To sum it all up in a word, AWESOME. From the launch of tailgating at Noon, to kickoff at 6, to the 3rd quarter defensive touchdown, to the final seconds of the game, it was simply an amazing day that I will remember for the rest of my life. TCF Bank Stadium is going to be a huge asset for the football program in the years to come. As a fan I find myself almost as excited for the second home game as I did for the first home game. The roar of the crowd was louder than anticipated. The video below is just prior to kick off as the Gophers took the field for the first time.
One other positive note of the day was the overall tailgating experience. Spacious lots with plentiful Biffy’s made for a perfect pre-game celebration. Too bad the price tag is so high. Below is my favorite tailgate video of the weekend. “It was a Dance Off” inspired by some random Gopher ATV equipped with microphone and speakers. Believe it or not the girl on the right won.