To be fair NDSU junior Bri Gefroh’s blog isn’t just about The Fighting Sioux, it’s about hockey as a whole. And more accurately her love of the sport. She writes:
“For the Love of Hockey is a female-run blog about the best sport in the world, hockey. There will be news and analysis of course but also interesting/entertaining things I find from the world of hockey. After all, hockey is a lifestyle.”
She concentrates on covering teams in the Dakotas and Minnesota. She even interns for the Bismarck Bobcats.
It’s an unusual turn for a girl who grew up loving another sport:
“I’ve taken a journey from hoops to puck. I always knew I’d grow up to become a WNBA player… at least until I quit basketball in eighth grade. When I was in elementary school, if you’d have told me that when I got to college, I would fall in love with hockey, I would’ve thought you were on drugs. But nonetheless, here I am.”
She calls herself a UND Fighting Sioux hockey fan “on a campus that bleeds Bison green and yellow.”
She says it can be awkward to wear the Sioux gear to school, but she says it seems to help when she tells people she loves Bison football as well. Maybe that blog is next!I
Okay, I realize not everyone will agree with me that all three of these teams are great! (Commence the arguing Packer and Viking fans) But the fact is The Minnesota Vikings, The Green Bay Packers and The North Dakota State University Bison all find themselves in post-season play this weekend, so all rivalries aside, one could argue these are pretty awesome teams.
To keep you in the loop, I wanted to recommend three Areavoices blogs that you’ll want to see. They provide in-depth analysis, injury reports and those little details only rabid fans would notice. Check them out:
And finally: Who are you rooting for?
Gregor’s Packer Analysis: Packer news and reports from fan Greg Gillis.
Gillis provides a detailed recap of Packer action from week to week and previews what’s to come.
The Armchair Kicker – The Best Minnesota Vikings Blog in the Western Hemisphere. From the author: “My name is Mark Walters. Originally from Hibbing, Minn. My obsession with Vikings football started when my father took me to the Metrodome for the first time in October 1983. Win or lose, I bleed purple”
And for Bison fans, you need to get plugged into the Bison Media Blog. Forum sportswriter and columnist Jeff Kolpack and WDAY-TV sports director Dom Izzo run down the action (and occasionally each other) in this very popular blog. It usually in our top five most read blogs.
So enjoy the games this weekend everyone. And if you’re writing a Vikings, Packers or Bison blog you think we should feature or would like to start one, for heaven’s sake just email me. I’m happy to get you started. email@example.com
For all of you Bison fans out there…the day is approaching: the kickoff to Bison Football 2012.
If you’d like the latest info from the guys who know the Herd inside and out…check out Jeff Kolpack and Dom Izzo’s Bison Media Blog. They’ve been doing it for years now and it’s consistently one of the most viewed blogs on Areavoices. This year is promising to be even better for the boys. (Dom and Jeff, I mean. I wouldn’t dare call the Bison “boys.” I don’t want to offend them. Dom and Jeff, I’m not too worried about. Anyway, I digress.) Dom and Jeff are planning big things for their video blog this year. It’s always fun when they dissect the season, and this year is no different.
If you want the fan’s perspective, the Bison Fan Blog is a lot of fun.
Those are just the first of this weeks’ recommended blogs. Enjoy!
Bison Media Blog
The Forum’s Jeff Kolpack and WDAY’s Dom Izzo preview the kickoff to Bison football 2012.
Bison Fan Blog
As long as we’re talking Bison, check out this blog for Bison fans by Bison fans.
Jeremiah Program Fargo Moorhead
Changing Women’s Lives for Their Children’s Futures.
No Time to Be Cool
Just a simple dude trying to glow in the dark.
Middle Aged Plague by Carolyn Henderson
Carolyn tells us why she’s reluctant to buy cookies from children at her door, but what is definitely not off limits.
Happy Birthday Paul and Babe!
Bemidji, Minnesota is celebrating the 75th birthday of their own Paul Bunyan and Babe, the Big Blue Ox statues. To commemorate the big guy’s big day, the Bemidji Pioneer has started a blog to share news, historical legend and personal stories about Paul and Babe. Readers are asked to contribute their own memories.
