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    We got our 2nd shots. Sure makes a difference in the way you feel. Like a huge sense of relief.

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    Norm wrote:


    We got our 2nd shots. Sure makes a difference in the way you feel. Like a huge sense of relief.

    My 1st is scheduled for Thursday. Have never looked forward more to a shot in my life.

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    Had my second on February 22nd. Nice to be vaccinated, but you still have to wear a mask pretty much wherever you go.

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    It always amazes me when I see a pic of the Met Center or Met Stadium with all of the open green space in the background.

    [media]https://twitter.com/Super70sSports/status/1373357473386668038/photo/1[/media]

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    As I remember the parking lot was MUCH bigger than what’s shown in this photo. I’ll never forget one frigid night (below zero with wind) when I completely forgot where I parked my car. I nearly froze looking for the blasted thing! These days all you’d have to do is click the remote and the lights will flash. Sure wish I had that feature on that dreadful evening!

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    The parking lot was like 80 acres.

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    I’m done with ushering for the year and probably for good. I don’t have a Lancer to raise money for and I’m done with giving up my weekends in the winter. I won’t miss the Mav fans and students but I will miss watching hockey for free.

    On a side note, I didn’t even make it through this shortened season without dealing with a shithead fan. It wasn’t a Mav fan…it was a former Gopher player, so he told me. He snuck in with two girls after the ticket office closed but the Civic Center let him stay. He sat down and immediately started in on yelling about every expletive at the refs. He just gave me attitude about how batteries and crap were thrown at them back in the day and he couldn’t believe he couldn’t yell shit at the refs. I told him not to be a Mav fan. He left after the empty netter and proceeded to chirp at the Civic Center director on the way out. Kind of the low point of the year. I didn’t recognize him, he must have played before my fandom began in ’06. He was hanging out by the NMU door to catch up with G-Money from what I gather when I was walking out.

    Anyway, I hope to be able to catch some Gopher hockey next winter since I will have Friday night’s clear since Saturday’s should be filled with wrestling tournaments with my son.

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    Surviving another Goonies-related banning from the bossman. I think that was my third. :mrgreen:

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    The Big10 network is re-airing the Big10 championship game.

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    November 17, 2020 to February 17, 2021. I miss those days

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    Bertogliat wrote:


    New wall art.

    https://twitter.com/gashouseilm/status/1374870949649117186?s=21

    Yours?! I’d love to know what percentage of his business has been Minnesota logos.

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    That first night sitting on your screened in porch after taking the plexiglass off for the year

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    Originally doing a flyby to pick up a crowler at LTD, but then seeing some friends….and then 4 hours later….on a perfect day for weather….on the patio.

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    1st real motorcycle ride of the year on the Dyna.

    I think another is in order today. 😎

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    1st real motorcycle ride of the year on the Dyna.

    I think another is in order today. 😎

    :lol: We joked that we knew it was officially spring when our neighbor was washing his convertible in the driveway. Time to take over a plate of cookies and finagle a ride!

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    Potatoes planted on Good Friday

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    First weekend at the lake this year. We closed it down the 3rd weekend in September last fall (normally middle to end of October) due to remodeling our upper level of our house. It’s been a long time, but to be here with 60+ degrees, no snow on the ground and able to do some yard work is pretty awesome! Also the ice is out too which I don’t ever recall it being out this early.

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    frozen4champs wrote:


    Potatoes planted on Good Friday

    City boy question: Are potatoes hard to grow?

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    Zwak wrote:


    frozen4champs wrote:


    Potatoes planted on Good Friday

    City boy question: Are potatoes hard to grow?

    They are pretty easy. The key is to rotate where you plant them every year to avoid diseases. Mainly avoid planting them in the same spot as tomatoes or potatoes from the year before. I have seen people plant potatoes in a 5 gallon bucket in city areas if they don’t have space. You can technically plant a potato you buy in a store, but I get “seed” potatoes. Just need to cut the potatoes to make sure you have “eyes” on each potato you plant in the ground. It is “tradition” or an old wives tale to plant your potatoes on Good Friday, although sometimes Good Friday is a bit early since the ground may be frozen or snow still on it.

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    Zwak wrote:


    frozen4champs wrote:


    Potatoes planted on Good Friday

    City boy question: Are potatoes hard to grow?

    Easy! As stated above, get seed potatoes. I’ve done them in a big planter, not the ground, sort of a plastic 1/2 wine barrel size. I’ve grown sweet potatoes too.

    Plant them soon, next couple of weeks tops, they have a long growing season.

