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Reborn
12-02-2019, 12:44 PM
I've been around here for 15 years or more now. Honestly, I stopped counting along time ago. Well, haha actually I never have counted. Ha ha h a ha...but it's been a long time. I was thinking about it this morning. Why I keep coming around here and sharing with you all. For me it's sharing with you what I feel when I go back to Gonzaga, sometimes alone, some times with my kids or and grandkids, and I walk through the campus and just feel the spirit that is there. There's nothing really like it, as it feels so over powering in a good, loving way. And then I remember what it was like back in the late 60's when I went to school there.

Sometimes, while I'm walking through the campus I run in to a few students, and man oh man, are they ever friendly to me. Sometimes we'll stop and talk a little, and there's nothing quite like that. It is a feeling of a close family. I remember one time when I was strolling along the way. It was a very special day as new students were on campus with their parents (I think for the first time), and they were signing up for clubs to be in. There were booths along the pathway, filled with energetic Gonzaga Students. I just had to stop and talk to a few of them. AND whenever I told them I used to go to Gonzaga, they immediately treat me like I'm there brother (or dad...or actually their grandfather...hahahahaha).

When I watch Gonzaga play basketball I get that same feeling. It's just so special. I am here because most of the time I want to share that spirit with you all here. And most of the time we do. Sometimes, as you know, I don't..Times when I'm quite upset over a loss. Sometimes I embarrass myself and have to apologize. I know that most of you who come and participate with us here, or just come and read, have gone to Gonzaga, or go to Gonzaga, or just love Gonzaga basketball for some reason. I think Gonzaga's basketball team really has captured what that Spirit at the University is all about. It's a special place that's for sure, and it's a special kind of team. Sure the Zags are certainly winners, but it's honestly more than just the winning that attracts me to the team. AND if you have seen them play in K2 or the Kennel, in the last so many years, than you know what i'm talking about. And if you've been lucky enough to have gone downstairs where some gather to meet and talk before the game, and eat a little of the food and drink that's been prepared, and have met some of the players (current and past) who gather there after the games, than you really know what I'm talking about.

Maybe I'm still in the Thanksgiving spirit. But I sure love this men's basketball forum. Sometimes we quarrel or say stupid things to each other, but for me, it's okay because that's part of what being in a family is for me. Maybe inside i'm still a little kid who can get hurt, or mad one day, and by the next day everything is forgotten, and it's a new day with events to conquer and go through together. Keep comin back. All of you. You all really make this a very special community of Gonzaga basketball lovers.

Go Zags!!!

GoZags
12-02-2019, 12:52 PM
I sure enjoy talking Zags (and other important things) with you at our “coffee” meetings, Reborn. Will let
you know next time I am in your neck of the woods.

jazzdelmar
12-02-2019, 12:54 PM
This is the only place that will tolerate me, and often barely at that. Happy TG, Bornie; and all.....

gonzagafan62
12-02-2019, 12:58 PM
I live in Missouri 63 Miles SW of Saint Louis. Being able to talk to fellow zag fans is amazing.

RenoZag
12-02-2019, 01:11 PM
The cash and prizes. . .and it beats working

krozman
12-02-2019, 01:44 PM
You know how you go to thanksgiving with your wife and she meets everyone whos clearly more weird than you, and you return to your "normal" life thankful that you have it so good? Well, this board is something like that. There's the weirdos, the crazies, etc. And I get to be that guy for you, and vice versa. That and my wife is completely indifferent to GU basketball and so I need to be able to talk to people who speak my language.

Reborn
12-02-2019, 02:00 PM
This is the only place that will tolerate me, and often barely at that. Happy TG, Bornie; and all.....

hahahahahaha.....hahahaha hahahah Classic post, Jazz. Love it!

Reborn
12-02-2019, 02:01 PM
I sure enjoy talking Zags (and other important things) with you at our “coffee” meetings, Reborn. Will let
you know next time I am in your neck of the woods.

