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Zagdawg
03-18-2019, 03:20 PM
1999: No.10 Gonzaga over No. 6 Florida 73-72

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ez8AgrNKtwQ

basketballzag
03-18-2019, 03:24 PM
1999: No.10 Gonzaga over No. 6 Florida 73-72

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ez8AgrNKtwQ

I was at the the Bulldog Bar

phxfireflames
03-18-2019, 03:34 PM
I was in the 5th grade learning something important...

former1dog
03-18-2019, 03:36 PM
I was in my apartment in California crying tears of joy.

RenoZag
03-18-2019, 03:41 PM
Ruth's Chris -Scottsdale, AZ, on a company "sales meeting." Was in the bar waiting for our table when Casey made the tip in. . .I was 40, could occasionally break 80 from the whites, and didn't need bi-focals.

So it goes.

That video still gives me goosebumps. . .

Zagceo
03-18-2019, 03:43 PM
America West Arena

ZagsGoZags
03-18-2019, 03:45 PM
I wasn't a zag fan yet, that didn't happen till a few years later

gonzagafan62
03-18-2019, 03:47 PM
Wasn’t a zag till 04, when I found out what CBB really was

gueastcoast
03-18-2019, 03:48 PM
In New York on a business trip (home was Paris then) and wondering if I could believe my eyes...

zagsfanforlife
03-18-2019, 04:49 PM
I was there with my dad. On that day and in that moment, we were hooked on gonzaga basketball.

rennis
03-18-2019, 05:01 PM
At a game watch in the Ad Building. The party that broke out on the quad by the Wall/DeSmet after is one of my favorite memories ever.

JPW314159
03-18-2019, 05:08 PM
Was in a sports bar in Addison Texas watching game with my wife of 4 days. We were married 3/14/99 and had already seen the Zags win their first 2 NCAA Tournament games ever. I’ve been feeling like I forgot something recently. Oh. Our 20th anniversary. This marriage has never missed a tournament.

thespywhozaggedme
03-18-2019, 05:09 PM
I was in my apartment in California crying tears of joy.

Ditto, Burbank to be exact

abeanzag
03-18-2019, 05:14 PM
When Florida's shot sailed wide I was jumping up and down in my Seattle apartment. 10 seconds later I was on the floor almost knocked out with a swollen face. I was so excited that I sprinted down the hall and couldn't stop when I got to the door. My friend ran up to me screaming "are you okay". I looked up grinning from ear to ear with a bit of blood dripping down my face. Best sports moment of my life!!

bigblahla
03-18-2019, 05:19 PM
Sitting in my living room on Kedlin Ave with my kids yelling at the top of my lungs.... what a memory...

Go!! Zags!!!

willandi
03-18-2019, 05:19 PM
I was working at Hemmingmoore Jewelers on North Division (Spokane) and my boss (Mr Hemmingmoore) let me go to Casa de Oro, across the street, to watch.

I hadn't been a fan before that, but was sold and have been ever since...so yes. I jumped on the band wagon.

CdAZagFan
03-18-2019, 06:23 PM
Left work in CdA with some phony excuse - couldn't figure out where to go to watch the game - so ended up at North Idaho College, who had multiple TVs setup in the cafeteria. Was like a small GU-east - great atmosphere and super excited students!

hondo
03-18-2019, 06:34 PM
In downtown Phoenix, AZ watching some basketball game live. As I recall it was a very close finish when some tall blonde kid tipped in a basket very close to the end the place went crazy.

JAGzag
03-18-2019, 06:41 PM
Second year law at GU. That’s when I fell in love ... both with hoops and my future wife if now 19 years.

MTZag03
03-18-2019, 06:49 PM
I watched in my house in Missoula. I was a senior set to enroll at GU in the fall of 99 and that was basically the first college basketball game I ever watched. I'm spoiled.

northsidezagfan
03-18-2019, 06:50 PM
I was in the 5th grade learning something important...

Hey me too!

GFGU
03-18-2019, 06:53 PM
Losing my voice after calling in *ahem* sick (haven't done this since but don't regret it one bit) in section 204 of America West Arena with my mom, dad and sister. This is by far my favorite live basketball game memory.

gmo
03-18-2019, 07:17 PM
America West Arena with my girlfriend (now wife). Outside of the birth of our daughter one of my favorite memories of my life.

