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gozagswoohoo
03-13-2014, 12:44 PM
What a trip! The first day back always hurts, both physically and mentally! haha. First and foremost, GO ZAGS!!!! ANOTHER WCC tourney championship! And they took that trophy WITH AUTHORITY! So, this is now 3 trips for me to Vegas, and they have won it ALL THREE TIMES. Coincidence?! I THINK NOT!!


I've got about 2 dozen pictures to post, most all are zag-related, some are story-related, and some are just because.



So let me just start off by saying we left St. Louis on Saturday night, and had a layover in Seattle, and then flew into Vegas Sunday morning. I was GOING NUTS not getting to see that first zags game since we were on the flight. I couldn't take it anymore, so I decided to pay $12 to have wifi for 30 stinkin minutes, and I pulled the game up on my iPad. Imagine my excitement when I see that THE ZAGS WERE LOSING WITH 7 MINUTES TO GO!!!!!! I am quite certain I instantly lost about 3 years of my life when I saw the score. I may have even said a cuss-word. Mrs. Woohoo rubbed my shoulders while I sweated and complained, and sat there watching stat updates of the game (I tried watching the streaming on the BYUtv app, but the wifi was too slow). Luckily....we all know the zags fought hard and pulled through, but wow....that would have SUCKED. Bad. But anyway, then we get to Seattle, and I was about to eat my arm off when we got to our hotel (we stayed in a cheap hotel close to the airport since we had a pretty lengthy layover). It was raining (imagine that....Seattle. haha), and I walked at least a half of a mile at 11pm so I could get Mrs. Woohoo and I some Taco Bell. She didn't want to walk with me, I had to go alone, imagine that. haha. So, I arrive at Taco Bell to find that the lobby is closed. I WALK through the drive-thru (this made me feel like college again, haha), and I felt like a complete tool as I am standing at the drive thru order machine thingy, and there is a car in front of me and a car behind me. Haha. Long story short, apparently they don't serve people that WALK through the drive thru. Maybe that's why they call it a DRIVE-thru? So....I walked a little further and got us Jack in the Box. It all worked out, but it was quite a long round trip (and a soaking-wet one!).



This picture was taken on our flight to Seattle. I briefly considered checking for a pulse, but on second thought, I didn't want to get caught up in any paperwork, interrogations, etc that could have potentially held me up from Vegas. So I just left her be. If I had some miniature marshmallows, I totally would have taken at least 2-3 jumpshots though.
http://i.imgur.com/OZv2Nin.jpg


This is a picture of Mrs. Woohoo. I only post this because.... I like to brag (and I know you old guys would ask for a pic or two ANYWAY). Yeah....so.....I think she is pretty hot. (Even hotter in a zags jersey though!!)
http://i.imgur.com/fIpuVQn.jpg


First night out in Vegas. Beautiful night. Had a nice time at dinner and walking the strip with PargoTheDestroyer and his girlfriend.
http://i.imgur.com/ojOBRzD.jpg


If you have ever debated over whether or not to attend a WCC tourney....you just need to go. At least once. We are SO lucky to have our tourney here!! Amazing.
http://i.imgur.com/YgaVltN.jpg

gozagswoohoo
03-13-2014, 12:44 PM
So I didn't take a ton of in-game pics....since you all watched the game on tv, it's not like I could show you too much that you didn't already know. But I gotta post a few because we had some KILLERRRRRRRRRRRRRRR seats!! All thanks to my boy EZCure!! I had the WORST time finding tickets! There seemed to be fewer than normal this year? Or maybe I waited too long to look?? I dunno....but all the scalpers were asking $80+, $150+ PER TICKET! I waited until FIVE minutes before tipoff, and found some standing room only tickets for $35 each. EZCure was keeping me updated via text, that he had a few seats open near him, and he was pretty sure they were USF fan seats, and they probably wouldn't be at the zags games. He saved them for us for at least 30 minutes!! So, we got in the SECOND ROW right behind the zags bench. My phone was getting BLOWN UP from my friends and family texting me that they saw us on tv (this contributed to my phone dying after about 10 minutes of game play! haha. Also because we went to bed LATE and got up EARLY). But anyways, here are just a few random game pics.

