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Iíll spend whatever $$ find a way if they go to the championship. I just remember how ****ty of a time I had in Boston when they lostin the semis I did not want to be in Boston at all after that (not like i had anything else better to do).
Last edited by UMD21; 04-02-2019 at 10:10 PM.
It is tiring, and unfair that the small programs' successes are frequently denigrated. Maine went through this in the 90s, Yale's championship was mocked ("the weakest FF ever"), and now (or still) it's Providence. Now, NC championship won in Boston, against the team from Boston, is really not all that... because of the fans of other schools rooting for PC. Unreal! You think the neutral support will be split evenly in the finals in Buffalo? It won't. Does that diminishes the success? It does not.
And again, as a reminder (from the OP):
I'm a media fan of the Gophers (radio, specifically). I rarely miss a game on the radio, don't go to games, am a part of their main message board (GPL) and obviously a member here. I consider myself an above average fan, but not a hardcore.
That being said, as for small programs, when the Gophs were eliminated from tourney consideration, I rooted for AIC. Big strides with that program, a true underdog. Was very happy they won their first game in the NCAAs. Overall, if it doesn't affect the Gophers, chances are I'm rooting for your small time team.
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Individually, I drove to the tournament from Columbus. But I picked up several friends at the Cleveland Airport, saving them each a couple hundred bucks. (compared to flying to Buffalo) OK, since I provided shuttle service, it's not an entirely fair comparison. But from Cleveland, it's a straightforward three hour drive up I-90. If you can really knock $300+ off the price and reduce layovers as well, I'd say it's well worth it.
Do check Rochester. By my sense is that fewer flights will be offered and prices are likely to be higher.
By default, it is very unlikely for any matchup to have a split fan support. I am convinced that, should PC and Denver match up in the finals this year, PC would have more people rooting for them. So, while I don't have an issue with questioning Providence winning the NC in Boston in 2015, I do have an issue with Providence being singled out for that win. Because, hey why not, we could go and analyze every FF final game and see which one's are "legit" - I can guarantee you will find a very few like Harvard beating Minnesota in Saint Paul in '89 or Michigan beating BC in Boston in '98.
Last edited by Bruin; 04-03-2019 at 06:12 PM.
I just want to make one thing clear: perhaps I made a mistake in using the word ďproveĒ when referring to PC. I was not giving Duluth a ďpassĒ as you suggested. True, UMD won it all last year as a #4 seed and did go through the regional in Minnesota. But, they were not playing in Duluth, but St. Paul while PC was essentially playing in their home town, but not their home rink. Duluth to St. Paul is 150 miles away.
PC had a a greater portion of butts in seats rooting for them it's not even up for debate. Where they come from or whom their primary allegiance would be to otherwise is irrelevant.
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