Nevtelen
03-18-2019, 07:26 PM
Man. Good times. :) I was in my apartment in Burch with friends watching the game. After that Florida shot missed we exploded out of the apartment and ran down the street yelling at the top of our lungs and eventually got enmeshed into the huge blob of students that congregated on campus. Strangely, I don't remember much of the night after that point...

kdaleb
03-18-2019, 07:38 PM
I was at my then-girlfriend's house, and woke up her parents when I celebrated by running back and forth down the length of the house and jumping around the living room. They were happy for the Zags; not so happy with me.

BavarianZag
03-18-2019, 07:44 PM
I was there in America West Arena watching it all unfold in person. Remember it vividly.


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ZagMD
03-18-2019, 07:45 PM
Any tech savvy members (or young kids) know how to turn the audio of “.. the runner... slipper still fits ...” into a ringtone for an IPhone? I really want that going off on my phone, will turn up full blast during meetings, this week.

Zagceo
03-18-2019, 07:47 PM
I was at my then-girlfriend's house, and woke up her parents when I celebrated by running back and forth down the length of the house and jumping around the living room. They were happy for the Zags; not so happy with me.


did then GF turn into WIFE? love these stories


hahahahahahah

peg645
03-18-2019, 07:52 PM
I knew it was 20 yyears but didn't know the exact date.

That was the day I discovered the Zags. I was at the computer in my small home office (had a great job that let me work at home) with the Dance on my TV in the kitchen. Some team I had never heard of was beating Florida. I watched the end and hoped they could win another NCAA game. Also hoped that I would hear of them again....soon I was trying to find news about them on the internet, etc. etc., read everything I could on the internet (I was living in Illinois, then moved to NC, now thankfully back in Illinois) and finally some games began to be on TV. My basketball friends thought I was crazy until, even though we lost, the Steph Curry game.

I still sometimes think OMG! when Mark Packer says that Mark Few will be joining the program in the next segment. I remember calling my best basketball friend the first time I heard that and literally screamed MARK FEW IS GOING TO BE ESPNU RADIO.

Regardless of rankings, etc., they will always have a little bit of Cinderella for me.

GO ZAGS!!!

Zags11
03-18-2019, 07:54 PM
Watched it with my family at my parents house. Gus johnson call is epic.

Reborn
03-18-2019, 08:57 PM
I'm the sentimental type. I believe in history, and I believe real stories that touch my heart. This thread needs to be put into archives. I should have known it has been 20 years, but am too "caught up" in the NOW. And this team. But I love all of the stories from you all, and some of the most touching have been written by fans with less than 100 posts here, Thank you for posting your thoughts.

I was visiting a friend in Omak. I was staying in a motel there. I went down to watch the game. I was by myself but there were about ten people in the bar and we quickly became "family." When Calvary tipped that missed shot in, that was one of my better feelings in my life. I felt for a moment that I was in a dream world. It was like a dream come true....And when I saw the team dive into a pile together at the game's end, I had that feeling that I knew how they felt, even if just for a brief moment, and even if only a tiny bit. I suddenly remembered that day when I too wore a Gonzaga uniform, and I felt the feeling that I'm sure every one who has ever played for Gonzaga felt...the purest of joys.

I also remember watching the coverage of the tournament. There was a segment on Gonzaga and the reporters were filming an interview with students and camera shots of student on campus going crazy. I remember seeing a few male students hanging from a couple of trees upside down and acting like monkeys......hahahahahaha I laughed my arse off with pride, and I could feel them in my heart....I felt a flashback of being on campus and I knew exactly where those students were being filmed. It was quite amazing really.

20 years ago I had lost that special Gonzaga feeling in my heart. I had had little contact with Gonzaga since leaving Spokane in 1971. I hadn't seen a single game in all those years. In many ways I had tried to bury the feelings and memories of once playing for Gonzaga and all the pride it brought to my family and friends. Gonzaga was a world I seldom thought of. My senior year at Gonzaga I quit the team along with two other Zags. Two of us were starters and the 3rd a very promising guard who was a Sophomore who came in off the bench. As the years passed I really did try to bury the memories of playing at Gonzaga: so I seldom thought about it.

By 1999 I was divorced and living alone and recovering from alcoholism and drug addiction. There on that night in that bar in Omak, Washington something happened inside of me. It was a feeling of being Reborn as a Zag. And I have enjoyed this life as a Zag ever since. I have this new feeling of a special pride, grown out of the soil of humility, and I carry it wherever I go. That feeling that I once had when I proudly wore the Gonzaga uniform and played with our band of brothers on the hardwood floors of Kennedy Pavilion (Later named the Kennel) has returned. I have a sense of pride of being a Gonzaga graduate that I never had when I went to school there.
So when it came time to choose a name here on GUboard, I am proud to say that I chose the name Reborn.

