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Virginia Zags Fan
12-03-2018, 09:05 AM
Fill in the blank:

My choice is that I feel this team can and should beat UW, UNC, Tennessee or anybody. Doesn’t mean they will, but just have that quiet confidence they will find a way to win. Gone are the days where I just hope they will win a tough game against a top program.


Let’s hear yours!

thespywhozaggedme
12-03-2018, 09:08 AM
You're not shocked to see them ranked number one.

Robzagnut
12-03-2018, 09:11 AM
When they get to a Final Four. And nothing less is good enough from then on...

tinfoilzag
12-03-2018, 09:21 AM
Duke fans complaining that GU gets preferential treatment from the refs.

ZagMan in Philly
12-03-2018, 09:56 AM
Your Team will win, regardless of the halftime scores.

CdAZagFan
12-03-2018, 10:03 AM
Duke fans complaining that GU gets preferential treatment from the refs.

Love it...

I would add - when Gonzaga is mentioned every time Duke is talked about (as in "Duke's only loss is to Gonzaga")

bartruff1
12-03-2018, 10:17 AM
When you quit whining about the media coverage ….like that will ever happen.....

RenoZag
12-03-2018, 10:20 AM
Coaches and players say they want to be "the next Gonzaga."

MDABE80
12-03-2018, 10:26 AM
Coaches and players say they want to be "the next Gonzaga."

This.

bigblahla
12-03-2018, 10:39 AM
When Steve Lavin and Casey Jacobsen agree they have earned #1...

Go!! Zags!!!

gonzagafan62
12-03-2018, 10:43 AM
When Duke cannot beat you without your best shooter

northsidezagfan
12-03-2018, 10:49 AM
When you stop printing shirts celebrating a #1 ranking

MickMick
12-03-2018, 10:49 AM
When media pundits on the east coast stay up to watch the games.

zagamatic
12-03-2018, 10:56 AM
When you are already 1-0 against each of the ACC, PAC-12 AND SEC and it will be considered an upset if you're not 2-0 against each of these conferences after December 15th.

NotoriousZ
12-03-2018, 10:59 AM
Duke fans complaining that GU gets preferential treatment from the refs.

Ding ding ding we have a winner.

NotoriousZ
12-03-2018, 11:02 AM
When you stop printing shirts celebrating a #1 ranking


Hey I still have the first one of those in my work t-shirt rotation (the year of Olynyk).

zagfan24
12-03-2018, 11:03 AM
When the Zags are #1, and you read the comment sections below the various power rankings, and none (or very few) of the complaints are about the GU.

LongIslandZagFan
12-03-2018, 11:06 AM
When people on message boards for P5 teams come to your defense against trolls on their own board.

JohnOGU
12-03-2018, 12:27 PM
When beating Duke and UNC in the same season seems very realistic and almost expected.

tinfoilzag
12-03-2018, 12:45 PM
When people on message boards for P5 teams come to your defense against trolls on their own board.

I really like this one. We no longer need emissaries from this board to post on opponents' forums to dis-spell myths, the opponent board members do it for us.

raise the zag
12-03-2018, 01:23 PM
When you are the "game of year" for anyone you play, not named Duke, Kansas, UNC, or Kentucky.

229SintoZag
12-03-2018, 02:33 PM
When your team has gone to more consecutive tournaments in a row than John Wooden took UCLA to, cumulatively, in his entire career.

This means we arrived 3 seasons ago FYI.

As an aside, and not to thread-jack, but what is the record for most consecutive NCAA tournament appearances in a row by a coach? Does anyone have this? I am aware of the longer streaks of teams (Kansas, Duke, Arizona), but both Kansas and Arizona were coached by different coaches during their runs. Is the 1996-present streak by coach K the longest in the history of the tournament? If so I like Few's chances of one day catching him given their age difference).

