I heard a good portion of Beyond the Pond on KFAN this morning with Steve Ulseth from the '79 team talking about Herbie and other stories....it was a great show. If anybody gets the time I would check it out once the Podcast is posted on their site.
THAT was awesome
My favorite Gopher team
So I've always got a story.
Its my senior year of HS, we're finished up with BB, and our coach gets us tickets to a Gopher BB game in the Barn on the same Saturday as the Natty Championship game.
So we leave for the game that morning, worried about getting back home in time to follow the game (probably on radio)
Its snowing like a mother when we leave. Its snowing like a mother at the game. Its snowing like a mother as we head home.
We crawl out of the cities following a semi, we stop every mile or two and literally push cars off the roadway so we can get thru ... that goes on for hours, we get as far as Franklin Mn and the road comes to an abrupt end.
Cars piled up everywhere, end of the road. We get shuttled into town, the school opens up its gym for us and we spend two full days playing dodgeball and eating peanut butter and drinking milk in the cafeteria.
A couple of us (hey, we were seniors and the season was over) .... disobey orders and head uptown (what uptown there was) and find the only open bar.
Sat in there and listened as the Gophers brought it home. Finally headed home Monday morning, but only made it to the outskirts of home. had to spend another night at a friends house, before walking the remaining couple miles the next day.
Yeah, times have changed.