Rambling Reflection: Minot State
I didn’t go to the game. I did go to four of the six home games so I feel like I did my part to contribute to the NCAA attendance record for a first year program.
I is a fun little trivia tidbit that slightly disarms the unknowledgeable. It probably will impress a recruit or two. Wow, they think, must be legit.. *
The problem next (aside from raising funds for facilities) is maintaining the momentum from November 20, 2011 to early September 2012.
We’ll do our part out of loyalty and fandom and the school’s athletic administration will continue to tout the benefits of becoming a fan and supporter.
So far it has been nothing but success. Thirty-five thousand plus every couple of weeks to see the Runners play a schedule full of Never-Heard-Ofs. The immediate goal of fielding a Division 1-A (FBS) team has been achieved. Fielding a successful team is a separate, more difficult undertaking.
You, the fan and/or student need to be in it for the long haul.
Minot state was as good as a bowl game. They laid down like a good has-been boxer for a former champion. They were the journeyman fighter for an aging Rocky in a montage.
Next year will bring tougher opponents and 2013, an even tougher batch. I believe in increasing the challenges. You don’t repeat level one in Tetris. We probably will get our asses handed to us more often and by bigger margins than at Southern Utah and UC-Davis.
It is all part of the experience. These kinds of games are fun and maybe a little useful. Stretching your legs against inferior opponents has to be good for confidence and helps protect your younger players from mentally checking out. This is supposed to be a little fun after all.
I’ll be back with more later.
Jared is writing something, too. Right now I’m watching Liverpool v Chelsea and recovering from the Austin trip.* Also, don’t forget to check out El Convo for our ramblings on the basketball team. They are really good and there will be lots of winning going on. If you need something to scratch your basketball itch you should definitely come out to the games and hang with us, yo. Also, don’t forget to check out El Convo for our ramblings on the basketball team. They are really good and there will be lots of winning going on. If you need something to scratch your basketball itch you should definitely come out to the games and hang with us, yo.
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