Thursday, January 26, 2012

NY Times: UND Fans Throw Dead Gophers On Ice

(above) Duck and cover
From: NY Times
by Drew Claussen

The final WCHA series held in Grand Forks, between Minnesota and North Dakota had it all: 11 goals, 16 penalties, one victory by each team and dead animals thrown on the ice.

After a North Dakota goal on two weeks ago fans littered the ice with dead gophers, the game was actually delayed as blood was scraped from the ice.

The dead gophers were supplied by a local farmer who threw them in the freezer until game day.

The games featured all the scraps and fights that series between the two rivals usually do, capped off by Ben Blood of UND and Seth Ambroz getting into a minor scuffle after Blood shoved Rau while the teams were shaking hands following Saturday’s game.

A day later North Dakota head coach Dave Hakstol revoked Blood’s assistant captaincy.

24 comments:

old pio said...

Classy. Very classy. Let's see, in Spain the bull meat is sold. In Mexico it's given to the poor. In Grand Forks rich and poor alike gather around steaming pots of gopher stew.

Pioneers04 said...

Question is, will they find a Badger too?

miller said...

How about a tiger???

dggoddard said...

A purple cow might be difficult to conceal.

achsdu17 said...

Hey before a CC fan throws a rat or whatever that was on our ice, lets toss chickens on their end. lol

miller said...

I tossed a squid once on the ice. The great things about squids is that slide a long, long way if you throw them just right!

anonevermore said...

Not a fan of these stupid "traditions." Especially when an idiot who is no smarter than an octopus, throws an octopus on the ice. What a waste of a cool creature. Maybe someday aliens will take over the earth, and throw human bodies onto the ice when goals are scored in the Alien NHL. (ANHL).

miller said...

You obviously never attended a game at the old arena.

anonevermore said...

I did, and I'm sure I thought that some of that stuff was funny at the time. But I'm older and (arguably) wiser now. From a hockey perspective, it's bad for your own team, too. You have the momentum after scoring a goal, then play is delayed for 5 minutes while they clean the ice. Bye-bye, momentum. I DO, however, approve of the streakers that I read about from the 70's who followed the zamboni onto the ice.

'57 said...

DU fans used to throw chickens on the ice when the opposing team refused to fight. Not simply to throw chickens. Since the kids aren’t allowed to fight, this tradition doesn’t make a lot of sense anymore.

Anonymous said...

I think the lack of sunshine and sub zero temperatures have finally driven Donald completely insane. He made some comment over on the UAA Fan Blog about how DU was going to get swept in front of 400 screaming fans this weekend. What a tool…

I'm glad DG grew a pair and added the anon option back.

anonymously said...

In addition to more cowbell, DU is also in need of more streaking

SpongeBobSquidPants said...

I’ve always wondered what type of guy would shove a squid down his pants to smuggle it into a hockey game. How long do you have sit there waiting for the chance to throw it? Don’t you smell like fish all night? I’m betting that you don’t have a date that night - or maybe ever. And how long does it take to get rid of the various nicknames that come with shoving a squid down your pants?

mexico said...

Throwing squid is for amateurs. Real hockey fans go for lobster :(

Pioneers04 said...

@Mexico, if DU fans are going to pay for lobster, they at least have the class to eat it, rather than waste it.

mexico said...

You guys crack me up. How many of you retards go to games? You all know that's a fair question. Raise your hand if you go to more than 10 games a year... wait... make it 5

Anonymous said...

@ Mexico:

Season ticket holders and road games too, butt jockey.

mexico said...

Nice try anon 10:49 - I'll watch (in person) CC play 28 games before playoffs start. I would be surprised if any DU fan (not including parents) can make that claim. But honestly, good on you for the season tickets. Did your wife smuggle the lobster past security in her FUPA?

Do any other anon season ticket holders have something to say?

Stelio Kontos! said...

@ mexico...
cool story, fudge-packing sausage lover...
how the fook are you dumber than tig?

dude...just get back to huffing your whippets and molesting the farm animals then go sit at the kids' table...

Nincompoop said...

So it's just business as usual for the Sioux. I must say, I'm pleasantly surprised that their Coach pulled the guys' status as Captain. Gee, don't tell me that Hackstol is getting soft on us? Ususally, I'd almost expect Hackstol to out out there with his players, throwing punches in those types of situations. Good move by their coach

Anonymous said...

28 games? Even being in the pep band we only go to half the hockey games at home. Do other sports (basketball) or practice count?

vizoroo said...

Squid in the pants--squish--:O

MyPantsAreSquishy said...

Sometimes after you put the squid down your shorts, you don’t want to leave the house to go to the game.

Anonymous said...

A measly 28 games. I can watch half a dozen games a night at home. I can track all the college scores and follow the play by play electronically as well as see the highlights. I can check up on our high school recruits and DU alum that have turned pro without leaving the comfort of my couch. I get the players tweets and can hear the analysis from people who know the game of hockey, not some schmoe who just bought tickets to take his squalling brat to the game.

Besides, my mom bakes cookies upstairs on the weekend. Yum.