2019 GopherHole Survey

DEMOGRAPHICS

Age: 70

Gender: Male

Minnesota Native: Yes Richfield

Current Address/Locale: Conway, New Hampshire

Gopher Fan Since: 1958

Season Ticket Holder: No

Attend at Least One Game Per Season: Would love to but only sporadically

Post-Secondary Degree(s) and School(s) or working toward a degree: 1971 BSB U of M Twin Cities, 1983 MBA RPI, 1986 MS Log Mgmt Air Force Inst of Tech

GOPHERHOLE WEBSITE:

What do you like about GopherHole? Timely information, knowledgeable posters, diverse opinions, humor, articles, recruiting news, and it’s free.

Favorite posters: Daniel House’s in-depth reporting, SON’s Sports Huddle notes, BleedGophers’ many links, GopherLady’s timely presser notes and other contributions. I also like Nomellini’s trivia questions “On this date.”

What changes you’d like so see: Removal of posts causing threads to be hijacked.

FUN QUESTIONS RELATED TO PLAYERS, COACHES YOU WATCHED SINCE YOU STARTED FOLLOWING GOPHER FOOTBALL

All-Time Favorite Player: Carl Eller

Best Gopher Defense: 1961

Best Gopher Offense: 2003

Best Gopher Head Coach: Murray Warmath

Most Athletic Gopher (Any Sport): Eric Decker


Go Gophers!!
 

Deckergopher

Active member
DEMOGRAPHICS

Age: 41

Gender: Male

Minnesota Native: no

Current Address/Locale: Tea SD

Gopher Fan Since: 2002

Season Ticket Holder: No

Attend at Least One Game Per Season: yes

Post-Secondary Degree(s) and School(s) or working toward a degree: high school drop out

GOPHERHOLE WEBSITE:

What do you like about GopherHole? Free gopher news and so much more..

Favorite posters: Daniel House, SON, BleedGophers, Swingman and GopherLady’s...

What changes you’d like so see: threads not highjacked..

FUN QUESTIONS RELATED TO PLAYERS, COACHES YOU WATCHED SINCE YOU STARTED FOLLOWING GOPHER FOOTBALL

All-Time Favorite Player: Eric Decker

Best Gopher Defense: present

Best Gopher Offense: present

Best Gopher Head Coach: Murray Warmath

Most Athletic Gopher (Any Sport): Dave Winfield, Paul Moliter and Eric Decker


Go Gophers!!







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Gophers7NatTitlesBadgers0

New Orleans 2020
DEMOGRAPHICS

Age: 52

Gender: Male

Minnesota Native: Yes

Current Address/Locale: Parrish FL

Gopher Fan Since: 1977

Season Ticket Holder: No

Attend at Least One Game Per Season: No

Post-Secondary Degree(s) and School(s) or working toward a degree: 1991 BS Finance: Minnesota St-Mankato

GOPHERHOLE WEBSITE:

What do you like about GopherHole? It keeps me up to date on UMN athletics and the interaction with other fans.

Favorite posters: Bleed, House, and GL

What changes you’d like so see: More current info on recruiting link.

FUN QUESTIONS RELATED TO PLAYERS, COACHES YOU WATCHED SINCE YOU STARTED FOLLOWING GOPHER FOOTBALL

All-Time Favorite Player: Briean Boddy-Calhoun

Best Gopher Defense: 2014

Best Gopher Offense: 2003

Best Gopher Head Coach: Bernie Bierman

Most Athletic Gopher (Any Sport): Jalen Myrick


Go Gophers!!
 
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LakerFan

Active member
DEMOGRAPHICS

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Minnesota Native: Born in Iowa, grew up in St Paul

Current Address/Locale: Savage, MN

Gopher Fan Since: 1987

Season Ticket Holder: Yes

Attend at Least One Game Per Season: Yes

Post-Secondary Degree(s) and School(s) or working toward a degree: 1992 U of Mn Bach Science Mech Eng.


GOPHERHOLE WEBSITE:

What do you like about GopherHole? Timely information, knowledgeable posters, diverse opinions, humor, articles, recruiting news, and it’s free.
Pretty much ditto to that

Favorite posters: Daniel House, Ryan Burns, EG#9

What changes you’d like so see: Fewer polls

FUN QUESTIONS RELATED TO PLAYERS, COACHES YOU WATCHED SINCE YOU STARTED FOLLOWING GOPHER FOOTBALL

All-Time Favorite Player: Maxx Williams (football) Willie Burton (Basketball)




Go Gophers!!
 

