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T-bonedazag
03-13-2017, 06:37 AM
Not sure if anyone has posted this but I just saw it. Great read and a good look at behind the scenes this year from Nigel's perspective

https://www.theplayerstribune.com/nigel-williams-goss-gonzaga-basketball/

Birddog
03-13-2017, 06:53 AM
Not sure if anyone has posted this but I just saw it. Great read and a good look at behind the scenes this year from Nigel's perspective

https://www.theplayerstribune.com/nigel-williams-goss-gonzaga-basketball/

Wow just wow, that was a terrific piece. To be continued...............

Goshzagit
03-13-2017, 06:55 AM
wow, nice find!

awesome NWG took time to write this piece.

knew about his children, yet didn't know Coach Few's dog attends practice as well -- cool.

The star rating of threads is really annoying imo, yet if there ever was a 5-star post/article, its this one.

HRZag
03-13-2017, 07:08 AM
Thank you for the link. What an awesome article. NWG is a talented and articulate young man. So glad he found his way to Boone Ave. Go Zags!

Zagceo
03-13-2017, 07:15 AM
Nigel ........thank you

jazzdelmar
03-13-2017, 07:20 AM
Fitting. Nigel is Jeteresque.....

rennis
03-13-2017, 07:22 AM
That was very good. Everyone needs to read it.

CdAZagFan
03-13-2017, 07:34 AM
Really nice article by NWG... especially those last four sentences. I sure hope he stays around for another year.

GonzagasaurusFlex
03-13-2017, 07:35 AM
Honestly, one of the best college hoops article I have ever read....even if it wasn't about the Zags. I hope Nigel Williams-Goss keeps writing.

Zag_Dad
03-13-2017, 07:45 AM
Simply awesome! Thank you for sharing.

Thank you ..... "not this year fellas"

ZAG 4 LIFE
03-13-2017, 07:46 AM
Tremendous young man, and player. Leadership personified.

Ezag
03-13-2017, 07:52 AM
Wow, awesome piece! If we are to have only one year with Nigel, it is still a blessing. I feel like this guy has been playing here for years already.... Thanks Man!

hockeyzag
03-13-2017, 08:00 AM
I loved that ending.

This article tells me that our Zags are going to play with passion! I couldn't be more excited for this tournament.

LongIslandZagFan
03-13-2017, 08:19 AM
Wow is the best word for it. Loved the article.

gonzagafan62
03-13-2017, 08:22 AM
Mark Few does get animated. See?

Zags11
03-13-2017, 08:54 AM
This is a amazing article!

zaguarxj
03-13-2017, 09:09 AM
Wow! I'm not going to quote anything. No spoilers, just read it all yourself. You won't regret it.

SwainZag
03-13-2017, 09:17 AM
Just when you think you can't like a guy anymore! What a great ambassador the program.

SWZag
03-13-2017, 09:19 AM
Absolutely wonderful. Awesome to see a player's view. Fun read. And I'll be looking for "Stella," the inbounds play.

timgozags
03-13-2017, 09:30 AM
awesome! Reading his words, i am more confident he will lead us to final four.

ZagMan in Philly
03-13-2017, 09:48 AM
Thanks for sharing this wonderful story from Nigel.
We are blessed to have such outstanding students representing our school,
And put us on the map as a basketball powerhouse.
In Nigel we trust.
Go Zags!

gueastcoast
03-13-2017, 09:50 AM
Just sent this to my daughter. Inspirational in so many ways.

Zagcity
03-13-2017, 10:05 AM
Not sure if anyone has posted this but I just saw it. Great read and a good look at behind the scenes this year from Nigel's perspective

https://www.theplayerstribune.com/nigel-williams-goss-gonzaga-basketball/

Epic, plain and simple

T-bonedazag
03-13-2017, 10:05 AM
I just read it again. Even better the second time. He's a great writer and even better basketball player. We really are lucky to have him.

Go Zags!

