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    Default Where were you and how did you react. . .

    when meech goodson launched the Zags into the sweet 16?


    I was in CM Northwest with 3 buddies. He hit the shot and we all jumped up screaming, and ran into the hall hugging anyone around.

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    In my recliner watching alone. Most people do not want to be around me when GU plays. Jumped out of my chair. Have not jumped that high since high school

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    At my place in Seattle with three childhood pals from Spokane. We went ape####
    “We’re not here as a %&#* courtesy!" - Coach Few

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    I was at my cousins place and at the community center, they have a small theatre, so we were watching the game life-size.

    When the shot went in I was jumping up and down screaming, "THE FRESHMAN, THE FRESHMAN" over and over. I lost my voice in 15 seconds.

    It was awesome. It was truly an awesome moment!!

    Meech, I have a feeling you will be in a new video by ZagSlug (when a new one comes out) along with "The Runner!"

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    I was with my family and some friends, And me and my brother got up, ran around the basement screaming and jumping up and down.. I too lost my voice....

    GO ZAGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    I left my friend's place to watch the final few minutes in my own apartment...when Meech hit the shot I honestly was just jumping uncontrollably, all over the place, throwing my hands wildly in excitement. It was incredible. I took a shot of Jack and went back to work.

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    We scared our poor 2 1/2 year old daughter who was sitting on the couch with her Nana and I, with Slug and Grandpa nearby. We were all yelling with excitement and she had no idea what was going on. She got over it pretty quickly though.

    Much happiness is Slug/Zagirl2k land tonight.

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    Talking i was there and i got interviewed after the game!!!!

    i was there woooo!!!! greatest moment of my life and i was in 229 row r aka the wall.....still the coolest thing i have seen in person in my life!! i too might be on the news with a gonzaga zip up sweater and freaking out so look for me!!!!

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    At home, shrieking like a banshee on crack. Fortunately, 3-year-old SpudPup took it in stride.

    I think it was something like "IT WENT IN!!!"

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    At home in the basement watching with my wife. After the tip-in, I thought, "it's okay, we will beat them in overtime." And then Meech took off running in that special gear he has, and I got off the couch as he put the shot up, and when it went in, I jumped up and pointed at the screen yelling "Meech is a stud," with my wife saying, "I can't believe he is only a freshman." After the buzzer sounded, I turned to my wife and said, "we just witnessed a top three all time Gonzaga play."

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    At my house with another Alum and his girlfriend. we freaked out and yelled for a good minute. Classic. Vindicating. Thanks Zags.
    Quote Originally Posted by Coach Few
    We are not here as a #%$&%&! Courtesy!!!

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    I was at my place with my son. We decided to hold hands for those last 24 seconds or so after the time out. My son was feeling pretty negative, as if we were going to lose one more time. As Western Kentucky began to come back, and after that obvious foul by Mendez-Valdez after Matt slipped (gave him a should which knocked Matty away from the ball), and they scored. He kept saying. Dad, what can we do? What can we do? And I say there's nothing left but to trust God and just believe with all our heart. We had a tight grip. We have been doing this for many many years for many games, and it has worked a lot. They set there play, shot and missed, and I thought we had 'em. And then suddenly it happened so fast. WK rebounded the ball and put it in. I thought he missed it, but My son almost fainted, so I knew it went in, but it was just so fast. Before I could speak a word (I thought it was going into overtime, there was Meech. I actually thought it was Pargo, and I felt good with the ball in his hands. I thought YES. Jeremy will do it. And dang it I saw that ball go in and I thought he had. I just believed Jeremy was going to win that game. My son was jumping around like a gorrila. I've never seen him so happy. Just jumping like a little kid again (He's 37 now, but still a kid I guess). I'm too old for all that jumping, but I sure enjoyed watching my kid. And I was so happy. My son said it was Meech. And I was in shock. How could a Freshman do all that. Then I told my son, how I read a lot on Meech last summer, and his high school coach said we were going to be very happy with Goodson because above everything, he hates to lose. His coach said that one thing about him is that he's a winner. Wow. Are we happy or what??????

    my son and I watched the replay of that play probably 30 times, and we just couldn't believe it. How fast he was going, changing directions like a running back and then cut through the hole like a bolt of lightning. And suddenly he was hanging in the air, and a I suddenly saw Blake Stepp in that one moment, and I saw that dang ball go in, and it was the redemption of Blake Stepp. AS has been said in another thread, that missed shot will no longer be in our memory thanks to Meech.

    One of the first things my son said after the win was, "Dad. I know we'll beat North Carolina. I just know it. We got the monkey off our back now." I believe that too.
    Go Zags!!! The Best Is Yet To Come!!!

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    I was in my room in Kennedy and screamed "**** YEAH!" and pumped my fist harder than I ever had before. To understood the magnitude of my excitement, a girl halfway down the hall heard me through my door, my apartment door, and her door (and Kennedy is a big building). My language choice could have been much better, but excitement got the best of me. After thinking Gonzaga was headed to OT and another potential devastating loss, I was so relieved and happy. I think I scared the crap out of my two roommates, neither of which are basketball fans.

