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  1. At a guess, I'd figure around 500 active members, maybe less. But that's completely a guess.
  2. I believe it's 8,883. Now how many of those are active is a whole different question. I went into search -> member search -> hit the search button without entering anything. Got 8,883 results.
  3. Bangles recorded it for a forgettable movie called Less Than Zero, starring Andrew McCarthy, Jami Gertz, RDJ, & James Spader.
  4. Not contradicting anyone here, just clarifying the timeline... 1975 - SuperValu buys Hornbacher's 2015 - Hornbacher's opens a GF location 2018(Jul) - A proxy fight of SuperValu results in its sale to United Natural Foods and the divestiture of all its grocery stores 2018(Nov) - Coborn's agrees to purchase 8 of the 9 Hornbacher's stores; only the GF location is not part of the deal 2018(Dec) - GF Hornbacher's closes 2018(Dec) - Coborn's takes possession of Hornbacher's assets Any deal to close the GF Hornbacher's in exchange for SV/UNFI house brands in Hugo's would have had to have happened in a relatively short window in late 2018. It's also possible Coborn's just didn't want to add to their supply chain. They were already running trucks to the FM area for their four Cash Wise locations in Fargo, West Fargo, and Moorhead; maybe they didn't want to start running trucks to GF for a single store. Though a deal with SV/UNFI is certainly possible as Hugo's is currently carrying SV house brands like Essential Everyday and Wild Harvest and not SpartanNash house brands like Our Family.
  5. BisMan: 1960 - 61,280 1970 - 66,978 1980 - 86,103 1990 - 89,973 2000 - 100,828 2010 - 114,778 2018 - 132,678 But, hey, you could always be Wahp/Breck, which peaked in 1920. 1920 - 31,074 1930 - 30,799 1940 - 30,994 1950 - 30,432 1960 - 29,474 1970 - 27,478 1980 - 27,661 1990 - 25,664 2000 - 25,136 2010 - 22,897 2019 - 22,384
  6. Ehh, more like 50 years. Can't really compare GF and Fargo; you need to compare Greater GF and the FM metro. Year - GreaterGF/FMMetro/FM bigger than GGF percent 1960 - 84,859/106,027/+25% 1970 - 95,537/120,238/+26% 1980 - 100,944/137,574/+36% 1990 - 103,181/153,296/+49% 2000 - 97,487/174,367/+79% 2010 - 98,461/208,777/+112% 2018 - 102,299/245,471/+140%
  7. Not really trouble. The CU board of regents are made up of elected members that declare party affiliation. A few years ago, the board had a 5-4 republican majority and decided to exercise that majority by forcing a republican (former)politician into the leadership job over a mostly left-leaning university system. After last year's election, the make up of the board has flipped to a 5-4 democrat majority and Kennedy's contract is about to come up for renewal. He can already see the writing on the wall that there is no way the current board is going to renew his contract and he's starting the transition process before they do. Not saying he was a good or bad administrator at Colorado, just saying it wasn't a scandal that's causing him to leave. His fate was sealed when he was forced into the job over the objections of the system and then the balance of power flipped the other way.
  8. Actually, not this time around. Last I heard, 100%* of the tickets were to go to the schools' allocations; none were going on sale directly from the NCAA. Now that was when the cap limit was 25%, so things might change if they decide to raise it to 50%. *Well, maybe not 100%. But close enough that it makes no difference. I'm sure the NCAA is going to hold back a couple hundred tickets for their own use and give a handful to each of their top sponsors. But all the rest were to go directly to the two schools to distribute.
  9. Exactly. I said UND #4 and Weber #5 because I think the loser of NDSU/SDSU will drop out of the seeding race. So maybe JMU, xDSU winner, & SHSU shift around a bit at 1-3, but UND slides safely into #4.
  10. You joke, but it actually would have helped either team's situation. MSU would look a lot better if they had done ANYTHING against Oklahoma(48-0) or NDSU(25-0). Same would be true if Weber had a single score loss to an FBS or top-5 FCS school in addition to their mediocre resume. At least it would show that they faced tough competition and did SOMETHING. Of course, if this year's selection committee emphasizes negative criteria rather than positive*, then my thoughts are out the window. *IOW, positive means a good win has more value than a loss. So UND's win vs. SDSU helps UND more than the loss to NDSU hurts. Negative criteria would mean any loss hurts more than a mediocre win helps. So Weber's ISU win is more valuable than UND's loss to NDSU.
  11. I don't think Weber is as much of a lock as you think. They played Idaho St twice, and barely squeaked by UCD, SUU & NAU. I could easily see the committee putting UND at 4 and Weber at 5. (They actually did already in their first(and only) mid-season ranking.) Weber's situation for a seed is the same as Missouri St's for a bid: they haven't done anything bad, but they haven't done anything impressive either.
  12. I think you guys are a fairly comfortable #4. The loser of the Marker game is going to get bounced out of the seeds. If JMU loses to Richmond(a good chance), and/or SHSU loses to Incarnate Word, you might even see #2 or #3. So if NDSU loses on Sat and is on the same side of the bracket as UND, a rematch could happen in GF.
  13. 100% UND is in the playoffs. I think 98% UND hosting(I'm fairly certain UND will get the 4 seed - but even hosting if they don't). I think you'd be pretty safe on the Senior Day stuff. It's a bit of a stretch*, but I think the rules would be relaxed this crazy year. *NCAA is fine with hosting schools doing all of their regular home game stuff as long as it isn't mocking or degrading to the other team. ex. "That's another FIRST DOWN!" is fine; a recording of crying baby sounds when the opposing coach argues with an official is not. Senior Day stuff is not regular for a home game, but it's also not degrading at all to the visiting team. Would probably be a no go in a standard year, but a decent shot this year.
  14. Without question, the cancellation sucks, but what would a forfeit do in this case? UND is already a conference co-champion, an added win doesn't have any bearing on the MVFC automatic qualifier situation, and the playoff selection committee would ignore it. It would only be an extra, only-on-paper, win in the historic win/loss stats. And it's not like YSU would care; 1-7 instead of 1-6? Whoopdi-do in this messed up season.
  15. The fall losses don't hurt MSU all that much. One was to Oklahoma, the other two were fairly close losses(6pt & 9pt) to a Central Arkansas team that would likely be fighting for a seed if they had chosen to play in the spring. MSU's problem is that their spring wins are very weak. WIU, SIU, USD, UNI, and a late-season YSU. Those teams have a combined conference record of 9-21. And with the exception of the YSU game, they were all one-score wins. They didn't get SDSU on their schedule, their game against UND was cancelled, and they weren't able to score even a point against NDSU(25-0). The end result is that their resume has literally no highlights. There's nothing super negative about it, but nothing good either. That's not going to cut it when we're talking about a situation where the MVFC would be getting 50% of the at-large bids. For that to happen, every MVFC at-large candidate would have to have great resume compared to the other bubble teams.
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