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DixieZag
08-27-2018, 03:11 PM
Students are on campus. The first college football games were last weekend, and the college football season starts in earnest Thursday, and those 2 things mean it is time for our annual "One BOLD prediction thread."


Posters can weigh-in on whether predicting a national championship counts as BOLD this year.


MINE:

We win the Maui going away, beating Duke in the final by double digits.

zag67
08-27-2018, 03:15 PM
We will be undefeated going into the WCC tournament and ranked #1.

zagamatic
08-27-2018, 03:22 PM
This team will put up record numbers (at least in the last 20 years ) for blocks and steals, perhaps even 3s. Again, I'm talking TEAM numbers

Martin Centre Mad Man
08-27-2018, 03:28 PM
The Zags will beat an ACC team in March.

phxfireflames
08-27-2018, 03:36 PM
The team will not have to wear a black jersey during the tournament.

Robzagnut
08-27-2018, 03:56 PM
Forum members will grumble, sweat, lament and gnash teeth over playing BYU on senior night.

Book it.

willandi
08-27-2018, 05:02 PM
Final Four!

GonzagasaurusFlex
08-27-2018, 05:17 PM
Assuming all are healthy:

Starting lineup: Perkins, Norvell, Kispert, Rui, Tillie
Super Subs: Crandall, Clarke

NotoriousZ
08-27-2018, 05:50 PM
We lose two games, but both occur in WCC play. We have six players averaging double digits, and we will be National Champions.

MTZag03
08-27-2018, 06:34 PM
I boldly predict that we are a top ten defense at the end of the year.

GonzaGAW
08-27-2018, 06:40 PM
- sometime in 2019 the Zags are on the cover of Sports Illustrated. (and I do not buy into hocus pocus jinx talk)

Markburn1
08-27-2018, 07:37 PM
Tillie decides he wants to play in the NBA. Plays up to his potential.

Zaga
08-28-2018, 04:34 AM
Zags play inspired basketball and hang with Duke to the end in Maui.

Go Zags!

GoZags
08-28-2018, 04:47 AM
The Zags will beat an ACC team in March.

The Zags will beat an ACC team in April.

caldwellzag
08-28-2018, 05:58 AM
The Zags will go undefeated and be regarded as one of the best teams of all time!

Hoopaholic
08-28-2018, 05:59 AM
Forum members will grumble, sweat, lament and gnash teeth over playing BYU on senior night.

Book it.

your way out over your skiis on this prediction (:roll:

thespywhozaggedme
08-28-2018, 06:12 AM
Zach will score 40 in a game this season

LongIslandZagFan
08-28-2018, 06:16 AM
Zags will lose 2 games all season... and neither will be their last game.

TexasZagFan
08-28-2018, 07:02 AM
The Zags will go undefeated and be regarded as one of the best teams of all time!

I like that!

Five Zags will be drafted in the next NBA Draft, four of whom will be first round, one (Josh) will be second round (but top 40).

Rui
Zach N
Killian
Brandon
Josh

Robzagnut
08-28-2018, 07:07 AM
your way out over your skiis on this prediction (:roll:


Thought I would go out on a limb this year.

caldwellzag
08-28-2018, 07:09 AM
I like that!

Five Zags will be drafted in the next NBA Draft, four of whom will be first round, one (Josh) will be second round (but top 40).

Rui
Zach N
Killian
Brandon
Josh

They said bold :) If we can run the table in the OOC then I really like my prediction!

zagmantis2001
08-28-2018, 07:32 AM
They said bold :) If we can run the table in the OOC then I really like my prediction!



At least 10 people will trip and 5 drinks will be spilled walking up section 106 of the Kennel because the stairs go from short to a long one about six steps up.

DixieZag
08-28-2018, 07:53 AM
The BOLD thread is far more difficult with a team that's consensus top 3-4. I suppose the great BOLD predictions would involve the players themselves. I almost went with Brandon will be the leading scorer for the team, that's extremely bold, and I think it could happen, but suspect Rui will lead the team in scoring.

ZagzKrak
08-28-2018, 08:23 AM
Since everyone is over looking him my BOLD Prediction is that Foster will earn himself 10 minutes/game and 8 points/game.

caldwellzag
08-28-2018, 08:57 AM
Since everyone is over looking him my BOLD Prediction is that Foster will earn himself 10 minutes/game and 8 points/game.

