Reusse: Bob McNamara a staple in Gophers-Iowa football lore

  • Article by: PATRICK REUSSE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 28, 2013 - 1:29 AM

There was a Twin Cities radio show in the 1980s that went by “Monday Night Sports Talk” that included a degree of irreverence. A popular item was the Sid Rules, which promoted the idea that if listeners followed a list of 15 rules they could write a reasonable version of a Sid Hartman column.

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fwallenSep. 28, 13 3:55 AM

I like our chances too. Thanks for the nice reminiscence. Most of us near your age remember parts of the McNamara stories, but it was great to ave your article.

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hanson64Sep. 28, 13 8:07 AM

It was a beautiful Fall day and I listened to it on the radio. Iowa had a long touchdown run called back by a penalty. What a game.

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CSISep. 28, 13 8:37 AM

He is a class act. It's hard to understand all of the hoopla over the Vikings when you have this sort of legacy and more to come. Great article Patrick.

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kinnickSep. 28, 13 8:38 AM

Wonderful story Pat! I was a 12 year old Hawkeye fan living in Sheldon Iowa,never forget how 'sad' I was!Makes me sad to see the way Minnesota quit following their home state team over a bunch of pro football players,sat on their hands when Memorial Stadium was torn down. Pat ask anyone who Bruce Smith is 50 or younger{you'll be shocked}And before you remind me Iowa is the only 'show in town'-Michigan has 2 Big 10 schools and the Lions,think Penn State,think Indiana, think Illinois,think Purdue.Shame on you!

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johnhloydSep. 28, 13 9:29 AM

Truly, I'm glad to have lived during the era when Gopher football was the only game that mattered...

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HeyGoodBuddySep. 28, 1310:10 AM

Nice article! Great to keep some of these old stories alive.

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mnboy57Sep. 28, 1310:46 AM

Great stuff! I was a teenager living in Southern Minnesota at the time, just a few years away from starting at the U ... I'll never forget listening to the exploits of Paul Giel, Bob and Pink McNamara and others on Saturday afternoons. Those were truly golden years, Thanks for the memories!

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bigbear815Sep. 28, 1311:09 PM

Pinky and Bobby are Gopher Legends and true supports! God Bless them! Go Gopher Nation!

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