Nothing like talking Zagsisms in person with a fellow Board member. I'll be waiting for the call, GoZags!

Reborn
12-02-2019, 02:03 PM
You know how you go to thanksgiving with your wife and she meets everyone whos clearly more weird than you, and you return to your "normal" life thankful that you have it so good? Well, this board is something like that. There's the weirdos, the crazies, etc. And I get to be that guy for you, and vice versa. That and my wife is completely indifferent to GU basketball and so I need to be able to talk to people who speak my language.

hhahahaa hahahahaha quite funny, krozman. hahahahah this thread is getting me some good laughts....Glad I posted it.

Go Zags!!!

LongIslandZagFan
12-02-2019, 02:21 PM
The moderator pay. We gave ourselves a raise last year. :D

LongIslandZagFan
12-02-2019, 02:22 PM
We all have our differences at time but we are united as Zag fans. Thatís why I come back.

CB4
12-02-2019, 02:27 PM
I like this board because many people in Spokane and in the Gonzaga admin and athletics pretend this board doesn't exist, but post or at least read here semi-regularly. So it's sort of like Fight Club.

GoZags
12-02-2019, 02:30 PM
The moderator pay. We gave ourselves a raise last year. :D

As much as I enjoy my periodic "coffee" chats in Yakima with Reborn .... I really enjoyed the GUBoards "Moderator" getaway this past summer in the South of France. Thanks again for arranging that raise. Didn't think we'd ever be able to afford the private Charter Jet to Nice (airport for the playgrounds of Cannes and Monte Carlo) but that raise sure did the trick. Thanks again.

Zags11
12-02-2019, 03:00 PM
A lot of known people left. I come back even when i vastly disagree with some posters and even when it has been personal. Its zags baby. We all want the same thing. The kids to grow up to be great humans and win games along the way and one day a title.

sittingon50
12-02-2019, 03:03 PM
I come back to watch woohoo time travel.

RenoZag
12-02-2019, 03:07 PM
As much as I enjoy my periodic "coffee" chats in Yakima with Reborn .... I really enjoyed the GUBoards "Moderator" getaway this past summer in the South of France. Thanks again for arranging that raise. Didn't think we'd ever be able to afford the private Charter Jet to Nice (airport for the playgrounds of Cannes and Monte Carlo) but that raise sure did the trick. Thanks again.

The concierge in Monte Carlo just called. He wants his bathrobes back.

LongIslandZagFan
12-02-2019, 03:08 PM
I come back to watch woohoo time travel.

time travel... best way to score double in Scattegories when the categories is Ways to get from here to there

CB4
12-02-2019, 03:09 PM
A lot of known people left. I come back even when i vastly disagree with some posters and even when it has been personal. Its zags baby. We all want the same thing. The kids to grow up to be great humans and win games along the way and one day a title.

Yeah... we need some new blood in here too. Look at the Join Date for everyone in this thread. No one new post-2013.

LongIslandZagFan
12-02-2019, 03:12 PM
The concierge in Monte Carlo just called. He wants his bathrobes back.

tell him we’ll return them after the zags win a Natty and we all go back there to celebrate.

RenoZag
12-02-2019, 03:23 PM
Yeah... we need some new blood in here too. Look at the Join Date for everyone in this thread. No one new post-2013.

New Registered Members x Year

2019 YTD: 29
2018: 48
2017: 84
2016: 74

New blood trickles in at different rates. Some fans choose to follow the Zags via twitter, FB, or other blogs. Plenty of options out there.

FWIW: Currently 2,701 Registered Members with at least one post. 1,063 have 5 posts or less; 479 have only 1 post.

ZagBlue
12-02-2019, 03:37 PM
tell him we’ll return them after the zags win a Natty and we all go back there to celebrate.
By “we all,” you assuredly mean all of us including Jazz. When we win a Natty, that trip will not be exclusively for moderators ��!

jazzdelmar
12-02-2019, 03:42 PM
The moderator pay. We gave ourselves a raise last year. :D

As we used to say in Noo Yawk, you’re getting a “dollar four eighty.”

