Tonight, we went to a sports bar with our friends so we could all watch our alumnus, Bemidji State University, in the Div I hockey final four. BSU is a small state school in Minnesota, so to have them go all the way to the semifinals in Washington, DC was pretty exciting.There were about 10 of us at the bar, and we were the only ones who not only went to BSU, but we were also the only ones who could tell others where Bemidji is (although, ESPN helped us out by running a short segment on the university and featured a map of MN to show viewers where the small city is). Being the Beavers only fans at the bar, we all broke out the Beaver gear and adopted the appropriate level of Beaver Fever, and we had fun watching the game, but unfortunately, BSU didn't win.
Oh well. Hopefully it's the beginning for them, and in the years to come, maybe Beaver hockey will get bigger, and then we won't have to coach fellow bar patrons on how to pronounce "Bemidji."