Do any longtime Gopher football fans know the name Sam Richter? I met him at a speaker's association meeting last week, and in the course of the conversation at the table there was talk of Gopher football. I gathered from the conversation that Sam used to play for them, so I looked him up when I came home.
If you knew of him, you might be interested to hear that he is a highly sought-after speaker these days. He also created a new software for speakers to use, although I don't know much about it.
Just as an aside - the topic of tailgating was front and center, and both Sam and Joe Schmit (also at the table) agreed that it is almost impossible to park and tailgate at the U these days. Sam even admitted that he rarely even goes to games anymore because of the chaos just to get in the gates. That was when I mentioned that I had a conference there the following week and wondered if I should worry about finding parking. He's the one who told me the Gophers had a bye.
He seems like a super guy, and still a proud Gopher alum.
What's up with that bootheel, Missouri?