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    frozen4champs wrote:


    Potatoes planted on Good Friday

    Are they then ready to eat three days later? :ahhh:

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    Greyeagle wrote:


    frozen4champs wrote:


    Potatoes planted on Good Friday

    Are they then ready to eat three days later? :ahhh:

    LOL

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    Kelly Red wrote:


    Zwak wrote:


    frozen4champs wrote:


    Potatoes planted on Good Friday

    City boy question: Are potatoes hard to grow?

    Easy! As stated above, get seed potatoes. I’ve done them in a big planter, not the ground, sort of a plastic 1/2 wine barrel size. I’ve grown sweet potatoes too.

    Plant them soon, next couple of weeks tops, they have a long growing season.

    We plant a few in pails every year. During the season we end up adding a little soil to keep the potatoes covered as they grow. We found out the hard way if you leave them uncovered by soil they taste sour.

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    Greyeagle wrote:


    frozen4champs wrote:


    Potatoes planted on Good Friday

    Are they then ready to eat three days later? :ahhh:


    As my wife would say “YOU’RE goin’ to hell” :lol:

    Would that actually be “French Friday”? :wink:

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    Chris83 wrote:


    Greyeagle wrote:


    frozen4champs wrote:


    Potatoes planted on Good Friday

    Are they then ready to eat three days later? :ahhh:


    As my wife would say “YOU’RE goin’ to hell” :lol:

    Would that actually be “French Friday”? :wink:

    As Kathy Griffin once joked, “ I know I’m going to hell. I have my hand basket all ready.”

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    My brother came up for a quick visit. I found Alphonso mangos at the mercato. We’ve practically made ourselves ill indulging in a childhood memory.

    We spent our early childhood in India (parents were both teachers), mangos were our favorite fruit and the woman who cared for us always had them in the kitchen. Fresh mango, mango juice, mango pudding, so many ways she spoiled us. So we sat out on the deck, ate slices of mango, lightly dusted with chili powder, and said a blessing for Ayah Shrama.

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    Top photo in the 2nd batch… :lol:

    [media]https://twitter.com/bubbaprog/status/1379887414404059140[/media]

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    MNGophers29 wrote:


    First weekend at the lake this year. We closed it down the 3rd weekend in September last fall (normally middle to end of October) due to remodeling our upper level of our house. It’s been a long time, but to be here with 60+ degrees, no snow on the ground and able to do some yard work is pretty awesome! Also the ice is out too which I don’t ever recall it being out this early.

    What lake are you on?

    Our lake iced out 10 days earlier than last year, and lake Mille Lacs is already mostly open about as far as I can see from the road.

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    streakygopher wrote:


    MNGophers29 wrote:


    First weekend at the lake this year. We closed it down the 3rd weekend in September last fall (normally middle to end of October) due to remodeling our upper level of our house. It’s been a long time, but to be here with 60+ degrees, no snow on the ground and able to do some yard work is pretty awesome! Also the ice is out too which I don’t ever recall it being out this early.

    What lake are you on?

    Our lake iced out 10 days earlier than last year, and lake Mille Lacs is already mostly open about as far as I can see from the road.


    Pike Bay. It’s attached via channel on the south end of Cass Lake.

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    Kelly Red wrote:


    My brother came up for a quick visit. I found Alphonso mangos at the mercato. We’ve practically made ourselves ill indulging in a childhood memory.

    We spent our early childhood in India (parents were both teachers), mangos were our favorite fruit and the woman who cared for us always had them in the kitchen. Fresh mango, mango juice, mango pudding, so many ways she spoiled us. So we sat out on the deck, ate slices of mango, lightly dusted with chili powder, and said a blessing for Ayah Shrama.

    This sounds like the beginning of a chapter in your life story written by F Scott Fitzgerald.

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    Bigbeer wrote:


    Kelly Red wrote:


    My brother came up for a quick visit. I found Alphonso mangos at the mercato. We’ve practically made ourselves ill indulging in a childhood memory.

    We spent our early childhood in India (parents were both teachers), mangos were our favorite fruit and the woman who cared for us always had them in the kitchen. Fresh mango, mango juice, mango pudding, so many ways she spoiled us. So we sat out on the deck, ate slices of mango, lightly dusted with chili powder, and said a blessing for Ayah Shrama.

    This sounds like the beginning of a chapter in your life story written by F Scott Fitzgerald.

    Unlike Daisy I was a dirty faced scabby kneed ragamuffin. So less Fitzgerald and more Dickens :lol:

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    Our lake iced out 10 days earlier than last year, and lake Mille Lacs is already mostly open about as far as I can see from the road.

