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    Has to be the smallest crowd in Mariucci history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonin21 View Post
    Has to be the smallest crowd in Mariucci history.
    So the playoff games are not included in the season tickets package?

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    Quote Originally Posted by directmagna View Post
    So the playoff games are not included in the season tickets package?
    No. $30 reg/$25 for season ticket holders.

    1300 reported pre-sale. There's not even half that there tonight. I'm sure tomorrow will be worse, given the weather and the way this game is going.
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    My plan for the weekend:

    Friday, 6:00 & 8:00pm- ATTEND Boy's Class AA semifinals at Xcel (record Gopher men vs. Michigan at 6:00pm on FSN+)
    Saturday, 2:00pm - ATTEND Gopher women vs. UMD at Ridder (record Boy's A Championship at 12:00pm on Ch. 45)
    Saturday, 4:00pm - ATTEND Gopher men vs. Michigan at Mariucci (record Boy's AA Championship at 7:00pm on Ch. 45)
    Sunday, 2:00pm - ATTEND Gopher women vs. Wisconsin/Ohio State winner at Ridder
    Sunday, 4:30pm - ATTEND Gopher men vs. Michigan at Mariucci (if necessary, HOPE NOT!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    No. $30 reg/$25 for season ticket holders.

    1300 reported pre-sale. There's not even half that there tonight. I'm sure tomorrow will be worse, given the weather and the way this game is going.
    Wow. So the boxscore attendance of 1835 was not a misprint? This is further proof of something, and my money is on further proof that attending sporting events in person is a dying pastime. The weather still tonight was OK wasn't it?

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    Weather was fine. No one gives a **** about the big ten. The Gophers are the program most negatively affected by the conference shakeup in the nation.

    Not including playoff tickets in the season ticket package was obviously going to cause this. They wanted to "save money" even though they are the most expensive tickets in the land.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WeAreNDHockey View Post
    Wow. So the boxscore attendance of 1835 was not a misprint? This is further proof of something, and my money is on further proof that attending sporting events in person is a dying pastime. The weather still tonight was OK wasn't it?
    Weather was fine tonight. HS tourney going on, no attendance issues there. Dunno if MN Pumpkin Pushing was at home tonight or not, but there were playing. Wild were away, so no idea on those fans' decisions to watch somewhere (bar or home). I think there was one other sporting event going on, but not sure. No excuse for lack of Gopher attendance, though. For me, I have a multitude of reasons, and Fridays are a beech to begin with: I got out of work 15 minutes before puck drop, and I refuse to be late for a game.
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    This weekend was not part of the season ticket package so that didn't help.
    I also have HS tickets and since the games overlap buying Gopher tickets was not really an option for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonin21 View Post
    Has to be the smallest crowd in Mariucci history.
    Looked like there couldn't have been 200 people in the stands. Players and people paid to be there outnumbered fans.

    125 arrogant but lonely fans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greyeagle View Post
    This weekend was not part of the season ticket package so that didn't help.
    I also have HS tickets and since the games overlap buying Gopher tickets was not really an option for me.
    I think there were a few factors affecting attendance, two of which you mentioned. A 6pm start time on a Friday is always a bad idea. I don't think the "I hate the Big Ten" was a major factor though.

    It's also noteworthy that there was a hockey game tonight and the Gophers came back from 2-0 with three unanswered goals and won it in OT.

    Gophers were severely out played and out shot in the first two periods (11 total SOG). Puck possession time was clearly lopsided in favor of Michigan who had several grade As. But I thought the D did well to box out, block shots and clog lanes, and Robson appeared energized and sharp tonight as well. Sheehy's top-shelf backhand goal in the second was the spark the Gophers needed for a comeback.

    Despite the Wolverines attention this week to playing more disciplined hockey, they handed the Gophers 6 PP. The final one in OT was the dagger on a nice feed from Pitlick to McManus in front, who punched it by Mann. The Gophers are 6-1 in their last seven, with 5 of those wins against ranked teams (OSU, ND, ASU). With the rollercoaster ride of Ws and Ls in this tortured season, I hesitate to say it, but this team appears to be peaking at the right time.

    The big news was what happened to Quinn Hughes who left the game in the third after blocking a shot off his foot and did not return in OT. Pearson said the injury isn’t serious and x-rays showed no fracture. Hughes reportedly suffered a bruise and if the swelling subsides so he can get his skate on, he'll be good to go on Sat.

    And if the Wolverines are eliminated, Canucks GM Jim Benning won’t wait long to make that call. “We’ll get right on it,” said Benning. “We want him to concentrate on the weekend and his team and as soon as he’s out, we’ll contact the agent and family and see what their intentions are and go from there.”

