It seems a few years back, as a rookie birder, I joined a group in the small Mississippi river town of LaCrescent, Minnesota for a Sunday afternoon outing. Introducing myself to the small group waiting in the parking lot of a local convenience store, they gave me a friendly welcome and then noting my University of Minnesota Gopher cap someone asked me how my football team had done the day before. It turned out the entire group of birders was from Lacrosse, Wisconsin across the river. Talk about a loaded question! My Gophers had ignominiously been demolished for the twelfth year in a row.... My response was simply to take off my hat to demonstrate my balding pate and point out that the last time the Gophers had been to the Rose Bowl I was a student at the U in the early sixties and we should now focus on birding and leave football behind. With laughter they all agreed and we had a great outing that day....:)
And then last night in the final regular seasons game for the Gophers mens basketball team once again....
Badgers dominate second half, end Gophers' eight-game winning streak
Big second half extends Wisconsin's dominance over Gophers, ending their win streak at eight. That's it.
Enough is enough..... Troutbirders revenge!
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