GonzagasaurusFlex
12-03-2018, 03:10 PM
When one of the talking heads in the studio pregame comments: “This isn’t just a huge opportunity for Creighton. If they beat Gonzaga it legitimizes the whole Big East conference.”

krozman
12-03-2018, 03:28 PM
When your fan forum board, instead of being happy about their team's status in life, starts to seriously worry about their defense, because "if that's not shored up, we might not win a national title."

Zagceo
12-03-2018, 05:28 PM
^
When your Superstar said NO THANKS ARIZONA! I'm a ZAG!

Zagsker
12-03-2018, 05:49 PM
Duke fans complaining that GU gets preferential treatment from the refs.

Winner

Zagsker
12-03-2018, 05:52 PM
When your team has gone to more consecutive tournaments in a row than John Wooden took UCLA to, cumulatively, in his entire career.

This means we arrived 3 seasons ago FYI.

As an aside, and not to thread-jack, but what is the record for most consecutive NCAA tournament appearances in a row by a coach? Does anyone have this? I am aware of the longer streaks of teams (Kansas, Duke, Arizona), but both Kansas and Arizona were coached by different coaches during their runs. Is the 1996-present streak by coach K the longest in the history of the tournament? If so I like Few's chances of one day catching him given their age difference).

Duke is at 23 if you count one coach...Few is at 19..Kansas holds current at 29

Markburn1
12-03-2018, 06:04 PM
I'm convinced Few will never relinquish the mindset that there will always be a next level. He built the program that way and will probably never give in to being satisfied about having arrived. Even when he wins a National Championship.

Zagger
12-04-2018, 02:12 AM
When the point spread in my score predictions is too narrow :)

Hello, my name is Steve, and I'm an "Aid" drinker.
http://www.fowlplaces.com/zags/ZagKoolaidSmall.png

DixieZag
12-04-2018, 04:38 AM
When your fan forum board, instead of being happy about their team's status in life, starts to seriously worry about their defense, because "if that's not shored up, we might not win a national title."

Many good ones proffered, but yours has a little more burn to it.

Also, if the announcers note that we would be a "great win" for both Tenn and UNC to get the No. one seed, that'll be the same.

Zaga
12-04-2018, 04:44 AM
The bickering on this forum is reduced to a faucet drip?

Go Zags! :o

#RunTheTable

Zagger
12-04-2018, 04:59 AM
The bickering on this forum is reduced to a faucet drip?

Go Zags! :o

#RunTheTable

I hope it's not just me but I certainly have experienced a more civil/thoughtful GU Men's Basketball board thus far this season. Thanks everyone! :) Happy Holidays!

bartruff1
12-04-2018, 05:50 AM
I am not sure I heard him correctly....but I think when Few photo bombed Bilas as he was just about open a ESPN segment.....Jay said something like.... there is the best college coach in America......I can't imagine Mark doing something like that even 5 years ago...

The media now refer to him as a future hall of fame coach..

gueastcoast
12-04-2018, 05:58 AM
When will we have arrived?

When the pundits to a man (or woman) pronounce Gonzaga correctly.

rennis
12-04-2018, 06:14 AM
I am not sure I heard him correctly....but I think when Few photo bombed Bilas as he was just about open a ESPN segment.....Jay said something like.... there is the best college coach in America......I can't imagine Mark doing something like that even 5 years ago...

The media now refer to him as a future hall of fame coach..

"Pound for pound the best college coach in America" was what Bilas said

bartruff1
12-04-2018, 06:17 AM
"Pound for pound the best college coach in America" was what Bilas said

LOL...well there is no debating that …...especially if you only consider coaches that are men.....thanks...

krozman
12-04-2018, 06:49 AM
When will we have arrived?

When the pundits to a man (or woman) pronounce Gonzaga correctly.

That, sir, is clearly less likely than a national championship.

rennis
12-04-2018, 07:04 PM
LOL...well there is no debating that …...especially if you only consider coaches that are men.....thanks...

100% agreed


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thespywhozaggedme
12-04-2018, 07:27 PM
When there's a 3 page thread on Realgm dedicated solely to Gonzaga NBA prospects:

https://forums.realgm.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1774370

White lightning
12-04-2018, 09:18 PM
They have more than 3 wins against the top 25 in one year and none of them are against Saint Mary's. Zags need to improve the .413 win % against the top 25 if they want to talk blue blood. This year is going to be a great start!!