    Mille Lacs Messenger newspaper out of Isle called ML ice free today, Wed. April 7

    That’s early. I’ve seen ice in mid May.

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    Saw boats on Lake Minnetonka last week, on the way to Back Channel Brewing. Boaters are eager this year.

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    MNGophers29 wrote:


    streakygopher wrote:


    MNGophers29 wrote:


    First weekend at the lake this year. We closed it down the 3rd weekend in September last fall (normally middle to end of October) due to remodeling our upper level of our house. It’s been a long time, but to be here with 60+ degrees, no snow on the ground and able to do some yard work is pretty awesome! Also the ice is out too which I don’t ever recall it being out this early.

    What lake are you on?

    Our lake iced out 10 days earlier than last year, and lake Mille Lacs is already mostly open about as far as I can see from the road.


    Pike Bay. It’s attached via channel on the south end of Cass Lake.

    Nice. Are there muskies present in Pike Bay?

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    streakygopher wrote:


    MNGophers29 wrote:


    streakygopher wrote:


    MNGophers29 wrote:


    First weekend at the lake this year. We closed it down the 3rd weekend in September last fall (normally middle to end of October) due to remodeling our upper level of our house. It’s been a long time, but to be here with 60+ degrees, no snow on the ground and able to do some yard work is pretty awesome! Also the ice is out too which I don’t ever recall it being out this early.

    What lake are you on?

    Our lake iced out 10 days earlier than last year, and lake Mille Lacs is already mostly open about as far as I can see from the road.


    Pike Bay. It’s attached via channel on the south end of Cass Lake.

    Nice. Are there muskies present in Pike Bay?


    Yep. My first year owning the cabin I was trolling around trying to find a perch hole for the kids and snagged a Muskie. First I have ever caught. I also know they do a Muskie tournament on Cass each year and there are always 8-10 boats casting in the same area I caught mine.

    I fish for walleye now though.

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    MNGophers29 wrote:


    streakygopher wrote:


    MNGophers29 wrote:


    streakygopher wrote:


    MNGophers29 wrote:


    First weekend at the lake this year. We closed it down the 3rd weekend in September last fall (normally middle to end of October) due to remodeling our upper level of our house. It’s been a long time, but to be here with 60+ degrees, no snow on the ground and able to do some yard work is pretty awesome! Also the ice is out too which I don’t ever recall it being out this early.

    What lake are you on?

    Our lake iced out 10 days earlier than last year, and lake Mille Lacs is already mostly open about as far as I can see from the road.


    Pike Bay. It’s attached via channel on the south end of Cass Lake.

    Nice. Are there muskies present in Pike Bay?


    Yep. My first year owning the cabin I was trolling around trying to find a perch hole for the kids and snagged a Muskie. First I have ever caught. I also know they do a Muskie tournament on Cass each year and there are always 8-10 boats casting in the same area I caught mine.

    I fish for walleye now though.


    We have Muskie fisherman almost every night by the reed bed to the side of our cabin. (Cass). My husband just bought this stupid floating alligator to put in the reeds. It looks very real and has reflective eyes and should scare the carp out of somebody :lol: Also the camp kayakers cut through the reeds, first kid that spots the gator is going to freak!

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    Kelly Red wrote:


    MNGophers29 wrote:


    streakygopher wrote:


    MNGophers29 wrote:


    streakygopher wrote:


    MNGophers29 wrote:


    First weekend at the lake this year. We closed it down the 3rd weekend in September last fall (normally middle to end of October) due to remodeling our upper level of our house. It’s been a long time, but to be here with 60+ degrees, no snow on the ground and able to do some yard work is pretty awesome! Also the ice is out too which I don’t ever recall it being out this early.

    What lake are you on?

    Our lake iced out 10 days earlier than last year, and lake Mille Lacs is already mostly open about as far as I can see from the road.


    Pike Bay. It’s attached via channel on the south end of Cass Lake.

    Nice. Are there muskies present in Pike Bay?


    Yep. My first year owning the cabin I was trolling around trying to find a perch hole for the kids and snagged a Muskie. First I have ever caught. I also know they do a Muskie tournament on Cass each year and there are always 8-10 boats casting in the same area I caught mine.

    I fish for walleye now though.


