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mainer6
04-18-2009, 06:29 AM
During the discussions on Daye entering the NBA draft the argument was made that he is a great Zag (some agreed, some didn't). Turiaf is often praised for his Zag-like qualities. Recruits are often discussed in terms of their ability to meet these Zag expectations. While I have my own ideas of what this means, I thought it might be nice to hear what others consider to be the pilars of Zag-ness.

I will offer up this simple, and partial thought: over-achieving. Taking good talent and getting great results year after year after year. That's it. No moral superiority, no greater qualities of human-ness, just being better on game day than you are on paper.

DenDiegoZag
04-18-2009, 06:52 AM
Do whatever it takes to get a win.

Go Zags!

roxdoc
04-18-2009, 07:08 AM
Having a "good" character, being a team player, intelligence on and off the court, willingness to go all out for the team, a positive role model for the team, the school and the community.

kclubfounder
04-18-2009, 07:51 AM
A smart, hard-working, team 1st player.

bartruff1
04-18-2009, 10:27 AM
Pendo

Reborn
04-18-2009, 03:37 PM
Fearless and full of confidence although smaller. Powerful and able to knock out any giant at any time. David, in the David and Goliath story. Full of faith no matter what the odds may appear to be. BANNER carrier for the little guys of the world who are athletic> In someway there is a simplicity or maybe a nieveness about about a Zag. I like to think of it as humility.

Someone either or connected to Gonzaga University which is small Jesuit University that stands for brotherhood/sisterhood/family/ community. It's a liberal school, which tends to turn out human beings who are little "touched" or Kooky....And their are certainly a lot of Kooks here on the board, and that's what I love about it.....We're different, and our differences are appreciated.

REBORN You enter this Jesuit university one way, and you leave a completely different person. A person who has much to offer and contribute to any community they live in.

Once and Future Zag
04-18-2009, 04:36 PM
Playing with joy, passion, humility, respect for your opponent, and love of the game; taking the working-class ethic that so many of the GU community come from and applying it to the court - the work's gotta get done and the work doesn't care who does it.

mez124
04-18-2009, 09:05 PM
i think being a Zag is about (zag) family, community, being a team and learning to become better players and people

Zag365
04-19-2009, 12:07 PM
Playing with joy, passion, humility, respect for your opponent, and love of the game; taking the working-class ethic that so many of the GU community come from and applying it to the court - the work's gotta get done and the work doesn't care who does it.

well said. it's a personal/character/mindset quality shared by generations in the GU community and reflected in the basketball program, which is what makes it so compelling

Zag79
04-19-2009, 11:32 PM
someone who plays hoops for the zags, studies like a zag, gets along with his team mates, coaches, peers (students), and is good with the public is what being a zag to me is. so pretty much any guy we have had on the team is a zag to me. anything else is nitpicking over your favorites and not so favorites, man crush arguments. :D

MickMick
04-20-2009, 05:08 AM
Start off with a young man that would choose Gonzaga over a state School. It takes a certain mentality to make that choice.

That may be my only criteria. Once a player chooses Gonzaga, he is a Zag. We Zag fans have a history of forgiveness.