It really is shocking to go back and re-look at when we have had our successes
(most are black and white TV)
But I brought up Vanek for a reason
The Gophers went into that natty championship run knowing they were pretty good, but they don't get either title, without their best player, being their best player.
Vanek was simply all over everything those runs. His stamp was on the whole thing.
As you point out, that's probably why we just aren't seeing championships here in anything.
Kirby got it done, Vanek got it done, Morris got it done.
Until someone steps up on our good teams and takes over huge games, we will never win another.
Team sports, yeah ... but driven by great individual performances.
Work like a Captain.
Play like a Pirate.