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Wolkster
03-13-2007, 09:13 PM
I was watching American Idol with the family and switched over to ESPN during the (long) commercials and they were reviewing the West Regional. The announcer says something like, "And Indiana will be playing America's team, Gonzaga."

Then they show Andy Katz who says that the Indiana/Gonzaga game is THE game to watch of all the first round matchups and they show Pargo throw down a couple of tomahawk jams. Sweet.

Symi81
03-13-2007, 09:32 PM
I don't know if I like being called America's team. Although I like having national exposure, I disdain media hype. Additionally, they hype makes a lot of non-GU fans jealous of GU when they otherwise may not be.

America kinda sucks too. I'd rather be the Northwest's team, or the Catholic's team, or the mid-major's team... hahaha haha...whatever

kylasdad
03-13-2007, 09:41 PM
America Sucks????? Move to Canada or something. :confused:

bayzag09
03-13-2007, 09:43 PM
America kinda sucks too. I'd rather be the Northwest's team, or the Catholic's team, or the mid-major's team... hahaha haha...whatever

What?! sorry to sound like a "hick", but if you don't like it please go live in mexico! Ingrate

Ziggy
03-13-2007, 09:44 PM
We're not talking about the national political power base here, we're talking about the people or "the common man/ woman" of America and that does not
"kinda suck". The people need things to embrace and it might as well be the Zags!

GSL-KID
03-13-2007, 09:58 PM
That "America's Team" saying is said by Lewis & Clark HS alum Neil Evrett. The Spokane native always remarks about Spokane tid-bits when talking about the Zags or Cougs..

He has also said in the past.......

"Adam Morrison, that's all GSL right there with that move"
"Free Wammy's tonight at Dicks with a Zag win"
"Mr. Mead Panther with a nifty move"
"The folks at Jack and Dans aren't happy with that call"

"A line is out the door as we speak at the Coug with that win"
"The Kennel was rock'n like the old Boone Street Barn for chiefs hockey"

very common.

UberZagFan
03-13-2007, 10:12 PM
What?! sorry to sound like a "hick", but if you don't like it please go live in mexico! Ingrate

I disagree with the phrasing of the initial statement as well, but I think the intent was not to bag on "America" but to indicate that a more local or more appropriate term be used.

Your comment, on the other hand, is uncalled for.

RenoZag
03-13-2007, 10:57 PM
http://rockwoodcomic.com/toons/05-0316.GIF

bayzag09
03-13-2007, 11:13 PM
I disagree with the phrasing of the initial statement as well, but I think the intent was not to bag on "America" but to indicate that a more local or more appropriate term be used.

Your comment, on the other hand, is uncalled for.

I'm sorry, but when can I get that gift you possess? The gift that explains how to understand intent. Please...is it in the mail? Can I run out and buy it?

Plus, I do not understand how it was uncalled for. What? You don't like Mexico?:D