BleedGopher

Administrator
DEMOGRAPHICS

Age: 41

Gender: Male

Minnesota Native: Yes

Current Address/Locale: Twin Cities

Gopher Fan Since: Birth

Season Ticket Holder: Yes, football and basketball

Attend at Least One Game Per Season: Yes. Also attend at least one football road game per year. Sadly my road record is 4-14 lifetime.

Post-Secondary Degree(s) and School(s) or working toward a degree: Bachelor of Science from University of Kansas; MBA from San Diego State

GOPHERHOLE WEBSITE:

What do you like about GopherHole? Love the personalities that post here, the info and analysis, the humor and the friendships I've made.

Favorite posters: Too many to name.

What changes you’d like so see: Wish more lurkers would become posters.

FUN QUESTIONS RELATED TO PLAYERS, COACHES YOU WATCHED SINCE YOU STARTED FOLLOWING GOPHER FOOTBALL

All-Time Favorite Player: Tyrone Carter, Bobby Jackson

Best Gopher Defense: 1999 (football), 1997 (basketball)

Best Gopher Offense: Air Wacker years, 1997 (basketball)

Best Gopher Head Coach: In my lifetime: Glen Mason, Clem Haskins

Most Athletic Gopher (Any Sport): Dave Winfield

Go Gophers!!
 

Halsey Hall

Active member
DEMOGRAPHICS

Age: 81

Gender: Male

Minnesota Native: Red Wing
Current Address/Locale: Minneapolis
Gopher Fan Since: 1948

Season Ticket Holder: yes

Attend at Least One Game Per Season: Yes
Post-Secondary Degree(s) and School(s) or working toward a degree: BA, MA

GOPHERHOLE WEBSITE:

What do you like about GopherHole? knowledgeable posters, recruiting news.


What changes you’d like so see: Removal of posts causing threads to be hijacked.


All-Time Favorite Player: Rick Upchurch, Paul Giel, Jon Leverenz

Best Gopher Defense: 1960

Best Gopher Offense: 2003

Best Gopher Head Coach: Bernie Bierman

Most Athletic Gopher (Any Sport): Winfield, Noel Jenke, Ken Yackel
 

GopherinPhilly

Active member
DEMOGRAPHICS

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Minnesota Native: No

Current Address/Locale: NW Florida

Gopher Fan Since: 1983

Season Ticket Holder: No

Attend at Least One Game Per Season: No. Last game was a few years ago

Post-Secondary Degree(s) and School(s) or working toward a degree: 1994 BA U of M Economics & Business Admin

GOPHERHOLE WEBSITE:

What do you like about GopherHole? Stay connected with team and fans

Favorite posters: Threads leading up to games

What changes you’d like so see: Ability to like posts

FUN QUESTIONS RELATED TO PLAYERS, COACHES YOU WATCHED SINCE YOU STARTED FOLLOWING GOPHER FOOTBALL

All-Time Favorite Player: Lawrence Maroney III

Best Gopher Defense: Before my time

Best Gopher Offense: 2003

Best Gopher Head Coach: None in my lifetime

Most Athletic Gopher (Any Sport): Dave Winfield
 

mggoph

Section 112, Row 1
DEMOGRAPHICS

Age: 60

Gender: Male

Minnesota Native: Yes

Current Address/Locale: Maple Grove, MN

Gopher Fan Since: 1999

Season Ticket Holder: Not any more

Attend at Least One Game Per Season: Yes.

Post-Secondary Degree(s) and School(s) or working toward a degree: USD Grad BS/MBA

GOPHERHOLE WEBSITE:

What do you like about GopherHole? Recruiting news

Favorite posters: Bleed

What changes you'd like to see: More rational discussion, less name calling, especially on OTB

All-Time Favorite Player: Darrell Thompson

Best Gopher Defense: Blake Cashman and Bubba

Best Gopher Offense: MBIII and LM22

Best Gopher Head Coach: Jerry Kill

Most Athletic Gopher (Any Sport): MG5
 

caliGopher

Active member
DEMOGRAPHICS

Age: 49

Gender: Male

Minnesota Native: No. Native Californian

Current Address/Locale: Houston, TX

Gopher Fan Since: 1987

Season Ticket Holder: Not anymore. When I lived in MN and in IA I held tickets most years.

Attend at Least One Game Per Season: If I can get to one, but haven't in a few years.

