- Sep 21, 2015
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Craig McDonald from Minnehaha picked ISU over us two years ago. Either school should be attractive for wrs. Why a safety would pick ISU over us is a little more of a head scratcher.
Different people value different things. I don't know why you have such a hard time believing someone of color would want to live in a small town. Sure, it's less common but if that's their preference, why question it? For them apparently the pros outweigh the cons.Hmm.
So Tyler Johnson and his family survived the gang war-torn battlefields of N Mpls fine, but this guy's family just didn't feel safe and decided it was best to head for .... [checks notes] .... Alexandria, MN.
Uh huh. You sure his folks didn't just get a job transfer or find a job up there?
The answer to your question is simple. If companies make their home in Alex, more people will move there. It's simple economics. Mpls/St. Paul grew and keep growing because many many years ago Fort Snelling was built. Then flour mills were built along St Anthony Falls while State government was established down stream.I think his point seems pretty straightforward--if there were so many people who are convinced that Alex is a better place to live than Minneapolis, why don't more people live in Alex than Minneapolis?
On the main topic, 'm very happy that Kristen opted for the Gophers, hope he can make an instant impact on special teams.
Sure.Why ever his family moved to Alex, that is their family business, so why don't we just drop it and celebrate another recruit and a young man who wants to Row our Boat - that should be enough!
I don't have a hard time believing it. Never said anything close to that.I don't know why you have such a hard time believing someone of color would want to live in a small town. Sure, it's less common but if that's their preference, why question it?
What else specifically about this young man would you like to discuss? Go ahead, start it off.
I don't know why I'm doing this, but as someone who grew up in rural Minnesota and wouldn't trade it for anything, have you ever actually been to Alexandria or spent any amount of time there longer than just driving through?I don't have a hard time believing it. Never said anything close to that.
Again, the claim that was made originally that started this whole tangent was that his family thought Mpls was "too rough", so they moved to .... [checks notes] ....Alexandria, Minnesota.
That's like claiming someone moved from Denver to Fargo because they thought Denver was just a little too mountain-y.
It was a silly thing to say, I doubt that was the reason, at all, as there are approximately 1 million cities and towns that aren't "too rough" in between Mpls and Alexandria.
I challenged that claim, much to the chagrin of several on this thread, and that is that.
Alex no, but Fergus yes. DL yes. Same thing. These are all fine towns. And all have proud football programs. There is literally nothing wrong with growing up in any of them.I don't know why I'm doing this, but as someone who grew up in rural Minnesota and wouldn't trade it for anything, have you ever actually been to Alexandria or spent any amount of time there longer than just driving through?
This was your original post:Alex no, but Fergus yes. DL yes. Same thing. These are all fine towns. And all have proud football programs. There is literally nothing wrong with growing up in any of them.
I really don't understand why it is so hard for folks to not extrapolate my point beyond what I was actually saying. I was being very, very specific, and implied nothing beyond that specific point.
Why Alex instead of North Branch, Cambridge, St Francis, Elk River, Anandale, Delano .... do you want me to keep making the full compass sweep?Why you can't perceive that one family may feel that Alexandria (or any of these more rural towns you list) is safer is beyond me as many families make this choice every year.
Why Alex instead of North Branch, Cambridge, St Francis, Elk River, Anandale, Delano .... do you want me to keep making the full compass sweep?
The point was always that: Alex itself was very likely not chosen just because it is "safer" than Mpls.
This didn't happen: "wow Mpls is rough! We need to move. Where should we go? Let's see ..... innie, meanie, minnie ..... MO! Ok, look up the crime stats for 'Alexandria, Minnesota'."
The folks got a job, or they knew someone there, or perhaps they knew someone down here who suggested that community because of the football program, or a million other reasons that are a million percent more believable than what was claimed.
This is the exact post you quoted:YES they did. That is why I responded, in the first place. Dude, read the thread.
Maybe we finally have found lightning in a bottle?After watching his highlights, I'm very, very excited about this kid.
He looks like a dynamic playmaker with fast-twitch elusiveness and game-breaking speed. I can see him as a real force — receiving, carrying the ball on reverses and jet sweeps, and especially in the return game. 4.4 speed in a high school kid!
To my (admittedly untrained) eye, he looks like a player who could step right in and contribute as a freshman.
Percy Harvin in maroon and gold!
I think most folks when they say Twin Cities think of the metro area.I think you're confused about what towns are included in "Twin Cities".
Hint: Minnie and Paul
Just ignore him and get back to the point. People like him want to turn everything into an unintelligent Facebook forum for grievance idiots.
This thread is about this kids commitment. He is going to be an exciting player for the U and his skill set is going to bring something I don't think the current WR group has.