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Here's a Frogger-based Gophers video game to get you fired up for TCU

Go Gopher GoThe first video game I ever played was Frogger on Atari, which means that 1) You can probably guess my age within a couple of years and 2) I have a soft spot in my heart, still, for Frogger (one of the greatest games ever created).

As such, the Frogger-themed game the Gophers created last week also has a soft spot in my heart. The frog is replaced by Goldy Gopher in a game called Go Gopher Go. The cars that might squish the frog in the first half of the board are replaced by TCU tacklers, and if they hit you it is a fumble and you lose your turn. And the logs on the second part are replaced by U of M-colored benches and cushions.

The object is the same: get Goldy into his designated spot five times and you win. Perhaps not coincidentally, if the Gophers find the end zone five times tonight against TCU, I like their chances.

In any event, if your chili is not yet appropriately hot for this 8 p.m. kickoff tonight, there are worse ways to get fired up and pass the time. Here’s the link; go ahead and play a few times. You’ve earned it.

Three Minnesota athletes and a bar crawl: Your submissions

Motivated by an exchange with Clarence Swamptown (the real person with the fictional name, not the fictional character from Slap Shot) about his desire to have a 50-mile pub crawl with Teddy Bridgewater, Eduardo Escobar and Jason Zucker after their teams win championships (I promised I would make it happen), I posed this question on Twitter:

You get to have a bar crawl with 3 MN athletes. Who are they, and what is your route?

In general, Perk, Pek and Kent Hrbek seemed to be popular attendees (and would be a great name for a law firm). Here are some of the best (printable) responses:

TV Listings

Local Schedule

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  • Live racing

    6:30pm

  • Indiana at Lynx

    7pm on 106.1-FM

  • Gary at Saints

    7:05pm on 1220-AM

  • Twins at Houston

    7:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Live racing

    12:45pm

  • Twins at Houston

    6:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • New Jersey at Saints

    7:05pm on 105.1-FM

  • Live racing

    12:45pm

  • Twins at Houston

    1:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Minnesota United FC at Edmonton

    3pm

  • New Jersey at Saints

    5:05pm on 1220-AM

  • New York at Lynx

    6pm on FSN, 106.1-FM

  • New Jersey at Saints

    11:05am on 1220-AM

  • Live racing

    12:45pm

  • Twins at Kansas City

    7:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Seattle at Lynx

    7pm on 106.1-FM

  • Twins at Kansas City

    7:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Twins at Kansas City

    7:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Live racing

    6:30pm

  • Live racing

    6:30pm

  • Twins at Chicago White Sox

    7:10pm on FSN, 96.3-FM

  • Lynx at Seattle

    9pm on 106.1-FM

Today's Scoreboard

  • Arizona

    Chicago Cubs

     

    - F

    5

    14

  • Tampa Bay

    NY Yankees

     

    - F

    2

    5

  • Atlanta

    Washington

     

    - F

    2

    5

  • Baltimore

    Toronto

     

    - F

    10

    2

  • Cleveland

    Detroit

     

    - F

    8

    1

  • Philadelphia

    Boston

     

    - F

    5

    7

  • Milwaukee

    Cincinnati

     

    - Postponed

    0

    0

  • NY Mets

    Miami

     

    - F

    5

    6

  • Minnesota

    Houston

     

    - F

    0

    8

  • Chicago White Sox

    Kansas City

     

    - F

    12

    1

  • Pittsburgh

    St. Louis

     

    - Bot 9th

    9

    3

  • San Francisco

    Colorado

     

    - F

    1

    2

  • Texas

    LA Angels

     

    - Bot 5th

    0

    2

  • Seattle

    Oakland

     

    - Top 4th

    7

    5

  • LA Dodgers

    San Diego

     

    - Bot 4th

    2

    3

  • Indiana

    Minnesota

     

    - F

    65

    81

  • Connecticut

    San Antonio

     

    - F

    73

    72

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