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goldy_331
03-22-2012, 10:51 AM
As a neutral observer, I'd say that both North Dakota and Minnesota suck ***. Which one sucks harder? Well North Dakota is a barren wasteland whose top cash crop is meth. Minnesota is full of Minnesotans.

I'd rather be in North Dakota.

Well, we would rather you were too.

Gurtholfin
03-22-2012, 10:54 AM
TPIWWP

:p

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Driftryder
03-22-2012, 11:01 AM
http://i820.***********.com/albums/zz128/Gurtholfin/USCHO/DateNight.jpg

Wisconsin "date night"

Gurtholfin
03-22-2012, 11:02 AM
http://i820.***********.com/albums/zz128/Gurtholfin/USCHO/DateNight.jpg

Wisconsin "date night"

You could at least credit me... :)

Driftryder
03-22-2012, 11:12 AM
You could at least credit me... :)

Good point.

This awesomeness was posted by Gurt in the Wisconsin Minnesota thread from a few weeks ago. :)

Gurtholfin
03-22-2012, 11:23 AM
Good point.

This awesomeness was posted by Gurt in the Wisconsin Minnesota thread from a few weeks ago. :)


That's my art, man... :p


Downloading the Photoshop CS6 free beta right now. Imagine what I'll be able to come up with!

gopher wes
03-22-2012, 11:48 AM
I knew Holy Cross, and Western Michigan is no Holy Cross.
So that would be different?:confused:

willythekid
03-22-2012, 11:49 AM
So that would be different?:confused:

yes it would be different

mnstate0fhockey
03-22-2012, 12:02 PM
yes it would be different

It would be different, but not by a ton. 90% of people are picking UND to win this game. If they lose, it will be a pretty big upset.

JF_Gophers
03-22-2012, 12:06 PM
UND fans can't trash Western too much. They are like minded institutions after all. If they belittle them, they are belittling their newly formed league.

Fighting Sioux 23
03-22-2012, 12:11 PM
UND fans can't trash Western too much. They are like minded institutions after all. If they belittle them, they are belittling their newly formed league.

FWIW, North Dakota fans have been very respectful to Western Michigan, and I think any Sioux fan realizes that North Dakota is probably a 50/50 shot to advance past the Broncos. Minnesota fans have been the ones trashing Western, comparing them to Holy Cross. Western Michigan just won the most difficult conference tournament, knocking off the #2 and #4 ranked teams according to KRACH. Western Michigan is #7, while North Dakota is #3...it should be a very even matchup. Throw in Minnesota (#10) and BU (#9), and you have 4 of the top 10 teams in the country playing in this regional. Anything can happen, and probably will.

That being said, this thread sucks...

mnstate0fhockey
03-22-2012, 12:19 PM
FWIW, North Dakota fans have been very respectful to Western Michigan, and I think any Sioux fan realizes that North Dakota is probably a 50/50 shot to advance past the Broncos. Minnesota fans have been the ones trashing Western, comparing them to Holy Cross. Western Michigan just won the most difficult conference tournament, knocking off the #2 and #4 ranked teams according to KRACH. Western Michigan is #7, while North Dakota is #3...it should be a very even matchup. Throw in Minnesota (#10) and BU (#9), and you have 4 of the top 10 teams in the country playing in this regional. Anything can happen, and probably will.

That being said, this thread sucks...

I don't think anyone is trashing Western. Just stating the facts. 90%+ of people filling out brackets (and a vast majority of the media) are picking UND to beat Western. That probably includes a very healthy dose of UND fans filling out brackets. Not to mention, it's a #4 seed versus a #1 seed.

Fighting Sioux 23
03-22-2012, 12:25 PM
I don't think anyone is trashing Western. Just stating the facts. 90%+ of people filling out brackets (and a vast majority of the media) are picking UND to beat Western. That probably includes a very healthy dose of UND fans filling out brackets.

The majority of those 90%+ (wherever you got those numbers from...I have no idea) pick UND because 1)they will blindly pick North Dakota because that is their favorite team, 2)they pick North Dakota because they are the #1 seed, or 3) they pick North Dakota because they have never heard of Western Michigan.

That doesn't change the fact that according to KRACH the top two teams in the regional are playing the first game, and it should be extremely close, and either team stands a very good chance at winning. It also doesn't change the fact that this thread sucks...

willythekid
03-22-2012, 12:31 PM
I don't think anyone is trashing Western. Just stating the facts. 90%+ of people filling out brackets (and a vast majority of the media) are picking UND to beat Western. That probably includes a very healthy dose of UND fans filling out brackets. Not to mention, it's a #4 seed versus a #1 seed.

gopher fans will cling to any hope that someday they won't be known for the biggest chokejob of all time... it's not UNH or Yale and it certainly will not be WMU if they happen to beat this UND team.

mnstate0fhockey
03-22-2012, 12:31 PM
The majority of those 90%+ (wherever you got those numbers from...I have no idea) pick UND because 1)they will blindly pick North Dakota because that is their favorite team, 2)they pick North Dakota because they are the #1 seed, or 3) they pick North Dakota because they have never heard of Western Michigan.

That doesn't change the fact that according to KRACH the top two teams in the regional are playing the first game, and it should be extremely close, and either team stands a very good chance at winning. It also doesn't change the fact that this thread sucks...

Oh, I agree. I was just stating that a vast majority of people aren't giving Western much of a shot. It isn't just Gopher fans. In fact, I'd venture to guess more are UND fans for the reasons you outlined.

I think most people would consider it a significant upset if UND lost.

bronconick
03-22-2012, 12:40 PM
I'm trashing Western. We're awful. You should just sent your women's teams out against us to keep it competitive.

mnstate0fhockey
03-22-2012, 12:44 PM
gopher fans will cling to any hope that someday they won't be known for the biggest chokejob of all time... it's not UNH or Yale and it certainly will not be WMU if they happen to beat this UND team.

I'm not saying it will be a big upset than Holy Cross, but it will be a significant upset. And until your head coach wins it all, I wouldn't necessarily be throwing the word "choke" around. He's coughed up his share of favorable situations. Just my opinion.

willythekid
03-22-2012, 12:48 PM
I'm not saying it will be a big upset than Holy Cross, but it will be a significant upset. And until your head coach wins it all, I wouldn't necessarily be throwing the word "choke" around. He's coughed up his share of favorable situations. Just my opinion.

gopher fans throw the "choke" word around more than any other fanbase... maybe they should tone in back a bit until someone else has a Holy Cross moment. Just my opinion.

mnstate0fhockey
03-22-2012, 12:50 PM
gopher fans throw the "choke" word around more than any other fanbase... maybe they should tone in back a bit until someone else has a Holy Cross moment. Just my opinion.

Not me. Both teams have won a great deal. You win some, you lose some. Personally, I wouldn't classify either program as chokers.

MavHockey14
03-22-2012, 12:58 PM
sigh.