Thanks for starting this thread/

Go Zags!!!

surfmonkey89
03-18-2019, 09:13 PM
About ten rows behind the GU bench, after sneaking there from my seats in the upper level. The time from Casey tipping it in, to watching Florida race down court, to taking a relatively open three and having it rim out, is the single biggest roller coaster of emotions I've experienced in my life.

I was fortunate enough to be able to watch them again in Phoenix, this time in a football stadium, two years ago. Seats weren't as good, but I was with the same group of guys as in '99.

What a ride.

surfmonkey89
03-18-2019, 09:21 PM
Hey Reborn, that's a great story. And congrats on making it to the other side.

Robzagnut
03-18-2019, 09:26 PM
Jumping up and down on my couch.

upan8th
03-18-2019, 09:40 PM
Tijuana. Caliente race track and sports casino. Played hooky, crossed the line in my work clothes, grey flannel slacks, light blue shirt, buttoned down collar, Navy sport coat. Late for the telecast because TJ cops pulled my sports car over for doing 30 kph in a "school zone" (no school in sight). Handed over a twenty and sped off. Met a GU buddy (Rich Pratt), put a token bet on GU --I think the spread was double digits, though not high enough to risk much. Really, I figured we had no shot. By the end of the game everybody in the joint, hardened horse players included, was screaming when Casey's tip rolled in. Gus Johnson was openly cheering ("time left for the Gators, don't want to foul now . . .") I remember him warning. When Florida's last shot bounced off the rim, some jerk next to me spilled most of his beer on me in celebration, so I couldn't go back to work even if I wanted to. Used my GU winnings to buy Tequila shots for da boyz. Sometime, later that night, don't know how or why, Customs guys let me go back across the line with the admonition, "Keep your eyes on the road!" I've tended to heed that advice ever since.

Reborn
03-18-2019, 10:01 PM
Hey Reborn, that's a great story. And congrats on making it to the other side.

thanks I appreciate it.

CB6er
03-18-2019, 10:08 PM
At a game watch in the Ad Building. The party that broke out on the quad by the Wall/DeSmet after is one of my favorite memories ever.

Also at a game watch in the Ad Building and agree with the party after!

ZagsGoZags
03-18-2019, 11:34 PM
what a great thread

rawkmandale
03-18-2019, 11:36 PM
I actually don't remember where I was, or even the game time. I know I had to work that day. I had become a fan the year previous, due to having watched Ryan Floyd in the B Tournament at the Arena. The three wins were shocking, and delightful. I do recall that local radio replayed the Gonzaga games a few days after the tournament, and I tape recorded each one. I have those tapes stuck away somewhere.

jayray
03-19-2019, 03:31 AM
America West Arena

Me too. Crazy that was 20 years ago.

DixieZag
03-19-2019, 03:50 AM
I was at home for that one. But had a brother and father at America West in Phoenix.

For the Stanford game, 28 y/o, sitting with my family at the game, good seats. With :35 seconds left turned to my 22 y/o brother and said "Gonzaga University is going to the Sweet Sixteen" and he just threw his head back in awe. It seemed like the impossible dream.

Oh, and every time I see the replay of "the Runner" when Florida gets the ball, and streaks down the floor ("Don't wanna foul"), the shot goes up, I expect it to go in every time. It looks perfect in the air.

CarolinaZagFan
03-19-2019, 05:03 AM
I was at home making a ‘homemade Richie Frahm Gonzaga jersey’ using a plain white tee and black magic marker for me to wear to school (8th grade) the next day. Of course living in NC I got a lot of “what the hell is a Gonzaga” the following day, but it didn’t take them long to learn. Never could I imagine this program I used to stay up til 2 am so I could see them play would ascend to this level, but I’m so thankful that they have.

It’s been since the Braves in 1995 that one of my favorite teams has won a championship. Time for the Zags to put that streak to an end!

CanadianZagsFan
03-19-2019, 05:10 AM
I was in Medicine Hat , Alberta during that weekend watching my friend win a National College Basketball Championship.

For the Florida game, it started as me watching the game. Soon, the hotel room filled with many people...some faces Iíve never seen since that weekend.

I watched the Zags for the first time the prior weekend at home prior to heading out on the road.

rennis
03-19-2019, 05:43 AM
Also at a game watch in the Ad Building and agree with the party after!