Reborn
12-02-2019, 04:02 PM
As much as I enjoy my periodic "coffee" chats in Yakima with Reborn .... I really enjoyed the GUBoards "Moderator" getaway this past summer in the South of France. Thanks again for arranging that raise. Didn't think we'd ever be able to afford the private Charter Jet to Nice (airport for the playgrounds of Cannes and Monte Carlo) but that raise sure did the trick. Thanks again.

Ok! Now I'm jealous!! And to think I was once asked to be a moderator a long long long long time ago. Geeze! To think I could have had that trip to France. OMG!!! But after BZ discovered my temperment back in those days, I'm sure he was glad I said no. That's before I started calling the moderators "Mods." hahahahah Oh My God did that ever tick a couple of those Mods off. Those were the days!!! Some crazy times............

Go Zags!!!

Zags11
12-02-2019, 04:23 PM
Yeah... we need some new blood in here too. Look at the Join Date for everyone in this thread. No one new post-2013.

Right? We scare em off i guess.

TheZagPhish
12-02-2019, 05:03 PM
Despite the occasional chippiness, the company is really, really cool -- and we overlap on something special, meaningful.

And, like jazz, I am tolerated here with all my weirdness (so long as I mostly stay in the Foo).

I appreciate this space and its people.

bartruff1
12-02-2019, 05:17 PM
A triumph of hope over experience....

Reborn
12-02-2019, 08:55 PM
A triumph of hope over experience....

That's a pretty cool idea, Bartruff1. Love it. I really like it. I may have to borrow it, but will give you credit of course.

Go Zags!!! Every time I type Go Zags!!! and put my 3 exclamation points behind it (and irritate some irritants) I do feel what you said, "A TRIUMPH of HOPE over experience." I mean I had that feeling but just never had the words to express that feeling until now. That's going to be my theme for this year. Thanks!

Go Zags!!!

"A triumph of hope over experience." (bartruff1)

ezcure17
12-02-2019, 09:14 PM
I come back because of my love for the Zags. I've been following since 1994 here in Las Vegas. I LOVE this board! U all are my Zag family and friends. Win or lose, but much better when we win, which we do often.

I've met a few of u in person, most notably WooHoo, we hooped out here, lol Always looking forward to putting a face with the names here

What a ride we have all shared over the past 20+ years!!

GonzagasaurusFlex
12-03-2019, 04:01 AM
I keep coming back here because after moving away from Spokane in 1993, this is the only place I am understood and appreciated (?:-) for my passionate following of Gonzaga hoops. Over the years, all you regulars - none of whom I have ever met in person, as far as I know - have started to feel like friends too. It really is a kind of community in here.

Surprisingly, as I approach 50 this March, my bucket list changes and I now include a trip back to Spokane for first ever game in the MAC and a gathering of GUBoard members. I seriously plan to do just that within the next few years.

When things are not perfect in my personal life or professional life, I can always come here and be reminded things arenít perfect anywhere. :roll:

Zagger
12-03-2019, 04:28 AM
Gotta do something quiet when you wake up at 3 AM :) ;)

Go Zags!
And I hope the Eagles give the Fuskies fits tomorrow!

SWZag
12-03-2019, 06:57 AM
Coming back? What if this is where we live?

Not really like it "used to be," but sure beats nearly every other place on the net. Sure miss some of the old timers that no longer are as active as they once had been.

Reborn
12-03-2019, 06:57 AM
I keep coming back here because after moving away from Spokane in 1993, this is the only place I am understood and appreciated (?:-) for my passionate following of Gonzaga hoops. Over the years, all you regulars - none of whom I have ever met in person, as far as I know - have started to feel like friends too. It really is a kind of community in here.

Surprisingly, as I approach 50 this March, my bucket list changes and I now include a trip back to Spokane for first ever game in the MAC and a gathering of GUBoard members. I seriously plan to do just that within the next few years.