Post-Secondary Degree(s) and School(s) or working toward a degree: 1992 BA University of Minnesota
2017 MBA Iowa State University

GOPHERHOLE WEBSITE:

What do you like about GopherHole?
Information. People who love the Gophers as much as I do even when we don’t agree

Favorite posters: Bleed making it easy to find articles about the Gophers.

SON recap of sports huddle

What changes you’d like so see: Like button.

FUN QUESTIONS RELATED TO PLAYERS, COACHES YOU WATCHED SINCE YOU STARTED FOLLOWING GOPHER FOOTBALL

All-Time Favorite Player: Marion Barber III

Best Gopher Defense: 1999

Best Gopher Offense: 2003

Best Gopher Head Coach: Murray Warmath

Most Athletic Gopher (Any Sport): Mike Lehan




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West Fargo Gopher Fan

Section 114 Row 2
Age: 37 (I think)

Gender: Male

Minnesota Native: Yes. Born in Moorhead. Currently Coon Rapids

Current Address/Locale: Coon Rapids

Gopher Fan Since: 1981

Season Ticket Holder: Yes

Attend at Least One Game Per Season: Yes

Post-Secondary Degree(s) and School(s) or working toward a degree: MSCTC Moorhead. Sales Management Marketing

GOPHERHOLE WEBSITE:

What do you like about GopherHole? Get the pulse of the gopher sportsfans and latest information plus its free.

Favorite posters: Sports Huddle notes, BleedGophers’ links, GopherLady.

What changes you’d like so see: Website has been over run by trolls. Needs to be cleaned up. Nobody does anything about it.

FUN QUESTIONS RELATED TO PLAYERS, COACHES YOU WATCHED SINCE YOU STARTED FOLLOWING GOPHER FOOTBALL

All-Time Favorite Player: Maxx Williams

Best Gopher Defense:

Best Gopher Offense:

Best Gopher Head Coach: PJ Fleck!

Most Athletic Gopher (Any Sport): Bronko Nagurski

Go Gophers!!
 

McGopherFan

Active member
DEMOGRAPHICS

McGopherFan

Age: 48

Gender: Male

Minnesota Native: Yes

Current Address/Locale: Burnsville, MN

Gopher Fan Since: 1982ish

Season Ticket Holder: Former

Attend at Least One Game Per Season: Attempt to

Post-Secondary Degree(s) and School(s) or working toward a degree: University of Minnesota Duluth, 1995 B.A.

GOPHERHOLE WEBSITE:

What do you like about GopherHole? It’s a quick stop to catchup.

Favorite posters: Those who made the transfer from the original board. recently, Pompous Elititst is a favorite.

What changes you like to see: More empathy, fewer assholes. Fortunately most A-holes post infrequently, and generally don't last. Trolls, if a name must be applied.

FUN QUESTIONS RELATED TO PLAYERS, COACHES YOU WATCHED SINCE YOU STARTED FOLLOWING GOPHER FOOTBALL

All-Time Favorite Player: Tyrone Carter, Ron Johnson, MBIII

Best Gopher Defense: I no longer recall.

Best Gopher Offense: beyond my working memory at this point

Best Gopher Head Coach: Wish I could have seen the great teams founding through the 1960s

Most Athletic Gopher (Any Sport): Dave Winfield, Tyrone Carter
 

HoustonTXGopher

Active member
DEMOGRAPHICS

Age: 54

Gender: Male

Minnesota Native: No

Current Address/Locale: The Woodlands, TX (suburb of Houston)

Gopher Fan Since: 1985

Season Ticket Holder: No, but was from 2006-2017 (Just too hard to get to games from Houston)

Attend at Least One Game Per Season: Yes

Post-Secondary Degree(s) and School(s) or working toward a degree: BA in Psychology 1987

GOPHERHOLE WEBSITE:

What do you like about GopherHole? Enjoy the factual updates about Gopher Football and other sports, The banter is great when not petty.

Favorite posters: Daniel House’s in-depth reporting, SON’s Sports Huddle notes, I actually agree with Spoofn most of the time, LOL.

What changes you’d like so see: The website needs a new look and many STATS dropdown needs to be updated.