    We have Muskie fisherman almost every night by the reed bed to the side of our cabin. (Cass). My husband just bought this stupid floating alligator to put in the reeds. It looks very real and has reflective eyes and should scare the carp out of somebody :lol: Also the camp kayakers cut through the reeds, first kid that spots the gator is going to freak!

    photo please

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    Bertogliat wrote:


    Kelly Red wrote:


    MNGophers29 wrote:


    streakygopher wrote:


    MNGophers29 wrote:


    streakygopher wrote:


    MNGophers29 wrote:


    First weekend at the lake this year. We closed it down the 3rd weekend in September last fall (normally middle to end of October) due to remodeling our upper level of our house. It’s been a long time, but to be here with 60+ degrees, no snow on the ground and able to do some yard work is pretty awesome! Also the ice is out too which I don’t ever recall it being out this early.

    What lake are you on?

    Our lake iced out 10 days earlier than last year, and lake Mille Lacs is already mostly open about as far as I can see from the road.


    Pike Bay. It’s attached via channel on the south end of Cass Lake.

    Nice. Are there muskies present in Pike Bay?


    Yep. My first year owning the cabin I was trolling around trying to find a perch hole for the kids and snagged a Muskie. First I have ever caught. I also know they do a Muskie tournament on Cass each year and there are always 8-10 boats casting in the same area I caught mine.

    I fish for walleye now though.


    We have Muskie fisherman almost every night by the reed bed to the side of our cabin. (Cass). My husband just bought this stupid floating alligator to put in the reeds. It looks very real and has reflective eyes and should scare the carp out of somebody :lol: Also the camp kayakers cut through the reeds, first kid that spots the gator is going to freak!

    photo please


    Of the gator ;)

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    Orion wrote:


    Bertogliat wrote:


    Kelly Red wrote:


    MNGophers29 wrote:


    streakygopher wrote:


    MNGophers29 wrote:


    streakygopher wrote:

    What lake are you on?

    Our lake iced out 10 days earlier than last year, and lake Mille Lacs is already mostly open about as far as I can see from the road.


    Pike Bay. It’s attached via channel on the south end of Cass Lake.

    Nice. Are there muskies present in Pike Bay?


    Yep. My first year owning the cabin I was trolling around trying to find a perch hole for the kids and snagged a Muskie. First I have ever caught. I also know they do a Muskie tournament on Cass each year and there are always 8-10 boats casting in the same area I caught mine.

    I fish for walleye now though.


    We have Muskie fisherman almost every night by the reed bed to the side of our cabin. (Cass). My husband just bought this stupid floating alligator to put in the reeds. It looks very real and has reflective eyes and should scare the carp out of somebody :lol: Also the camp kayakers cut through the reeds, first kid that spots the gator is going to freak!

    photo please


    Of the gator ;)

    A trail cam of the surprised boaters could be fun…

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    Orion wrote:


    Bertogliat wrote:


    Kelly Red wrote:


    MNGophers29 wrote:


    streakygopher wrote:


    MNGophers29 wrote:


    streakygopher wrote:

    What lake are you on?

    Our lake iced out 10 days earlier than last year, and lake Mille Lacs is already mostly open about as far as I can see from the road.


    Pike Bay. It’s attached via channel on the south end of Cass Lake.

    Nice. Are there muskies present in Pike Bay?


    Yep. My first year owning the cabin I was trolling around trying to find a perch hole for the kids and snagged a Muskie. First I have ever caught. I also know they do a Muskie tournament on Cass each year and there are always 8-10 boats casting in the same area I caught mine.

    I fish for walleye now though.


    We have Muskie fisherman almost every night by the reed bed to the side of our cabin. (Cass). My husband just bought this stupid floating alligator to put in the reeds. It looks very real and has reflective eyes and should scare the carp out of somebody :lol: Also the camp kayakers cut through the reeds, first kid that spots the gator is going to freak!

    photo please


    Of the gator ;)

    To further clarify, not our Gator….

    The gator her husband bought.

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    It is currently in a box as we haven’t opened the cabin yet but a photo WILL be taken. You can see the dumb thing on Amazon, search floating 3 pc gator.

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    A Facebook feed full of “my heart is broken” this morning… :mrgreen:

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    :bored:

    Kelly Red wrote:


    It is currently in a box as we haven’t opened the cabin yet but a photo WILL be taken. You can see the dumb thing on Amazon, search floating 3 pc gator.

    Thanks. I think I’ll be rigging one of these under the L on the end of my dock. Bass guys just pound lifts & dock when the Bass are on the beds with Tube Jigs, Senkos, etc.

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    The Nosher at Cecils Deli. I’ve been about 50 times in my life and still haven’t ordered anything different.