When things are not perfect in my personal life or professional life, I can always come here and be reminded things aren’t perfect anywhere. :roll:

Glad to see you put coming back to Spokane and GU for a visit on your bucket list. It's definitely a must do experience, especially for someone like you. I'm also glad that this board can remind you, as it reminds me too, that things aren't perfect anywhere. Thanks for the reminder.

GoZags
12-03-2019, 07:03 AM
Sure miss some of the old timers that no longer are as active as they once had been.

Me too.

Reborn
12-03-2019, 07:16 AM
When I wake up in the morning, this is the first place that I come to start my day with a cup of coffee. For me it's really a good way to start my day. It's a pretty good place to get information about Gonzaga basketball, as well as a place to share information about MBB at Gonzaga. There are occasions when some writers share their insights about the team that I cannot get any place but here.

Another reason that I keep coming back here is to be a part of a team of writers who discuss Zag basketball openly and candidly at times. I think that maybe because I participated in some really good teams growing up, that I still enjoy that feeling of being on a team. I get that feeling here with you all. It's also important to me to actively participate in things that are important to me and in my small way contribute whatever I can to it. I get that feeling here.

Go Zags!!!
"A triumph of hope over experience" (bartruff1)

PeninsulaDog
12-03-2019, 10:04 AM
I have been around this board since its inception, and its predecessor(s) for several years before that but I have definitely become a much less active poster -- I'm around most days, but just I just don't post. For those of us who live far away, this is a great way to maintain a sense of connection with our other alumni and friends of GU. I find this site for more accessible and authentic than the 'official' communications I receive from GU -- communications that increasingly seem like they're coming from a place that is unfamiliar and unrecognizable in many ways. Keep up the good work everyone -- even if this lurker doesn't regularly express it, I'm grateful for your insights!

stevet75
12-03-2019, 11:17 AM
None of my friends or family are Zags fans, so this is where I come to celebrate wins, mourn defeats and get most of my Zags fix.
I was also on the previous board, so I have been mostly lurking for a long time.

SorenTodd45
12-03-2019, 11:39 AM
Yeah... we need some new blood in here too. Look at the Join Date for everyone in this thread. No one new post-2013.

Can I be the first one? I came here because I am a hard core Gonzaga fan; have been since March Madness of 1999. I belong to another sports board (the 506), been a member there for over 10 years, but I am the only Gonzaga fan that posts there (that I know of). I know exactly who MattSarz is, and all of us here and at the 506 greatly appreciate his hard work in putting together the weekly college basketball schedules.

krozman
12-03-2019, 12:04 PM
Can I be the first one? I came here because I am a hard core Gonzaga fan; have been since March Madness of 1999. I belong to another sports board (the 506), been a member there for over 10 years, but I am the only Gonzaga fan that posts there (that I know of). I know exactly who MattSarz is, and all of us here and at the 506 greatly appreciate his hard work in putting together the weekly college basketball schedules.

Not sure you're the first, but welcome!

caldwellzag
12-03-2019, 12:37 PM
I keep coming back because of the love for the Zags, but also I really like the community here! Plus hoping I get in on the next Moderator trip :)

FlyZag
12-03-2019, 12:55 PM
How else would I get my Zag fix?

GoZags
12-03-2019, 02:38 PM
Plus hoping I get in on the next Moderator trip :)

Oh.

Sorry.

It's like this. We had room for 6 and you were the 7th guy. Maybe next year. And I didn't get the nod my rookie year either.

Terrifteacher
12-03-2019, 03:38 PM
How else would I get my Zag fix?
I grew up in Spokane and followed the Zags through the newspaper when I was a kid. As a fluke, I went to my only game at the Kennel the weekend after Cavalry broke the backboard. I have been a season ticket holder since the new Kennel opened. I rarely post, but love reading what people have to say here.