High five!

ZagMan in Philly
03-19-2019, 05:46 AM
Was at a local sport bar in L.A. Remember running around with my head cut off after the buzzer.

Jazzgirl_127
03-19-2019, 06:24 AM
I was sitting in my parents' family room doing my 9th grade trigonometry homework.
I can say that in the past twenty years, the only time I've ever "used" those postulates and theorems is when I recount my memory of watching the runner.

Pallet
03-19-2019, 06:30 AM
Justin Horgan's dorm room in CM southwest, we ended up sprinting over to the wall to celebrate with what seemed like everyone associated with GU. I remember the head of security standing on the roof of one Crosby just watching the pandemonium. There was plenty of alcohol being openly consumed, but I don't think he had any intention of doing anything about it, just making sure no one did anything exceedingly stupid.

zagar
03-19-2019, 06:32 AM
I haven't posted in a long while (maybe a decade?) but this one drew me out.

I was in Florence, Italy. I and some friends spent much of the night wandering the city for a place to watch the game, but no luck. When I woke the next morning I rushed downstairs and fired up the dial-up internet connection in our pensione. It took me some minutes to get to yahoo sports, and the headline wasn't all that clear. It was probably paragraph three of the news report when I realized we had actually pulled it off. I immediately ran into the empty streets of Florence to the other pensione and woke my friends with the news. I can still remember the feeling of wonderment as I ran down the street.

A week or two later someone's parents sent VHS tapes of the games and we all gathered in Fr. Bruno's studio to watch. Some of my favorite GU-in-Florence memories.

LongIslandZagFan
03-19-2019, 06:48 AM
Home on Long Island... in complete awe at what I was watching. Back then, us east coast people didn't get to watch many games. We were relegated to seeing scores the next day in the newspaper... if you were lucky, you might have even gotten a box score... but that was rare. This generation, heck even myself, are spoiled at the availability of Zag games.

kclubfounder
03-19-2019, 07:14 AM
I was at a sales meeting in Eugene, Oregon. One fellow employee and I watched in a dive bar. When the clock finally hit zero, and the slipper still fit, I completely lost my mind. I was high-fiving and celebrating with a bunch of drunks who didn't really give a damn about the game but I think got a kick about how I was behaving. One of those memories that I'll take to my grave - and the reason I love sports and pity those who don't care.

hegotit!
03-19-2019, 07:14 AM
Me too. Crazy that was 20 years ago.

We had bad seats in the upper section, so we snuck down to the top of the student section. What memories!

Zagceo
03-19-2019, 07:24 AM
We had bad seats in the upper section, so we snuck down to the top of the student section. What memories!

remember the bar "Jacksons" across the street from arena....had life-size cardboard Dick Vitale. Great party after

SorenTodd45
03-19-2019, 07:49 AM
America West Arena

Yupp, I was there as well, for the entire weekend. I refuse to call it Talking Stick Arena; when I use the old name, most people can tell I am a native Arizonan. That was the day I became a Zag fan, even though I knew beforehand that the college existed. The 90's were all about the Pac-10, boy how times have changed.

North Idaho Zag
03-19-2019, 08:03 AM
We were at Thors Pizza at Schweitzer Mt. Told my wife she had to see this game after I had seen the prior one. Her first Zag experience. I think she's is a bigger addict than me now.

Pleasant Peninsula
03-19-2019, 08:22 AM
Like others on here, this game more than any one game, made me the Zag fan I am today. I was watching with my family in Idaho. Jumped right on that bandwagon and never got off.

former1dog
03-19-2019, 09:13 AM
Reading this thread and the other one about Adam Morrison's article has prompted me to expand a little on what Gonzaga has meant to me and how GUBoards, in its various iterations over the years has vastly improved my relationship with Gonzaga generally and old friends specifically.

As a result of those late 90's teams, I eventually found the Gonzaga Basketball Message boards around the same time and I reconnected to Gonzaga in that way. I was a student athlete at Gonzaga, but like most 20 somethings trying to find their way in the world, I quickly forgot how important it was to me and the bonds I had made their with friends and especially teammates who were also friends. I struggled a bit in my early and mid 20's career wise and personally and like the knucklehead I was I didn't maintain those relationships.

Fast forward to the 2000's and all the success with the Basketball team, I had built "relationships" with my online brethren here at GUBoards and had reconnected to Gonzaga in a very meaningful way(for me). I started to appreciate even more the experiences and old friendships I had had when I was a student mostly as a result of following the basketball team so closely and my time here on the message boards.

