What a day! Pitchers and catchers report AND Canada vs. Switzerland hockey (or for the Americans, the USA gets to annihilate Norway. Although we probably won't get to see either game because NBC will preempt it with either women's curling or the women's hockey team beating the bejeesus out of another country 62-0. But hey, we can't break from either of those to show men's hockey because that, you know, would actually get ratings. And if NBC has proven anything, it's that they do not want ratings. Please, run from your television sets. Change the channel. I love America but I hate NBC and their Olympic coverage. You probably couldn't tell, but I do. I really, really do). Seriously, as our friend Ice Cube said, "today is a good day."
What does this have to do with Gopher football? Well nothing. Nothing at all. But as a Gopher football only website...well what do we have left to talk about? Let's be honest here- Jer and I love Gopher football way, way too much. It's definitely a problem. But that's what we love and what we know (or at least we think we do) so that's what we talk about here. Unlike the boys over at The Daily Gopher, who seem to know anything and everything about all things Gophers, we know Gopher football. Which is great during the season, and the few weeks of spring practice, but in these long, cold, dark months without college football...yeah we have nothing.
In year's past, we've pretty much gone dark during the off-season because while we can pretend to have informed and enlightened opinions on Gopher football, we cannot pretend to know what the heck we're talking about when it comes to Gopher basketball, hockey or baseball. So we don't try.
So where does that leave us during the dark ages of the college football offseason? Good question. I would like for the lights to stay on for this site between now and when spring practice starts, but if so, that means little talk of Gopher football and other talk of well, other stuff. Two things I can guarantee you we will not talk about under any circumstances are politics and religion. Or HGTV. Or Shaun White. Or American Idol. Ok so there's probably a lot of things we won't ever talk about, but there's also plenty of non-Gopher football related stuff we may get into. March Madness? Music? Movies? The Twins (I'm a Mariners fan, but have to say I love what the Twinkies are doing. They are moving dangerously close to no longer being "The Little Engine That Could", the scrappy little piranahs who try really hard but just can't compete with the Big Boys because their own makes no money from the team. Pay no attention to the fact he has more money than God! No, the Twins can't possibly make money! No way no how! Well now they're bordering on a $100 million payroll and one of the best teams in the league. With all sincerity, couldn't happen to a better group of fans after all Carl Pohlad put you through. The summer of 2010 should be fun for baseball fans)?
We could go a number of different directions, or nowhere at all. But we'll try to keep the site from going dark the next few months with some kind of content, as we light the way during the long, long, LONG offseason. Whatever Gopher news there is to report (or the also fun total unsubstantiated rumors) mixed in with other stuff. Stay tuned. We'll leave the lights on for you.