Still one of the most incredible athletic achievements I've ever seen in person.
I wonder if he's going to reference Hayden's passing in the comic strip.
You know, I'm sure, that Berke Breathed was living in Iowa City in those days and Bloom County is Johnson County.
I think that's the thing many younger fans don't understand ... you had to be somebody to be on live television in 1981. You couldn't watch every game as it happened.
Thank you. I had this piece rattling around in my head for the last few years, hoping I'd never have to write it but knowing that I would.
We've been unable to independently confirm the existence of a "University of North Florida."
And you still won't be able to park anywhere near the stadium.
I mean "battle tested" in the sense that they've been in some difficult games and they've won them all. Their strength of schedule is not great, obviously.
What sort of person am I if I make Mr. T cry? I should find something else to do with my time.
I can't believe you found somebody who makes more parenthetical comments than I do. I gotta step up my game ...
(I kid, I kid, complex sentences are what separate the writers from the poseurs.)
I don't see any chance the Gophers make the playoff. The championship game is a little more believable. I spent most of the 90s in Minnesota; preening and front-running is what their sports fans do best. It's just going to make Fleck's inevitable departure for whatever the SEC equivalent of Michigan State is all that much more painful/delicious.
I can see Minnesota winning 10 games with its schedule and making a New Year's Day bowl game. That would make Fleck irresistible to some Southern AD with a rock in the shoe of his career.
You really think somebody's going to make it into field goal range, huh?
I was wondering if anyone would catch that. Hello, my name is Mark, and I'm still stuck in the 90s.
Trust me, I am NOT thinking about it.
CORRECTION: Minnesota plays Northwestern in Evanston. Still true that the Gophers won't be seriously tested until November.