Minnesota sports. I tell ya. It’s a good thing that hope springs eternal and that new stadiums provide for lovely distractions to team results that leave fans yearning for much more. For all the people, and Gopher Alumni, that struggled through those years of watching ant fights in the Grand Canyon --a.k.a. Gopher football games in the Metrodome-- who gives a darn if the team is delivering Earth-shattering victories over some of the greatest college football programs in history. It just feels good to see goofy kids and proud old folks able to take in the darn game like it’s supposed to be taken.
Getting some pancakes and coffee in the morning, and strolling to the Gopher game at TCF Bank Stadium on a crisp, but not cold Fall morning, might be my vote for the purest good time going for Minnesota sports fans. Or maybe its just that college is a beautiful thing period. Kids, go to college. Adults, take a group of kids down to the game, even if you can’t get in. There’s just good stuff in the air down there for old and young to find some inspiration. Plus chicken wings at Big Ten restaurant, or Chinese food at Village Wok is worth the trip alone.