    It’s not a stretch to suggest there is a much anticipated intention for Hughes to go pro and join the Canucks’ roster as soon as possible in time to face the New York Rangers on Wednesday at Rogers Arena. But if the swelling doesn’t subside and there’s significant discomfort, I would think there's no rush to burn a contract season by signing and playing in the NHL this season.

    Tomorrow night will be a dog fight as Michigan tries to keep their season alive and while the Gophers are playing for a chance to move on. Again special teams will play a big role.

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    Re: Minnesota Golden Gopher Season 2018-2019: Fire Motzko

    It was about 300-200 in each of the sections. I’d put the crowd at about 800-1,000

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    (Sorry for the long post to come about my personal frustration with missing out on 99% of the emotion of watching your team come from behind in an important game, but I just have to do it for my own catharsis.)

    So a friend wanted to fish yesterday on Superior, so I took the day off and set the DVR to record Greenway (nearby town we've adopted for the tourney) and Gopher game, figuring that I would likely be home to watch Gophers live and my family doesn't really watch hockey, so I would get home without a clue of results and be able to watch both games and experience the same emotions of watching live.

    So first, we finally started seeing some fish about the time I thought we would leave, so stayed later than I expected. Then, about the time the Greenway game should be over, I see I got a call from a co-worker who really only watches hockey around state tourney time, and doesn't call me often. I'm already thinking Greenway winning a close one is most likely reason he would call (or a late loss on a bad call or something.) Next, my daughter texts to say her boyfriend is coming over to the house, so I respond that I want the big TV when I get home to watch hockey. She asks what games I am watching. I mention both Greenway and Gophers. She basically only watches games her high school plays in the state Tourney and I don't think her boyfriend is any better, so even her asking is a hint. She says she would like to watch the Greenway game. Well that cemented it. Obviously Greenway won an exciting game that everyone is talking about or she wouldn't say this, probably a late come-back. While watching Greenway lead 1-0 into the third, it was like I could predict what was going to happen before it did. Two quick goals by Mahtomedi mid-third, followed by a Greenway goal with less than 2 minutes left in the game, and then a game-winner early in OT by the same guy who tied it, with multiple near misses and great saves. I didn't know the score or for sure the outcome, but just knew the script of a game that everyone would be talking about once the game was 1-0 in the third. We've all experienced enough of them to know.

    Well at least I had the Gopher game to watch and experience all the emotions of not knowing the outcome, and the chance to experience the excitement of watching your team win a close one that matters. Well, as I stopped the HS game recording, and went to start the Gophers, the Edina game was on live TV so I decide to watch just until the next commercial. I was away from the TV, grabbing beer or something, so away from the remote when the mentioned Malmquist being the brother of Dylan on ND, and that ND won (or was leading). As I dove for the remote to hit mute, they said 'and the Gophers won too".

    So two teams playing important games come from behind and win in OT, and I miss out on 99% of the excitement. We all watch hours of less exciting games for the chance to see a game like this (just like taking multiple trips hours away to sit hours in a fish house, for the chance to tie into a big fish) and I missed out on two in one day. (Sure, maybe not quite as big of a miss as when my wife walked away from the Vikings, after I had told her the week before that when you stop watching games where your team is behind, you miss those rare comebacks that are the most-memorable moments for fans, only to miss the Minnesota Miracle play. But she is also a bandwagon Vikings fan, not a watch every game to the end every year, like me with the Gophers.)

    So since this seems to happen so often when I record Gopher Games, I am thinking of starting a Go-Fund-Me page where diehard fans pay me to record a game and find out who won before watching, because they always seem to win those games in exciting fashion. Who's in?

    (So I should have seen this coming. I had a sign. The fishing trip was the second driving to Superior to fish the day. First strip I was skunked and guy next to me caught 5. I just wanted to tie into a salmon or lake trout and experience the fun of fighting a fish on the end of my rod, pulling drag out and battling to land it. Not knowing if you will win until you get it on the ice. So after several hours yesterday, I finally got a hit in 140 feet, and as I set the hook, the rod broke just above the handle. I had to pull the fish in by hand. If you don't fish, landing a fish this way is much less exciting and fun than fighting it on a rod. It is fun, to catch a fish, but a lot of the excitement is gone, so is somewhat of a let-down. Exactly the same feeling as watching your team come from behind and win a game when you already know the outcome. That was the only fish I caught, so never got to fight one on the rod!)

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    So what channel is the game on today? I don't see it on the channel guide, but thought I heard all games will be televised. Thanks.

