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RenoZag
03-26-2009, 09:22 PM
So, I've read all the threads, I've analyzed the match-ups, I've said a prayer or two, and I've had at least two glasses of Zag Kool-Aid. . .Nothing more this Zag fan can do 'cept wait for Friday to dawn. . .I feel like a kid the night before Christmas.

I am in the middle of spreadsheet hell at work due to a short notice data mining requirement; a mid-major project that will help the time pass tomorrow.

A good friend is coming over for the game and we'll fire up the grill before hand and watch the early contests, drink a few cocktails, and settle in for Zags vs. Tar Heels, Part II.

Try as I might to stay even-keeled, I know I'll be ecstatic should GU win and morose if they lose. . .if the latter circumstance occurs, I'll still remember this team for the special journeys made by Jeremy, Josh, and Micah. . .all three took unconventional paths to reach this point and all three in their own way reflect values and traditions that make being a Zag fan or being a Zag grad special.

Tar them Heels !

katman50
03-26-2009, 09:36 PM
NT

Akzag
03-26-2009, 09:37 PM
Each season is special in its own right ...

One win tomorrow ...
Survive ... Advance.
Repeat as often as necessary.

Pargo the Destroyer
03-26-2009, 09:46 PM
Gonna work a half day, play some hoops after work, and stay busy til hoops comes on tv. I'm nervous as all get out, got the butterflies fluttering all over my stomach.

FuManShoes
03-26-2009, 09:53 PM
Try as I might to stay even-keeled, I know I'll be ecstatic should GU win and morose if they lose. . .if the latter circumstance occurs, I'll still remember this team for the special journeys made by Jeremy, Josh, and Micah. . .all three took unconventional paths to reach this point and all three in their own way reflect values and traditions that make being a Zag fan or being a Zag grad special.

Tar them Heels !

Yep, that sums it up nicely. Either we get a win for the ages or we say farewell to a set of seniors who have come to embody what this program is all about, who have built a legacy of achievement and redemption that cannot be topped. It's a win-win.

UberZagFan
03-26-2009, 09:59 PM
Reno, you seem so relaxed...Uber wants to know your secret?

baitcast
03-27-2009, 06:09 AM
I awoke this morning to find the economy and our IRA still in the toilet,the Red river is rising,North Korea is launching a missile and its doom and gloom most everywhere.

But for me its a day I have been looking forward to for ten years,the light at the end of the tunnel is within reach and we will prevail,the city of Memphis has offered all the help they can muster,for now we are the last of the little guys,we must carry the touch just a little farther,it will be a day we can look back on for years to come and smile.

Someone tell Robert we are gonna strap on a saddle on that big guy and ride him all the way to the final four next year no matter what happens to day.
Rob out in the middle of nowhere AZ.............GO ZAGS

Busboss
03-27-2009, 07:27 AM
Hope the team slept better than I did last night. Gonna get off work early and try to catch a nap before the big event. I feel the Heals are ripe for the picking. We are going to need all the help we can get but IT CAN BE DONE.

It is a great day to be a ZAG and KICK some BUTT.

MedZag
03-27-2009, 07:30 AM
On my way up to Seattle in a few moments. Will be enjoying the game in the company of good ol' college friends, win or lose.

And yes, its very much like Christmas.

johnwzag
03-27-2009, 07:33 AM
So, I've read all the threads, I've analyzed the match-ups, I've said a prayer or two, and I've had at least two glasses of Zag Kool-Aid. . .Nothing more this Zag fan can do 'cept wait for Friday to dawn. . .I feel like a kid the night before Christmas.

I am in the middle of spreadsheet hell at work due to a short notice data mining requirement; a mid-major project that will help the time pass tomorrow.

A good friend is coming over for the game and we'll fire up the grill before hand and watch the early contests, drink a few cocktails, and settle in for Zags vs. Tar Heels, Part II.

Try as I might to stay even-keeled, I know I'll be ecstatic should GU win and morose if they lose. . .if the latter circumstance occurs, I'll still remember this team for the special journeys made by Jeremy, Josh, and Micah. . .all three took unconventional paths to reach this point and all three in their own way reflect values and traditions that make being a Zag fan or being a Zag grad special.

Tar them Heels !

Wel said Reno! No matter what happens tonight -- It has been a great year. I am just happy to be watching our Zags play another game.

