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    Quote Originally Posted by John Galt View Post
    Thank goodness Blaise Andries didn’t think so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Face The Facts View Post
    Yeh, but it's really close.
    Drive through southern MN, it's all Pig farms, windmills, and corn.
    Perfect for Iowa.
    This is twice now that someone has said something to this effect - that Iowa City is "really close" to southern MN. What the hell map are you guys looking at? Iowa City is more than 150 miles from any point in Minnesota. It is much closer to Missouri, Illinois, and wisconsin than it is to Minnesota. Moreover, Marshall is almost 400 miles away from Iowa City, while it is ~150 miles from TCF Bank Stadium. Is this some sort of absurdist humor that I'm not getting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete smith View Post
    It is difficult enough beating the suckeyes as is. Now it becomes even more difficult beating them with MN. recruits. Somehow we need to put a fence around the State. Who was the last recruit from Iowa playing for the Gophers?
    How does Iowa having more MN kids make it more difficult to beat them? Iowa really hasn't recruited MN that well in a while anyways. Just get the best players you can, doesn't matter if the DE is from MN or Germany.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshvanklomp View Post
    They may have done that, but it is wrong. It's SMSU, always and only.

    But hey, glad to see you're a strong supporter of Minnesota University.
    No, not always. It was SSU when I went there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dpodoll68 View Post
    This is twice now that someone has said something to this effect - that Iowa City is "really close" to southern MN. What the hell map are you guys looking at? Iowa City is more than 150 miles from any point in Minnesota. It is much closer to Missouri, Illinois, and wisconsin than it is to Minnesota. Moreover, Marshall is almost 400 miles away from Iowa City, while it is ~150 miles from TCF Bank Stadium. Is this some sort of absurdist humor that I'm not getting?
    The average person in Minnesota doesn't even know where Iowa City is located. Why would a dumbass football player?
    Gopher football fan since 1924. DNA-wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highwayman View Post
    The average person in Minnesota doesn't even know where Iowa City is located. Why would a dumbass football player?
    Why are you so negative all the time? Arizona heat getting to you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshvanklomp View Post
    They may have done that, but it is wrong. It's SMSU, always and only.

    But hey, glad to see you're a strong supporter of Minnesota University.
    This SMSU comment is a false statement. From its origin, it was known as SMSC - Southwest Minnesota State College. Then, it became known as SSU - Southwest State University in the mid 70's. It only became known as SMSU in the early 00's.

    So, it hasn't "always" been known as SMSU and in fact has been known as something other than that for a longer period of time than it has been known as SMSU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schnauzer View Post
    This SMSU comment is a false statement. From its origin, it was known as SMSC - Southwest Minnesota State College. Then, it became known as SSU - Southwest State University in the mid 70's. It only became known as SMSU in the early 00's.

    So, it hasn't "always" been known as SMSU and in fact has been known as something other than that for a longer period of time than it has been known as SMSU.
    Per University guidelines, there are two acceptable usages of the school's name. Southwest Minnesota State University is acceptable on first reference of the school, while SMSU is acceptable on second reference.

    I wasn't using always as in historically. I meant it's always supposed to be referred to as SMSU now. Not SWMSU. Not SWMS. It's SMSU.

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    Marshall football coach Terry Bahlmann is an Iowa native and coached down there for 20 years before coming up to Marshall. I blame him for sending Yahya to the dark side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshvanklomp View Post
    Marshall football coach Terry Bahlmann is an Iowa native and coached down there for 20 years before coming up to Marshall. I blame him for sending Yahya to the dark side.
    While Gopher fans predominate out-state MN, there are a fair number of Hogeye-cheering transplants in that neck of the state, as well, which should not be all that surprising given its proximity to Iowegia. Any chance this kid's family or someone in his family wore black and gold that may have influenced his decision? Regardless, the connections and whims of the coach certainly affect a kid's decision. Looks like Fleck will need to do some work in shoring up the loyalties of out-state MN coaches, especially the successful ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dpodoll68 View Post
    This is twice now that someone has said something to this effect - that Iowa City is "really close" to southern MN. What the hell map are you guys looking at? Iowa City is more than 150 miles from any point in Minnesota. It is much closer to Missouri, Illinois, and wisconsin than it is to Minnesota. Moreover, Marshall is almost 400 miles away from Iowa City, while it is ~150 miles from TCF Bank Stadium. Is this some sort of absurdist humor that I'm not getting?
    I mean, in defense of the prior quoted post, they did just say Iowa. Not Iowa City. Which may be closer? Having been down in that area of the state some, I agree I don't really get the "it's just like Iowa" commentary as there are many parts of the state that are similar to other states, which is one of the things that makes MN great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fmlizard View Post
    Apparently from the commit pic they have a sign in their practice facility that says "The Road to Indianapolis Travels Through These Doors".

    I look forward to our new B1G commish moving the game to his baby, US Bank Stadium, so that Iowa players and recruits get to walk through "The Road to Minnesota Travels Through These Doors"
    Dope. That thought hadn't even crossed my mind.....but you have a good point. US Bank's chances of getting the BCG just went up exponentially.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpodoll68 View Post
    This is twice now that someone has said something to this effect - that Iowa City is "really close" to southern MN. What the hell map are you guys looking at? Iowa City is more than 150 miles from any point in Minnesota. It is much closer to Missouri, Illinois, and wisconsin than it is to Minnesota. Moreover, Marshall is almost 400 miles away from Iowa City, while it is ~150 miles from TCF Bank Stadium. Is this some sort of absurdist humor that I'm not getting?
    dude, i've got to meet you irl. it is a kind of trolling.

    troll, doesn't care about iowa (just like the rest of the world): intentionally misrepresents iowa to get iowan's jimmies rustled
    iowan: "um, akshully, iowa is more than pig farm, windmills and corn. there's also soybeans."
    also iowan: "and marshall is 150 miles away from minneapolis and is 163 miles away from the nearest town of appreciable size in iowa."

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    Quote Originally Posted by joshvanklomp View Post

    I wasn't using always as in historically. I meant it's always supposed to be referred to as SMSU now.
    Thanks for the clarification. Your definition of "always" doesn't include the past and I'm assuming it also doesn't include the future, correct? So "Always" is actually "present time"

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    You're all wrong...it's "Harvard on the Prairie".

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