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die hard gopher

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Do you know any current or former Gopher football players? The ones I know have said they don't know what Gopherhole is. Maybe they are in the minority but I doubt it.
Jonathan Nwonkwo, a one time gopher basketball commit, actually posted on GH using a burner account and gave updates on his recruitment and visit and then later revealed it was him and he announced his commitment on GH before he publicly announced.

Plus several parents of recruits have posted on GH or other forums such as Melvin Holland, Connor and Alex Mayes, Tyler Moore and Colton Beebe's fathers.

I know former gopher basketball player Damian Johnson once tweeted that looking at Gopherhole was a players worst nightmare after a loss.

If a player has a huge "all things" thread on them, the thread is likely one of the first things that comes up on a google search and I would bet many players do google search themselves.
 
I can't see Gameday passing up LSU/Alabama on that Penn st weekend.
I agree. Unless both teams go completely off the rails in a very unlikely scenario, I see ESPN going to Tuscaloosa even if one or both have lost by then. Alabama is at Texas A&M this Saturday in their best chance to fall before the LSU game and then has Tennessee and Arkansas games at home that it should easily win. LSU has Florida at home, goes to Mississippi State in a game it should win, and then hosts Auburn. I can't see LSU dropping more than one of those. That CBS will air it won't play a role in the decision making at ESPN. They'll make Herbie fly to his game site for that evening.

Looking at our game, Penn State has to get by Iowa away, Michigan at home, and Michigan State away in a tough slate. We have to deal with tricky Nebraska and Maryland games. The Huskers and Terps have had good wins and games in which they've been completely humiliated. It's hard to say how that turns out. Pains me as it does to say it, but if Gameday goes Big Ten that weekend, there is also Iowa at Wisconsin to contend with if some difficult games go the way of both teams.

We are among the few Power 5 conference teams that have never received a visit from Gameday. There are even some unlikely suspects that have had the show hit town like Indiana, Kansas, and Oregon State (3 times to Corvallis!). Now that Washington State got its much campaigned for visit last year, the missing teams Power 5 teams from the Gameday destination list are Minnesota, Rutgers, Duke, Virginia, and Wake Forest. All teams from the PAC-12, Big XII, and SEC have been visited although it's been a long time for some schools and many didn't get their visits while members of their current conference. Iowa State only got its visit this past September. As indies Notre Dame and BYU both have hosted. Some non Power 5 teams, FCS, D-II, and D-III schools that have been visited while we wait include Houston, Boise State, Air Force, Army, Navy, East Carolina, Cincinnati, Northern Illinois, SMU, USF, UCF, Temple, Western Michigan, Bowling Green, Florida A&M, Grambling State, Southern, Hampton, Delaware State, Harvard, Yale, Richmond, James Madison, Williams, Incarnate Word, Amherst, Buffalo, and North Dakota State (to my great chagrin).

My greatest Gameday fear was that the show would go to Target Field in 2017 for St. Thomas vs. St. John's because two D-III archrivals drawing a 37,000 plus crowd to an MLB stadium seems like the sort of thing Gameday would love. On top of that, there was a pretty weak slate of games that weekend overall with no obvious big school game to visit. What could have been as bad as Gameday coming to Minneapolis, but skipping the Gophers in favor of the Tommies and Johnnies? Good fortune prevailed when ESPN controversially decided to hold the show in Times Square with no major game in that market as anchor and instead the emphasis going to how many college football fans lived in the NYC area that would turn up.
 

suths5

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I agree in that I just can't see Gameday skipping Alabama/LSU. However, (and getting WAY ahead of ourselves) could the best bet be Iowa game next year? I believe it's early on so hopefully not as many great games to go against. It would require both teams getting nice preseason rankings which is not a given even with a really good 2019 season.

That being said I just really want them to beat Nebraska.
 
I agree. Unless both teams go completely off the rails in a very unlikely scenario, I see ESPN going to Tuscaloosa even if one or both have lost by then. Alabama is at Texas A&M this Saturday in their best chance to fall before the LSU game and then has Tennessee and Arkansas games at home that it should easily win. LSU has Florida at home, goes to Mississippi State in a game it should win, and then hosts Auburn. I can't see LSU dropping more than one of those. That CBS will air it won't play a role in the decision making at ESPN. They'll make Herbie fly to his game site for that evening.

