Chris Uggen's Blog: nice to know that high school students still <i>read</i> newspapers

Thursday, March 08, 2007

nice to know that high school students still read newspapers

well, at least they can hold them right-side-up. you might say that minnesota is to high school hockey as texas is to high school football. this joey mcleister picture captures the vibe of the introductions, but there's much, much more happening at the state tournament. here's the caption:

"While feigning disinterest as St. Thomas Academy was introduced, Orono fans (left to right) Angie and Cari Browne (sisters, Angie a junior, Cari a freshman), Adrienne Halverson and Liza Braun (both freshmen) peeked at the Jumbotron before the two teams began hockey tournament play at the Xcel Center."

sweet, huh? i'm not sure how the st. thomas players reacted, but my kids would have loved the whole "feigning disinterest" thing. last week's wrestling tourney may never become the cultural phenomenon that is minnesota hockey, but it felt big-time to me. the mounds view lads took a sound thrashing in the semis but returned with fourth-place hardware. tor loved the entire experience, with the possible exception of the handful of pummeled-into-unconsciousness bits. there's a nice tourney highlight reel, if you can stomach creed for 4:51. i'll keep checking back for hockey updates...


At 4:52 AM, Blogger Dan Myers said...

I wonder where and when the newspaper thing started. I recall this procedure before the beginning of Bowling Green hockey games I went to back in 1984-85. After each player's name, they'd close the paper, turn to whoever what sitting next to them and say "who's he? ... Nobody." Then go back to "reading" the paper.

At 6:06 AM, Blogger Tina said...

I got to attend the Frozen Four the year that U Minn won (2002?), and I have to say, I have never seen anything like these Minnesota fans. Their capacity for extended, interactive cheers is amazing.


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