I'm right here in the middle, blue #3 jersey.
http://i.imgur.com/ZeNAYIl.jpg

And this may be my 2nd favorite pic (#1 is coming soon!), this picture was taken and posted by the Spokesman Review! We've got EZCure, Woohoo, Mrs Woohoo, Mrs AzZag, and AzZag, trying to help our zags make a FT (umm....it didn't work too well for a while at the end of the BYU game!!)
http://i.imgur.com/n5EADoI.jpg

I thought this one was cool. I had two of my friends that DIDN'T EVEN KNOW I WAS AT THE GAME, but saw me here on tv and recognized me. That's pretty fun.
http://i.imgur.com/5UGKEkK.png

ZAGS WIN!!
http://i.imgur.com/6qcPZub.jpg

gozagswoohoo
03-13-2014, 12:45 PM
Just a few thoughts on the game...it's amazing how some things stick out to you a bit more when you see them in person. The zags are playing REALLY well right now. This is the best defense I've seen a zags team play in years. Also, Stockton....wow. He has stepped his game up SO MUCH. We had some USF fans behind us during the Zags/St Marys game, and they kept talking about how quick and explosive Stockton is. One guy even said Stockton was our best player! Only mentioning that because Stocks is always a bit of a hot-button on the forums here....other fans apparently think he is a STUD (as do I!).


Now for the BEST pics!! After the St. Mary's game, we saw a crowd of people around the main concourse area. Turns out, a few of the players were taking pics/signing autographs. So we got a few pictures. As always, the players were MORE than generous with their time, and happily posed with anyone that asked.



I'm not really sure why, but Mrs. Woohoo seemed to be smiling MUCH bigger and for much longer during her pics/time with Mr. Pangos? Hmmm.
http://i.imgur.com/U7rHfC3.png


http://i.imgur.com/ZOqqStt.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/U9NDLNI.jpg


I was very surprised to see that Kevin is taller than I am. I know that most D-1 players are often an inch or two shorter than what is listed, but I always thought I would have Kevin by a little bit. I am leaning some here, but I'd still say he was a good inch taller than me.
http://i.imgur.com/4inwpBI.jpg

gonzagafan62
03-13-2014, 12:49 PM
Thanks for the update whoohoo. I was really excited to see you guys there. You guys did a good job rooting on our Zags. I can tell you had a lot of fun. That had to be an amazing adventure. I have been waiting for this for a couple days, haha. Don't let the come back home kill you, selection sunday is right around the corner, lol. I am glad you enjoyed it.

And I know the situation with the rain, I would've had to walk by myself too haha. That's funny.

gozagswoohoo
03-13-2014, 01:03 PM
So, kind of a funny story with the "Mrs. Woohoo with Dower" picture. I took 2-3 pictures, and she was posing with him for maybe 8-10 seconds. After I snap this pic, she looks down and behind Sam and screams! She puts both hands up and covers her face and starts laughing and saying "I am so sorry! Oh my gosh I'm sorry!". Turns out, Sam had a back-pack on and is so tall, that when she put her arm behind his back for the picture, she THOUGHT (or so SHE says, haha) that her hand was on his HIP. It was actually square smack-dab on his butt! Sam and 3-4 friends of his that were standing there (and 3-4 fans that saw it) all started laughing. She was mortified. Sam laughed and said something clever. Can't remember what it was, but something along the lines of "It's all good, I'm tall. It happens". It was pretty funny. Classic moment. I told Mrs. Woohoo not to be surprised if the rest of the team comes asking for pictures with her after the next game. hahaha :roll:

http://i.imgur.com/TT4TPHB.jpg


Out at lunch on Tuesday. We always eat at this place on the strip (Cabo Wabo). You sit at a rail 10 feet off the strip, and get to watch all the hundreds of people walking by. I usually yell "Go Zags" about 40 times during the course of my meal. haha. Lots of GU folks passing by at all times.
http://i.imgur.com/7jkY0CA.jpg

