The Czar's 2008-2009 Season Totals

One of the questions I get asked often when I'm out and about doing this is how many games and teams I've seen, how many places I've been, etc etc so I decided to track it. A game counts as seen if I see at least half of the game time go off the clock. These counts represent varsity games only unless otherwise noted. During the season, I try to update this daily, but I at a minimum I have it updated on Sundays.

The Czar's 2008-2009 totals 07-08 totals can be found here.)

A new personal record of 152 total varsity games seen in person split as follows (2 other games seen on tape)
  • 150 Minnesota
    • 132 Boys (2 more games on tape not counted)
    • 18 Girls
  • 2 Wisconsin
    • 2 Boys
    • 0 Girls
152 teams split as follows
  • 137 Minnesota
    • 111 Boys
      • 5 Classic Lake teams (ALL)
      • 7 Classic Suburban teams
      • 9 Lake teams
      • 9 MCAA teams
      • 7 Minneapolis City teams (ALL)
      • 6 Missota teams
      • 5 North Suburban teams (Top 5)
      • 8 Northwest Suburban teams
      • 6 St. Paul City teams
      • 8 Suburban East teams
      • 10 Tri-Metro teams
      • 80% of the 11 local conferences that I pay attention to
      • 3 metro "independents" (ex: CHOF, MTS, PACT, Spectrum, Ascension, Minnetonka Christian, Oh Day Aki)
      • 4 Mississippi 8 teams (Becker, Buffalo, Rogers, STMA)
      • 3 Central Lakes teams (St. Cloud Tech, St. Cloud Apollo, Rocori)
      • 3 Wright County teams (Waconia, Orono, Delano)
      • 3 Minnesota River team (Mayer Lutheran, Jordan, Holy Family)
      • 15 Other MN teams, non-metro (Owatonna, Mankato West, Red Lake, Cloquet, Pelican Rapids, Duluth East, Cannon Valley Lutheran, GHEC, Chisholm, Ada-Borup, Ellsworth, PEM, HLWW, Triton, Virginia)
    • 26 Girls
  • 13 Wisconsin
    • 13 Boys
    • 0 Girls
  • 2 Other States
    • 2 Boys (St. Thomas, TX; Sioux Falls, SD Roosevelt)
    • 0 Girls
65 buildings, 18 that I had never been to before
2 Genders
  • 63 JV games (doesn't count Freshman games)
  • 21 Bands
  • 97 National Anthems
  • 44 Hot Dogs
  • 15 slices of pizza
  • 4 Tacos In a Bag (mmm, sour cream, yum)
  • 2 Twist ice cream cones
  • 0 buzzer beaters (1 JV buzzer beater but none for varsity games)
  • 10, the maximum number of times I saw any 1 team in person (Hopkins)
  • 23, most games in 1 building (Target Center), otherwise 9 at St. Paul Johnson
  • 17, Rene Pulley sightings (not counting 1 on TV behind Gophers bench for UW vs UM game)
The Strange
  • 1 Fire Alarm going off before the game (prompting the students to chant "We're on Fire") (Prior Lake)
  • 1 inbounds pass from halfcourt thrown thru the hoop. (Washburn)
  • 1 foul credited to the wrong guy in a clutch situation when there wasn't anyone around. (Buffalo)
  • 1 busted water pipe for a flooded lobby (Mpls Henry)
  • 1 team with hooded warmup jerseys and the hoods were used. (Milwaukee Marshall)
  • 1 performance of "A High School Musical" (Maranatha)
  • 1 game moved to an old gym due to a wrestling sectional (Delano)
  • 1 public address guy moving the cheerleaders for poor sportsmanship (Maranatha)
  • 1 brawl (Twin Cities Game)
  • 1 game where Kevin Noreen got a technical and Jerry Noreen didn't (MTS at Park Christian). Note: I didn't see that in person, but it is sufficiently funny and unlikely that I note it here.

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