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McZag
02-10-2009, 01:34 PM
I've only been closely following the team since 1990 but my toughest guys are:

Scott Spink
Scott Snider
Quentin Hall
Casey Calvary
Mark Spink
Mike Nilson
Ronny Turiaf
JP Batista
David Pendergraft

Honorable Mention:
Matt Santangelo

MississppiZag
02-10-2009, 01:43 PM
Demetri Goodson
Matt Bouldin
Steven Gray
Austin Daye
Josh Heytvelt

also my starting 5.;)

Really Pendo, JP, and Ronny were three of my favorites.

McZag
02-10-2009, 01:53 PM
I've been informed with neg rep that "we've already done this post". Sorry to bore you all with reminders of toughness.

CroatiaZag
02-10-2009, 01:56 PM
how about Stepp? Didn't he play injured through his senior year+?

ZagManFan
02-10-2009, 02:01 PM
I've been informed with neg rep that "we've already done this post". Sorry to bore you all with reminders of toughness.

Can't be as bad as getting negged for a game prediction. Jeesh, people are way to fast to find that "rep" button now a days.

lothar98zag
02-10-2009, 02:04 PM
I've been informed with neg rep that "we've already done this post". Sorry to bore you all with reminders of toughness.
that's a pretty lame neg rep. nobody's forcing anyone to read this thread. the person that gave you that rep w/o signing it is not a tough Zag.

former1dog
02-10-2009, 02:05 PM
Me.... I was a zag, just not on the basketball court. :D

former1dog
02-10-2009, 02:06 PM
I've been informed with neg rep that "we've already done this post". Sorry to bore you all with reminders of toughness.

I countered with positive rep. I trust that the value of the positive rep was on the order of magnitude far exceeding the negative rep.

McZag
02-10-2009, 02:18 PM
I countered with positive rep. I trust that the value of the positive rep was on the order of magnitude far exceeding the negative rep.

Thanks for the pos rep REAL Zags Fans! Some people just don't want to be reminded that success only comes from hard work. The Zag program was built on the backs of the tough guys. That's who we have to thank and should admire.

Angelo Roncalli
02-10-2009, 02:32 PM
Chesty.

One of the four-legged bulldog mascots for the Zags of yore.

He broke away from his handler during a game, ran on the court, and bit a referee.

That's tough

BobZag
02-10-2009, 02:32 PM
how about Stepp? Didn't he play injured through his senior year+?

Stepp played all season with a meniscus that was torn in three spots. He had microfracture surgery months before and everyone thought that was why his knee swelled so much after 40 minutes of practice and after games. Unbeknownst to everyone, he had three tears in his meniscus. And yet he played alongside Dickau and helped that team go 29-3 or some such thing.

Blake was frikkin' tough.

Few called him (and others) out for not being gym rats like some other Zags had been, so instead of dismissing it or pouting or whining, he clipped out the article, taped it to the headrest on his bed and it pissed him off everytime he saw it, and he'd put in extra time and played harder than ever before, just boiling under the surface.

That kid was one helluva competitor.

billyberu
02-10-2009, 02:37 PM
I've only been closely following the team since 1990 but my toughest guys are:

Scott Spink
Scott Snider
Quentin Hall
Casey Calvary
Mark Spink
Mike Nilson
Ronny Turiaf
JP Batista
David Pendergraft

Honorable Mention:
Matt Santangelo


I like your list. I would, however, make one addition to it and that would be Cory Violette. Very underrated if you ask me and one helluva tough competitor.

DixieZag
02-10-2009, 02:39 PM
Casey Calvery was not only tough, but I believe he left an entire generation of Zags that learned to be tough from him. Just reading the stories in "Tales From the Hardwood"-- it seems that Corey Violette, another tough Zag, took a regular beating in practice from him, and ended up being a better player for it. Maybe Casey is available as an assistant "coach."

VinnyZag
02-10-2009, 02:58 PM
I've only been closely following the team since 1990

If you've been following the team since 1990, you should remember Marc Armstead. He was one tough dude.

lothar98zag
02-10-2009, 03:08 PM
What about that guy that played for Utah?

g-ride
02-10-2009, 03:29 PM
Ira Brown. A 6'4" player guarding centers.

SamwiseTheZag
02-10-2009, 03:51 PM
Mike Leasure needs to be added to the all time toughzag list. To come back from the surgeries he had and fight his way back into the rotation of our greatest team shows nothing but toughness...

Das Zagger
02-10-2009, 04:11 PM
If you've been following the team since 1990, you should remember Marc Armstead. He was one tough dude.

Indeed. I thought the Spokesman did a story on him one time about how he got jumped by three dudes and somehow one of the dude's noses ended up near his mouth and that was that.

Guy could frickin rebound though.

Bakari was a bad mofo as well.

Das Zagger
02-10-2009, 04:12 PM
Mike Leasure needs to be added to the all time toughzag list. To come back from the surgeries he had and fight his way back into the rotation of our greatest team shows nothing but toughness...

He's a cop in Portland now, that has to be a +1 on the toughness scale.

pbriz
02-10-2009, 04:19 PM
Raivio should definitely get a mention. I mean you don't just naturally become over a 90 percent free throw shooter. That kid put in the time.

4AmericasTeam
02-10-2009, 04:39 PM
Indeed. I thought the Spokesman did a story on him one time about how he got jumped by three dudes and somehow one of the dude's noses ended up near his mouth and that was that.

Guy could frickin rebound though.

Bakari was a bad mofo as well.

Bakari was one tough hombre and an intimidating leader on the court. I'd take 3 of him and one point guard and one big man any day.

Zag79
02-10-2009, 06:34 PM
Demetri Goodson
Matt Bouldin
Steven Gray
Austin Daye
Josh Heytvelt

also my starting 5.

:lmao: obviously a pargo hater. demetri, daye, gray tougher than jeremy? our guard who plays through everything to try and help this team win? thumb, hand, shoulder, thigh, cramps, ankle.... for those not in the know, regardless of what you think pargo would and does eat meech up. wow. but back to the original post, spink and nilson are my two "toughest" zags.

VinnyZag
02-10-2009, 07:09 PM
Indeed. I thought the Spokesman did a story on him

I still remember the headline on that story, which I won't repeat here because I think it was borderline in poor taste. But it made me laugh at the time.