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    Default Funniest/Morbid things overheard at the Barn?

    I was at the game Saturday against Rutgers and although I usually here some funny jeers from the Barn faithful, I may have heard the one I laughed/shook my head at the most this season.

    During the game, Rutgers had a player(#15) twist his ankle and fall down in the paint due to the injury. I sit in section 217 and off to my right someone shouted to the refs that they need to call the offensive 3 seconds as this poor kid is on the ground. I tried to not to laugh but couldn't help it...it was dark humor and I found it funny.

    It got me thinking about some of the funny/obscene things we have heard or maybe yelled ourselves during a game. I have only had season tickets for two seasons and would love to hear some memorable things overheard at the barn. So go ahead, this is a forum to share your stories that made you laugh or things that made you shake your head.


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    During the non-conference some years back, the team we were playing - as is typical - all their names on the back of their jerseys.
    Until a sub came in and his name wasn't on his shirt. Shortly thereafter, he was fouled and stepped up to the free throw. Someone in the student section with a loud clear voice called out, "Number 14! Please! Identify yourself!" #14 obviously heard him and laughed. This went on for the rest of the game.

    In the painful head shaking category is having to listen to someone behind you mispronounce a starters name The Whole Game.
    "McBriar"
    He had a big game too, so...

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    The guy sitting behind me yelled out at Richard Pitino " Hey Richard, you look just like Pee Wee Herman " Everyone around me laughed, including our athletic director ! Mispronouncing names is very common. Also the always annoying scream over any call . They, like fans in every arena think every call against their team is a bad call. Simply not true. Funniest , years ago a man across the isle did a Judd Thud imitation that was spot on. Some of you may be old enough to remember who that was referencing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Grimey Grimes View Post
    I was at the game Saturday against Rutgers and although I usually here some funny jeers from the Barn faithful, I may have heard the one I laughed/shook my head at the most this season.

    During the game, Rutgers had a player(#15) twist his ankle and fall down in the paint due to the injury. I sit in section 217 and off to my right someone shouted to the refs that they need to call the offensive 3 seconds as this poor kid is on the ground. I tried to not to laugh but couldn't help it...it was dark humor and I found it funny.
    The announcer on TV also said it was a 3 second violation, which I guess it is if you’re following the rules to a T. I also wondered, if Murphy trips over the injured player on the ground, is it a foul? Seems like if you dive for a loose ball and an opposing player trips over you, you get called for a foul.

    More on topic, this actually happened at a football game at TCF, I wanna say it was against Eastern Illinois, one of their players was on the ground, injured, and a handful of students started chanting “Shoot him like a horse! Shoot him like a horse!”

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    Wasnt at the Barn, but at Michigan St.

    Colton Iverson goes to the Free Throw Line, and their student section starts chanting, "wash your face, wash your face."

    dude had some acne....

    savage.

    needless to say he didnt make the free throws.

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    "Hey ref, if you had another eye, you'd be a cyclops!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Grimey Grimes View Post
    I was at the game Saturday against Rutgers and although I usually here some funny jeers from the Barn faithful, I may have heard the one I laughed/shook my head at the most this season.

    During the game, Rutgers had a player(#15) twist his ankle and fall down in the paint due to the injury. I sit in section 217 and off to my right someone shouted to the refs that they need to call the offensive 3 seconds as this poor kid is on the ground. I tried to not to laugh but couldn't help it...it was dark humor and I found it funny.

    It got me thinking about some of the funny/obscene things we have heard or maybe yelled ourselves during a game. I have only had season tickets for two seasons and would love to hear some memorable things overheard at the barn. So go ahead, this is a forum to share your stories that made you laugh or things that made you shake your head.
    Someone near where I was sitting yelled that as well. Pretty funny.

    This is one I heard on TV back when Miles Tarver played for the Gophers. I can't remember who they were playing though, but it was an away game. Someone yelled at Tarver "Hey 42, it's not Halloween". Miles was an odd looking fella.

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    I always enjoy the guy who is a STH near my seats (who is some JV coach at some HS of about 10 kids somewhere) who rips IW every game with the same comment of "Hey Isaiah, this isn't Harlem, this is the Big Ten!" Very little creativity as it's the same comment at least 5 times a game, at least come up with some new material. I also enjoy then how he goes on to lose his mind over Mike Hurt with "great cut, Mike!" just as many times per game even though Mike definitely did not just make a great cut

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    This pertains to hockey, but it was back in the 1970's when the Gophs played at Williams Arena. There was a very bad ref who worked many Minnesota games named Donald(IIRC) Wilkie. Well a large group of us in the balcony who attended all the games would shout in unison to one of his many bad calls, "A horse's tail is soft and silky, lift it up and you'll see Wilkie!"

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    I cannot recall who we were playing, some directional school, and they were missing a lot of shots. My buddy yelled. “ you need more mortar for those bricks” .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tully55 View Post
    This pertains to hockey, but it was back in the 1970's when the Gophs played at Williams Arena. There was a very bad ref who worked many Minnesota games named Donald(IIRC) Wilkie. Well a large group of us in the balcony who attended all the games would shout in unison to one of his many bad calls, "A horse's tail is soft and silky, lift it up and you'll see Wilkie!"
    Several years ago, a visiting player was diving for a loose ball in the general direction of the court-side press row. The crowd wasn’t really into the game, so you could hear a lone voice from deep in the corner yell - “Look out Sid!” Great timing, and most everyone in the Barn heard it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RatherBeGolfing View Post
    who rips IW every game with the same comment of "Hey Isaiah, this isn't Harlem, this is the Big Ten!" Very little creativity as it's the same comment at least 5 times a game, at least come up with some new material.
    It's not only unfunny and stupid, it's not even accurate as Washington isn't from Harlem and has probably never (or rarely) even played an organized game in Harlem.

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    At football games once in awhile you'll hear someone confused because two players have the same number. They'll think one of the QBs is on the kickoff team or something.

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    the subtly racist couple behind us LOVE Michael Hurt and call him by name-- the local black players are called by where they are from. Edina and Orono are a little easier to say than Woodbury, but they keep at it. They completely ignore the out of town players.
    They may not be as racist as I thought though, because on Saturday they called Brady "the blonde kid" after calling him EP a couple of times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpodoll68 View Post
    It's not only unfunny and stupid, it's not even accurate as Washington isn't from Harlem and has probably never (or rarely) even played an organized game in Harlem.
    Well, IW definitely is from Harlem as that's listed as his hometown but you nailed the rest of it. Unfunny and dumb and old because like I said, he never uses any other line. The double whammy is much like Minnesconsin fan points out a few posts below, he LOSES his mind over everything Michael Hurt does.

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