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former1dog
03-07-2007, 11:21 AM
This should appeal to the Nostradamus in all of us. Sight unseen with the match ups, what is your prediction.

UberZagFan
03-07-2007, 11:32 AM
I abstain from this poll until I see the bracket.

former1dog
03-07-2007, 11:34 AM
I abstain from this poll until I see the bracket.


Party pooper.:doh:

lothar98zag
03-07-2007, 11:43 AM
If one were to put up a poll after the bracket comes out I think the odds are that this poll will be at least as accurate as the new one & probably more accurate.

sonuvazag
03-07-2007, 11:51 AM
If one were to put up a poll after the bracket comes out I think the odds are that this poll will be at least as accurate as the new one & probably more accurate.

Could you be more specific about your odds for better odds? I might want to wager. After failing miserably in picking brackets for years and watching my mom, who doesn't follow anyone but the Zags, beat me as often as not.... you might be overthinking... vote your conscience.

lothar98zag
03-07-2007, 12:02 PM
Could you be more specific about your odds for better odds? I might want to wager. After failing miserably in picking brackets for years and watching my mom, who doesn't follow anyone but the Zags, beat me as often as not.... you might be overthinking... vote your conscience.
What I'm saying is that w/o seeing a bracket GU fans won't be overthinking things. Once a bracket comes out, GU fans will analyze the team's chances to the n-th degree. I think what people vote for in this poll will have a better chance of correctly predicting what GU does in the tourney.

This poll w/o bracket : GU poll w/ bracket :: random know nothing office pool winner : knowledgable hoops fan that always loses the office pool

sonuvazag
03-07-2007, 12:12 PM
Hahaha. Im confused.

It may be wishful thinking, but I picked Final Four because I see in the future some story highlighting GU's near miss in 99 at becoming the first mid-major in a final four and how they have been temporarily overshadowed by G. Mason's mid-major effort last year... that's the story I see. Plus GU was once the little team that could who is now a full-fledged major program finding it's way back to its overacheiving roots in light of all obstacles this year that have tried to squash our hope.

All I can say is the media would love it!

My point is: I don't think seeing the matchups will help me predict the future... too many variables. No one else out there has a better story that a final four run for GU this year. Of that, I am sure.

I also picked the Colts at the beginning of the season... and I'm a Colts fan.

soonerterp
03-07-2007, 03:01 PM
I'm going to take the same approach that I take with my Terps:

I'm not going to make any grand or even fun prognostications ... the team just needs to take it one game at a time and not try to look past any opponent. That way I don't build myself up for a huge letdown.

I learned that the hard way in 2003 and 2004. Fortunately I was only out the cost of a couple of sub sandwiches.

I will say this, though: Gonzaga is very dangerous.

Bulldog
03-07-2007, 04:45 PM
I don't bet real money, just want what I want when I want it every year. :)
Someday I hope to win.

TuckC
03-07-2007, 06:08 PM
4 saying winning it all, if that's not homerism, I dunno what is! But some can dream. And there is nothing wrong with that.

former1dog
03-08-2007, 06:43 AM
Bump so everyone gets to play.

TexasZagFan
03-08-2007, 07:03 AM
This should appeal to the Nostradamus in all of us. Sight unseen with the match ups, what is your prediction.

Quatrain 69:

Between the bushes of the lone Star
Arose the mediocre leader.
The head of a rotund woman in his lap,
a hideous witch by his side.

Oh yeah...I think we can agree it all depends on the matchups. I'm thinking Sweet 16, but nothing that happens will surprise me. Our guards can hold their own with anybody in the nation, but our free throw shooting (except Raivio) has rivaled Shaq's and Wilt's incompetence. We simply cannot give up the points at the line like we have over the past two weeks.

A case can be made for each and every scenario, whether it be one and done, or a trip to the Final Four.

Rubbadub
03-08-2007, 02:11 PM
When i got on the thread I was looking forward to picking 'more cowbell'. It wasn't there though...what kind of poll is this? :(

TuckC
03-08-2007, 02:26 PM
Quatrain 69:

Between the bushes of the lone Star
Arose the mediocre leader.
The head of a rotund woman in his lap,
a hideous witch by his side.

