University of Minnesota Crookston Misplaces Logo on Football Field and UMD Bulldogs Quarterback Chase Vogler Reacts
Normally the "M" logo painted on the football field at the University of Minnesota-Crookston appears centered at the 50-yard line. Normally is the key word.
Photos have surfaced online recently of the mighty "M" logo the University of Minnesota-Crookston painted off-center by 5 yards, with what should be on the 50-yard line resting firmly on the 45-yard line. Leading up to UMC's homecoming game against Southwest Minnesota State University, the crew who painted the field made a chuckle-some mistake in accidentally painting the team's logo 5 yards from where it should be, reminding many of a Snickers commercial where a groundskeeper misspells "Chiefs" on the NFL team's field.
In reaction to the mistake, UMD Bulldogs quarterback Chase Vogler tweeted the photo, offering the following commentary:
MN-Crookston’s field.. Painted the M on the 45 instead of 50. #Fail
Vogler's tweet caught notice of some sports blogs, including Larry Brown Sports, Lost Lettermen, and even Deadspin, bringing an otherwise relatively unknown team on the national college football scene into the spotlight. Since tweeting the message, Vogler has removed the tweet and photo, offering an apology.
Vogler and the Bulldogs are a part of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, the same league in which UMC plays. UMD will play UMC in Crookston on October 27 at 1pm.
While the whole incident is slightly embarrassing for UMC, the mistake seems to have delivered some luck to the team. UMC had lost the first three games of the season and was suffering a 39-game conference losing streak until their 33-28 homecoming win over SMSU.