FUN QUESTIONS RELATED TO PLAYERS, COACHES YOU WATCHED SINCE YOU STARTED FOLLOWING GOPHER FOOTBALL

All-Time Favorite Player: Rickey Foggie

Best Gopher Defense: 1999

Best Gopher Offense: 2003

Best Gopher Head Coach: Lou Holtz

Most Athletic Gopher (Any Sport): Tom Lehman (Golf) Dave Winfield & Paul Molitor (Baseball) Willie Burton & Sam Jacobsen (Basketball) Rickey Foggie (Football)
 

Great Plains Gopher

Active member
My age is a state secret (only James Comey knows).
Gender: there are 26 now, but I'll stick with the original - male.
St. Paul born and raised.
Currently in Great Plains Omaha/Lincoln area.
Fan since 1948 (a tiny child; I was the only baby who could diagram plays).
Season ticket holder: yes.
At least one game a season attendance: yes.
Too much school: yes, 2 MAs and a PhD.
I enjoy the GopherHole for information and opinion.
GopherHole improvements; less sniping at one another. This should be a fun forum.
All-time favorite player: Paul Giel
Best Gopher defense: 1962
Best Gopher offense: 2003
Best coach: Bernie Bierman
Most athletic Gopher: Bud Grant (nine letters in football, baseball and basketball).
 

builtbadgers

Active member
Age-80
Gender-Male
Minnesota native-no
Carmel California
Gopher Fan 1957
Season Tickets- yes
Attend game at least one per year-yes
Post secondary degrees- MBA and Law

Gopher hole website
Favorite thing- all the different opinions
Favorite posters- Bleed and Woodbury
What i would like to see- shutdown of posters who only attack other posters.

Fun Questions-
Favorite Player- Bobby Bell, Rick Upchurch
Favorite defense-1960
Favorite offense-2003
Best Head Coach-Bierman
Best Athlete- Dave Winfield
 

BTChamp

Member
DEMOGRAPHICS

Age: 48

Gender: Male

Minnesota Native: Detroit Lakes

Current Address/Locale: Thailand

Gopher Fan Since: 1980

Season Ticket Holder: No, but wish I was

Attend at Least One Game Per Season: No, but wish I could

Post-Secondary Degree(s) and School(s) or working toward a degree: Moorhead State 2002

GOPHERHOLE WEBSITE:

What do you like about GopherHole? Like the information, especially the somewhat inside recruiting info.

Favorite posters: New here, so too early to know everyone, but so far Pompous Elitist, Builtbadgers, Slab O Bacon (especially the avatar), and already enjoy Spoofin.

What changes you like so see: Not much. Maybe more recruiting, like the basketball forum. Less personal attacks.

FUN QUESTIONS RELATED TO PLAYERS, COACHES YOU WATCHED SINCE YOU STARTED FOLLOWING GOPHER FOOTBALL

All-Time Favorite Player: Rickey Foggie, Darrel Thompson, David Cobb

Best Gopher Defense: defer

Best Gopher Offense: 2019

Best Gopher Head Coach: Lou Holtz

Most Athletic Gopher (Any Sport): Dave Winfiled
 
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Otis

Active member
DEMOGRAPHICS

Age: 53

Gender: Male

Minnesota Native: Yes

Current Address/Locale: Maryland

Gopher Fan Since: Birth

Season Ticket Holder: No

Attend at Least One Game Per Season: No. Sadly, not recently.

Post-Secondary Degree(s) and School(s) or working toward a degree: Aero Engineering 1989, MBA Carlson School 1998, Double Graduate of the U of M!

GOPHERHOLE WEBSITE:

What do you like about GopherHole? info and discussion

Favorite posters: everyone with no "Badger" reference in their name! ;)

What changes you’d like so see: none

FUN QUESTIONS RELATED TO PLAYERS, COACHES YOU WATCHED SINCE YOU STARTED FOLLOWING GOPHER FOOTBALL

All-Time Favorite Player: Carl Eller

Best Gopher Defense: I'm not sure we have had one! That 1904 team was pretty good though.

Best Gopher Offense: 2003

Best Gopher Head Coach: Herb Brooks

Most Athletic Gopher (Any Sport): Dave Winfield (Although Rodney Williams probably deserves this!)


Go Gophers!!
 

Ogee Oglethorpe

Over Macho Grande?
DEMOGRAPHICS

Age: 49

Gender: Male

Minnesota Native: Yes

Current Address/Locale: Henderson, NV

Gopher Fan Since: 1980

Season Ticket Holder: No

Attend at Least One Game Per Season: Shoot for every other year

Post-Secondary Degree(s) and School(s) or working toward a degree: B.S. Civil Engineering, NDSU

GOPHERHOLE WEBSITE:

What do you like about GopherHole? Timely information, knowledgeable posters, diverse opinions, humor, articles, recruiting news

Favorite posters: Several I appreciate, too many to mention!

