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Stauber1
02-16-2011, 05:21 PM
Nope, I said "athletes", but you can backtrack all you want. And I could care less if Minnesota has more inherent hockey talent over Wisconsin. As long as the Badgers win in the sports I root for, I'm a happy man. Isn't that the whole point, that your school's programs are winning?!? Gopher fans can thump their chests all they like about how so many Minnesota natives there are in NCAA hockey, but what good is it to brag when your own hockey team has sucked for the last 3 years.

Careful. If MN takes 3 points this weekend, they will be 1 point behind the Badgers in the league standings with easier opponents for the final 2 weeks of WCHA play. The 2 teams will also likely be within spitting distance of each other in the PWR.

Gurtholfin
02-16-2011, 05:31 PM
Aaah, I missed that. Duluth has owned that. Although give Wisconsin some credit they're a huge power and they could have went the other way with it.

Ahhh, but we were talking about the effect of having Minnesota born players on a roster, which Duluth, traditionally has not.

Now if we were talking about Euro manly women... :D

ScoobyDoo
02-16-2011, 05:37 PM
Ahhh, but we were talking about the effect of having Minnesota born players on a roster, which Duluth, traditionally has not.

Now if we were talking about Euro manly women... :D

Aaah, yes. The hairy armpit ploy.

Gurtholfin
02-16-2011, 05:40 PM
Careful. If MN takes 3 points this weekend, they will be 1 point behind the Badgers in the league standings with easier opponents for the final 2 weeks of WCHA play. The 2 teams will also likely be within spitting distance of each other in the PWR.

I think that you guys are not quite living up to expectations (other than Scooby of course, this is EXACTLY what he expected;)) and we are somewhat exceeding them.

That said, neither is likely to make much noise this year if either of us makes the tourney and I believe that serious fans for both programs really only count titles.

Sure, I'd like for our team to make it and have our young players get that experience as it could pay dividends down the road. Of course I want to send you guys home 4 points further behind and potentially end you chances short of the autobid.

But if we don't win a title these victories (or losses) won't mean anything to me.

Nothing big is at stake this weekend. imho

state of hockey
02-16-2011, 05:41 PM
Aaah, yes. The hairy armpit ploy.

Don't let him fool you. He went and changed the parameters of the debate without telling anyone again. He sure is a hoot.

Have fun everyone. I'm out.

Gurtholfin
02-16-2011, 05:41 PM
Aaah, yes. The hairy armpit ploy.

Those "women" scare me. Don't ask me to go into a corner with any of them. :eek:

Gurtholfin
02-16-2011, 05:44 PM
Don't let him fool you. He went and changed the parameters of the debate without telling anyone again. He sure is a hoot.

Have fun everyone. I'm out.


:confused:

So we WEREN'T talking about Minnesota players on national championship teams?

And debate? This is competitive banter, nothing more.

I'm starting to think that you don't like me. :(

dxmnkd316
02-16-2011, 06:27 PM
But the continued deer smack, thinner references and you can't win without our players remains fresh, right?

Talk about a dead horsey.

You guys are screwing dead horses now too?

Gurtholfin
02-16-2011, 07:46 PM
Either you are incredibly lazy, or your reading comprehension sucks.

The poster I was replying to said what makes him happy is for the Badgers to be winning. So obviously he counts more than just national titles.
But really, that's beside the point I was making.

Interesting that you say a serious fan only counts titles. That means that the vast majority of years your team is irrelevant to you. I'm a serious fan, and I pay attention to a lot more than simply national titles. I'd also much prefer to see MN in the NCAA Tournament than sitting home (not holding my breath this year). But whatever. You can go on thinking last year's Badgers were not worth your time if you want.

I also find it funny that you said these 2 games this weekend don't mean anything to you...unless the Badgers go on to win a title. So if Wisconsin goes on to win the NCAA Tournament, then all of a sudden you will care about what happened this February weekend?

In the grand scheme of bragging rights, these games will mean virtually nothing. Very short term payoff for the victor.

I enjoyed the ride last year, but you don't hang banners for second place (insert SCSU joke here) and ultimately, they didn't get the job done and worse than that, they didn't seem to show up at all in the championship game.

In terms of these games and their meaning let me give you an example. In 2006, we beat you in the consolation game of the Final Five 4-0. This may be the only result from a Final Five that I can readily recall.

1) That loss put the finishing touches on your team's loss of momentum after your loss to SCSU and sent you on to your fate against Holy Cross.

2) It cemented our status as #1 overall seed and sent us to Green Bay and beyond resulting in, wait for it, a national championship. Do you really think I'd remember that obscure Saturday afternoon game where we won 4-0 if we hadn't gone on to win it all?

I also remember the other 4 matchups with you from that season. Winning it all cements these things in my memory.

Another example, and you're going to love this, but Favre's two victories against us last season were quite painful, but they'd be SO much more painful had he gone on to also win a Super Bowl. And while the Packers and Rodgers beating him twice this year was sweet lemonade on a hot day, they're SO much better because we went on to win the Super Bowl.

These sort of events complete the story. Otherwise the seasons and games tend to run together.

Of course I want to beat you guys. I want to win at tiddily winks if we play each other. But very little is at stake and I'm not all that jacked up about the Gophers coming to town like I would be in years where one of us actually has something big at stake.

Maybe I'm jaded. Maybe I've been at this too long. But the individual series start to blend together and only become memorable when there is jeopardy involved.

EDIT: Where'd your post go?

Gurtholfin
02-16-2011, 07:58 PM
You guys are screwing dead horses now too?

When we can find them. Much easier to find deer. :)

Stauber1
02-16-2011, 08:37 PM
I deleted it, because I knew it would just entice some bullsnit rambling from you.

You must have been in the middle of that bullsnit rambling when I did.

SoCalSiouxFan
02-16-2011, 08:59 PM
I care, but what fun is it to talk about the actual game until about Thursday.

Must be Thursday already for someone somewhere on the planet!

ScoobyDoo
02-16-2011, 09:17 PM
Maybe I'm jaded. Maybe I've been at this too long. But the individual series start to blend together and only become memorable when there is jeopardy involved.



I agree with everything you said. 100%.

Gurtholfin
02-16-2011, 09:22 PM
I agree with everything you said. 100%.

I appreciate that. I thought it was one of my only reasoned and serious posts of this entire thread. It's honestly how I feel.

The Rube
02-16-2011, 11:24 PM
I agree with everything you said. 100%.

I agree. Unless something is the hot topic of the day (before or after the series), they all blend in. Granted, I still get more excited for rival games, but it's not like when I first started following college hockey.

Tiggsy
02-16-2011, 11:53 PM
I agree. Unless something is the hot topic of the day (before or after the series), they all blend in. Granted, I still get more excited for rival games, but it's not like when I first started following college hockey.

I've noticed the same thing. I've been away from here for quite a while and figured getting back into the mix but end up in the middle of this? *hangs head in shame* Looks like I've got some brushing up to do. :)

dxmnkd316
02-17-2011, 12:02 AM
Wisconsin blows.

4four4
02-17-2011, 12:12 AM
Gopher fans can thump their chests all they like about how so many Minnesota natives there are in NCAA hockey, but what good is it to brag when your own hockey team has sucked for the last 3 years.

Obviously, you don't understand the hockey culture in the state of hockey.

The Rube
02-17-2011, 01:31 AM
Wisconsin blows.

North Dakota sucks, and Iowa alternates. I guess that's why MN has so many tornadoes.

Chuck Schwartz
02-17-2011, 01:57 AM
North Dakota sucks, and Iowa alternates. I guess that's why MN has so many tornadoes.

Thanks for signing your neg rep.