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    Finding a bar within a five minute drive of my hotel with a wide selection of local craft beer/cider/mead that’s happy to put a college hockey game up on one of the TVs (and realizes I wanted ESPN not ESPN2 like I’d initially asked for)

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    What a week of breakthroughs it has been! One led to another led to another…

    I found the mansion on the hillside to which the music box’s song referred. Had to stop taking it totally literally, it does not have a view of the Atlantic but in the yard is a mosaic of the ocean. My granddaughters and I were out for a drive when the oldest mentioned that the hilly landscape made her think of the song. We explored a bit and found a magnificent house. We pulled up into the driveway and rang the doorbell, but no one was home. We decided to look around a bit, saw the grounds, the gardens, the younger granddaughter looked in the garage window and saw a red sports car. Then we saw the mosaic. We noted all this and left.

    The house number was 1910. Combine that with the year the song came out, 1999, and we realized we are looking for someone who lived from 1907-1999. That’s a fine life.

    Still, we knew the dates, but where to look? We called in my former search partner (it’s not my kid) to re-examine our records. She re-read the journal and found a reference to a flour mishap. On a whim she decided to pour flour through the thimble onto dark paper – it revealed a rudimentary map of sorts. I realized that it resembled a far off area we once explored, with a cemetery deep in a forest. My search partner and I knew something was off, but we decided to visit at once. This was Friday.

    Friday night, we hiked our way in (the search partner and the granddaughters). When we got there, our suspicions were confirmed: this was indeed a very old cemetery, long since abandoned. No one had been buried here in 1999. However, cleaning off the gravestones, we found one for a boy who was born in 1899 and died in 1910. Furthermore, on the stone was the number 75, which didn’t seem to serve a purpose. But we remembered when we got those malts in Oregon and heard “Pumped Up Kicks.” In a simple number substitution code, the numbers representing pumped add up to 75. This was the place. We knew it wasn’t a real grave.

    We dug up the not-grave. The “casket” (a small metal box) was empty, except for an elaborate metal handle of a walking stick. A crow. I know where the pond is now. I know where to go.

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    I have no idea what that was, but it was curiously entertaining.

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    What a week of breakthroughs it has been! One led to another led to another…

    I found the mansion on the hillside to which the music box’s song referred. Had to stop taking it totally literally, it does not have a view of the Atlantic but in the yard is a mosaic of the ocean. My granddaughters and I were out for a drive when the oldest mentioned that the hilly landscape made her think of the song. We explored a bit and found a magnificent house. We pulled up into the driveway and rang the doorbell, but no one was home. We decided to look around a bit, saw the grounds, the gardens, the younger granddaughter looked in the garage window and saw a red sports car. Then we saw the mosaic. We noted all this and left.

    The house number was 1910. Combine that with the year the song came out, 1999, and we realized we are looking for someone who lived from 1907-1999. That’s a fine life.

    Still, we knew the dates, but where to look? We called in my former search partner (it’s not my kid) to re-examine our records. She re-read the journal and found a reference to a flour mishap. On a whim she decided to pour flour through the thimble onto dark paper – it revealed a rudimentary map of sorts. I realized that it resembled a far off area we once explored, with a cemetery deep in a forest. My search partner and I knew something was off, but we decided to visit at once. This was Friday.

    Friday night, we hiked our way in (the search partner and the granddaughters). When we got there, our suspicions were confirmed: this was indeed a very old cemetery, long since abandoned. No one had been buried here in 1999. However, cleaning off the gravestones, we found one for a boy who was born in 1899 and died in 1910. Furthermore, on the stone was the number 75, which didn’t seem to serve a purpose. But we remembered when we got those malts in Oregon and heard “Pumped Up Kicks.” In a simple number substitution code, the numbers representing pumped add up to 75. This was the place. We knew it wasn’t a real grave.

    We dug up the not-grave. The “casket” (a small metal box) was empty, except for an elaborate metal handle of a walking stick. A crow. I know where the pond is now. I know where to go.

    Another Lars Sauve mystery!

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    Lars Sauve–the enigmatic Gopher Hockey fan!

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    [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGjmPTYqp9k&ab_channel=GopherPuckLive[/media]

    I don’t care who you are…that’s some funny shit right there!

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    [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGjmPTYqp9k&ab_channel=GopherPuckLive[/media]

    I don’t care who you are…that’s some funny $h!t right there!


    Didn’t take you long to find that… I just posted it a little while ago.

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    g-manpuck wrote:


    [media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGjmPTYqp9k&ab_channel=GopherPuckLive[/media]

    I don’t care who you are…that’s some funny $h!t right there!


    Didn’t take you long to find that… I just posted it a little while ago.