Hoopaholic
12-03-2019, 03:53 PM
love of the zags......dad attended and graduated in 1961 and then law school 1965 6 of his 8 kids attended....including one who also graduated from law school

love of the game of basketball

good people who share the same love described above

bballbeachbum
12-03-2019, 08:33 PM
the opportunity to share emotional ups and downs with fanatic zag fans who share my passion for it...where else is an out of towner going to find that? and also to match wits with the basketball savvy of the board. I'm grateful for all of that and more, miss some old posters too, and love the new blood. it all keeps me comin back

and Few is a coaching hero to me and an inspiration not to give in to the BS

ZagsGoZags
12-03-2019, 10:19 PM
I keep coming back mostly because other than a few phone call zag fans, I watch the games alone yet am a compulsive, fanatical zag fan. Everyone up and down the hall where I worked were talking about Dan Dickau and Blake Stepp seems like 17 years ago or so, thus I started paying attention. I didn't know how to find blogs or message boards, and participated too much in a board on GU basketball for years that was almost dead. Someone on that Board mentioned this one and it was like finding gold. Still so happy this Board exists. Glad most people in here put up with me, all I have is gung ho enthusiasm and desire to be accepted. Not easy because I am corny, lack basketball knowledge, cannot talk X's and O's, do not know much of the Basketball vocabulary, and never have much insight to offer. Hope I have worked my way off some people's ignore button. I never went to GU, never played basketball, but I feel almost reverent about the improbability of this program achieving what it has achieved. When has a mid major NCAA Div One basketball been on such a consistent rise to an elite level? This is a Dave Wottle or Shorter winning a longshot Gold Medal, but doing it year after year after year. Though I am on the periphery of this family, I still marvel at the maturity and class of this message board, when I compare it to other D1 basketball boards, and want to be part of this, even though I do not know, and have never met another single person who posts here [except once to transfer tickets]. The loss to UCLA when we were ahead by 17 is still a knife in my gut, and BY FAR, the most painful sports loss I have ever endured. So mad at the media for focusing on Ammo's tears. Love the zags, I can't contain my enthusiasm, wear zag gear everywhere I go, have traveled by myself when I lived in Spokane to Pullman, Hec-Ed, Las Vegas, Key Arena, and Portland to see games, and when I have lived in Seattle I have traveled by myself to McCarthy Center, Spokane Arena (long time ago), Portland, Pullman, and Las Vegas. I learn a ton about the players, GU and the game of basketball. That is why I keep coming here.

tummydoc
12-04-2019, 01:53 AM
I'm just here so I don't get fined bro!

jazzdelmar
12-04-2019, 05:57 AM
I come for the Dave Wottle references, awesome. My favorite runner all time. Bowling Green State U.



I keep coming back mostly because other than a few phone call zag fans, I watch the games alone yet am a compulsive, fanatical zag fan. Everyone up and down the hall where I worked were talking about Dan Dickau and Blake Stepp seems like 17 years ago or so, thus I started paying attention. I didn't know how to find blogs or message boards, and participated too much in a board on GU basketball for years that was almost dead. Someone on that Board mentioned this one and it was like finding gold. Still so happy this Board exists. Glad most people in here put up with me, all I have is gung ho enthusiasm and desire to be accepted. Not easy because I am corny, lack basketball knowledge, cannot talk X's and O's, do not know much of the Basketball vocabulary, and never have much insight to offer. Hope I have worked my way off some people's ignore button. I never went to GU, never played basketball, but I feel almost reverent about the improbability of this program achieving what it has achieved. When has a mid major NCAA Div One basketball been on such a consistent rise to an elite level? This is a Dave Wottle or Shorter winning a longshot Gold Medal, but doing it year after year after year. Though I am on the periphery of this family, I still marvel at the maturity and class of this message board, when I compare it to other D1 basketball boards, and want to be part of this, even though I do not know, and have never met another single person who posts here [except once to transfer tickets]. The loss to UCLA when we were ahead by 17 is still a knife in my gut, and BY FAR, the most painful sports loss I have ever endured. So mad at the media for focusing on Ammo's tears. Love the zags, I can't contain my enthusiasm, wear zag gear everywhere I go, have traveled by myself when I lived in Spokane to Pullman, Hec-Ed, Las Vegas, Key Arena, and Portland to see games, and when I have lived in Seattle I have traveled by myself to McCarthy Center, Spokane Arena (long time ago), Portland, Pullman, and Las Vegas. I learn a ton about the players, GU and the game of basketball. That is why I keep coming here.

