Minnesota Vikings Song Parody - Beat Green Bay Again via The Viking Ship
So, every week this group puts out a song about the upcoming Vikings game, and this week of course is “Border Battle” week, and their song is called “Beat Green Bay Again”, set to the tune of Blink 182’s “What’s My Age Again?”.
I…can’t stop watching it.
Look, the year doesn’t matter. But this is me, in a snowmobile suit, wearing a Vikings pom hat, while playing boot hockey.
Does this picture scream, MINNESOTAN?
You betcha it does.
Vikings Greyhound Coat via grandmaks
You guys…it’s a Greyhound wearing a Vikings coat.
Gopher Guts - Aesop Rock
I was going to lead off this post with the Minnesota Rouser, but I went with Gopher Guts by Aesop Rock, because, well, it has “gopher” in the title, and it’s a pretty awesome song.
Don’t judge me.
In case you missed it…
The Gopher football team beat Penn State today 24-10 which moves their record to 8 - 2 on the season, and marks the first time in forty years that they have won four Big Ten games in a row.
The Gopher women’s hockey team scored two goals with two minutes left in the third period to beat St. Cloud State 4-3 today, and improved their world record consecutive wins streak to 61 games.
Gopher Guts, y’all.Played 148 times.
So, this just happened.
Minnesota - 34
Washington - 27
You Can’t Stop The Gophers!
"License to kill gophers by the government of the United Nations. Man, free to kill gophers at will. To kill, you must know your enemy, and in this case my enemy is a varmint. And a varmint will never quit - ever. They’re like the Viet Cong - Varmint Cong. So you have to fall back on superior intelligence and superior firepower. And that’s all she wrote."
Just like Bill Murray’s Carl Spackler character in the movie Caddyshack, an attempt was made to destroy Gophers today. And just like in Caddyshack, the Gophers came out on top…
Minnesota - 42
Indiana - 39
For the third game in a row, the Gophers were underdogs on the point spread. What have they done the past three games?
Minnesota - 7
MSU Mankato -0
And the Gopher Women continue their world record streak with their 59th straight victory. (read that sentence again and let it sink in)
And a varmint will never quit - ever.
image via Reign of Troy
The 25 Under 25
SI.com’s list of 25 star performers in sports under the age of 25 isn’t limited to All-Stars, Pro Bowlers or even human beings. When we conceived this project, we sought to assemble the most diverse lineup possible, mixing household names with subjects who don’t even compete on the field. Some of our subjects have done significant charity and social work. Others have notched historic accomplishments at a young age. All of them have one thing in common — they achieved significant success already, and we foresee bright futures ahead.
Minnesota Daily Staff
Birth Date: May 1, 1900
The Daily — and its 21 and under staff — has established itself as one of the top student publications in the country. MNdaily.com has claimed the Society of Professional Journalists award for Best Affiliated Website among student publications for two years running. The print side is no slouch either — in 2009 and 2010 The Daily took home SPJ Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper Honors. In 2012, the paper scored another win in Sports Writing for the piece, “The Economics of Athletics,” by Derek Wetmore, and was a national finalist in the Sports Photography category.
Gopher Women’s Hockey: Pay Attention To This
Brandt Lifts Gophers Past Beavers, 4-3
Sophomore Hannah Brandt (Vadnais Heights, Minn.) scored the game-winning goal with 7:19 remaining in the third period to break a 3-3 tie and give the No. 1 Minnesota women’s hockey team a 4-3 win and a series sweep over Bemidji State at the Sanford Center Saturday evening.
Brandt led the Gophers with three points on two goals and one assist, and junior Rachael Bona (Coon Rapids, Minn.) had one goal and one assist as the Gophers earned their NCAA-record 57th consecutive win.
Do you even understand what is happening? Do you?! *shakes head* Look, read this …
The last men’s team to finish unbeaten, and the last college team to do so before the 2012–13 Minnesota women, was the 1983–84 Bemidji State Beavers, who were then competing in Division II, a level of competition that no longer conducts a championship. Among schools in the top level of men’s ice hockey, the last unbeaten season was by the Cornell Big Red in 1969–70, who went 29–0–0 in the University Division (the predecessor to today’s Division I).
The 1955–56 Clarkson Golden Knights were undefeated (23–0–0), and Coach Bill Harrison won the NCAA Coach of the Year award, but Clarkson skipped the NCAA tournament because Clarkson had seniors with (4) years of college play which was against NCAA rules at the time.
The most consecutive professional ice hockey wins by a team is 21 by the Cardiff Devils (UK) in the Elite Ice Hockey League (UK) from 31 October 2010 to 15 January 2011. The Devils outscored opponents by a combined score of 111-38 during their perfect run.
The longest NHL Winning Streak Overall: 35 games, by 1979–80 Philadelphia Flyers (25 wins, 10 ties)
Jesus, you guys, this is the longest winning streak in hockey on any level, and it is happening in Minnesota.
I mean, what can you say … girls rule, boys drool.
Throwback Thursday - My Minnesota North Stars Art
A few things …
1) I am old enough to remember the Minnesota North Stars.
2) #27 was worn by goaltender Gilles Meloche.
3) He played for the North Stars from 1978 - 1985.
4) You do the math.
What if All 32 NFL Team Logos Were Fat? (NFC North Edition)