Man I hope you are right, we would be so loaded if he EARNED that and doesn't get it from injury.

gueastcoast
08-28-2018, 09:21 AM
A few other posters beat me to this more or less, but I think we have three NBA first rounders in 2019!

GoZags
08-28-2018, 09:25 AM
The BOLD thread is far more difficult with a team that's consensus top 3-4. I suppose the great BOLD predictions would involve the players themselves. I almost went with Brandon will be the leading scorer for the team, that's extremely bold, and I think it could happen, but suspect Rui will lead the team in scoring.

Don't discount our man Corey Kispert.

Zagceo
08-28-2018, 10:01 AM
Larsen Tillie Kispert will recover 100% from injuries..1 will lead in blocks..1 will lead in 3 pt %..1 will lead in 3 pt made

because Rui Perkins Norvell and Clark will be getting defenses full attention

MDABE80
08-28-2018, 01:23 PM
0-2 losses ( leaning toward Zero) and a national title. We have the talent for it. With some sprinkles of luck. this team could go the distance. No 1 ranking and a 1 seed if we win Maui.
Oh-------and I'm serious.

Zag_Dad
08-28-2018, 02:05 PM
Zags lose just one game all year, win National Championship and will beat two number 1 seeds in the tournament to quiet any hecklers who may want to diminish their accomplishment.

GO ZAGS!

229SintoZag
08-28-2018, 02:29 PM
We will lose the second-most talent we have ever lost to the NBA this year upon the conclusion of the season.

Tillie, Hachimura, and Norvell will all go and it will be the most talent we have lost in one year since, as Jazz recently quipped in another context regarding Ammo, Stockton "dined alone."

cjm720
08-28-2018, 04:40 PM
St. Mary’s wins the regular season conference title.

Martin Centre Mad Man
08-28-2018, 04:46 PM
The Zags will beat an ACC team in April.

Nice. :cheers:

3XaZag
08-28-2018, 05:02 PM
I won't go that far cjm. We have another good ZAG year.....2 or 3 OOC losses...2 or 3 conference losses. finish around 25-5. We narrowly win the regular season conference title because someone else looses a game they shouldn't, & play a close championship game in Vegas (+/- 5 points). We get a 3 through 5 seed and lose in the sweet 16 or elite 8.

In short, a successful season that 90+ % of the nation would give their receding hairlines to have had. This is only BOLD in that it goes against the tide of these posts. We will rise and fall on how good Clarke and Geno are. Everyone else improves but not as much as some here think. If Clarke and Geno come up big, I will look pessimistic, if not, the above record will be the reality.

DixieZag
08-28-2018, 06:28 PM
I won't go that far cjm. We have another good ZAG year.....2 or 3 OOC losses...2 or 3 conference losses. finish around 25-5. We narrowly win the regular season conference title because someone else looses a game they shouldn't, & play a close championship game in Vegas (+/- 5 points). We get a 3 through 5 seed and lose in the sweet 16 or elite 8.

In short, a successful season that 90+ % of the nation would give their receding hairlines to have had. This is only BOLD in that it goes against the tide of these posts. We will rise and fall on how good Clarke and Geno are. Everyone else improves but not as much as some here think. If Clarke and Geno come up big, I will look pessimistic, if not, the above record will be the reality.

I like the counter-bold statement (I don't like it happening, just like hearing different opinions). However, I'd argue that yours is a bold statement, and not just because it goes against the tide in these posts, I would argue it goes against the tide of what is being written around the country. Of the polling we've seen, I have seen us in the top 5 in all (or almost all), so being top 4-5 - by definition - means that the consensus is that you're a Final Four worthy team. But what you've described is not a Final Four worthy team. You've described a team ranked right around lower than 10th (especially with 2 or 3 conference losses).

So, it's definitely bold, because I don't see many places anywhere, not just here, assessing us at that level. But, it's always good to hear dissenting opinions.

GrizZAG
08-28-2018, 09:19 PM
We will see some of the best shooting talent Gonzaga has ever assembled on one team. We will be a nightmare to defend. Perkins, Norvell, Tillie and Rui take us to the promised land with a supporting cast that could make the NCAA's without those four.