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TravelinZag
12-05-2018, 09:09 AM
They win a national championship.

caldwellzag
12-05-2018, 09:14 AM
We the media starts referring to you as a Blue Blood of the West. Next is a Blue Blood, period.

JPtheBeasta
12-05-2018, 10:37 AM
Entertaining thread, folks. Thanks.

I loved the Creighton win validating the Big East quote, but there are a lot of good ones here.

Marconi
12-05-2018, 04:32 PM
We the media starts referring to you as a Blue Blood of the West. Next is a Blue Blood, period.

Agreed! And we finally lose the label of mid-major.

BayAreaZagFan
12-05-2018, 05:54 PM
Agreed! And we finally lose the label of mid-major.

In the meantime... we're #1 there, too!

http://www.collegeinsider.com/mens-mid-major-top-25.php

RenoZag
12-08-2018, 03:29 PM
When the opposing coach says beating your team is "a signature win."

When the fans of a P5 school storm the court after beating your team.

Zagsker
12-08-2018, 09:38 PM
They have more than 3 wins against the top 25 in one year and none of them are against Saint Mary's. Zags need to improve the .413 win % against the top 25 if they want to talk blue blood. This year is going to be a great start!!

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Interesting stat...do tourney wins count into this (if team is ranked going in?)

White lightning
12-09-2018, 04:55 AM
Interesting stat...do tourney wins count into this (if team is ranked going in?)Since the season of Gonzaga's 1999 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament run to the Elite 8, Gonzaga has played a total of 91 games against teams ranked in the AP Top 25 Poll. Gonzaga has a record of 38–54 (.413) against such teams. They have beaten top-3 teams five times in all, taking down #3 teams three times (Missouri in 2003–04, and Georgia Tech and Oklahoma State in 2004–05), #2 once (North Carolina in 2006–07), and #1 once (Duke in 2018–19). This includes all tournament games. Zags are 7-1 against a ranked Saint Mary's and 0-1 against a ranked pre WCC BYU . Outside of conference 31-53 .369 win %. Obviously trending upwards since 2015.


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gonzaga_Bulldogs_men%27s_basketball

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TacomaZAG
12-09-2018, 08:31 AM
When the team is annually the "Best in the West", and anything less than a S16 is considered a "bad" season.

Also loved the one about school pronunciation.

Go ZAGS

Ezag
12-09-2018, 11:13 AM
The bickering on this forum is reduced to a faucet drip?

Go Zags! :o

#RunTheTable

Tends to happen when you are winning. If we drop one or two, watch out!

Saxon_zag
12-09-2018, 01:05 PM
when SEC programs need bank 3's and questionable no calls to defeat you

RenoZag
12-09-2018, 01:11 PM
Tends to happen when you are winning. If we drop one or two, watch out!

Guess we'll find out this afternoon. . .

thespywhozaggedme
12-10-2018, 08:53 AM
You lose a hard fought game and not only just drop three spots from 1 to 4, but bump down two undefeated programs in order for you to be #4.

Hoopaholic
12-14-2018, 08:20 PM
When they make a Gonzaga basketball gambling chip in Vegas
Would upload picture but technology challenged

GrizZAG
12-14-2018, 11:11 PM
They win a national championship.

This

raise the zag
12-15-2018, 06:06 AM
when you play on an original blue blood's home court and THEY are the underdog.

When does that happen?

Favored by -2.5

bartruff1
12-15-2018, 06:55 AM
The Vegas crowd has North Carolina favored by 2.5 - 3....with the over and under at 175....

rijman
12-15-2018, 07:15 AM
You lose a game and your ranking drops to #4

OntZags
12-16-2018, 02:45 PM
When a blue blood celebrates like this after a home victory. :)

https://mobile.twitter.com/UNC_Basketball/status/1074133718254673921