Reborn
12-04-2019, 07:04 AM
I keep coming back mostly because other than a few phone call zag fans, I watch the games alone yet am a compulsive, fanatical zag fan. Everyone up and down the hall where I worked were talking about Dan Dickau and Blake Stepp seems like 17 years ago or so, thus I started paying attention. I didn't know how to find blogs or message boards, and participated too much in a board on GU basketball for years that was almost dead. Someone on that Board mentioned this one and it was like finding gold. Still so happy this Board exists. Glad most people in here put up with me, all I have is gung ho enthusiasm and desire to be accepted. Not easy because I am corny, lack basketball knowledge, cannot talk X's and O's, do not know much of the Basketball vocabulary, and never have much insight to offer. Hope I have worked my way off some people's ignore button. I never went to GU, never played basketball, but I feel almost reverent about the improbability of this program achieving what it has achieved. When has a mid major NCAA Div One basketball been on such a consistent rise to an elite level? This is a Dave Wottle or Shorter winning a longshot Gold Medal, but doing it year after year after year. Though I am on the periphery of this family, I still marvel at the maturity and class of this message board, when I compare it to other D1 basketball boards, and want to be part of this, even though I do not know, and have never met another single person who posts here [except once to transfer tickets]. The loss to UCLA when we were ahead by 17 is still a knife in my gut, and BY FAR, the most painful sports loss I have ever endured. So mad at the media for focusing on Ammo's tears. Love the zags, I can't contain my enthusiasm, wear zag gear everywhere I go, have traveled by myself when I lived in Spokane to Pullman, Hec-Ed, Las Vegas, Key Arena, and Portland to see games, and when I have lived in Seattle I have traveled by myself to McCarthy Center, Spokane Arena (long time ago), Portland, Pullman, and Las Vegas. I learn a ton about the players, GU and the game of basketball. That is why I keep coming here.

If you are a real good friend of any good family (which Gonzaga certainly is) than that family considers you part of their family. You are certainly part of the Gonzaga family. Your love and affection for Gonzaga basketball is so deep. Thank you for sharing your passion here,

Go Zags!!!
"A triumph of hope over experience (bartruff1)

caldwellzag
12-04-2019, 08:09 AM
Oh.

Sorry.

It's like this. We had room for 6 and you were the 7th guy. Maybe next year. And I didn't get the nod my rookie year either.

Haha look forward to it :lmao:

hockeyzag
12-04-2019, 09:02 AM
I've had this site on my favorites list since 2007 because it's the best place to find all the Gonzaga basketball related news to quench my never ending curiosity. We have such great posters, from ZagNative sharing all media even remotely related to Zag B-Ball to CDC's impressively intelligent, insightful opinions. I used to really love BobZag's inside info and the offseason scrimmage reports too, but it seems both are now just fond memories.

Every sports team* should have a great mix of fans contributing to such a well run site.

Thank you to the contributors who post and moderators who keep this place running so well.


*That made me think of another discussion...What are the highest rated sports team boards out there? And why do people consider them to be the best?

GoZags
12-04-2019, 09:05 AM
I come for the Dave Wottle references, awesome. My favorite runner all time. Bowling Green State U.

"HE'S GOT ONE KENYON !!! HE'S GOT THE OTHER !!!

Greatest sports call ever .... followed closely by "Do you believe in miracles?" "YESSS !!!" "Shot clock turned off ...." is also right up there.

Jim McKay and Al Michaels ... a coupla classics and I'll put Gus Johnson right up there, too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LHid-nC45k

jazzdelmar
12-04-2019, 09:13 AM
Was that The greAt Jim McKay on the call? Oops, sorry need to read more. Thanks



"HE'S GOT ONE KENYON !!! HE'S GOT THE OTHER !!!