    I was on You Tube looking up a tool repair video and this popped when I went back to my You Tube home page. It was such a great moment from that game!

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    I rarely look at the number of posts for the top posters. But I took a glance today and see many of the “Top Posters” have about half as many posts as Handy. How long has it been since Handy regularly posted? :lol:

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    I rarely look at the number of posts for the top posters. But I took a glance today and see many of the “Top Posters” have about half as many posts as Handy. How long has it been since Handy regularly posted? :lol:

    It’s amazing how many dull posts [mention]Handyman[/mention] made. Dan was prolifically boring….

    :lol:

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    I rarely look at the number of posts for the top posters. But I took a glance today and see many of the “Top Posters” have about half as many posts as Handy. How long has it been since Handy regularly posted? :lol:

    Not sure what drove him or dx away. Hammy just too busy or got tired of the grind?

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    Hammy just too busy or got tired of the grind?


    Think I remember he posted about going to a Big Ten game with his GF, and then after that I felt like he realized it’s just not the same anymore. :oops:

    Or the gf took precedence over posting on a message board lol

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    Bertogliat wrote:


    I rarely look at the number of posts for the top posters. But I took a glance today and see many of the “Top Posters” have about half as many posts as Handy. How long has it been since Handy regularly posted? :lol:

    Not sure what drove him or dx away. Hammy just too busy or got tired of the grind?

    IIRC, Dx was “asked” to leave after an incident. When I first started, Bert (IBM) and Keith were the dominating posters. I know Bert is a MOD and posts occasionally. Fire Helmet Guy was also a regular back in the days.

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    Hammy just too busy or got tired of the grind?


    Think I remember he posted about going to a Big Ten game with his GF, and then after that I felt like he realized it’s just not the same anymore. :oops:

    Or the gf took precedence over posting on a message board lol

    I think his work life and GF took over. Had nothing to do with the B1G.

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    IIRC, Dx was “asked” to leave after an incident.


    There was no asking. I flat out removed him and he was fine with that. That is all I will say.

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    frozen4champs wrote:

    IIRC, Dx was “asked” to leave after an incident.


    There was no asking. I flat out removed him and he was fine with that. That is all I will say.

    I know. I was being nice. :wink:

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    I like things better now. When I first started joined back in 2006/2007 there were a lot of know-it-alls and if you didn’t have 10,000, you had zero credibility with some. Maybe in the last 15 years my ability to care one way or another went to hell! Hey, that is my simple pleasure right there!

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    frozen4champs wrote:

    IIRC, Dx was “asked” to leave after an incident.


    There was no asking. I flat out removed him and he was fine with that. That is all I will say.

    I was there. It was a very uncomfortable moment. 😬

    Banning was appropriate.

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    Hammy just too busy or got tired of the grind?

    Greyeagle pointed me here so I will indulge since I don’t want misinformation. I can assure you it had nothing to do with the Big Ten conference.

    I actually figured this might come up the next time I’m on the podcast (I’ll probably make a guest appearance some time next season)… but it’s mainly a combination of increased job responsibilities (which made it more difficult for me to consistently be on the podcast), a desire to shift priorities, and just a general feeling that I’ve contributed “enough” over the years.

    I had been consistently contributing to college hockey message boards all the way back to the early 90s… back in the days when almost everybody used AOL, Prodigy, etc. to get online. The days of dial up 14.4K or 28.8K… That’s creeping up on almost 30 years ago! AOL had sports boards back then (including a college hockey board which was sporadically used). In fact, the only college fan that I specifically remember also posting on those AOL boards was Randy May (the CC fan who eventually started up their message board). He and I used to argue on there big time back then since those were the days Lucia had CC at the top of their game and Wooger had some big time teams too.

    I remember talking to Lucia at his first Model Camp when he was still getting his bearings. I remember being at the season opening press conference of the year when we (finally) won our title (2002 team). I think I went to help out the Gopher Hole that day (when Jason Groth ran the site). I remember talking to freshman Keith Ballard outside of the locker room after the press conference. I remember talking to Kessel at Mariucci at the Model Camp before his season at the U (his younger brother was in the camp). So many other stories over the years… it’s funny when your have Gopher coaches calling you by your online nickname versus your real name. But they used to view the message boards at times too. Even if they didn’t always want to admit it.