Well, about 5 or 6 years ago, mostly because of my fanatical following of all things Gonzaga I got a chance to reconnect with my old teammates from Gonzaga in an important and profound way. The relationships are now fully reformed and truthfully stronger and better than they ever were in the past. My Gonzaga brothers are a big part of my life now and its been a hugely rewarding chapter in my life. I owe that to Gonzaga basketball indirectly and the GU Boards even more directly.

Thanks!

Psychozag
03-19-2019, 10:39 AM
In the Peace Corps in Slovakia. Another PC volunteer from Boston who followed college basketball asked me about Gonzaga. I was a Sonics fan and didn't follow college basketball. It blew my mind that someone outside of Spokane knew that Gonzaga existed. I was nomadic at that time, and was out of the country for the following two Sweet 16's. I came back to Spokane and watched my first college basketball game when GU lost in double OT to Arizona. I ended up going to grad school at GU and have barely watched an NBA game since.

DixieZag
03-19-2019, 11:28 AM
I haven't posted in a long while (maybe a decade?) but this one drew me out.

I was in Florence, Italy. I and some friends spent much of the night wandering the city for a place to watch the game, but no luck. When I woke the next morning I rushed downstairs and fired up the dial-up internet connection in our pensione. It took me some minutes to get to yahoo sports, and the headline wasn't all that clear. It was probably paragraph three of the news report when I realized we had actually pulled it off. I immediately ran into the empty streets of Florence to the other pensione and woke my friends with the news. I can still remember the feeling of wonderment as I ran down the street.

A week or two later someone's parents sent VHS tapes of the games and we all gathered in Fr. Bruno's studio to watch. Some of my favorite GU-in-Florence memories.

I am thrilled that this thread drew you out.

You are always welcome here, and I'd love to see more posts from you.

This board only benefits from an infusion of fresh views.

Glad you stopped by, hope you do so more often. Really cool post.

229SintoZag
03-19-2019, 12:02 PM
I was at the now-defunct Green Lake Ale House in Seattle. Was in my third year as a UW law student at the time, living near Green Lake with two roommates who were also GU grads. Was a memory I will never forget as several alums in the area joined us for the relatively early tip (I seem to recall about 4 pm pacific). We had all gone to the prior two rounds in Key Arena the week before. Once Calvary hit that tip and we survived, the place was pure pandemonium. We stayed for a good bit after enjoying libations and revelry.

I was not in Phoenix because I had a final exam the next morning. Thankfully, UW's law school at the time did not have grades and was just Pass/Fail basically and we lived by the motto "Ps get JDs," so I passed despite perhaps not the best evening of preparation.

I was hellbent to get to Phoenix for the UCONN game. My folks were already there for spring training and had a hotel suite. All I had to do was get flights. Not an easy task for a guy on a law student budget at the eleventh hour, considering that Phoenix was hosting the games not just during spring training in baseball, but also for what was spring break for a ton of schools. I ended up booking a flight on a now defunct airline to Reno, and then standing by there on a Southwest flight to LAX (no guaranty I'd get on, but was told Reno was a good place to stand by with high turnover). I made it to LAX at 10 pm on Friday before the UCONN game and was prepared to rent a car overnight and drive to Phoenix, but tried to stand by on the last Southwest flight to Phoenix just in case. I made it with only two seats left. Arrived in the hotel in Phoenix around 2 am and went to the UCONN game the next day, capping an epic two weekends where I caught three of four of the Zags games in person, but unfortunately missed the Calvary tip in person because of a final exam.

BoZarth
03-19-2019, 12:07 PM
2 rows behind the Bulldog bench!!

Go Zags!!!!

DixieZag
03-19-2019, 12:08 PM
. Thankfully, UW's law school at the time did not have grades and was just Pass/Fail basically and we lived by the motto "Ps get JDs," so I passed despite perhaps not the best evening of preparation.

This might've been great to know before I headed down to Cal.

Sounds like a very cool story. I wish I saw it with a ton of alums in a place going nuts. But, alas, in my living room. This was prior to email at home, so calls to my former roommate like every 5 minutes had to do. :)

Zaghuatanejo
03-19-2019, 12:27 PM
Vegas-MGM Sportsbook

surfmonkey89
03-19-2019, 01:33 PM
2 rows behind the Bulldog bench!!

Go Zags!!!!