Greatest sports call ever .... followed closely by "Do you believe in miracles?" "YESSS !!!" "Shot clock turned off ...." is also right up there.

Jim McKay and Al Michaels ... a coupla classics and I'll put Gus Johnson right up there, too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LHid-nC45k

GrizZAG
12-04-2019, 12:28 PM
I worked with a former Zag in the 80's. He was so annoying talking Gonzaga Basketball incessantly but I liked the guy anyway. Being a Montana Graduate I felt Gonzaga was an ok program but nothing special for a long time. Then at a business conference that game with Florida (or was it Fl State) to advance to the elite 8 happened and we stood in the lounge watching it on a small TV. A long time ago now. I was so excited watching that game I began paying attention and watching games and have never stopped. The off season is just worse than a kid waiting for school to get out, man it seems so long. Now I'm the guy that can't shut up about Gonzaga basketball and Mark Few. I'm sure I am annoying but I will say I have generated many converts who are hooked as they paid attention subsequently. It's been an extremely satisfying experience to be a Zag fan and I thank all on this board for being rich with diversity, interesting in perspective and mostly classy. As someone else said, it's a little nutty on here at times but head and shoulders above most if not all other forums from other schools. I fly the colors, don the bumper stickers and licence plate frames and NEVER miss a game that is broadcast. I've made friends from this board, learned a ton about basketball I didn't know in spite of playing the game myself and look forward to each and every game (like tonight :) ) Thanks to the Mods that do a great job here and those who help others to find ways to stream games worldwide. Game on!

zaguarxj
12-04-2019, 01:05 PM
I made the mistake of investing a large amount of money in a promising young startup company, Snapco, that was marketing Zag-themed undergarments. I come back here now and then in the hopes of getting an update from bowser that would indicate that they're turning things around at Snapco but the long radio silence leads me to believe that the bulk of my investment has gone towards "business lunches" and "business entertainment" in seedy Caribbean port towns. Oh well, who would have guessed that the world wasn't ready for a return of the codpiece? Isn't fashion supposed to be cyclical?

Zag Lady
12-04-2019, 04:42 PM
I've been lurking on the board since 2003. During the season, I check in every day or some times several times a day! Why? I come here to celebrate our numerous victories and find consolation in the occasional loss. I enjoy the banter and the quick wits of many of the posters. I learn things about the game, the players and the coaches, and feel like an insider. When I wonder if it was just me, or were the refs and/or announcers really bad? I can find someone else with the same complaints and know, it wasn't just me. I used to work at GU and am currently on the Gonzaga campus, but as UW faculty. Even though I did not graduate from Gonzaga, I am actually a graduate of WSU and Whitworth, I will never consider myself a Coug, a Pirate and certainly NOT a Husky! In my heart, I will always be a Zag!

GoZags
12-04-2019, 05:02 PM
I've been lurking on the board since 2003. During the season, I check in every day or so.... I will never consider myself a Coug, a Pirate and certainly NOT a Husky! In my heart, I will always be a Zag!

Glad to have you, Zag Lady.

Baker Zagfan
12-05-2019, 01:33 AM
I have been a Zags fan since the eighties. I caught the sickness from my dad. Maybe missed watching 20 games in all those years. Only been to the kennel once. I flew my dad to Spokane around 5 years ago from Arizona to watch a game. Been coming here and to the old forum for a long time to get my fix. Never post but enjoy reading all the posts. My dad still alive and we talk on the phone 5 days a week hashing over games, players, future players etc. Easy team to love. You guys and gals keep posting. It helps me get from game to game.

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MDABE80
12-05-2019, 02:11 AM
Welcome aboard Baker! no more lurking!!