JPtheBeasta
08-28-2018, 10:37 PM
Perkins dunks with authority on a breakaway.

Stache
08-29-2018, 01:59 AM
Anton does whatever he wants in the GSL and has to carry more of the team with second best player down with an ACL. Becomes McD AA and team has epic rematch against Federal Way in state title game

ZagMan in Philly
08-29-2018, 03:12 AM
Zags will average 100 points per game, and Rui will be first pick in NBA Draft, and of course won the National Championship.

thespywhozaggedme
08-29-2018, 05:39 AM
Zags will average 100 points per game, and Rui will be first pick in NBA Draft, and of course won the National Championship.

I think you win for boldest prediction. I like it. :000tens:

DixieZag
08-30-2018, 04:43 PM
Geno Crandall will still suit up for tha Zags.

I guess that has now become a bold prediction. It appears still unsettled to me.

Reborn
08-31-2018, 02:00 PM
I've waited a few day and thought about this for awhile. I'm sicking to what I have believed since the day after NCAA March Madness ended. Zags will end up National Champions.

zaguarxj
09-01-2018, 10:14 AM
Francis the Goat will quit drinking, join a herd and stop getting into trouble.

Mantua
09-01-2018, 12:18 PM
Francis the Goat will quit drinking, join a herd and stop getting into trouble.

No no no, not at all!

Francis will be indicted as a co-conspirator along with the BYU Cougar and the SF Don.

JAGzag
09-01-2018, 02:45 PM
Why are both Geno threads locked??

KStyles
09-01-2018, 03:53 PM
Why are both Geno threads locked??

The 'One BOLD Prediction' thread seems like a very appropriate place to post this question. C'mon.

SunDevilGolfZag
09-01-2018, 07:28 PM
Josh Perkins will dribble out the clock as we win the National Title

OregonZag5
09-05-2018, 08:00 AM
Thanks Robzagnut- your bold prediction gave me a much needed laugh- but you are so correct

77Zag
09-05-2018, 11:01 AM
SMC will be playing on Saturday of the WCC tournament.

Go Zags!

sittingon50
09-05-2018, 11:49 AM
SMC will be playing on Saturday of the WCC tournament.

Go Zags!


:clap:

Worthington
09-05-2018, 08:54 PM
By the end of the season, our best line-up will include Filip Petrusev.

23dpg
09-06-2018, 10:08 AM
Josh Perkins will end his career as the all time assist leader for Gonzaga.

Martin Centre Mad Man
09-06-2018, 06:18 PM
Josh Perkins will graduate as the winningest player in NCAA Division I history.

By my count, he needs thirty-five wins to pass Karnowski.

RenoZag
09-06-2018, 06:25 PM
Gonzaga will defeat UNR in the West Regional Final to advance to the Final Four, where they will lose for the second time this season to Duke. . .

Zagger
09-07-2018, 01:23 AM
Zags score 120 in a game this season.

titopoet
09-07-2018, 08:28 AM
Undeafeted National Championship.

LongIslandZagFan
09-07-2018, 08:35 AM
Undeafeted National Championship.

Now that is BOLD

billbow47
09-07-2018, 03:58 PM
Geno never plays a game for the Zags. We lose 3 games early and sweep WCC. We upset Duke for National Championship.

TexasZagFan
09-07-2018, 05:29 PM
Geno never plays a game for the Zags. We lose 3 games early and sweep WCC. We upset Duke for National Championship.

Geno who? :lmao:

billbow47
09-11-2018, 11:18 AM
Geno never plays a game for the Zags. We lose 3 games early and sweep WCC. We upset Duke for National Championship.

I apologize. As an old geezer, I don't follow instructions well. Instead of one bold prediction, I made three. Will go with beating Duke in the final game.

MDABE80
09-11-2018, 11:27 AM
Billbow...that's a heavy prediction. Very doable in Maui but in the NC? We have the horses and we have a team! Duke has the horses but a team? We'll find out soon. As I said in the beginning of this thread, I do think we can run the table this year with some luck. UNC in December will be a very tough task coming off of Maui. Good news on Geno today.

billbow47
09-12-2018, 07:32 AM
Billbow...that's a heavy prediction. Very doable in Maui but in the NC? We have the horses and we have a team! Duke has the horses but a team? We'll find out soon. As I said in the beginning of this thread, I do think we can run the table this year with some luck. UNC in December will be a very tough task coming off of Maui. Good news on Geno today.