JPtheBeasta
03-13-2017, 10:27 AM
That was incredibly well written.

BobZag
03-13-2017, 10:32 AM
:000tens:

sittingon50
03-13-2017, 10:39 AM
Very impressive.

zagbeliever
03-13-2017, 10:40 AM
Love this. Thanks for sharing.

Reborn
03-13-2017, 10:49 AM
Great article. It brought tears to my eyes. If you want to deepen your love for this team, read it. NWG is a special person. Thanks, Nigel.

Go Zags!!!

Zagdawg
03-13-2017, 10:52 AM
Great read-- very happy he chose to join the Zag family.

maynard g krebs
03-13-2017, 10:54 AM
Fantastic. He could have a career as a sports writer if he wanted it. Thanks for posting this.

zagzilla
03-13-2017, 11:32 AM
Says a lot about the team that they have the confidence to share the UCLA loss as a rally point coming off of the BYU game. I think they are going to alright this year.

Zag_Dad
03-13-2017, 11:35 AM
Lol ... "Hey new guy....do you play?"

FuManShoes
03-13-2017, 11:38 AM
“We’re not here as a %&#* courtesy!”

IowaSERE
03-13-2017, 11:39 AM
I was reading this to my GF this morning as she was getting ready for work. I was choking up at the end and she was crying trying to put on her makeup! This should be pinned.

MileHigh
03-13-2017, 12:09 PM
..impressive......made me think that it would almost be a waste if he pursues basketball after college instead of something like Medicine,Law, Politics, etc where he can make a difference in the lives of many. Not many people his age have that type of insight and introspection and can express it in writing.

bigblahla
03-13-2017, 12:43 PM
amazing player....amazing young man...Thanks Nigel....

Go!! Zags!!!

Ekrub
03-13-2017, 01:08 PM
Think he may have used some artistic license, no way a kid playing intramural didn't know who he was

PNW Zagfan
03-13-2017, 01:49 PM
Great article. It brought tears to my eyes. If you want to deepen your love for this team, read it. NWG is a special person. Thanks, Nigel.

Go Zags!!!

My feelings upon reading the article were the same - exactly!

I am so happy for the joy he has experienced being part of this team and the Zag family. His article gives the reader some insight into this, as well as the pain the players feel when they underperform. All the best, and a big thank you to a fine addition to Gonzaga's legacy, as well as the rest of the team.

john montana
03-13-2017, 02:07 PM
Wow.

sittingon50
03-13-2017, 02:25 PM
Think he may have used some artistic license, no way a kid playing intramural didn't know who he was

You never met some of the guys I played intramurals with!!

Had to convince them wearing their pocket protectors during games was a bad idea.

Zags_Fanatic
03-13-2017, 02:30 PM
Think he may have used some artistic license, no way a kid playing intramural didn't know who he was

That would have been at the beginning of his redshirt year, so not totally out of the question.

BayAreaZagFan
03-13-2017, 03:13 PM
I'm a little late to the thread - wow, great, awesome, fantastic - all of the good words to describe this article have been used up already, so I have nothing new to contribute, other than I want this to be the year so bad. Not just for me and my purely selfish reasons, but for everyone. Them. You. All of us. Go Zags! Let's do this!!

maynard g krebs
03-13-2017, 03:17 PM
That would have been at the beginning of his redshirt year, so not totally out of the question.

And as a Husky, you're pretty anonymous.

Bogozags
03-13-2017, 03:48 PM
My wife and I both read this wonderful article and it touched us deeply.

Coming to get to a FF and to improve his social life with other students!

How lucky we are to have shared a part of his life with us this season! I hope he comes back for his "Senior Year" so that we can watch him standing next to his family on Senior Night!

THANKS Nigel for all these wonderful memories!

U Zig, I Zag
03-13-2017, 03:51 PM
Very nicely done.

Martin Centre Mad Man
03-13-2017, 05:42 PM
This thread belongs in the Hall of Fame.

