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The Twelve Days of (Gopher) Christmas

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Merry Christmas everybody! I hope you all are enjoying your holiday season! Here is a little bit of Gopher themed merriment for a day away from sports.

If you're looking for serious Gopher news then you've come here on the wrong day. For one more day I'm going to pretend like Gopher sports don't exist and enjoy my vacation with my family. However, I didn't want to be a Grinch, so here's a little something I whipped up in advance of the holiday to tide everyone over until the Gophers once again fill us with joy (yep, it's the season of glass half full). So here is my gift to you: The Twelve Days of (Gopher) Christmas. It is of course based on The Twelve Days of Christmas. If you don't know The Twelve Days of Christmas then I say Bah-Humbug to you! For everyone else, I'm writing it out like it's the final verse of the song because I'm not going to subject you to having to read it written in the normal repetitive format. I'd like to entertain all of you, not drive you to another corner of the blogosphere. If you're dead set on reading it the long, repetitive format then I trust that you're smart enough to do so on your own. =) In the meantime, enjoy!

The Twelve Days of (Gopher) Christmas

On the twelfth day of Christmas, the Gnomes gave to me:

- 12 wins and counting...

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(Photo Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

- 11th in the country...

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(Photo Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)


- 10 points and rebounds...

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(Photo Credit: Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports)

- Mankato Jesus...

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(Photo Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports)

- Elite 8 for Volleyball...

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- 7 National Titles...

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- 6 wins and bowling...

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- Our starting five...

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(NOTE: Yes, I know EE isn't starting as of the last game but this is the most recent pic I could find that had the "starters" together. So suck it up and deal Ebeneezer Scrooge).

- 4 potent lines...

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- 360 dunks...


- 2 BBall Hollins...

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(Photo Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports)

- And Goldy Gopher on a Segway...

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