Great news on Geno...glad I was wrong. Can't wait for the season to begin.

thespywhozaggedme
09-12-2018, 07:36 AM
Zags score 120 in a game this season.

WHOA!!

thespywhozaggedme
09-12-2018, 07:37 AM
Undeafeted National Championship.

DOUBLE WHOA!!

Zagger
09-13-2018, 04:04 AM
WHOA!!

The volleyball guy's going to have to be feeling it that game with plenty of help from the bench :) I figure why not as the Zags are deep, they'll be in shape and they'll wear down defenses/morale with hot shooting/plays.

Zagdawg
09-13-2018, 08:27 PM
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Pennington hits a 3 and the crowd goes wild!

DixieZag
09-13-2018, 08:41 PM
I apologize. As an old geezer, I don't follow instructions well. Instead of one bold prediction, I made three. Will go with beating Duke in the final game.

It is the offseason, as far as I'm concerned, there are almost no rules in the off season. Still can't criticize a kid personally, just an amateur student. Other than that, as far as little lone me thinks? Hard to violate any rule in the offseason.

And, by having 3 bold predictions in the "ONE bold prediction" thread is a great rule to break!!

TheZagPhish
09-13-2018, 08:45 PM
A nearly disagreement-free season on the board.

West Side Lady
09-13-2018, 10:03 PM
A nearly disagreement-free season on the board.

You win for boldest prediction. Between this and undefeated national champs, my money is on undefeated national champs.

sittingon50
09-13-2018, 11:05 PM
You win for boldest prediction. Between this and undefeated national champs, my money is on undefeated national champs.

You trying to stir things up?

;)

DixieZag
09-14-2018, 04:41 AM
You win for boldest prediction. Between this and undefeated national champs, my money is on undefeated national champs.

I sure agree.

Hey, thanks for dropping in. PLEASE feel more than welcome to post more often. We are in desperate need of more women's views. Much of the time there is no difference between gender outlook, but every once in a while there can be and it's invaluable.

Welcome

Robzagnut
09-14-2018, 06:35 AM
I sure agree.

Hey, thanks for dropping in. PLEASE feel more than welcome to post more often. We are in desperate need of more women's views. Much of the time there is no difference between gender outlook, but every once in a while there can be and it's invaluable.

Welcome


I agree. I enjoy reading Zag Granny's posts after games. And it was really cool when Adam Morrison's sister would post a few comments and provide a little insight on her brother.

West Side Lady
09-14-2018, 06:55 AM
I sure agree.

Hey, thanks for dropping in. PLEASE feel more than welcome to post more often. We are in desperate need of more women's views. Much of the time there is no difference between gender outlook, but every once in a while there can be and it's invaluable.

Welcome


I agree. I enjoy reading Zag Granny's posts after games. And it was really cool when Adam Morrison's sister would post a few comments and provide a little insight on her brother.

Well, thanks for the welcome :) I'm more of a "drop in once in awhile" type, but I'll probably post more when the season starts. It's been a long wait, and I'm beyond excited to see what these guys deliver this year.

West Side Lady
09-14-2018, 06:56 AM
You trying to stir things up?

;)


I would never, EVER do such a thing ;)

Zagceo
10-31-2018, 09:23 AM
By the end of the season, our best line-up will include Filip Petrusev.

nice footwork and quickness

Filip 1" taller and 5 lbs heavier than Tillie


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Wo3tJ-bgkw

LongIslandZagFan
10-31-2018, 12:35 PM
nice footwork and quickness

Filip 1" taller and 5 lbs heavier than Tillie


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Wo3tJ-bgkw

Liked the way he moved in the paint. Only thing I wish I had seen is a couple mid-rangers and at least a three attempt. Do we know anything about his shooting beyond the paint?

Zagceo
10-31-2018, 12:42 PM
Filip made 5 three pointers against Findley Prep


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj3YWg-6-Ec

LongIslandZagFan
10-31-2018, 12:45 PM
Filip made 5 three pointers against Findley Prep


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj3YWg-6-Ec

That is great.