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    I was at the Pub with 7-8 friends, all but a couple of us were GU grads. I didn't notice, but someone said you could have heard a pin drop at our table when WKU scored.
    Although it was only our table and a smaller table across the way clapping and cheering during the game, the whole place went nuts when Goodson scored.
    I lost it pretty good, but chances are I'll never see those strangers again, right???
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    I had the job of holding our 6-month-old, trying to put him to sleep!

    I don't like it when coaches call timeout in that situation, letting the defense set up as well. So when Meech got the ball, I was gritting my teeth, saying "GO MEECH, GO MEECH, PUSH IT MEECH!" as Baby Duncan started to wake up. I knew he could get there quick enough, just didn't know what the D would do. When the shot when in I gave a loud "WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!", and then when the game ended I just closed my eyes and smiled for a few minutes, letting it wash over me.

    And then Baby Duncan went back to sleep.

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    At The Rose Garden Going Nuts!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    3rd row right in line with the foul line across from the GU bench. Yes, I was probably the closest Zag to "The Runner heard 'round the world". There with my wife and 2 kids and a few other Zag friends who took up seats in Purdue's section once they left.

    I was fortunate to be only a few rows above the GU bench in 99 when Casey put us in the elite 8. I have been very blessed.

    Now, I am trying to go to Graceland to hopefully witness a GU final 4 destiny.

    GO ZAGS!

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    Was in the computer room, had the lap top in front of me for the game thread and game on the telly. . .much yelling and screaming had accompanied the previous three minutes of game action. . .when Steven Gray committed the turnover, a sinking feeling started to creep in. When Bouldin slipped and WKU scored to tie, I said "Not UCLA again!" out loud.

    When Meech scored, my heart was racing. I clapped, I yelled, I felt 15 again.


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    Front Row Section 216 screaming out my lung tissues and trying not to fall over the rail onto the top of the CBS camera crew.

    As we were basking in the afterglow of the GU victory, it felt like the curse of the disaster in Oakland in '06 was lifted. I feel like I have been there for the worst and best in GU post-season history and the best is a lot more fun than the worst!

    Congrats to Bulldogs who kept their cool under pressure. I have never seen 3 point shooting like the Hilltoppers were hurling up last night. From my angle, the full court prayer that the Hilltop player threw at the buzzer looked like it might go in. I would not have been surprised after watching them make miracle shots for the preceding 39 minutes.

    A wonderful victory for the program. Go Bulldogs!
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    at Quest Field, Odea Fightin Irish POSH Auction....whole bunch of us were ignoring dinner gathering around a single tv....whole place erupted....

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    downstairs in my office, yelling Yeesss! Yeesss! Yeesss!

    "Did Zongaga win?" That's what my boy asked me.

    Yeesss!

    What a feeling.......

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    At a sports bar in Manhattan with the GU alumni club, making a good showing as we did Thursday. All I can remember through the beer-fueled haze is not believing WKU tied it with the tip and then it all seemed to happen so fast...when Meech banked it in the entire bar (Zag fans and otherwise) erupted and fists, index fingers, and more than a few beers were raised high in the air in celebration. Not quite like being there (Bong wish I could have joined you at the Rose Garden but I will see you in Memphis) but still was able to celebrate among the Zag family which is pretty special.
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    I was at one of my friends' house with two of my friends that I have turned into Gonzaga fans over the past couple of years. I'm a little scared though, one of my friends said I slapped his hand so hard it may be broken, he can't bend it today haha.
    "There is always some kid who may be seeing me for the first time. I owe him my best."--Joe DiMaggio

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    At the game with 2 of my friends --experiencing all the emotions in the world in those last 3 minutes---oh my goodness........"No--not UCLA part 2"-- "The Runner part 2" ---When the team mobbed Goodson-- i was thinking....don't kill him!
    Well worth the time and effort to go to Portland!

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    Sitting on the couch with mini-me blahla lamenting on the missed foul call when Matt got ran over while dribbling after he was knocked down, no he didn't trip or slip(horrible missed call even if it is at the end of a game). Started to yell with the missed shot when the tip in occurred, tie score and then.....


    Meech took off and did his thing as the ball left his hand I could see from the angle it was going in. As it went through the hoop I screamed, mini-me screamed and from another part of the house Mrs.blahla screamed and we jumped for joy slapping high fives yelling 'Sweet Sixteen baby, Sweet sixteen. Mini-me did his "Dukie V" imitation "That was awesome baby with a capital A."

    Our team played good and although it was a barn burner I didn't think the "D" was that bad just two good teams who wanted to keep playing.

    God might be a Gael but for 7 seconds on a Saturday he was wearing GU colors.

    Go!! Zags!!!

    Beat UNC!!!!!!!!!

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