As always, we saw TONS of zags fans. That's my favorite part about Vegas. Many of you take for granted the fact that you are surrounded my zags everywhere! But most of the games I get to go to....Memphis, Butler, Illinois, etc, I am in the minority, and usually spend games getting taunted. Or at the very least, get taunted on the way out! So I basically walk around Vegas with a smile on my face the entire time because you see so many zags shirts!! It's great. I gave a lot of high-fives, and yelled a lot of "Go Zags!". I also got to meet some new posters, and a few lurkers, that stopped to chat. That's always a lot of fun. One thing that always impresses me is how much zags fans know about their team! It's SO easy and so fun to talk GU Basketball with them. That's not the case in Missouri. People here are such 'huge fans', but literally can't name more than 1-2 players on their team, and often don't even know the dang conference they're in! (had a guy telling me Mizzou should make the tourney because the Big-12 is very tough! hahaha).


Couple pics from the pool area of Caesar's Palace (in case you think you need ANY more reason to come to Vegas...check these out. And the pics don't even do it justice...)
http://i.imgur.com/kpAgyFj.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Zrb9dxQ.jpg

gozagswoohoo
03-13-2014, 01:04 PM
A few more random pics----including Stocks cutting down the net
http://i.imgur.com/txPek0u.jpg

A neat pic from the flight home
http://i.imgur.com/XJsC5v0.jpg


And probably the most important picture....I saw that Francis is wanted in Los Angeles. Found this picture in the airport. He is apparently now going by the name 'the kid'. He has some 'splainin to do when I see him.
http://i.imgur.com/vuX8Pdl.jpg


Here is the ONLY nice thing about coming home! Little Hoo 1 and 2.
http://i.imgur.com/K367xY3.png

gozagswoohoo
03-13-2014, 01:07 PM
The huge tub in our room! This tub MAY or MAY NOT HAVE been able to fit two people in it... ;-)
http://i.imgur.com/JeVf3ZE.jpg

Angelo Roncalli
03-13-2014, 01:09 PM
Good to see you, buddy. Enjoyed meeting the lovely Mrs. Woohoo.

SteelCityZag
03-13-2014, 01:12 PM
WooHoo. I saw the pic in the Spokesman and thought, "There's Woohoo." Never met ya and you're not famous (that I know of), but you're famous around these parts. Congrats on a great trip.

cjm720
03-13-2014, 01:12 PM
That explains Sam's big smile! Awesome report, thanks for sharing!

sittingon50
03-13-2014, 01:21 PM
Thanks WooHoo.

One of our posters uses a tag line in their sig with a quote from Bill Walton saying "John Stockton is one of the Wonders of the World."

To me the other wonder is how a guy that pals around with a goat snagged such a beauty.

wnczagfan
03-13-2014, 01:25 PM
Great pictures and stories. Thanks, Woohoo!

gozagswoohoo
03-13-2014, 01:27 PM
Couple other random notes. USF fans can be jerks! I mentioned the 2 behind us that were praising Stocks. That's great and all, but some of their fans a few rows back were talking trash. For no reason. Said some pretty ignorant stuff too. ALSO, I was playing some black jack, and 2 BYU fans sat down (looked to be in their mid-20's). We talked for a few minutes, and I asked if they had good seats for the game (this was after we beat them in the championship game). They said "Oh....well, we actually didn't even go to any of the games, we just hung out here". I ALSO saw a USF fan (probably 35 or so) on the strip will walking, and he said the same thing!!! He wasn't going to any games! What the heck? The BYU fans especially surprised me. How do you go to Vegas and NOT attend the games....some fan base!! Thought that was odd anyway...

Second, I tried posting on DonsCentral (i was nice about it too!) to ask if anyone didn't want their championship game tickets, I would gladly buy them (judging from their cheering section, most did not return for the final game. So why not sell that ticket and at least get something out of it??) But man!! They are JERKS over there on that site!! Oh well...

gozagswoohoo
03-13-2014, 01:28 PM
Good to see you, buddy. Enjoyed meeting the lovely Mrs. Woohoo.



You too! Was really happy to have run into you. It's been a while.

Ezag
03-13-2014, 01:36 PM
Thanks for the Great pics and recap....I hope to do a Vegas Tourney myself some year!!

gozagswoohoo
03-13-2014, 01:37 PM
Thanks WooHoo.