What changes you’d like so see: More female frontal nudity

FUN QUESTIONS RELATED TO PLAYERS, COACHES YOU WATCHED SINCE YOU STARTED FOLLOWING GOPHER FOOTBALL

All-Time Favorite Player: Chip Lohmiller, Tyrone Carter, Darrell Thompson

Best Gopher Defense: Can't remember!

Best Gopher Offense: 2020 (with any luck)

Best Gopher Head Coach: TBD

Most Athletic Gopher (Any Sport): Sam Jacobson, Rodney Williams
 

CurveballJesus

Active member
DEMOGRAPHICS

Age: 33

Gender: Male

Minnesota Native: Yes

Current Address/Locale: Twin Cities burbs

Gopher Fan Since: 1986

Season Ticket Holder: No

Attend at Least One Game Per Season: Usually

Post-Secondary Degree(s) and School(s) or working toward a degree: Gustavus BA and Hamline JD

GOPHERHOLE WEBSITE:

What do you like about GopherHole? Highs and lows of game-threads, recruiting insights and general good-natured jackassery.

Favorite posters: Bleed, Spoofin, PE, Bob, Woodbury, SON to name a few

What changes you like so see: Faster bans on obvious trolls who add nothing.

FUN QUESTIONS RELATED TO PLAYERS, COACHES YOU WATCHED SINCE YOU STARTED FOLLOWING GOPHER FOOTBALL

All-Time Favorite Player: Laurence Maroney

Best Gopher Defense: 2009

Best Gopher Offense: 2003

Best Gopher Head Coach: My lifetime, probably Mase.

Most Athletic Gopher (Any Sport): Tollackson!
 

GOFUR

Section 238 - Row 4
DEMOGRAPHICS

Age: 62

Gender: Male

Minnesota Native: Yes, Austin MN.

Current Address/Locale: West Metro

Gopher Fan Since: 1966

Season Ticket Holder: Yes

Attend at Least One Game Per Season: Yes. Only home game I miss this year is Nebby, due to wedding conflict.. UGH...

Post-Secondary Degree(s) and School(s) or working toward a degree: BS: Minnesota State Mankato 1983

GOPHERHOLE WEBSITE:

What do you like about GopherHole? Timely information, knowledgeable posters, diverse opinions, humor, articles, recruiting news, and it’s free.

Favorite posters: Daniel House’s in-depth reporting,

What changes you’d like so see: Removal of posts causing threads to be hijacked.

FUN QUESTIONS RELATED TO PLAYERS, COACHES YOU WATCHED SINCE YOU STARTED FOLLOWING GOPHER FOOTBALL

All-Time Favorite Player: Laurence Maroney

Best Gopher Defense: 2019 (They have the potential)

Best Gopher Offense: 2003

Best Gopher Head Coach: Any Sport? - John Anderson (Baseball). Football - Bernie Bierman

Most Athletic Gopher (Any Sport): Dave Winfield

Go Gophers!!
 

GOFUR

Section 238 - Row 4
DEMOGRAPHICS

Age: 62

Gender: Male

Minnesota Native: Yes, Austin MN.

Current Address/Locale: West Metro

Gopher Fan Since: 1966

Season Ticket Holder: Yes

Attend at Least One Game Per Season: Yes. Only home game I miss this year is Nebby, due to wedding conflict.. UGH...

Post-Secondary Degree(s) and School(s) or working toward a degree: BS: Minnesota State Mankato 1983

GOPHERHOLE WEBSITE:

What do you like about GopherHole? Timely information, knowledgeable posters, diverse opinions, humor, articles, recruiting news, and it’s free.

Favorite posters: Daniel House’s in-depth reporting,

What changes you’d like so see: Removal of posts causing threads to be hijacked.

FUN QUESTIONS RELATED TO PLAYERS, COACHES YOU WATCHED SINCE YOU STARTED FOLLOWING GOPHER FOOTBALL

All-Time Favorite Player: Laurence Maroney

Best Gopher Defense: 2003

Best Gopher Offense: 2019 (Potentially)

Best Gopher Head Coach: Any Sport? - John Anderson (Baseball). Football - Bernie Bierman

Most Athletic Gopher (Any Sport): Dave Winfield

** Corrected best offense and best defense. 2019 defense has a ways to go.
 

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