Oh yeah...I think we can agree it all depends on the matchups. I'm thinking Sweet 16, but nothing that happens will surprise me. Our guards can hold their own with anybody in the nation, but our free throw shooting (except Raivio) has rivaled Shaq's and Wilt's incompetence. We simply cannot give up the points at the line like we have over the past two weeks.

A case can be made for each and every scenario, whether it be one and done, or a trip to the Final Four.

You can not make a statement for a NCAA Final Four appearance no matter how "great" their guardplay is. Pargo's 5 sec. drive play will not work in the tourney; Kuso, Mallon, and Pendo getting in foul trouble will not help either. You can't win championships against teams like LSU, Ohio St., Florida, or NC, when their bigs slam and go past your bigs because of size and foul trouble, thanks to Josh.

former1dog
03-08-2007, 02:26 PM
Sorry, Rub. If LotharZag would have started the poll, you might have gotten more cowbell as a choice.

I use my own material. :p

former1dog
03-08-2007, 02:28 PM
You can not make a statement for a NCAA Final Four appearance no matter how "great" their guardplay is. Pargo's 5 sec. drive play will not work in the tourney; Kuso, Mallon, and Pendo getting in foul trouble will not help either. You can't win championships against teams like LSU, Ohio St., Florida, or NC, when their bigs slam and go past your bigs because of size and foul trouble, thanks to Josh.

Apparently you haven't read the Zag dictionary. The word "can't" or "can not" or "impossible" do not appear in that hallowed book. It was written with the blood, sweat and tears of all Zags past and present and it tells no lies.

Peace.

BSUZagVike
03-08-2007, 02:35 PM
You can not make a statement for a NCAA Final Four appearance no matter how "great" their guardplay is. Pargo's 5 sec. drive play will not work in the tourney; Kuso, Mallon, and Pendo getting in foul trouble will not help either. You can't win championships against teams like LSU, Ohio St., Florida, or NC, when their bigs slam and go past your bigs because of size and foul trouble, thanks to Josh.

Just like we weren't going to be able to keep it within 10 of the bigger Memphis team after we lost Josh.

TexasZagFan
03-08-2007, 02:57 PM
You can not make a statement for a NCAA Final Four appearance no matter how "great" their guardplay is. Pargo's 5 sec. drive play will not work in the tourney; Kuso, Mallon, and Pendo getting in foul trouble will not help either. You can't win championships against teams like LSU, Ohio St., Florida, or NC, when their bigs slam and go past your bigs because of size and foul trouble, thanks to Josh.

If the refs "let them play", then our bigs will not be in foul trouble. No question that our success in the Dance will partly depend on the matchups.

All I'm saying is that I can conceive of a scenario that fits being one-and-done, or making it to the Final Four. Conversely, I can develop arguments against each scenario.

Two keys to our success, of many, will be to maximize each possession: i.e. good shot selection, running the offense, limiting turnovers, and making a much higher percentage of our free throws. I'm expecting to see the ball in Derek's hands more, just as we did during the WCC tournament. Getting Derek to the line is money in the bank.

One concern I don't have is that we have 5 players who have seen substantial minutes in the tournament: PMAC, Derek, Sean, Pendo, and Pargo. Our OOC schedule was so brutal, the rest of the team experienced the tournament atmosphere for an entire month.

Lastly, the team is peaking at the right time. I know I didn't feel the same way about last year's team. That's why I'm a Zag--I'm always more comfortable as an underdog.

Zag79
03-08-2007, 02:58 PM
S16. put us back on the map for doing big things with"underrated teams".

IrishBulldog
03-08-2007, 03:49 PM
I'm hopeful that we can win a game, and at the very least, give one or two teams a scare the opening weekend. Much of a team's success in the NCAA tournament has to do with matchups, and I'd be happy if GU doesn't face a big athletic frontcourt or (stop me if this sounds familiar) a disciplined team who shoots the 3 exceptionally well (e.g., Butler). I hope that the team heals well during the break (especially Pargo and Mallon).

I think we'll play fast and loose--like we've got nothing to lose--the way we have in that under(bull)dog role in the past.

Bulldog
03-08-2007, 04:11 PM
BIGS ? Did someone say they were worried about our bigs? Are they on the roster, I guess I missed them all.

former1dog
03-09-2007, 07:04 AM
Final countdown to selection Sunday BUMP.