It should be a fun year!
It’s just one of our featured blogs in this week’s digest.
NDSU Extension Service
Useful tips and advice on living from the agriculture extension service in Fargo, North Dakota.
The student-run newspaper of Minnesota State University Moorhead.
Latest Tour Dates and Concerts
Find out the latest tour dates for all of your favorite events.
Paul and Babe
Celebrating 75 years in Bemidji, Minnesota.
Minnesota…More to Explore
News and events from the Minnesota Department of Tourism.
After a week away, it’s time for another Areavoices Digest of recommended blogs.
Not everyone was taking a break during the holidays. It looks like quite a few people were busy setting up Areavoices blogs for the new year. Four of the five blogs this week are brand-spankin new to Areavoices and they’re definitely worth checking out!
The 5th is bound to generate a ton of interest this week. Maybe, even a stampede of thundering blog traffic (get it?). That’s right. If you haven’t yet read it, this might be the week to check out the Bison Media blog written by Jeff Kolpack of The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead and Dom Izzo from WDAY-TV. As anybody in Fargo could probably tell you, the North Dakota State University Bison football team is in Frisco, Texas this week to prepare for their national championship game against Sam Houston College. Dom and Jeff will be busy bringing us their news and analysis in print, on television and in their blog.
Check out all of our recommended blogs of the week:
Bison Media Blog
WDAY sports director Dom Izzo and Forum sports columnist Jeff Kolpack with the latest news from North Dakota State University athletics.
Like a Fish out of Fargo
A lifelong resident of the greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Metropolitan area now finds herself in Fargo, ND, where she often feels l like a fish out of water.Read her food adventures in the most populated city in the fourth least populated state.
Through the Lens
Mitch Highman is a successful and popular photographer in the region who gives readers tips and advice on taking great pictures.
Citizens on Parking Patrol
News and information from the Metro Area (Fargo-Moorhead) Mayor’s Committee for People with Disabilities.
Our Lily Tree
Erin is a mother of two who writes about family and coping with her son’s recent diagnosis of Lissencephaly, a rare genetic brain deformation that is terminal.
Remember those first few days of school? Your notebooks remain undoodled upon, your pencils sharpened, and your new Keds were still unscuffed? But after a few days, the novelty of the new school year wears off and then it’s all about getting up early for class and doing homework when you get home. But in between the humdrum of the school routine, you did have something to look forward to: the big game. There’s just something about going to a high school or college football game. The smell of the popcorn in the crisp fall air, the night getting chillier as the sun goes down. It’s just good fall fun! That’s why I’m excited to tell you about some of our latest Areavoices bloggers. Over the summer, we’ve been working to get more school sports blogs up and running. We met with athletic directors and sports information officials from high schools and colleges. We’re happy to say, a few of them have jumped on board and are ready to share their sports news by setting up their own blog. So check out some of our newest Areavoices blogs and Go team!
NDSU Athletics – http://bisonathletics.areavoices.com News and Information from North Dakota State University’s athletic department
Cobber Sports Information – http://cobbersportsinformation.areavoices.com The official blog from the Concordia College sports information office.
Park Christian Athletics -http://parkchristianschoolathletics.areavoices.com – Sports news from Park Christian School in Moorhead, Minnesota.
Fargo Force – http://forcetoreckonwith.areavoices.com – The official blog for the Fargo Force hockey team.
Sound the Horn – http://soundthehorn.areavoices.com – A Minnesota Vikings Fan blog
Sioux Football Insider – http://siouxfb.areavoices.com – Celebrating University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux football 365 days a year.
UND Sports – http://undsports.areavoices.com – The official blog from UND’s athletic department.
Dragon News – http://dragonnews.areavoices.com This is the news blog for Minnesota State University Moorhead, but it also includes information from the athletic department.
Western Wisconsin Sports – http://westwisport.areavoices.com – Stories from the local and regional sports scene in Western Wisconsin.
Up North Sports Report – http://northsports.areavoices.com Eric Stromgren’s blog on sports in Bemidji and Minnesota.