Goshzagit
10-31-2018, 12:46 PM
Liked the way he moved in the paint. Only thing I wish I had seen is a couple mid-rangers and at least a three attempt. Do we know anything about his shooting beyond the paint?

Coach Daniels on Filip:

Hell be a classic Gonzaga forward. He shoots threes, he puts the ball on the ground. Hes got to get more physical and hes got this laid-back, step-back shot that were not real fond of now. But hes going to be a very good player.

soccerdud
10-31-2018, 03:36 PM
Liked the way he moved in the paint. Only thing I wish I had seen is a couple mid-rangers and at least a three attempt. Do we know anything about his shooting beyond the paint?

according to at least one of the scrimmage reports i read, he made a couple threes during the run that put msu away at the end of the first half of the scrimmage. so, apparently it translates too.

sittingon50
10-31-2018, 06:48 PM
I predict someone gets hurt......

sittingon50
10-31-2018, 06:50 PM
....and someone gets sick.

Zagger
11-01-2018, 04:16 AM
The volleyball guy's going to have to be feeling it that game with plenty of help from the bench :) I figure why not as the Zags are deep, they'll be in shape and they'll wear down defenses/morale with hot shooting/plays.

Rats! With Killian's ankle ..... prolly won't get that 120 until into 2019 :)

Zagger
11-06-2018, 07:11 PM
Zags score 120 in a game this season.

Well, that didnt last long. Do I get to make another season prediction? :)

23dpg
11-06-2018, 07:15 PM
Zags score 120 in a game this season.

:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:

rennis
11-07-2018, 06:25 AM
Undeafeted National Championship.

If you were talking about Duke and not the Zags then I second this prediction.

I'm glad I hedged my National Champion bet on the Zags with an equal play on the Dookies.

DixieZag
11-07-2018, 05:41 PM
No one had our battle with Texas Southern as a clash of undefeated's.

23dpg
02-21-2019, 11:50 PM
Josh Perkins will end his career as the all time assist leader for Gonzaga.

Maybe not so bold but I didn't think it would be this early.

DixieZag
02-22-2019, 12:05 AM
Maybe not so bold but I didn't think it would be this early.

well done.


This would be a good time for others to check the status of theirs. Thx for bringing it back up.

Robzagnut
02-22-2019, 07:49 AM
Forum members will grumble, sweat, lament and gnash teeth over playing BYU on senior night.

Book it.


Winner winner chicken dinner! What do I win?

Zag_Dad
03-06-2019, 10:23 AM
bump ..

It's a long week waiting for the next game. It was fun looking back at the bold predictions. Some of them are still viable.

GO ZAGS

DixieZag
03-06-2019, 11:09 AM
Winner winner chicken dinner! What do I win?

One hundred internet points AND the right to brag both this year and next year during the 8th Annual BOLD prediction.

kitzbuel
03-06-2019, 02:16 PM
Tillie decides he wants to play in the NBA. Plays up to his potential.Still hoping this comes to fruition.

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LongIslandZagFan
03-06-2019, 03:05 PM
Zags will lose 2 games all season... and neither will be their last game.

So far... I am right on schedule... 8 more games.

DixieZag
03-06-2019, 03:19 PM
So far... I am right on schedule... 8 more games.

Nicely done.

MDABE80
03-06-2019, 03:35 PM
The Title... and then we go on as serious contenders every year...…..

NotoriousZ
03-06-2019, 03:56 PM
Well I think it was a collective swing and a miss from the GUBoards as there was no real prediction on just how good Brandon Clarke was going to be. Hope LI’s comes true...

Go Zags!!!

Markburn1
03-06-2019, 04:58 PM
Tillie decides he wants to play in the NBA. Plays up to his potential.

Man, I feel bad for that kid. Now i'm just praying he regains his health.

GoZags
03-06-2019, 05:00 PM
The Zags will beat an ACC team in April.

Still confident that this will happen ....

thespywhozaggedme
03-06-2019, 07:48 PM
this was fun to look back on and re-read

Zagger
03-06-2019, 09:08 PM
this was fun to look back on and re-read

Yup :)