Looking at our game, Penn State has to get by Iowa away, Michigan at home, and Michigan State away in a tough slate. We have to deal with tricky Nebraska and Maryland games. The Huskers and Terps have had good wins and games in which they've been completely humiliated. It's hard to say how that turns out. Pains me as it does to say it, but if Gameday goes Big Ten that weekend, there is also Iowa at Wisconsin to contend with if some difficult games go the way of both teams.

We are among the few Power 5 conference teams that have never received a visit from Gameday. There are even some unlikely suspects that have had the show hit town like Indiana, Kansas, and Oregon State (3 times to Corvallis!). Now that Washington State got its much campaigned for visit last year, the missing teams Power 5 teams from the Gameday destination list are Minnesota, Rutgers, Duke, Virginia, and Wake Forest. All teams from the PAC-12, Big XII, and SEC have been visited although it's been a long time for some schools and many didn't get their visits while members of their current conference. Iowa State only got its visit this past September. As indies Notre Dame and BYU both have hosted. Some non Power 5 teams, FCS, D-II, and D-III schools that have been visited while we wait include Houston, Boise State, Air Force, Army, Navy, East Carolina, Cincinnati, Northern Illinois, SMU, USF, UCF, Temple, Western Michigan, Bowling Green, Florida A&M, Grambling State, Southern, Hampton, Delaware State, Harvard, Yale, Richmond, James Madison, Williams, Incarnate Word, Amherst, Buffalo, and North Dakota State (to my great chagrin).

My greatest Gameday fear was that the show would go to Target Field in 2017 for St. Thomas vs. St. John's because two D-III archrivals drawing a 37,000 plus crowd to an MLB stadium seems like the sort of thing Gameday would love. On top of that, there was a pretty weak slate of games that weekend overall with no obvious big school game to visit. What could have been as bad as Gameday coming to Minneapolis, but skipping the Gophers in favor of the Tommies and Johnnies? Good fortune prevailed when ESPN controversially decided to hold the show in Times Square with no major game in that market as anchor and instead the emphasis going to how many college football fans lived in the NYC area that would turn up.
Even if both Penn St and the Gophers are undefeated, I agree that they'd probably need Alabama and (more likely) LSU to drop a few games. At this point, I'd say the best chance for Gameday this season would be the Axe game, but then you're contending with all those other rivalry games that weekend, most notably OSU/Michigan and the Iron Bowl. However if both teams go in with 0-1 loss, with the division and the Axe at stake I think they might come to town.

My general gripe about Gameday, which I really enjoy, is that they go to the same places over and over. I think part of the fun is seeing different campuses and locales and getting a true cross-section of college football from coast to coast. I wish they came out west more. I know that that makes for a really early local start time, but that show in Pullman was a blast. I also loved it when they went to Fargo, and the lower division schools.
 
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fmlizard

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I can't see Gameday passing up LSU/Alabama on that Penn st weekend.
I could. For two reasons. One, it's been done a million times before and 8-0 Minnesota would be novel. Two, it's promoting the competition's product. LSU/Bama is always a CBS game and if ABC/ESPN gets rights to 8-0 Minnesota v 8-0 Penn State (instead of Fox/FS1) then it makes all the sense in the world for ABC/ESPN to promote their own game by featuring it on Gameday.
 

Word

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It's interesting that you're wondering who a celebrity picker would be, and then keep bringing up non-celebrities. Jessie Diggins? Pete Najarian?
I know. Diggins and Najarian are barely even known in the state of Minnesota, let alone nationally.

Legend/Teigen would maybe work but they're not from here, just have a relative on the team.
Is Josh Hartnett still making movies? Maybe him?
Vince Vaughan was born here and I did see him once at a Gopher game at the Metrodome...
 

fmlizard

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I know. Diggins and Najarian are barely even known in the state of Minnesota, let alone nationally.

Legend/Teigen would maybe work but they're not from here, just have a relative on the team.
Is Josh Hartnett still making movies? Maybe him?
Vince Vaughan was born here and I did see him once at a Gopher game at the Metrodome...
Brock f-ing Lesnar.
 

HoustonTXGopher

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Tom Lehman
Winfield and Molitor together
Spoof'n
Garrison Keiller
Tony Dungey
Kevin McHale

We need more famous people from Minnesota
 

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