Radbooks
03-13-2017, 05:46 PM
That was an amazing article. Brought tears to my eyes.

Well done, Nigel!!

JPtheBeasta
03-13-2017, 06:29 PM
“We’re not here as a %&#* courtesy!”

My favorite part :]

ZagsObserver
03-13-2017, 06:52 PM
Such a great piece. One of my favorite Zags. If he stays another year, he will probably be top 3 for me, along with Turiaf and Morrison. Regardless, lucky to have this Zag leader for this special season.

zagsfanforlife
03-14-2017, 06:36 AM
Man.. I did shed a tear or two myself at the end.

Seems like a great kid.. a great leader.. and a player who is playing for a purpose come this March. I wouldnt want anyone else leading the way. Nice to see that Few drops some explitives and fires up the boys as well.

Loved the ending. Made me cry a bit to see the admiration he has for Ammo. So many people outside of Gonzaga remember Ammo for the tears, the heartbreak. The ending was refreshing because it signifies the empathy I felt for Ammo, but also man... the gratitude. Some great memories that he gave us...

In the same vein, THANK YOU NWG. You are a winner, a class act, and i have faith that you and the boys more than any team before are focused on getting over that hump. You realize how big of a deal it is, but i think you are mature enough to handle that with poise.

Lets go Zags!!

GoZags
03-14-2017, 09:06 AM
Nicely done, NWG ....

Billfish'80
03-14-2017, 11:39 AM
Wow, Nice contribution by Nigel! I read a few of the other contributions, and have to say, this will not be the last time I visit "The Players Tribune". There were some pretty thought provoking articles there. That's an awesome site. Instant favorite! Thanks for the link.

krii
03-14-2017, 01:49 PM
Wow, Nice contribution by Nigel! I read a few of the other contributions, and have to say, this will not be the last time I visit "The Players Tribune". There were some pretty thought provoking articles there. That's an awesome site. Instant favorite! Thanks for the link.

It's one of the best sites ever. I absolutely adore some of the articles in there and, once a time, there is a piece of art written by some well-known sport guys (soccer/football, American football, basketball, tennis etc.).

Highly recommended!

Zagceo
03-14-2017, 02:04 PM
Absolutely wonderful. Awesome to see a player's view. Fun read. And I'll be looking for "Stella," the inbounds play.

the current storm named the same.....could be a sign.....

MickMick
03-14-2017, 02:59 PM
You can be sure that this team will be ready to play this weekend.

zagdontzig
03-14-2017, 07:13 PM
also, getting some love from the cougarboard for the NWG article:

http://www.cougarboard.com/board/message.html?id=17526739

Zagger
03-15-2017, 05:11 AM
I sure loved this part ....


And so this is what I would’ve said, if I had walked over to Adam Morrison that day. I would’ve said, “Thank you.” I’m not sure enough people tell him that. I wanted to tell him, and every player who’s ever worn a Zags uniform: “We owe you.”

Morrison is the main reason I became a Zags fan. I'm not a sport nut nor watch sports much at all on TV - except for the Zags. The BB I watch is 95% Zag basketball and I'll only watch other teams play if they are NW teams or teams the Zags may be getting the chance to play. I may watch some Cougar and Eagle football but that's about it. Zag basketball though - I just can't get enough of that.
At one of the preseason talk/dinners here in town we got to sit next to Morrison. I don't think he really goes to many of these things and I was surprised to see him there and also surprised that my wife and I ended up seated with him. So, I got to tell him why I was a Zags fan. He was really appreciative of that and we had some good conversation. We both went to Mead and even had some same teachers even though I graduated back in 1970. It was a fun evening. There's just so much to like about the Zags and how the program fits in Spokane. It's easy to be a fan - easy to get hooked for life on that end to. The Mrs. and I will be be retiring this year. On our hit list of travels are some of the Zags' tourneys and away games. It's just plain inspiring to see what a group of kids can do when they're passionate about what they're doing, when they're making the best of what they bring to the floor. Go Zags!