The video below is probably better than anything we could tell you about Friday's quarterfinal game between Minnesota and Wisconsin in the Big Ten softball tournament.

Here's our quick recap: Game starts at 11:03 a.m., game stopped by rain at 11:13 a.m., game restarts at 12:04 p.m., game game stopped again at 12:10 p.m.

Insert  4 hour, 51 minute break.

Game starts yet again: 5:01 p.m., first inning ends four minutes later.

Game stopped at 5:46 p.m. for a helicopter delay. The chopper was brought in to dry the field. Players retreated to the fieldhouse near the softball stadium



Game finally ends: 7:18 p.m. Gophers win 6-0 and go on to win the Big Ten title with a (rain-delayed) semifinal victory over Indiana on Saturday and a title-game triumph over Northwestern (that was pushed back a day by lightning) on Sunday morning.

As their reward, the Gophers are heading to Seattle for an NCAA regional. It never rains in Seattle, right?

To read about the Big Ten title game, click here.

Now, the video ...

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