One of our posters uses a tag line in their sig with a quote from Bill Walton saying "John Stockton is one of the Wonders of the World."

To me the other wonder is how a guy that pals around with a goat snagged such a beauty.

My grandpa always used to say to me "Larry, there are 4 ways to get a beautiful woman. First, have lots and lots of money. Second, you can have lots of skills like building things, or being a great athlete. Third, you can be STUNNINGLY handsome and muscular. Or fourth, LIE to her and say that you have lots of money and skills, wear a hat and glasses all the time, and quickly get her to marry you and have children, and then she is stuck forever."

I won't tell you which option I fall under.

wnczagfan
03-13-2014, 01:41 PM
Your name is Larry?:confused:

Zag4Hire
03-13-2014, 01:57 PM
Good stuff.

gozagswoohoo
03-13-2014, 02:06 PM
Your name is Larry?:confused:

No...but grandpa was old, so...

gozagswoohoo
03-13-2014, 02:23 PM
WooHoo. I saw the pic in the Spokesman and thought, "There's Woohoo." Never met ya and you're not famous (that I know of), but you're famous around these parts. Congrats on a great trip.

Thanks SCZag, was a great trip for sure.

ezcure17
03-13-2014, 02:46 PM
Glad to see you made it home okay. Remember, next year were top 10 so another wcc tourney will be sweet!! Hopefully I can get us seats like that again! It was a blast to be sitting so close!! Also, I was talking to coach Few and he told me we have a home and home with both Arizona and UCLA think he said next year. Also trying to get UConn and Michigan for games too. Having a BIG problem getting teams to play, they all want 2-1 or us at their place. Thinks the Arizona game will be in February!!

HRZag
03-13-2014, 02:55 PM
Woohoo, you are an inspiration. I think after seeing your pictures and reading your story that I might even make the trek to Vegas next year. I will buy you the beverage of your choice. One for the lovely Mrs. as well.

Thanks for all your Zag love and enthusiasm, it is refreshing to see. Go Zags. Go the 'Hoo!

HRZag
03-13-2014, 02:55 PM
Whoohoo, take note, my homage to you was my 300th post! Not bad for a lurker.

gozagswoohoo
03-13-2014, 03:00 PM
Whoohoo, take note, my homage to you was my 300th post! Not bad for a lurker.

Thank you my friend!! And just a sidenote, we will have that drink at The Orleans. The drinks are MUCH CHEAPER than Caesar's!! My oh my! My good buddy AzZag bought at least 3 rounds for us, and he MAY or MAY NOT have had to take out a 2nd mortgage on his house to do so.

The Orleans has very reasonable prices though!

Thanks again, and yes, hope to see you in Vegas in the future! It's the 2nd best zags trip one can make (aside from Heaven on Earth itself, at the MAC, obviously)

rennis
03-13-2014, 03:11 PM
That explains Sam's big smile! Awesome report, thanks for sharing!

YOLO DOLO!

Great post WooHoo, thanks!

TheZagPhish
03-13-2014, 03:14 PM
Five stars!

Glad you had another fantastic adventure. I'll try to catch you next year down there.

Hoopaholic
03-13-2014, 03:27 PM
glad to see you had a great time...wish I could have made it as you still owe me a beer......

I was wondering if you gave up on the forum and was becoming strictly a facebook kind of dude and was organizinig a petition to remove you, but alas you are back so I shredded the petition......

Awesome pictures and I wont tell las vegas police you sat in illegal seats......we will keep that a secret:cheers:

Zags11
03-13-2014, 03:47 PM
WOOHOOOOOOO FOR A WOHOOOO TRIP! Im clever! Glad you had another blast.

gozagswoohoo
03-13-2014, 04:08 PM
glad to see you had a great time...wish I could have made it as you still owe me a beer......

I was wondering if you gave up on the forum and was becoming strictly a facebook kind of dude and was organizinig a petition to remove you, but alas you are back so I shredded the petition......

