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Everything posted by fightingsioux4life

  1. The University of Minnesota begs to differ. Whom do you think was probably pushing for that FCS ban? That is why I like to call it "The Minnesota Rule". That last butt-kicking at the hands of NDSU was the final straw for them.
  2. So it was constructed with click bait value in mind. Not surprised.
  3. Glad we aren't in the Top 10. Having a target on your back makes everything harder.
  4. What do you have against Huey Lewis & The News?
  5. Very well written Mafia! You must have been inspired by the various manifestos I have written on this forum over the years!
  6. I don't think that was necessary. Even in jest.
  7. Greg Johnson was a great player on bad teams. Landon Wilson was overrated and never lived up to his potential here or at the next level.
  8. Remember that back in 1994, we didn't have a $105 million palace to play in, had just finished our third consecutive losing season and were having trouble getting 3,000 people at our home games. We were at the bottom of the barrel in the WCHA and even nationally. There were people who thought our best days were behind us. And if we had made the wrong hire in 1994, things might have turned out differently. And not for the better.
  9. Some people didn't think Blais could turn things around in Grand Forks when he took over our team in May 1994. I think history proved them wrong.
  10. Friday, April 18th, 1997. The dikes in the Riverside and Lincoln Park neighborhoods began to fail. Mandatory evacuations began in those areas before the sun came up. The streets began to fill with filthy Red River floodwater, either from the breeched dikes or through the storm sewer system. The mass exodus from town began and would accelerate on Saturday, as the water treatment plant was compromised, which eliminated the city's source of potable water. About 4pm Saturday, a fire broke out downtown. The water system had no pressure, so firefighters could not put out the fire. It would consume 11 buildings downtown. Me, my mother and our cat fled to Minot, ND to stay with relatives. My father, then an employee of the Grand Forks Health Department, stayed behind to help fight the flood. When I returned about two weeks later, there was one or two restaurants open and they were using paper plates and plastic silverware because the water still wasn't safe to drink or cook with. During the next several months, I consumed a lot of Salvation Army and Red Cross meals (pretty good, btw), used a lot of waterless hand sanitizer and port-a-potties, helped assemble cleaning kits for people to clean up their homes, gave away big bags of ice to people who needed it and tried to put my life and routines back together. My family's home only sustained damage to the basement. Of course, that was where the electrical box, washer, dryer and furnace were located, which means they were all ruined and needed to be replaced. So the three of us and our cat were crammed into a hotel room for several weeks until we could get the electrical box and furnace replaced (it was a cold and sometimes rainy spring). I don't know who was happier to go home, me or my cat! :-) Gradually, life returned to normal. But for those who lost everything they owned, it would take 10 to 15 years to get their lives back to what they were on April 18th, 1997. I cannot believe it has been 20 years. Time flies I guess. God bless those who took in flood victims. God bless our Congressional team (Sens. Conrad and Dorgan & Rep. Pomeroy) for fighting hard for this community when the future was on the line. God bless President Clinton for visiting our community and using your influence to get us the help we needed. And God bless those Americans who generously gave their time, money and effort to help us pick up the pieces. All of you made a difference. And we thank you.
  11. The 1999 North Central Region Final vs NDSU (a colossal beat down of the Bison) was also pretty loud.
  12. I like a lot of the kids we have coming in next year. And we'll need them to contribute offensively right away.
  13. That is my feeling on this as well.
  14. The best way to deal with this is to not comment on it day after day after day. The more chatter there is by the public, the longer it will drag on.
  15. I wasn't talking to you specifically. I was commenting on some of the negativity on this forum after a "down" year (by our standards anyway). We have some nice kids coming in next year, plus a group of defensemen who improved over the course of 2016-17 and will be better in 2017-18. The whole NCHC figures to be good, that's why I love being in this league and why the B1G would be a B1G mistake.
  16. I really hope you are being sarcastic. Because this type of negative thinking is what prompted my post in the first place.
  17. Funny how that word has vanished on this forum!
  18. Everyone is talking like Denver is the next Boston College. During our championship drought, people were telling me how hard it was to win a natty and how much "parity" there was in college hockey. Now we have Wilbur talking about a Denver "back to back" and others talking about how unbeatable they are going to be next year and how apparently money does not talk that loud to players wearing a Denver jersey. Champions always have a target painted on their backs. We won't have to worry about that next year, because there's a puzzling consensus amongst our own fans that our team won't be all that good next year. I think otherwise. I guess the truth will come out of the wash like it always does.
  19. Yeah. Well, so will we. Denver isn't going to waltz to the Penrose next season. They'll have to deal with us and we will have a much better team next season.
  20. Probably not.
  21. I think the late Jim Bollman came up with that. And it is true, isn't it?
  22. I suppose Mr. Inside Source (Fighting Sioux 23) could find out what this stuff means.
  23. No problem. Like you stated, no one is perfect.
  24. I said college hockey powers (plural), not just UND. And you can't just focus on the NCAA title teams, look at some of the early departures for teams that made it to the Frozen Four. Last year's Boston College team lost a ton of players and didn't make the tournament this year. This year's Boston University team lost most (if not all) their "diaper dandies" after Duluth beat them in OT in the regional final in Fargo. I wish early signings would not be so prevalent in college hockey, but it is what it is.