Oops! I guesss I was two rows behind the bench, not ten. :cool:

jazzdelmar
03-19-2019, 02:46 PM
Falling in love.

jazzdelmar
03-19-2019, 02:48 PM
I was there with my dad. On that day and in that moment, we were hooked on gonzaga basketball.

Priceless, Life. My dad passed a few months later.

willandi
03-19-2019, 05:58 PM
I love reading all these responses, but they sure make me feel old.

I was 50 then.

bballbeachbum
03-19-2019, 08:12 PM
what a great thread

Tiburon at my buddy's house jumping up and down, "Shannon, from the cornerrrr...."

Reborn
03-20-2019, 06:56 AM
Falling in love.

Great post. What a great memory. Priceless.

Bogozags
03-20-2019, 07:51 AM
I'm the sentimental type. I believe in history, and I believe real stories that touch my heart. This thread needs to be put into archives. I should have known it has been 20 years, but am too "caught up" in the NOW. And this team. But I love all of the stories from you all, and some of the most touching have been written by fans with less than 100 posts here, Thank you for posting your thoughts.

I was visiting a friend in Omak. I was staying in a motel there. I went down to watch the game. I was by myself but there were about ten people in the bar and we quickly became "family." When Calvary tipped that missed shot in, that was one of my better feelings in my life. I felt for a moment that I was in a dream world. It was like a dream come true....And when I saw the team dive into a pile together at the game's end, I had that feeling that I knew how they felt, even if just for a brief moment, and even if only a tiny bit. I suddenly remembered that day when I too wore a Gonzaga uniform, and I felt the feeling that I'm sure every one who has ever played for Gonzaga felt...the purest of joys.

I also remember watching the coverage of the tournament. There was a segment on Gonzaga and the reporters were filming an interview with students and camera shots of student on campus going crazy. I remember seeing a few male students hanging from a couple of trees upside down and acting like monkeys......hahahahahaha I laughed my arse off with pride, and I could feel them in my heart....I felt a flashback of being on campus and I knew exactly where those students were being filmed. It was quite amazing really.

20 years ago I had lost that special Gonzaga feeling in my heart. I had had little contact with Gonzaga since leaving Spokane in 1971. I hadn't seen a single game in all those years. In many ways I had tried to bury the feelings and memories of once playing for Gonzaga and all the pride it brought to my family and friends. Gonzaga was a world I seldom thought of. My senior year at Gonzaga I quit the team along with two other Zags. Two of us were starters and the 3rd a very promising guard who was a Sophomore who came in off the bench. As the years passed I really did try to bury the memories of playing at Gonzaga: so I seldom thought about it.

By 1999 I was divorced and living alone and recovering from alcoholism and drug addiction. There on that night in that bar in Omak, Washington something happened inside of me. It was a feeling of being Reborn as a Zag. And I have enjoyed this life as a Zag ever since. I have this new feeling of a special pride, grown out of the soil of humility, and I carry it wherever I go. That feeling that I once had when I proudly wore the Gonzaga uniform and played with our band of brothers on the hardwood floors of Kennedy Pavilion (Later named the Kennel) has returned. I have a sense of pride of being a Gonzaga graduate that I never had when I went to school there.
So when it came time to choose a name here on GUboard, I am proud to say that I chose the name Reborn.

Thanks for starting this thread/

Go Zags!!!


Reborn,
This is a GREAT post...you sharing a very personal side of you that most are unaware! I hope one day to meet you! Fingers are crossed that happens...


I had seen many games before on Saturdays in Sacramento in the 60's/70's but was in Alexandria, LA watching at home on TV and was just caught up in the moment...jumping and hollering, when the wife comes in and tells me to be quite as she was on a phone call...needless to say her call was the least of my concerns...the Zags and I were on top of the world!

jazzdelmar
03-20-2019, 08:01 AM
As usual, Reborn retires the trophy. Congrats, 'Bornie. Stay strong.

billyberu
03-20-2019, 08:03 AM
Working at the long since completed WSU science building on the Riverfront campus in Spokane and listening to the game on the radio.

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GrizZAG
03-20-2019, 08:07 AM
Attending a food technology conference in Sun Valley Idaho standing around a bar in the sun valley lodge watching this unfold on about a 20" TV mounted up high above the bar. People were gathering and getting excited so I went to see what the hub bub was all about. That was the day that Gonzaga became something in my mind completely different than the team my Montana Griz team used to play and compete with. A lot of people started paying attention that day and here we are 20 years later still smitten with a journey like no other. The impact of that day was monumental. I had no idea it was a gift that would keep giving so much for so long.