Gopher guard fired

Maybe a security guard at the TCF Bank Stadium didn’t get the memo that it’d be OK for fans to rush the field if the Gophers beat Iowa last Saturday, but it’s cost him his job.

Check out the guy in pink:

University of Minnesota athletic director Joel Maturi says he’s disappointed in the guard’s actions. The company responsible for security fired the guard, but has not revealed his name.

  • john P.

    Maybe he didn’t get the memo, but seeing how many people were coming through he should have had more common sense.

    I don’t know what training these folks have and what it says to do in a situation like this. However, In the face of this sort of a mass onrush it is obvious that a handfull of guards are not going to be able to do anything. The smart thing wouldbe to get out of the way and avoid lawsuits.

    I would fire him too.

  • Jim Shapiro

    When I read the title of this post without seeing the story, I first thought, “Good. They’re finally admitting that college athletes are paid workers.”

  • tboom

    In late 1974 or early 1975 I got into a Guess Who concert at Halenbeck Hall (St. Cloud State University) by agreeing to work security.

    Our only instructions were: “Don’t let anyone smoke or drink, if the hardwood floor gets damaged we have to pay for repairs”.

    Don’t smoke? … In 1974? … At a Guess Who concert?

    When a thick haze formed over the auditorium (about 10 minutes after the doors opened) I took off my armband, found a few friends and enjoyed a beer and a couple drags.

    The key to successful crowd control is to go with the flow (also my advice to the City Council and Police in Oakland, CA).

  • Jeff

    Some people are just jerks.

  • tboom

    Lunch time / Time to eat my words.

    Last night I was misremembering the above concert story with a friend, he reminded me “Guess Who” never performed at Halenbeck Hall. The band was “Bachman-Turner Overdrive” (wrong Randy Bachman band!).

    The rest of the story is exactly as I remeber it!