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mookie1995
03-20-2012, 09:30 PM
Why does Minnesota use an upside-down W as their logo?

shows the Wins spilling out?

mnstate0fhockey
03-20-2012, 09:31 PM
Facts speak- the state of hockey lost their professional hockey team to Texas.

I'm sure I'm going to regret jumping into this dumb conversation, but A) the moniker "State of Hockey" has little to do with professional hockey, and B) the fact that the North Stars left had little to do with the fan base in Minnesota.

burd
03-20-2012, 09:31 PM
Pro teams come and go.

Minnesota is hockey. We're arrogant because we're Minnesota. :)



I've never truly understood why anyone would have a US license plate...when they could have a Minnesota plate. Seriously. Minnesota really is at the top end of what the US brings to the table:

Minnesota had the top rated city in the country the past two years (Plymouth and Eden Prarie)...and 5 of the top 20 cities in the US this year (Money/CNN)

Minnesota has more Fortune 500 companies per capita than any other state. The state’s dynamic economy has increased the number of Fortune 500 companies from 14 in 2000 to 21 in the 2010 rankings.

Hennepin County in the Twin Cities ranks second nationwide in the number of new plants and expansions (48), according to 2010 rankings by Site Selection.

Minneapolis-St. Paul is America’s third-best city for young professionals, according to 2010 rankings by Forbes. Indicators for these rankings include cost of living, large companies, elite graduates, average income, and unemployment.

Minneapolis-St. Paul is the fourth-best metropolitan area for business, according to 2009 rankings by MarketWatch.

Minnesota is the fourth-most competitive state, based on 2009 rankings by the Beacon Hill Institute. The state ranks particularly high in human resources (second), public safety (third), and technology (fifth).

Minnesota residents rank fifth in labor force participation rates in the nation (71.9 percent), according to 2009 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The Twin Cities metropolitan area ranks fifth among financial hubs in the country, according to a 2010 article by the Wall Street Journal Digital Network. The Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area is home to U.S. Bancorp, Ameriprise Financial and the Ninth District of the Federal Reserve System.

Minnesota ranks sixth in patents per capita in 2009, surpassing other high-tech states such as New York (15th), Texas (17th), and Illinois (19th), according to the Beacon Hill Institute.

Facts speak for themselves.

Parise, no wonder the Gopher hockey program is quite a bit better than average.

mookie1995
03-20-2012, 09:32 PM
I'm sure I'm going to regret jumping into this dumb conversation, but A) the moniker "State of Hockey" has little to do with professional hockey, and B) the fact that the North Stars left had little to do with the fan base in Minnesota.

Ah, so you mean "field" hockey?

mnstate0fhockey
03-20-2012, 09:33 PM
Ah, so you mean "field" hockey?

No, I don't.

burd
03-20-2012, 09:41 PM
These "My State of Minnesota" fans are such a strange and entertaining breed of cat. Makes the wait for real hockey discussion on Thursday bearable.

J.D.
03-20-2012, 09:42 PM
Likely due to having to purchase both days tickets...

Same way in Worcester. ********.

goldy_331
03-20-2012, 09:54 PM
You should lead a succession movement!

Who is he going to succeed? (for our resident UMD edumacated teacher - I think you might mean a secession movement)

Driftryder
03-20-2012, 10:06 PM
This thread is now entering into Jdubbs territory. :)

The Rube
03-20-2012, 10:06 PM
Who is he going to succeed? (for our resident UMD edumacated teacher - I think you might mean a secession movement)

I was gonna say he's not smart enough to make that certain play on words.

Slap Shot
03-20-2012, 10:16 PM
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

darker98
03-20-2012, 10:18 PM
eh this one really wasn't all that funny...:o
Wasn't meant to be funny. It was bait.

DaveStPaul
03-20-2012, 10:20 PM
You should lead a succession movement!

Uh, . . .


Who is he going to succeed? (for our resident UMD edumacated teacher - I think you might mean a secession movement)

Never mind. I'm too late.

The Rube
03-20-2012, 10:21 PM
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Wingah?

DaveStPaul
03-20-2012, 10:28 PM
Wingah?

This isn't some goldeny showery kind of sleazy secret is it??

The Rube
03-20-2012, 10:30 PM
This isn't some goldeny showery kind of sleazy secret is it??
Wingah (legal USCHO name is winger, used to live on the east coast) hates pants. Her greeting to the board was "weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!" Old USCHO meme.

wasmania
03-20-2012, 10:42 PM
Pro teams come and go.

Minnesota is hockey. We're arrogant because we're Minnesota. :)



I've never truly understood why anyone would have a US license plate...when they could have a Minnesota plate. Seriously. Minnesota really is at the top end of what the US brings to the table:

Minnesota had the top rated city in the country the past two years (Plymouth and Eden Prarie)...and 5 of the top 20 cities in the US this year (Money/CNN)

Minnesota has more Fortune 500 companies per capita than any other state. The state’s dynamic economy has increased the number of Fortune 500 companies from 14 in 2000 to 21 in the 2010 rankings.

Hennepin County in the Twin Cities ranks second nationwide in the number of new plants and expansions (48), according to 2010 rankings by Site Selection.

Minneapolis-St. Paul is America’s third-best city for young professionals, according to 2010 rankings by Forbes. Indicators for these rankings include cost of living, large companies, elite graduates, average income, and unemployment.

Minneapolis-St. Paul is the fourth-best metropolitan area for business, according to 2009 rankings by MarketWatch.

Minnesota is the fourth-most competitive state, based on 2009 rankings by the Beacon Hill Institute. The state ranks particularly high in human resources (second), public safety (third), and technology (fifth).

Minnesota residents rank fifth in labor force participation rates in the nation (71.9 percent), according to 2009 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The Twin Cities metropolitan area ranks fifth among financial hubs in the country, according to a 2010 article by the Wall Street Journal Digital Network. The Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area is home to U.S. Bancorp, Ameriprise Financial and the Ninth District of the Federal Reserve System.

Minnesota ranks sixth in patents per capita in 2009, surpassing other high-tech states such as New York (15th), Texas (17th), and Illinois (19th), according to the Beacon Hill Institute.

Facts speak for themselves.

Totally. The state of Minnesota tends to rank in the top five or ten on many important socioeconomic factors, hockey being one of them

DaveStPaul
03-20-2012, 10:52 PM
Minnesota really is at the top end of what the US brings to the table:

Minnesota had the top rated city . . .more Fortune 500 companies per capita . . . second nationwide in the number of new plants and expansions . . . third-best city for young professionals . . . .fourth-best metropolitan area for business . . . fourth-most competitive state . . . . fifth in labor force participation rates . . . etc etc etc

And still nobody knows how to pull into the intersection making a left on green. :rolleyes: :mad::mad:

DaveStPaul
03-20-2012, 10:52 PM
Wingah (legal USCHO name is winger, used to live on the east coast) hates pants. Her greeting to the board was "weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!" Old USCHO meme.

Ah. Whew. That's not so bad.

4four4
03-20-2012, 10:55 PM
The lakers left there
The north stars left there

What more evidence does one need?? :p

The Lakers left because they didn't have set stadium to play in.
The North Stars left because they didn't have a NHL caliber stadium to play in.
The state of Minnesota really isn't a "pro" sports market more like Denver.