Considering the Gophers’ ongoing streak of futility, how likely are you to go to a Minnesota football game at TCF Bank Stadium?
I mean, this is a team that lost to New Mexico State last fall. At home. It was a loss that first-year coach Jerry Kill responded to by collapsing into a fit of seizures on the sideline. Clearly, things bottomed out in 2011 as the team transitioned from blustery used car salesman Tim Brewster to the much more workmanlike Kill, who has brought an air of steely confidence to the down-on-its-luck program.
Still, attendance in 2011 was sparse. Losing has a tendency to do that. But we wonder if this won’t change things just a bit.
Let’s face it: College kids drink. College football fans drink. However, in TCF’s infancy, fans had to consume those suds in various parking lots while tailgating. And nothing kills the positive vibes that spew forth from quality tailgating like entering a half-full, lifeless stadium only to watch the local team get pounded by 40.