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16 November 2009


tUMD 2, Fortunate Nerds 3/tUMD 8, Unfortunate Nerds 1

Oh, I totally failed you all this weekend, I’m sorry. Except I did tweet the Saturday game! Awesome! I tried to avoid typos. It was kind of fun, but it also sort of took away from my maximum enjoyment.

So, Friday. Went to the Coach’s Show lunch at tSports Garden. Failed to listen to most of what Sandelin was saying as I was arguing with Ciskie’s father-in-law. We have differing views on the team. I will leave it at that. Then they had a drawing and called my ticket number and I yelled “THAT’S ME!” and came on down like it was The Price is Right. And I had to run by Sandy to get it at the front table, where Bob Nielsen was sitting. And it was also live on the radio. Fortunately, there were like 10 people at the brunch and most were geriatric, and who listens to the radio anyway? This sort of ruined my plans to talk to Nielsen about the one-sided article in the Duluth News Tribune about the student section, because 1. the geriatrics were monopolizing him and 2. I had sort of wrecked my credibility by looking like a moron. At least I didn’t yell “F*** YEAH!” or something. That would really ruin my case.

The game pretty much depressed me. Especially when the Huskies scored in the middle of the 2nd goal lap. And also the sign that I made offended an idiot. It said “EVERY TIME A COWBELL RINGS” and on the back “GOD KILLS A HUSKY,” with KILL in red letters and paint splattered on the sign like blood. That’s not really that bad. I didn’t draw a dead dog or anything. I should have.

Good things from Friday include goals from JACKY!!!!! and Mikey Seidel, with a Brady Lamb assist on the Jacky goal, which means that all of My Guys had points. I didn’t think tUMD played particularly poorly, as they had about a million chances that just didn’t pan out. Some days you have the puck luck, some days you don’t. Some days you eat the bear, some days the bear eats you. Other good things include seeing my bestie and Biddco after a long period of not seeing them.

Then Saturday.

Saturday we made a bunch of signs including a NORTH WISCONSIN sign with a map of Wisconsin and the UP; a Revenge of the Nerds-themed sign, and one that just said NO. The NO sign was probably the most hilarious. It was so universally applicable.

Then we went to the MTU alumni dinner at tGarden, but I missed out on 1. talking to Jamie Russell and 2. seeing the hottie who is in charge of the MTU alumni stuff. Tragedy. I saw Jamie for like 10 seconds as he was leaving. Then I saw Ross walking like a robot as he was walking to the bathroom to throw up. Before the game. Way to go.

Since Tech won on Friday, Biddco lost the bet he had with MeanEgirl. This meant he had to wear her Kinrade jersey. Then she listed off about 800 things we could not do, including 1. cover the jersey 2. throw it on the floor OR ground 3. throw it in the lake 4. take it off 5. put pins or tape on it or 6. allow anyone else to wear it. Biddy and I got creative and realized he could still ride the pony with it (in front of the Tech parents, which was a bad idea) and also he could hike up his pants and tuck it in like a nerd (ALSO in front of the Tech parents, which was ALSO a bad idea). I laughed so hard I could barely walk. He looked amazing.

He looked ESPECIALLY amazing running EIGHT laps, as tUMD scored EIGHT goals. What? And Justin Fontaine had 4 of them! tUMD fans are lame and only 4 people threw hats on the ice. THAT IS PATHETIC, PEOPLE. PATHETIC. I am going to have to start wearing hats to games simply to make sure I’m ready in case of emergency. Really, there were some stupid hats being worn. Get with the program, people! It’s been 5 years since the last one! Did you forget how it worked? I wish I had a YouTube video of Fonz’s 3rd goal. Oh my. BIG weekend for Brady Lamb and MCON as well, and former My Guy Rob Bordson. Biddy and I discovered the secret to Rob Bordson’s newfound amazingness, although I will not share.

SO incredibly proud of how the guys responded after Friday’s loss. Now come down to the Cities and sweep the Gophers.

Wins until we reach last season’s total: 6! (Let’s knock that down some more this weekend!)
Points until we reach last season’s total: 18! (Keep rackin’ them up!)

My Guys
Jack Connolly: 18! (Another awesome weekend!!!!)
Brady Lamb: 8! (Elevating his game to a new level!!!)
Mike Seidel: 4! (Superb!!!)

Dylan Olsen: 6!
Mike Seidel: 4!
Keegan Flaherty: 2!
Wade Bergman: 1
Dan Delisle: 1
Jake Hendrickson: 1
Drew Olson: 1

Jacky: 18!
Mikey: 13! (Catching up!)

Drew: 1
Dylan: 6!

Olson: 8
Akins: 15

On Notice
Dan Delisle
Jordan Fulton
David Grun
Jake Hendrickson
Chad Huttel
Drew Olson

Goals Only
Drew Akins
Rob Bordson
Cody Danberg
Dylan Olsen

4 Comments leave one →
  1. 16 November 2009 4:49 pm

    >Bordson stopped bleaching his hair so the fumes no longer befuddle his brain.Am I right?

  2. 16 November 2009 10:51 pm

    >I should have rode pony one a few of those laps!

  3. 18 November 2009 2:16 am

    >FOUR hats /was/ really pathetic!! Tech's ice is always peppered with hats for our hat tricks! (Believe it or not, we get like one per year.) No matter where I see my team play, I always make sure I have a hat. Never know what's going to happen! Like that one game where Justin St. Louis, who hardly ever scored at all, had a trick in the Mooch! I had an urge to throw my hat on the ice for Fonzy because I felt bad that only 4 hats were thrown!


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