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#286906 - 01/18/13 01:05 PM Re: Dark Clouds Legendaria [Re: JJE]
matthew Offline
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I have always felt bad about that story cause it was all BS. The original Owl was named "Lou the Derby Owl" which was a trophy played for between two local Bandy teams. Neal broke it out originally for Timbers game in some sort of connection with logging and Owls.

"High and Wide" - Fridley Bob

"Total Jackassery" - here is my memory of it, Zath was telling us at a tailgate about how he approached the future Mrs. Zath at a party after a Thunder game and one of his soon to be in-laws asked if he is with those "jackasses with the drums and horns?". Everyone had a good laugh and agreed it was a good description of us. Soon someone used the term "jackassery" and quickly "total jackassery" followed.


Edited by matthew (01/18/13 01:09 PM)
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#286907 - 01/18/13 01:08 PM Re: Dark Clouds Legendaria [Re: matthew]
JJE Offline
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You know, I knew that, but I liked the other story better so I internalized it. I say we go with the Lutz story.

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#286909 - 01/18/13 01:10 PM Re: Dark Clouds Legendaria [Re: JJE]
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Originally Posted By: JJE
Pretty sure the owl is still in the storage area at the NSC.


It's there, atleast it was at the end of the last season.
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#286912 - 01/18/13 01:13 PM Re: Dark Clouds Legendaria [Re: KungFu-sionMN]
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Don't let the truth get in the way of a good story.

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#286915 - 01/18/13 01:36 PM Re: Dark Clouds Legendaria [Re: seamonster]
matthew Offline
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Always felt bad for answering Ford with that story and never finding out if anyone set him straight.

Was the Nessie sock puppet a straight invention from Mrs. Superrookie? Or did she get the idea from hoppyguy putting a sock on his hand at a tailgate party before KC vc DC match?

Also who came up with the vuzuNessie?

who put together the hot nuts flag?
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#286916 - 01/18/13 01:50 PM Re: Dark Clouds Legendaria [Re: matthew]
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What is Ludwig's history? I know it was mentioned during last year's supporters summit.
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#286918 - 01/18/13 02:02 PM Re: Dark Clouds Legendaria [Re: matthew]
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Originally Posted By: matthew


who put together the hot nuts flag?
That was Superrookie and his brother. They requested the un-stitched bag material from the manufacturer and Kevin sewed it together.

I'm looking at it as I type this. It's a priceless piece of folk art.
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#286923 - 01/18/13 02:20 PM Re: Dark Clouds Legendaria [Re: matthew]
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Originally Posted By: matthew

"Total Jackassery" - here is my memory of it, Zath was telling us at a tailgate about how he approached the future Mrs. Zath at a party after a Thunder game and one of his soon to be in-laws asked if he is with those "jackasses with the drums and horns?". Everyone had a good laugh and agreed it was a good description of us. Soon someone used the term "jackassery" and quickly "total jackassery" followed.


Ah, memories.
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#286928 - 01/18/13 03:30 PM Re: Dark Clouds Legendaria [Re: TurkishZath]
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I'm surprised nobody has mentioned it yet but the founder of the Dark Clouds was a gentleman by the name of Wolfman Jack.

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#286930 - 01/18/13 04:24 PM Re: Dark Clouds Legendaria [Re: seamonster]
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I thought it was Crist, Bruce, Neal, two others?
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