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Goodbye to a SiouxSports Friend * Godspeed, sprig

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The last couple of years, I got to know him better just in passing at the games. He also went to the Sioux Sports Get together at the Hogger during the conference tourney's. Nice guy. I am saddened by this news today. I just talked to him at the last series of the season. Today is a sad day. 

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Geez, that's too bad. Only knew him through here but always enjoyed reading his opinions and insights. My condolences to the family

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Just had some communication with sprig a couple weeks ago. Definitely one of the good guys to ever grace this site. He'll be missed here and at all the UND athletic events he attended. Huge loss to the UND community.

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Sorry to hear this, I enjoyed my visits with him at the Hogg gatherings.  God bless his family during this time of loss.   

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On 1/13/2017 at 11:45 AM, MafiaMan said:

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sprig is in the back on the far left in this photo - his granddaughter took home the grand prize raffle Sioux bean bag boards that day.  One of my favorite Hogg get-togethers of all-time.  UND lost the Friday semi-final (again) in the NCHC tournament and we were all bummed out at this event on Saturday morning.  We're all smiling, though - almost like we KNEW that North Dakota would roll to the NCAA title two weeks later...  

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Really sorry to hear this, only knew sprig from this board but awesome picture/memory MM shared showing him with his granddaughters winning the grand prize.  Prayers to his family and loved ones.

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On any board there's always a few guys who you read every post they make, because you consider their take on things worth your time. Back when I posted here a lot sprig was one of those guys. Prayers out to his loved ones.

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Rip sprig I was a charter member under another account. 

 

Is it weird his profile says he was online yesterday?

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1 minute ago, gfhockey said:

Is it weird his profile says he was online yesterday?

I believe his family had logged in as they wanted to post something.  I told them it would be taken care of.  

 

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34 minutes ago, The Sicatoka said:

Wow.
I was introduced to Tim once and didn't know he was 'sprig'. 

My condolences. 

 

14 minutes ago, jodcon said:

On any board there's always a few guys who you read every post they make, because you consider their take on things worth your time. Back when I posted here a lot sprig was one of those guys. Prayers out to his loved ones.

The first time I ever ran into Blackheart in Mankato, I believe the conversation went something like this:

B:  Hey, are you on SiouxSports.com?

MM:  I might be.  

B:  What's your handle on there?

MM:  Well, that depends.  

B:  On what?

MM:  Well, if you think I'm an OK poster, I'm MafiaMan.  If you think that guy's a total idiot, then I'm sprig.  

B:  :lol:

 

I'm pretty sure I used that line on more than just Blackheart too. 

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RIP, sprig.   We are all better off having known you in some capacity.  

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15 minutes ago, MafiaMan said:

 

The first time I ever ran into Blackheart in Mankato, I believe the conversation went something like this:

B:  Hey, are you on SiouxSports.com?

MM:  I might be.  

B:  What's your handle on there?

MM:  Well, that depends.  

B:  On what?

MM:  Well, if you think I'm an OK poster, I'm MafiaMan.  If you think that guy's a total idiot, then I'm sprig.  

B:  :lol:

 

I'm pretty sure I used that line on more than just Blackheart too. 

:lol:  Reminds me of using your buddies name when talking to out-of-town girls, did that a few times in my younger days. Apparently sprig had a good sense of humor also to be drawn into your larks.

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Our tickets for the Frozen Faceoff (when at the Target Center) were just a few seats away from sprig and his group.  He would always make a point to come over during intermission and talk.  Very nice man...he will be missed.

RIP sprig. 

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Didn't know him personally but any Sioux fan is a good person in my book and my condolences to his family.

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Over the last several years, I was able to attend a few games (basketball, football and hockey) with sprig.  Great man and a wonderful fan.  He will be missed.

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1 hour ago, MafiaMan said:

 

The first time I ever ran into Blackheart in Mankato, I believe the conversation went something like this:

B:  Hey, are you on SiouxSports.com?

MM:  I might be.  

B:  What's your handle on there?

MM:  Well, that depends.  

B:  On what?

MM:  Well, if you think I'm an OK poster, I'm MafiaMan.  If you think that guy's a total idiot, then I'm sprig.  

B:  :lol:

 

I'm pretty sure I used that line on more than just Blackheart too. 

Thanks For the jog down memory lane there MM.

i was lucky enough to meet the Sprig at one of the Hoggsbreath brunches...great guy, had a dry sense of humor.  Got his contact info from Mafiaman a while back and would make a point of seeking him out before games and during intermissions at REA whenever I was up for a series.  

Big loss for the Sioux family.

 RIP Sprig!  You were one of the good guys!

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RIP Sprig.  Our seats at The Ralph are in the same section and I would talk with him at just about every game as well as Hoggsbreath.  Condolences to the family.  He will be missed.

Siouxman

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So sorry to hear this.  "Back in the day" with the earliest version(s) of Siouxsports.com, and on USCHO, Sprig was one my favorite posters about Sioux hockey and other things related to UND. RIP, Sprig. 

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