    Of course, the most fun was all the years on “Pride On Ice” (the golden years… no pun intended… of Gopher Hockey online fandom). There was something fresh and almost “magical” about the group of people who consistently contributed to POI. Maybe it was because the internet and message boards still felt pretty fresh/new. It was truly the first “team specific” college hockey message board and the cast of characters was pretty interesting. I will probably remember various POI posters (or more specifically their monikers) for the rest of my life. We loved the program… and while we had some major debates at times, we felt like family in the end. We all wanted the same thing and there was genuine vibe. Even the occasional fans from other programs who came to argue were relatively innocuous in the grand scheme of things. GPL has been great… but POI was an “odd” family. :)

    All of the above mixed in with GPL and other boards around the internet over those years (early USCHO was pretty good, etc)…

    Quite honestly, the only major reason I posted as much as I did (at least in the 90s and into the early 2000s) was because there was a major void that needed to be filled regarding college hockey recruiting. Especially regarding kids in our state. Back then, the only recruiting stuff being discussed in any major media format was either on TV at the state tournament or in the Star Tribune (who usually reported on a commitment about two to three weeks after I knew it had happened). I was blessed to have built up contacts (including the coaches) and I knew I could contribute in an area that wasn’t being given enough attention. We always joked that as soon as something was posted of POI, it would be in the Star Tribune a day or two later… including Sid’s column. Ahh the good old days…

    I still lurk once in a while but I have to admit it is relatively uncommon compared to the past. I am sure I will drop in a post here or there…. and I will always care about the program and want the best for it :M: I definitely like Motzko’s vision.

    However, I just want to use a lot more time on activities other than posting.

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Many people here, and on USCHO, to put it simply, grow out of it. Other life things take up the time and space, that’s usually the main reason. Others have left because they feel it’s the same ol’ song and dance repeated every couple years overall.

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    Hammy wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    Hammy just too busy or got tired of the grind?

    Greyeagle pointed me here so I will indulge since I don’t want misinformation. I can assure you it had nothing to do with the Big Ten conference.

    I actually figured this might come up the next time I’m on the podcast (I’ll probably make a guest appearance some time next season)… but it’s mainly a combination of increased job responsibilities (which made it more difficult for me to consistently be on the podcast), a desire to shift priorities, and just a general feeling that I’ve contributed “enough” over the years.

    I had been consistently contributing to college hockey message boards all the way back to the early 90s… back in the days when almost everybody used AOL, Prodigy, etc. to get online. The days of dial up 14.4K or 28.8K… That’s creeping up on almost 30 years ago! AOL had sports boards back then (including a college hockey board which was sporadically used). In fact, the only college fan that I specifically remember also posting on those AOL boards was Randy May (the CC fan who eventually started up their message board). He and I used to argue on there big time back then since those were the days Lucia had CC at the top of their game and Wooger had some big time teams too.

    I remember talking to Lucia at his first Model Camp when he was still getting his bearings. I remember being at the season opening press conference of the year when we (finally) won our title (2002 team). I think I went to help out the Gopher Hole that day (when Jason Groth ran the site). I remember talking to freshman Keith Ballard outside of the locker room after the press conference. I remember talking to Kessel at Mariucci at the Model Camp before his season at the U (his younger brother was in the camp). So many other stories over the years… it’s funny when your have Gopher coaches calling you by your online nickname versus your real name. But they used to view the message boards at times too. Even if they didn’t always want to admit it.

    Of course, the most fun was all the years on “Pride On Ice” (the golden years… no pun intended… of Gopher Hockey online fandom). There was something fresh and almost “magical” about the group of people who consistently contributed to POI. Maybe it was because the internet and message boards still felt pretty fresh/new. It was truly the first “team specific” college hockey message board and the cast of characters was pretty interesting. I will probably remember various POI posters (or more specifically their monikers) for the rest of my life. We loved the program… and while we had some major debates at times, we felt like family in the end. We all wanted the same thing and there was genuine vibe. Even the occasional fans from other programs who came to argue were relatively innocuous in the grand scheme of things. GPL has been great… but POI was an “odd” family. :)

    All of the above mixed in with GPL and other boards around the internet over those years (early USCHO was pretty good, etc)…

    Quite honestly, the only major reason I posted as much as I did (at least in the 90s and into the early 2000s) was because there was a major void that needed to be filled regarding college hockey recruiting. Especially regarding kids in our state. Back then, the only recruiting stuff being discussed in any major media format was either on TV at the state tournament or in the Star Tribune (who usually reported on a commitment about two to three weeks after I knew it had happened). I was blessed to have built up contacts (including the coaches) and I knew I could contribute in an area that wasn’t being given enough attention. We always joked that as soon as something was posted of POI, it would be in the Star Tribune a day or two later… including Sid’s column. Ahh the good old days…

    I still lurk once in a while but I have to admit it is relatively uncommon compared to the past. I am sure I will drop in a post here or there…. and I will always care about the program and want the best for it :M: I definitely like Motzko’s vision.

