Thursday, January 31, 2008

Slightly Under The Weather

Joshua and I have been very, very busy at work this week. It has been a long week for both of us, a week made longer by the fact that both of us have been suffering from a mild version of a flu bug of some kind. We very much look forward to the weekend, and the opportunity to catch some rest.

The only thing we have scheduled for the weekend is Sunday afternoon’s basketball game between Minnesota and Wisconsin at Williams Arena. Josh and I and my Dad have tickets for that game, which has a scheduled tip-off of 1:00 p.m.

Minnesota/Wisconsin is a rivalry game, and the match-up should be a good one. The Big Ten has three top-ten teams this year—Indiana, Michigan State and Wisconsin—and Minnesota already has lost close games at home to Indiana and Michigan State. This will be the last chance for the Golden Gophers to upset a top-ten team at home this year.


  1. Drew:

    I hope you and Joshua are back to full-strength soon.

    What is the origination of the name "Golden Gophers"? To me, it sounds strange.


  2. Minnesota is known as "The Gopher State".

    During the 1930's and 1940's, Minnesota was a college football power, and won several Big Ten Championships and several national titles. In those days, the football team wore gold uniforms, and people started calling them "The Golden Gophers".

    The name stuck.