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    Great story! I have but one question: Was your one fish a Koho?
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    so what channel is the game on today? I don't see it on the channel guide, but thought i heard all games will be televised. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by D2D View Post
    Great story! I have but one question: Was your one fish a Koho?
    Lake trout. I was hoping for a Coho salmon, as I've never caught one. Had a fish on that was about 40 feet down that may well have been one, but it got away! More disappointment. Got away without knowing what it was. But yes, the disappointing lake trout catch (win) was much less disappointing than the loss, at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koho View Post
    (Sorry for the long post to come about my personal frustration with missing out on 99% of the emotion of watching your team come from behind in an important game, but I just have to do it for my own catharsis.)

    So a friend wanted to fish yesterday on Superior, so I took the day off and set the DVR to record Greenway (nearby town we've adopted for the tourney) and Gopher game, figuring that I would likely be home to watch Gophers live and my family doesn't really watch hockey, so I would get home without a clue of results and be able to watch both games and experience the same emotions of watching live.

    So first, we finally started seeing some fish about the time I thought we would leave, so stayed later than I expected. Then, about the time the Greenway game should be over, I see I got a call from a co-worker who really only watches hockey around state tourney time, and doesn't call me often. I'm already thinking Greenway winning a close one is most likely reason he would call (or a late loss on a bad call or something.) Next, my daughter texts to say her boyfriend is coming over to the house, so I respond that I want the big TV when I get home to watch hockey. She asks what games I am watching. I mention both Greenway and Gophers. She basically only watches games her high school plays in the state Tourney and I don't think her boyfriend is any better, so even her asking is a hint. She says she would like to watch the Greenway game. Well that cemented it. Obviously Greenway won an exciting game that everyone is talking about or she wouldn't say this, probably a late come-back. While watching Greenway lead 1-0 into the third, it was like I could predict what was going to happen before it did. Two quick goals by Mahtomedi mid-third, followed by a Greenway goal with less than 2 minutes left in the game, and then a game-winner early in OT by the same guy who tied it, with multiple near misses and great saves. I didn't know the score or for sure the outcome, but just knew the script of a game that everyone would be talking about once the game was 1-0 in the third. We've all experienced enough of them to know.

    Well at least I had the Gopher game to watch and experience all the emotions of not knowing the outcome, and the chance to experience the excitement of watching your team win a close one that matters. Well, as I stopped the HS game recording, and went to start the Gophers, the Edina game was on live TV so I decide to watch just until the next commercial. I was away from the TV, grabbing beer or something, so away from the remote when the mentioned Malmquist being the brother of Dylan on ND, and that ND won (or was leading). As I dove for the remote to hit mute, they said 'and the Gophers won too".

    So two teams playing important games come from behind and win in OT, and I miss out on 99% of the excitement. We all watch hours of less exciting games for the chance to see a game like this (just like taking multiple trips hours away to sit hours in a fish house, for the chance to tie into a big fish) and I missed out on two in one day. (Sure, maybe not quite as big of a miss as when my wife walked away from the Vikings, after I had told her the week before that when you stop watching games where your team is behind, you miss those rare comebacks that are the most-memorable moments for fans, only to miss the Minnesota Miracle play. But she is also a bandwagon Vikings fan, not a watch every game to the end every year, like me with the Gophers.)

    So since this seems to happen so often when I record Gopher Games, I am thinking of starting a Go-Fund-Me page where diehard fans pay me to record a game and find out who won before watching, because they always seem to win those games in exciting fashion. Who's in?

    (So I should have seen this coming. I had a sign. The fishing trip was the second driving to Superior to fish the day. First strip I was skunked and guy next to me caught 5. I just wanted to tie into a salmon or lake trout and experience the fun of fighting a fish on the end of my rod, pulling drag out and battling to land it. Not knowing if you will win until you get it on the ice. So after several hours yesterday, I finally got a hit in 140 feet, and as I set the hook, the rod broke just above the handle. I had to pull the fish in by hand. If you don't fish, landing a fish this way is much less exciting and fun than fighting it on a rod. It is fun, to catch a fish, but a lot of the excitement is gone, so is somewhat of a let-down. Exactly the same feeling as watching your team come from behind and win a game when you already know the outcome. That was the only fish I caught, so never got to fight one on the rod!)
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    3-0 Gophers end of 1. Gophers look very aggressive to the puck. Shots on goal: MN/14 - MICH/7 Pitlick hits the 20 goal milestone. Life is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveO View Post
    3-0 Gophers end of 1. Gophers look very aggressive to the puck. Shots on goal: MN/14 - MICH/7 Pitlick hits the 20 goal milestone. Life is good.
    Unless you’re trying to watch on Direct TV. It’s not being televised on FSN.

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