Bring it on! Go Zags!

kclubfounder
03-27-2009, 07:36 AM
It is so great to be a sports fan (especially a Zag fan). My mood is so good that it really is like Christmas when I was 8. It may be a cliche but it is true.

I pity the fools who don't follow sports.

malmer7
03-27-2009, 07:37 AM
Hope the team slept better than I did last night. Gonna get off work early and try to catch a nap before the big event. I feel the Heals are ripe for the picking. We are going to need all the help we can get but IT CAN BE DONE.

It is a great day to be a ZAG and KICK some BUTT.

don't think i ever lost sleep over a zags game until last night. i'm always excited, never nervous about a game but that has all changed today...
i'm just glad i bought the march madness package so that if CBS tries to pull the zag game i'll be good to go still - the wife and i will be hitting up tomales and seeing if any california fair-weather fans want to stop in and watch the zags take on the big boys!

El Voce
03-27-2009, 07:46 AM
Reno, my friend, great post!

baitcast
03-27-2009, 07:54 AM
I,ve been a sports junkie all my life and do not understand anyone who is not,what do they do in their spare time? to not have a team to follow year in and year out,to miss these times? at my age it is even more important,hell I,m already lookin forward to next year.

Rob in nowhere AZ.................Get em Zags

malmer7
03-27-2009, 08:20 AM
I,ve been a sports junkie all my life and do not understand anyone who is not,what do they do in their spare time? to not have a team to follow year in and year out,to miss these times? at my age it is even more important,hell I,m already lookin forward to next year.

Rob in nowhere AZ.................Get em Zags

haha, agree 100%
the only problem is that the zags have nearly ruined other sports for me - i'd say my rooting ability for my pro teams (SF Giants, Niners, etc) isn't 10% of what it is for the zags and once you come to that realization it makes it tough to follow those other teams! oh well, i'll live, go zags!

GonzagasaurusFlex
03-27-2009, 08:30 AM
Definitely feeling the 'kid at Christmas' vibes. Wish I could make like a kid and sneak downstairs before the parental units awake and check out all the presents...ya know, the ones the Heels haven't seen before: Downs; Daye; Gray; Meech and Ira!

bballbeachbum
03-27-2009, 08:38 AM
Thank you Reno and all of you! Feeling it, too, and it feels good to share it with you all.

When it's all said and done, I like our chances tonight. I believe.

GO FOR IT ZAGS! YOU KNOW YOU CAN DO IT!

GO TEAM ZAGS!!!

gamagin
03-27-2009, 09:58 AM
So, I've read all the threads, I've analyzed the match-ups, I've said a prayer or two, and I've had at least two glasses of Zag Kool-Aid. . .Nothing more this Zag fan can do 'cept wait for Friday to dawn. . .I feel like a kid the night before Christmas.

I am in the middle of spreadsheet hell at work due to a short notice data mining requirement; a mid-major project that will help the time pass tomorrow.

A good friend is coming over for the game and we'll fire up the grill before hand and watch the early contests, drink a few cocktails, and settle in for Zags vs. Tar Heels, Part II.

Try as I might to stay even-keeled, I know I'll be ecstatic should GU win and morose if they lose. . .if the latter circumstance occurs, I'll still remember this team for the special journeys made by Jeremy, Josh, and Micah. . .all three took unconventional paths to reach this point and all three in their own way reflect values and traditions that make being a Zag fan or being a Zag grad special.

Tar them Heels !

you are right. this is manic-depressive Friday in Memphis. I think we're going to be the manics at the end of this one.

This team has already made the Zags history books. This should be a celebration. And today, it has a shot at immortality akin to the storied '99 team, or beyond.

My fondest wish is we break everyone's hearts except our own in memphis.

But either way, we are going to feast on the possibility tonight, too. You at the bbq and me with my family. Good friends -- All -- together, rooting for the team & school we love.

Go TEAM Zags !

baitcast
03-27-2009, 11:08 AM
Bump,my thoughts for sure!
Rob in nowhere AZ.

RenoZag
03-27-2009, 08:43 PM
Ya fat bast---d, why d'ya leave a lump of coal in my stocking !?!


;)

thibaulm
03-27-2009, 08:47 PM
Ya fat bast---d, why d'ya leave a lump of coal in my stocking !?!


;)

hahahaha that was the first time i have smiled in a few hours