with my back to the band and a puck nailed me in the back of the head.

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    7. I had the same thing happen to me. I was standing with my back to the band and a puck nailed me in the back of the head.


    With half the fans looking at their phones these days it’s a damn good thing they have the nets protecting the end zone seats.

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    6) I told the North Dakota players to shoot pucks at Armadillo.


    I KNEW IT!!!

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    Norm wrote:


    7. I had the same thing happen to me. I was standing with my back to the band and a puck nailed me in the back of the head.


    With half the fans looking at their phones these days it’s a damn good thing they have the nets protecting the end zone seats.


    I was at a high school game and a player tried to clear the puck and it came over the glass. I raised my left hand and deflected it up another 6-7 rows. Lady sitting next to me with her head in her phone would have caught it right in the head. The momentum caused my hand to hit her in the shoulder. She gave me the “how dare you look”. Another lady behind her told her what happened and she said “oh” and put her head back in her phone. My hand was black and blue for a long time.

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    GoldenRube wrote:


    D2D wrote:


    Norm wrote:


    7. I had the same thing happen to me. I was standing with my back to the band and a puck nailed me in the back of the head.


    With half the fans looking at their phones these days it’s a damn good thing they have the nets protecting the end zone seats.


    I was at a high school game and a player tried to clear the puck and it came over the glass. I raised my left hand and deflected it up another 6-7 rows. Lady sitting next to me with her head in her phone would have caught it right in the head. The momentum caused my hand to hit her in the shoulder. She gave me the “how dare you look”. Another lady behind her told her what happened and she said “oh” and put her head back in her phone. My hand was black and blue for a long time.

    Once at a Red Baron Final Five the puck came wizzing over the glass, I reached up with one hand and caught it perfectly! Just like A League of Their Own!

    Everyone was clapping and commenting to my husband (!) about his fabulous wife :dup: But about 5 minutes later I leaned over and said “ I think I broke a finger”. Yup, my right ring finger was broken. I refused to leave the game so the EM guys splinted it up lol. I still have the puck.

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    Kelly Red wrote:


    GoldenRube wrote:


    D2D wrote:


    Norm wrote:


    7. I had the same thing happen to me. I was standing with my back to the band and a puck nailed me in the back of the head.


    With half the fans looking at their phones these days it’s a damn good thing they have the nets protecting the end zone seats.


    I was at a high school game and a player tried to clear the puck and it came over the glass. I raised my left hand and deflected it up another 6-7 rows. Lady sitting next to me with her head in her phone would have caught it right in the head. The momentum caused my hand to hit her in the shoulder. She gave me the “how dare you look”. Another lady behind her told her what happened and she said “oh” and put her head back in her phone. My hand was black and blue for a long time.

    Once at a Red Baron Final Five the puck came wizzing over the glass, I reached up with one hand and caught it perfectly! Just like A League of Their Own!

    Everyone was clapping and commenting to my husband (!) about his fabulous wife :dup: But about 5 minutes later I leaned over and said “ I think I broke a finger”. Yup, my right ring finger was broken. I refused to leave the game so the EM guys splinted it up lol. I still have the puck.

    For the record, every bit of this story sounds like it was done perfectly.

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    MinnesotaNorthStar wrote:


    4) A UND football player in my dorm sophomore year was a 5th round pick of the Denver Broncos and ended up being a co-captain and a pro-bowler.

    Chris Kuper?

    That would be him.

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    4) A UND football player in my dorm sophomore year was a 5th round pick of the Denver Broncos and ended up being a co-captain and a pro-bowler.

    This reminds me. I went to high school and played baseball with Reid “Digger” Anderson. :lol:

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    MinnesotaNorthStar wrote:


    MATT wrote:


    MinnesotaNorthStar wrote:


    4) A UND football player in my dorm sophomore year was a 5th round pick of the Denver Broncos and ended up being a co-captain and a pro-bowler.

    Chris Kuper?

    That would be him.

    I went to high school with him! Tying it back to hockey, he played hockey with my older brother and was a goalie.

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    Karlsson wrote:


    MinnesotaNorthStar wrote:

    4) A UND football player in my dorm sophomore year was a 5th round pick of the Denver Broncos and ended up being a co-captain and a pro-bowler.

    This reminds me. I went to high school and played baseball with Reid “Digger” Anderson. :lol:

    CRHS 2001? I was in the ’03 class but moved after my freshman year (I wasn’t recruited to a high profile school lol)

    Rumor has it that “Digger” took ballet lessons to work on his footwork, is this true?

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    Karlsson wrote:


    MinnesotaNorthStar wrote:

    4) A UND football player in my dorm sophomore year was a 5th round pick of the Denver Broncos and ended up being a co-captain and a pro-bowler.

    This reminds me. I went to high school and played baseball with Reid “Digger” Anderson. :lol:

    CRHS 2001? I was in the ’03 class but moved after my freshman year (I wasn’t recruited to a high profile school lol)

    Rumor has it that “Digger” took ballet lessons to work on his footwork, is this true?

    2001 indeed. I didn’t play after my freshman year. One reason was I became I big band nerd, and the other reason was it being the one sport CR is good at so you had to be real good.

    Unfortunately I only knew it as a rumor as well. I heard him say it, but he was a known bullshitter. :mrgreen:

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    I went to high school with a well-known local rapper, somewhat nationally known. Brother Ali. (he kinda stood out) ;)

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    Well we partied like it was 1999 when it was only 1984!!

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    I played a season with Dierks Bentley when I was stationed at Ft Campbell (an hour from Nashville). He was decked out in Edmonton Oilers gear after getting the full treatment from the origination after his concert. He rented out the Predators home rink after he hit #1 on the charts for our team, but I was deployed at the time so I didn’t get to go. I skated by as he was doing his “get to know Dierks Bentley” on one of the country music channels.