    However, I just want to use a lot more time on activities other than posting.

    I always appreciated the insight you shared around recruiting.

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    Hammy wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    Hammy just too busy or got tired of the grind?

    Greyeagle pointed me here so I will indulge since I don’t want misinformation. I can assure you it had nothing to do with the Big Ten conference.

    I actually figured this might come up the next time I’m on the podcast (I’ll probably make a guest appearance some time next season)… but it’s mainly a combination of increased job responsibilities (which made it more difficult for me to consistently be on the podcast), a desire to shift priorities, and just a general feeling that I’ve contributed “enough” over the years.

    I had been consistently contributing to college hockey message boards all the way back to the early 90s… back in the days when almost everybody used AOL, Prodigy, etc. to get online. The days of dial up 14.4K or 28.8K… That’s creeping up on almost 30 years ago! AOL had sports boards back then (including a college hockey board which was sporadically used). In fact, the only college fan that I specifically remember also posting on those AOL boards was Randy May (the CC fan who eventually started up their message board). He and I used to argue on there big time back then since those were the days Lucia had CC at the top of their game and Wooger had some big time teams too.

    I remember talking to Lucia at his first Model Camp when he was still getting his bearings. I remember being at the season opening press conference of the year when we (finally) won our title (2002 team). I think I went to help out the Gopher Hole that day (when Jason Groth ran the site). I remember talking to freshman Keith Ballard outside of the locker room after the press conference. I remember talking to Kessel at Mariucci at the Model Camp before his season at the U (his younger brother was in the camp). So many other stories over the years… it’s funny when your have Gopher coaches calling you by your online nickname versus your real name. But they used to view the message boards at times too. Even if they didn’t always want to admit it.

    Of course, the most fun was all the years on “Pride On Ice” (the golden years… no pun intended… of Gopher Hockey online fandom). There was something fresh and almost “magical” about the group of people who consistently contributed to POI. Maybe it was because the internet and message boards still felt pretty fresh/new. It was truly the first “team specific” college hockey message board and the cast of characters was pretty interesting. I will probably remember various POI posters (or more specifically their monikers) for the rest of my life. We loved the program… and while we had some major debates at times, we felt like family in the end. We all wanted the same thing and there was genuine vibe. Even the occasional fans from other programs who came to argue were relatively innocuous in the grand scheme of things. GPL has been great… but POI was an “odd” family. :)

    All of the above mixed in with GPL and other boards around the internet over those years (early USCHO was pretty good, etc)…

    Quite honestly, the only major reason I posted as much as I did (at least in the 90s and into the early 2000s) was because there was a major void that needed to be filled regarding college hockey recruiting. Especially regarding kids in our state. Back then, the only recruiting stuff being discussed in any major media format was either on TV at the state tournament or in the Star Tribune (who usually reported on a commitment about two to three weeks after I knew it had happened). I was blessed to have built up contacts (including the coaches) and I knew I could contribute in an area that wasn’t being given enough attention. We always joked that as soon as something was posted of POI, it would be in the Star Tribune a day or two later… including Sid’s column. Ahh the good old days…

    I still lurk once in a while but I have to admit it is relatively uncommon compared to the past. I am sure I will drop in a post here or there…. and I will always care about the program and want the best for it :M: I definitely like Motzko’s vision.

    However, I just want to use a lot more time on activities other than posting.

    Appreciate the reply Hammy.

    One ‘beef’ – since you admittedly lurk why not offer up some minor tidbits now and again even if it’s just as a regular joe fan? I’m sure any contribution would be welcome but I understand if you opt out. Appreciate your fandom regardless and good to hear from you again.

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    Nice to see a post from you again Hammy! I also get that priorities change. I do t think you grow out of it. I am envious of GE and YE’s banter. One day I hope my kid will post on here. I will even be proud if he claims my cabin as his…then I will beat his ass.

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    Nice to see a post from you again Hammy! I also get that priorities change. I do t think you grow out of it. I am envious of GE and YE’s banter. One day I hope my kid will post on here. I will even be proud if he claims my cabin as his…then I will beat his ass.

    YE knows his dad is always out of town or too slow moving with the walker to get his ass beat ;)

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    Went to Pub 819 in Hopkins today, usual time, usual seat. I had barely sat down, and boom, bartender was already setting my cup of coffee down. Apparently she saw me walk in. Now THAT is service. :)

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