Monday, November 29, 2010

Gophers v. Hawkeyes, 11//27/10 at TCF Bank Stadium

All's well that ends well.

That couldn't be more true for the 2010 Golden Gopher football squad. Interim Coach Jeff Horton's 2-3 record may not be impressive at first glance, but consider the teams the Gophers played in that five-game stretch.

  • A home loss to a Penn State team that is well-coached and on its way to a bowl game after wrapping up a 7-5 season
  • Another home loss to Ohio State - A top 10 team that will likely be playing in a BCS bowl game
  • A road loss at Michigan State - Another top 10 team that would have been the Big 10 champion if it were decided on the field and not in the BCS
  • A come-from-behind road win against bowl-eligible Illinois
  • A win against a ranked Iowa team, in a trophy game, that might qualify as the most exciting, satisfying Gopher victory since Mason beat Michigan
According to the experts, Horton will not be considered for the head coaching job. Knowing that, I think I join a large number of the Gopher Nation who'd like to thank him for the job he did taking a broken season and making it interesting and a lot of fun to watch down the stretch. Let's hope this late-season success propels the Golden Gophers into the next era of winning football at the U!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Dayton v. Emmer Recount

To celebrate the recount for the Minnesota gubernatorial election, I present to you, the greatest moment all-time in Minnesota election recount history...

Special thanks to Jed Hirschfeld for reminding me of this ballot from the Coleman v. Franken recount.