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    I played a season with Dierks Bentley when I was stationed at Ft Campbell (an hour from Nashville). He was decked out in Edmonton Oilers gear after getting the full treatment from the origination after his concert. He rented out the Predators home rink after he hit #1 on the charts for our team, but I was deployed at the time so I didn’t get to go. I skated by as he was doing his “get to know Dierks Bentley” on one of the country music channels.


    101st Airborne?

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    minnhkyruls wrote:


    I played a season with Dierks Bentley when I was stationed at Ft Campbell (an hour from Nashville). He was decked out in Edmonton Oilers gear after getting the full treatment from the origination after his concert. He rented out the Predators home rink after he hit #1 on the charts for our team, but I was deployed at the time so I didn’t get to go. I skated by as he was doing his “get to know Dierks Bentley” on one of the country music channels.


    101st Airborne?

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    I’m going to try and ask a simple question each day this month for us to answer. Just silly info, nothing to fight over :biggrin2:

    Today’s question: what’s your favorite COCKTAIL? Not beer. Not wine. Cocktail.

    Mine is a Sidecar. The classic I judge all bartenders ability on.

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    I have always been more a beer drinker so I’m definitely not a “cocktail” kind of guy if you stick to the use of the term. Last year though I did start drinking bourbon. I found that I am a big fan of Buffalo Trace bourbon, three fingers, with diet ginger ale.

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    Jamaican Ten Speed from the Ambo.

    Although, I did just discover the vodka gimlet, thanks to a friend’s wife.

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    . Last year though I did start drinking bourbon. I found that I am a big fan of Buffalo Trace bourbon, three fingers, with diet ginger ale.

    Totally counts :dup:

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    g-manpuck wrote:


    . Last year though I did start drinking bourbon. I found that I am a big fan of Buffalo Trace bourbon, three fingers, with diet ginger ale.

    Totally counts :dup:


    If you’re going to make it that simple… Macallan 25 neat.

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    Rum Runner

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    I like most anything fruity but my go to especially for your places with non-artisan cocktails is cranberry juice and pear vodka.

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    In no particular order and the list could be longer but:

    Crown

    Jameson & Jameson Black

    Jack

    Elmer T Lee

    I W Harper

    Etc.

    Just a little ice, sometimes.

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    Viking wrote:


    Kelly Red wrote:


    g-manpuck wrote:


    . Last year though I did start drinking bourbon. I found that I am a big fan of Buffalo Trace bourbon, three fingers, with diet ginger ale.

    Totally counts :dup:


    If you’re going to make it that simple… Macallan 25 neat.

    Anyone that puts anything but ice (I don’t) in The Macallan deserves to be haunted by a malevolent ghost.

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    I don’t consider whiskey & coke a cocktail so much so I’ll go with Colorado Bulldog or White Russian.

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    Kelly Red wrote:


    I’m going to try and ask a simple question each day this month for us to answer. Just silly info, nothing to fight over :biggrin2:

    Today’s question: what’s your favorite COCKTAIL? Not beer. Not wine. Cocktail.

    Mine is a Sidecar. The classic I judge all bartenders ability on.

    I haven’t had one in forever but a well made long island tea (top shelf) is delicious. Anything less than top shelf is crap.

    Runners up:

    Whiskey old fashioned (Wisconsin style)

    Vodka martini (rocks/dirty)

    Mint Julep

    Go to:

    Jack and Coke

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    Viking wrote:


    Kelly Red wrote:


    g-manpuck wrote:


    . Last year though I did start drinking bourbon. I found that I am a big fan of Buffalo Trace bourbon, three fingers, with diet ginger ale.

    Totally counts :dup:


    If you’re going to make it that simple… Macallan 25 neat.


    IF I had a bottle of Macallan 25 it would be ensconced permanently in bubble wrap. :shock: :D

    For a drink probably a bourbon Manhattan (up) – when done right it’s fantastic.

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    Greyeagle wrote:


    Viking wrote:


    Kelly Red wrote:


    g-manpuck wrote:


    . Last year though I did start drinking bourbon. I found that I am a big fan of Buffalo Trace bourbon, three fingers, with diet ginger ale.

    Totally counts :dup:


    If you’re going to make it that simple… Macallan 25 neat.


    IF I had a bottle of Macallan 25 it would be ensconced permanently in bubble wrap. :shock: :D


    You can’t drink it through the bubble wrap!!

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    Viking wrote:


    Greyeagle wrote:


    Viking wrote:


    If you’re going to make it that simple… Macallan 25 neat.


    IF I had a bottle of Macallan 25 it would be ensconced permanently in bubble wrap. :shock: :D


    You can’t drink it through the bubble wrap!!

    I would leave the top available for pouring! The way my hands sweat that would be the one bottle I’d drop….. :ahhh:

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    I guess the only ” cocktail ” I Jones for is a Korbel Wisconsin Old Fashioned.

    Forgot about OF being alcohol. They go down like candy.😘

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    Doesn’t a drink have to be a mixture of ingredients to be called a cocktail?

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    For an actual cocktail, Manhattan, with Rye, as God intended.

    If Viking’s option is allowed, it would be a couple ounces of good whisk(e)y, neat. Exactly WHICH one changes based on my mood.

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    Just one cocktail–At the Final5 some years ago. My wife is a dentist and one of the Hygienists in her office also tents bar near the X. So we stop in there and after dinner she came over and asked us if we wanted a drink. I asked her to make up a dessert drink for us. She didn’t know any in particular, so she made her own mix. It was really good. The next time she saw my wife, she said she was a bit worried about us because apparently it was almost all alcohol. :drunk:

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    For me it’s a Manhattan or a very dirty Vodka Martini.

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