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Gophers vs. Penn State Football Game: Guess Who Won

Take a look at this picture — of TCF Stadium field, minutes after the conclusion of the Minnesota – Penn State football game this afternoon — and tell me if you can guess who won. Need a hint? Minnesota’s team colors are maroon and gold . . .
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How Far Will Naming Rights Go?

Everything’s For Sale! [Editor’s Note:  The views expressed here are solely those of Ross Kaplan, and do not represent Edina Realty, Berkshire Hathaway, or any other entity referenced.] Growing up in the Twin Cities, I watched the Gophers play football at Memorial Stadium, the Twins play baseball at Metropolitan Stadium (and later the Humphrey Metrodome), and...
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Smudge on (Smart Phone) Screen? No, Eye in Sky

“Are They Spying on Us?!?” As far as I know, the 85 year-old woman sitting on my right at the Gopher game today had not — unlike me — just finished reading what feels like the sequel to “1984,” a new novel called “The Circle.” Rather, what caught both our attention was the overhead camera...
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11 a.m.(!) Gopher Football Game Today

Warm-Up’s vs. Main Event I’m hardly a big boxing fan, but I seem to recall that big fights were usually preceded by one or more “warm-up” fights, also called “the undercard” — just like movie matinees used to have short films before the main event. Essentially, that’s what Minnesota’s game vs. Western Michigan is today...
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"Top Ten" Snowstorm Winners

Monday Night Football. Outside. Tonight. Not everyone in the Twin Cities is put out by the second major snowstorm in barely 10 days (the Dec. 10-11 blizzard dumped up to 20 inches locally, the most in 19 years!). Herewith is my “Top 10” list of snowstorm beneficiaries: 10. Kids who just got new sleds —...
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TCF Stadium

“Wrigley Field for Football” Along with about 49,000 Minnesotans (and perhaps 1,000 people from Colorado Springs), I attended the Gopher football team’s season opener against Air Force last night. The unqualified star of the game? The new stadium. Much smaller than I expected, the stadium only seats 50,000. That compares favorably — at least from...
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