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Time for Minnesota Gophers fans to say goodbye to TCF Bank Stadium

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The Bank is dead. Long live The Bank.

TCF Bank Stadium Exterior Large

What’s happening?

As you may (or may not) remember, TCF Bank merged with Huntington Bank at the end of last year. The merger meant that TCF no longer existed, which put TCF Bank Stadium on a countdown to doom (for the name, not the structure).

Tomorrow, that (sad?) fate will be sealed.

Snap reactions

  • Ugh, that logo is gawdawful. I mean, Huntington’s logo sucks already and their colors remind me of mashed peas so it’s not like there was a lot to work with but still.
  • Yay for it getting to remain “The Bank”? I guess? I mean, better for the colloquial name to remain the same I guess, but this merger is a reminder that the best thing would have been to people start using a nickname that wasn’t sponsor dependant.
  • This is also reminder about how lucky we were to get TCF Bank as a sponsor in the first place (for logo color purposes only). The actual corporate colors were a perfect fit with the Minnesota Gophers, one that I can’t imagine any other company matching. I mean, Grain Belt Stadium would be perfect too and “The Big Friendly” is an odd but somehow better nickname for a stadium than The Bank. Sadly there’s a whole thing about the U not doing alcohol sponsorship and whatnot. But everyone else out there? Sorry, your colors are no good (watch me be proven wrong in the comments).
  • Dolla’ dolla’ bills y’all. This is happening. I suppose it’s fitting the new logo’s colors represent the reason why.
  • We’re not going to care in a little over 2 months. You’ll see the new logo, shake your head, and forget about it because it really doesn’t matter in the scheme of things.

Time for a sad sounding song*

*blatantly taken from The Cranberries “Ode To My Family”

Doo doo doo do, doo doo doo do

Doo doo doo do, doo doo doo do

Doo doo doo do, doo doo doo do

Doo doo doo do, doo doo doo do

Understand the things I say

Don’t empty out and leave

‘Cause I’ve spent my life on campus

You wouldn’t disagree

Do you see me, do you see?

Do you like me

Do you like me standing empty?

Do you notice, do you know

Do you see me, do you see me?

Does anyone care?

Unhappiness where’s when Brew coached here

And we didn’t win enough

‘Cause we were raised

To see life as sad n’ be happy if we can

My benches, my benches

They’d hold you

They’d hold you when you sat out there

The fanbase, the fanbase

They liked me, well they liked me

Does anyone care?

Understand what I’ve become

It wasn’t my design

And people everywhere think

Something better than I am

But I miss you, I miss

‘Cause I liked it

‘Cause I liked it

When I was out there

Do you know this, do you know

You did not find me

You did not find

Does anyone care?

Unhappiness where’s when Brew coached here

And we didn’t win enough

‘Cause we were raised

To see life as sad n’ be happy if we can

My benches, my benches

They’d hold you

They’d hold you when you sat out there

The fanbase, the fanbase

They liked me, well they liked me

Does anyone care?

Does anyone care?

Does anyone care?

Does anyone care?

Does anyone care?

Does anyone care?

Does anyone care?

Does anyone care?

Doo doo doo do, doo doo doo do

Doo doo doo do, doo doo doo do

Doo doo doo do, doo doo doo do

Doo doo doo do, doo doo doo do

Doo doo doo do, doo doo doo do

Doo doo doo do, doo doo doo do