Awesome pictures and I wont tell las vegas police you sat in illegal seats......we will keep that a secret:cheers:


Hahaha. Oh man, that woulda stink!! Come back to find out I was voted out?!? Ouch! Lol




Thanks everyone for the messages, yet another trip of a lifetime. A VERY special 'thank you' to a select poster or two out there....YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!

zzzjag
03-13-2014, 04:52 PM
I always look forward to your Schedule of Destiny and its proudly posted on my fridge every year.
I also look forward to your posts as they are very entertaining. Its nice to have someone that is enthusiastic and positive on this board.

Congrats on a fun time in Vegas and a great family!

FGZagDad
03-13-2014, 10:15 PM
Ya your schedule is on the fridge at our place as well as our GU alum kids. And we really appreciate that you have converted one to German time zone...thanks Woohoo! Great vegas pics, stories..

Gonezagaga
03-13-2014, 10:54 PM
Woohoo, on a scale of 1 to 10 with you being a a 15, where would Mrs. Hoo rank as a Zag fan now?

JAGzag
03-13-2014, 11:01 PM
WooHoo, very cool, thanks for sharing!

MJ777
03-13-2014, 11:12 PM
Thanks for the great pictures and big laughs Woohoo. I've never met anyone on this board, but you are my favorite poster/Zag fan. Glad you and the beautiful Mrs. had a great time. I'm making it to Vegas one of these years for the tourney. It sounds like a great time. Cheers

gozagswoohoo
03-14-2014, 07:20 AM
Thanks for the great pictures and big laughs Woohoo. I've never met anyone on this board, but you are my favorite poster/Zag fan. Glad you and the beautiful Mrs. had a great time. I'm making it to Vegas one of these years for the tourney. It sounds like a great time. Cheers

Well thanks MJ777! Very nice of you, I appreciate that. And yes, hopefully we can run into eachother at a future tourney!







Gonezagaga! Buddy, I haven't heard from you in a while!! I hope you and the family are doing well. I just ran across a picture of the 3 of us (me, you, and your beautiful wife) a couple days ago, and it brought back some great memories. Haha, and if I am a 15, I would say my wife is an 8. MUCH better than she used to be. She has never been a sports nut, but she is really coming a long way. Best part is, she is 10x more nervous during zags games than I am! Cracks me up. If a zag misses a shot or turns it over, she will punch my arm because she is that nervous/frustrated. And if the game is close, she will refuse to watch the final minute or two. Hopefully I get her to Spokane sometime in the next few seasons. THAT will bump her up to a 10 out of 10, no question. As AMAZING as Vegas is, nothing compares to a game at the MAC, and also seeing that beautiful campus and city.

UberZagFan
03-15-2014, 05:09 PM
Very cool woohoo. Nice seats. Uber and Uberwife ended up in the row right in front of the student section. It was crazy!

http://i.imgur.com/66Qrvg1.jpg

A view backwards up from our seats:

http://i.imgur.com/2R7CWEX.jpg

And a view down the party limo that gave us and several of the students that sat behind us a ride back to the hotel after the championship game:

http://i.imgur.com/QMFLhyE.jpg

gozagswoohoo
03-15-2014, 09:08 PM
Very cool woohoo. Nice seats. Uber and Uberwife ended up in the row right in front of the student section. It was crazy!

http://i.imgur.com/66Qrvg1.jpg

A view backwards up from our seats:

http://i.imgur.com/2R7CWEX.jpg

And a view down the party limo that gave us and several of the students that sat behind us a ride back to the hotel after the championship game:

http://i.imgur.com/QMFLhyE.jpg



That's awesome!!! Those had to be great seats in front of the KC.


And no lie, I was on the flight home and it hit me, I didn't catch Über in Vegas!!! Was pretty frustrated about it too. Looks like you had a good time though, glad to hear.

BobZag
03-16-2014, 11:58 AM
Who is the ugly hag!












with her mouth open on the plane?

:D

BobZag
03-16-2014, 12:00 PM
That's awesome!!! Those had to be great seats in front of the KC.


And no lie, I was on the flight home and it hit me, I didn't catch Über in Vegas!!! Was pretty frustrated about it too. Looks like you had a good time though, glad to hear.

He would've just gotten you in trouble, woohoo.