Check out more postgame jug photos here, and of course pregame shots here. 

Devin Gardner run and cuts against Minnesota 2012

Slash!  Gardner heading here:

Michigna's Devin Gardner stretches for a touchdown against Minnesota - TCF Bank Stadium


Devin Gardner and Denard Robinson chat during 2nd Half - Minnesota 2012

Gardner and Capt. Robinson comparing notes

Minnesota Marching Band - Drumline

Gopher drumline adding some pageantry


Michigan Gang Tackle 

Gang tackle.  There are few extra legs and feet in there somehow like the Iwo Jima Memorial


"No More Minnesota Nice" T-Shirt and Mandy Pepperidge

Deep sigh.   Guys, it’s hard to take the ‘No More Minnesota Nice’ thing seriously when you flash the hearty double thumbs up next to Mandy Pepperidge – who herself looks like she just found a box of puppies.   And memo to the guy below:  I know Gangnam Style is irresistible but you made a commitment when you put on that shirt and the eye black.

Minnesota fan goes Gangnam Style


Roy Roundtree positions to make catch - 2012 Minnesota

I haven’t seen the reply yet but this is the play where Roundtree wrestled the catch down near the goal line to set up the score.   Would love to see a little more of Wrestlin’ Roy the rest of the way.   Here he is telling the back judge what was up:

Roy Roundtree argues for interference


Minnesota helmet heaters/coolers/cozies

Until just now, I thought there were merely cute little helmet cozies on the back of the bench, certainly worthy of a post here for many reasons.  Upon further review- they are actually hooked up to a propane-fueled heating (or cooling?) system.  Gophers know how to deal with the elements, that’s for certain.


Devin Gardner slashes at Minnesota 2012

Slash Part II.


View from TCF Bank Stadium press box

View from the press box – first class all the way.


Brandin Hawthorne carries Little Brown Jug

Did she reach it?  Careful now!


So much more:

  • Dr. Sap’s Decals – Gopher Edition
  • Gopher Pregame Photos
  • Jug Secured!
  • Denard’s Arm and Beer
  • Happy Birthday–Coach Hoke!
  • Getting to Minneapolis
  • TWIMFbH: Avenging Ithaca and Forming the League (1894)
  • Little Brown Jug Lore: What Really Happened in the 1930s
  • Electrifying Game

  • 04. November 2012 · Comments Off on Gopher Pregame Photos · Categories: 2012 · Tags: , , ,

    More Little Brown Jug shots here.  Below find many more from a great day in Minneapolis:

    University of Minnesota Armory

    The Armory – where most reliable accounts claim the jug was found in 1903, and where it hung from ‘03-‘09 in the office of Minnesota AD Doc Cooke:

    Original Little Brown Jug - Doc Cooke's Office -


    Buffalo Wild Wings - outside TCF Bank Stadium - Minnesota 

    Best B Dubs on the planet.  It sits in the shadow of TCF Stadium and Williams Arena inside a converted old fire station.   If you get too deep into the extreme Blazin’ wings sauce (or the booze), they can hose you down.


    Inside Williams Arena - Minnesota

    Speaking of Williams Arena – I snuck in for a look and that place is sweet.


    Beer inside TCF Bank Stadium

    Beer outside a college football stadium?  Yawn. 
    Beer inside a college football?   Now we dance!


    End Zone seating - TCF Bank Stadium

    To get to the beer you have to wander over to the beer/food garden behind the (east?) end zone.   I’m not sure it’s the best view of the game, but I think it’s a choice place to sit next time you visit.

    TCF Bank Stadium Scoreboard

    Despite the empty seats the Gophers still definitely sold out.


    No Shirts on fans at Minnesota Gopher football game

    “What, take off our hats?  Are you out of your mind?”


    1 - Titles Minnesota football league titles in Stadium

    Minnesota flashes their league championships on a ring on the stadium.  I like it.  More on 1904 later.


    Snapbacks and Tattoos - Thomas Rawls and Dennis Norfleet Rawls and Norfleet

    Rawls and Norfleet feeling it pregame to Snapbacks and Tattoos.


    Michigan quarterbacks warm-up - Minnesota

    Denard seemingly ready to go before the game, all the way down to the protection on the arm to the hands warmer upper


    Denard Robinson's Schutt Helmet

    Denard’s Schutt helmet chilling on the cart that held The Little Brown Jug.  P.S. Is that a mild flaw in the left stripe? 



  • Jug Secured!
  • Denard’s Arm and Beer
  • Happy Birthday–Coach Hoke!
  • Getting to Minneapolis
  • TWIMFbH: Avenging Ithaca and Forming the League (1894)
  • Little Brown Jug Lore: What Really Happened in the 1930s
  • Electrifying Game