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    15,000 show up at Gopher Spring Game

    One of the largest crowds ever -- 15,000 -- showed up at the Metrodome to watch the Gophers Spring scrimmage. Many others braved the cold temps to join the Gophers players in their Victory Walk.


    15,000 isn't that about the number of people who will be attending the opening home Vikngs game this year?
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    Re: 15,000 show up at Gopher Spring Game

    It's because no matter what they knew they were going to see a Gopher's win!

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    Re: 15,000 show up at Gopher Spring Game

    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    One of the largest crowds ever -- 15,000 -- showed up at the Metrodome to watch the Gophers Spring scrimmage. Many others braved the cold temps to join the Gophers players in their Victory Walk.


    15,000 isn't that about the number of people who will be attending the opening home Vikngs game this year?

    Getting a little negative aren't you Cojo?
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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    Re: 15,000 show up at Gopher Spring Game

    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    15,000 isn't that about the number of people who will be attending the opening home Vikngs game this year?
    Smiley or not, the only way the Gophers outdrawn the Vikings is when Iowa comes to town to play and you know it.
    And even then, it's only a tie.

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    Re: 15,000 show up at Gopher Spring Game

    I'm sure that 15k is an immpressive number for a college Spring Game in Minnesota.
    At OU there is that many for any open scrimmage and twice as many for the Red & White game.
    Hell they get 25,000 at the Tulsa Jenks vs.
    Tulsa Union high school game year in and year out.

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    Re: 15,000 show up at Gopher Spring Game

    Alabama had 90,000 plus at their Spring Game, but it's all relative.

    Places like Oklahoma and Alabama have no other franchises for the fanbase to attach themselves to. Last I checked Minnesota, and Minneapolis and St Paul specifically, had how many? You got the Wild, Timberwolves, Vikings, Lynx, AND the Gophers all competing for fans' attention.

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    Re: 15,000 show up at Gopher Spring Game

    "Benet" wrote:
    Alabama had 90,000 plus at their Spring Game, but it's all relative.

    Places like Oklahoma and Alabama have no other franchises for the fanbase to attach themselves to.
    Last I checked Minnesota, and Minneapolis and St Paul specifically, had how many? You got the Wild, Timberwolves, Vikings, Lynx, AND the Gophers all competing for fans' attention.
    That is one way to look at it.
    Another way to look at is that places like Alabama, Oklahoma and Nebraska where college sports is king keep your larger markets supplied with pro atheletes.
    There are 84,000 people at any given OU football game.
    That's a lot considering the population of the state.
    That's almost 1% of the entire OKC metro area.

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    Re: 15,000 show up at Gopher Spring Game

    "SoonersRock" wrote:
    "Benet" wrote:
    Alabama had 90,000 plus at their Spring Game, but it's all relative.

    Places like Oklahoma and Alabama have no other franchises for the fanbase to attach themselves to.
    Last I checked Minnesota, and Minneapolis and St Paul specifically, had how many? You got the Wild, Timberwolves, Vikings, Lynx, AND the Gophers all competing for fans' attention.
    That is one way to look at it.
    Another way to look at is that places like Alabama, Oklahoma and Nebraska where college sports is king keep your larger markets supplied with pro atheletes.
    There are 84,000 people at any given OU football game.
    That's a lot considering the population of the state.
    That's almost 1% of the entire OKC metro area.

    Because you have no pro teams and you don't have a lot of the other options that the Twin Cities area does going to museums, theaters, plays, 15,000 lakes to visit and fish, hiking the rivers and streams that Minnesota so abundantly has.

    Benet you forgot the Twins and the Storm.

    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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    Re: 15,000 show up at Gopher Spring Game

    "whackthepack" wrote:
    "SoonersRock" wrote:
    "Benet" wrote:
    Alabama had 90,000 plus at their Spring Game, but it's all relative.

    Places like Oklahoma and Alabama have no other franchises for the fanbase to attach themselves to.
    Last I checked Minnesota, and Minneapolis and St Paul specifically, had how many? You got the Wild, Timberwolves, Vikings, Lynx, AND the Gophers all competing for fans' attention.
    That is one way to look at it.
    Another way to look at is that places like Alabama, Oklahoma and Nebraska where college sports is king keep your larger markets supplied with pro atheletes.
    There are 84,000 people at any given OU football game.
    That's a lot considering the population of the state.
    That's almost 1% of the entire OKC metro area.

    Because you have no pro teams and you don't have a lot of the other options that the Twin Cities area does going to museums, theaters, plays, 15,000 lakes to visit and fish, hiking the rivers and streams that Minnesota so abundantly has.

    Benet you forgot the Twins and the Storm.

    We have museums and lakes, rivers and streams, theaters and plays just like y'all do. For the last two years we even had an NBA franchise, and will again soon (Sonics). OKC actually beat Minnesota in attendance in a year when we knew the Hornets would not be back.
    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/attendance

    Oklahoma is not the vast wasteland that people tend to think it is.

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    Re: 15,000 show up at Gopher Spring Game

    OH WOW 15,000! Thats a heck of a lot!


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