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    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.

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    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.

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    This is the only place that will tolerate me, and often barely at that. Happy TG, Bornie; and all.....

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    I live in Missouri 63 Miles SW of Saint Louis. Being able to talk to fellow zag fans is amazing.
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    The cash and prizes. . .and it beats working
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzdelmar View Post
    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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoZags View Post
    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!
    Go Zags!!! The Best Is Yet To Come!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by krozman View Post
    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.

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    The moderator pay. We gave ourselves a raise last year.
    "And Morrison? He did what All-Americans do. He shot daggers in the daylight and stole a win." - Steve Kelley (Seattle Times)

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    We all have our differences at time but we are united as Zag fans. That’s why I come back.
    "And Morrison? He did what All-Americans do. He shot daggers in the daylight and stole a win." - Steve Kelley (Seattle Times)

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongIslandZagFan View Post
    The moderator pay. We gave ourselves a raise last year.
    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.

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    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.
    Love the zags for life

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    I come back to watch woohoo time travel.
    This post is for March Madness seeding purposes only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoZags View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sittingon50 View Post
    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
    "And Morrison? He did what All-Americans do. He shot daggers in the daylight and stole a win." - Steve Kelley (Seattle Times)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zags11 View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoZag View Post
    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.
    "And Morrison? He did what All-Americans do. He shot daggers in the daylight and stole a win." - Steve Kelley (Seattle Times)

    "Gonzaga is a special place, with special people!" - Dan Dickau #21

    Foo me once shame on you, Foo me twice shame on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB4 View Post
    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

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LongIslandZagFan View Post
    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 ��!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongIslandZagFan View Post
    The moderator pay. We gave ourselves a raise last year.
    As we used to say in Noo Yawk, you’re getting a “dollar four eighty.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoZags View Post
    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............

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB4 View Post
    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.
    Love the zags for life

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    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.
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