Irish_eliZAG
12-05-2019, 02:38 AM
I enjoy everything Gonzaga, read every article, and thread available.
Got roped in by Karnowski his freshman year, since I was born and raised in Poland myself (now living in Ireland). Really easy to be a fan of such great team. The only downside are 2am games considering time difference between our countries. Since 2012 I have missed watching 1 game. I've been at 1 away game at SMU in Dallas, attended two WCC tournaments, and 1 home game in Spokane (thanks to one of the nice season ticket holders). Now planning on attending Orlando tournament next year to watch me some Zags.

ZagaZags
12-05-2019, 04:32 AM
31 more days.

RenoZag
12-05-2019, 07:51 AM
I made the mistake of investing a large amount of money in a promising young startup company, Snapco, that was marketing Zag-themed undergarments. I come back here now and then in the hopes of getting an update from bowser that would indicate that they're turning things around at Snapco but the long radio silence leads me to believe that the bulk of my investment has gone towards "business lunches" and "business entertainment" in seedy Caribbean port towns. Oh well, who would have guessed that the world wasn't ready for a return of the codpiece? Isn't fashion supposed to be cyclical?

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TexasZagFan
12-05-2019, 03:10 PM
Gotta do something quiet when you wake up at 3 AM :) ;)

Go Zags!
And I hope the Eagles give the Fuskies fits tomorrow!

Doesn't quite work that way at our house...the dog wakes me up for her 3 AM constitutional, which fits my schedule fine now that I'm closer to 66 than 65.

TexasZagFan
12-05-2019, 03:53 PM
Welcome to those who are new, or haven't posted much for a long time. I've read through this thread a couple times now, and the responses have been awesome.

There's just something about the family atmosphere at GU, I can't quite put my finger on it. I saw it in College Station after the A&M game. There were dozens of friends and family for our 3 Texas players, and I think they were a bit surprised to see the support the Zags had on the road. We're a pretty loud group, and enjoyed the chance to meet at the pregame social...thanks again to Bob Finn and the Houston Chapter.

What strikes me is how personable and friendly Zag players are. Not an ego in the bunch as far as I can see. Sure, I had to grovel a bit to get Killian to pose with Big D (lol), but it was worth it. Killian is Dillon's favorite player, and he's been waiting 4 years to meet him. As you can see, the security guard wasn't overly impressed with my approach.

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It was a supreme thrill for Dillon that Corey remembered their first meeting two summers ago. Corey took time out of his evening workout to give him about 30 minutes of personal instruction. I will ALWAYS have Corey's back.

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I'm just not sure one can obtain a "family atmosphere" at these huge mega institutions. We drove around the A&M campus Saturday morning, damn the place is huge. Where the Gonzaga campus is measured in 150 square acres, A&M is probably over 100 square miles. Probably an exaggeration, but you get the point.

Brings me back to the early years of our NCAA run, before anyone knew where Gonzaga is located. I'd be asked, "what was it like to go to Gonzaga?" I'd dust off a couple of stories, where the usual response was, "damn, my college experience was nothing like that." It was far more intimate back then, when the undergrad population was around 2000, though the campus hasn't lost its magic.

A few months ago, I reconnected with Fr. Bob Spitzer, during an appearance in Dallas. He graduated two years ahead of me. I'm embarrassed to say I didn't know of his academic pursuits at GU. We shared the same professor at Gonzaga, Dr. Dan Brajcich, aka "Black Dan". We spent those few, special minutes before his speech comparing notes on Black Dan. And when it came to economics professors, there was a constant with Dr. Erwin Graue: "there are no free lunches!" Taking classes with professors like these made my time at Gonzaga special.

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Thanks to GoZags, I'm reminded of a tie that binds us together, the spirit of Fr. Tony Lehman, whom I miss greatly. He always had a smile on his face, and he had an uncanny ability to remember everyone by name.

What more can I say, but "what is it that brings me back?" To be continued...

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RenoZag
12-24-2019, 12:48 PM
The peaks & valleys of the MBB are a virtual roller coaster. . .three weeks ago this thread popped up. Imagine that.

From a dying fan forum no less.