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    Quote Originally Posted by Zags11 View Post
    Sorry LIZ.

    Any good basketball or baseball documentaries?
    If you’ve never seen it or haven’t seen it in a while, I’d recommend Hoop Dreams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zags11 View Post
    Sorry LIZ.

    Any good basketball or baseball documentaries?
    The Other Dream Team- 1992 Lithuanian Basketball Team feat Father Sabonis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zags11 View Post
    Sorry LIZ.

    Any good basketball or baseball documentaries?
    I second the recommendation of "The Other Dream Team" it is very good.

    I also have enjoyed the following:

    Bird and Magic: A Courtship of Rivals (HBO now can do free 7 day trial)
    Once Brothers (ESPN 30 for 30 on Drazen Petrovic & Vlade Divac)
    Survive and Advance (ESPN 30 for 30 on NC State Championship team in 1982-83)
    The Dream Team Documentary

    Other ESPN 30 for 30s I enjoyed were:
    Rodman for Better or for Worse
    Guru of Go
    The Announcement
    Bad Boys

    Non basketball but sports documentaries that I enjoyed were
    The Dawn Wall (About Tommy Caldwell free climbing half dome in Yosemite on Netflix)
    Prefontaine


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    Quote Originally Posted by GuZag2012 View Post
    Non basketball but sports documentaries that I enjoyed were
    The Dawn Wall (About Tommy Caldwell free climbing half dome in Yosemite on Netflix)
    Prefontaine

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    Speaking of "The Dawn Wall" -- everyone should watch Free Solo. Even knowing the outcome, it will leave your heart racing watching Alex Honnold scale El Cap without any safety gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 23dpg View Post
    If you’ve never seen it or haven’t seen it in a while, I’d recommend Hoop Dreams.
    Thank u!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuZag2012 View Post
    I second the recommendation of "The Other Dream Team" it is very good.

    I also have enjoyed the following:

    Bird and Magic: A Courtship of Rivals (HBO now can do free 7 day trial)
    Once Brothers (ESPN 30 for 30 on Drazen Petrovic & Vlade Divac)
    Survive and Advance (ESPN 30 for 30 on NC State Championship team in 1982-83)
    The Dream Team Documentary

    Other ESPN 30 for 30s I enjoyed were:
    Rodman for Better or for Worse
    Guru of Go
    The Announcement
    Bad Boys

    Non basketball but sports documentaries that I enjoyed were
    The Dawn Wall (About Tommy Caldwell free climbing half dome in Yosemite on Netflix)
    Prefontaine


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    Once brothers was amazing and touching. Bad boys and then rodman was very good.

    I need to finish bird and magic.


    Thanks to all who responded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuZag2012 View Post
    I second the recommendation of "The Other Dream Team" it is very good.

    I also have enjoyed the following:

    Bird and Magic: A Courtship of Rivals (HBO now can do free 7 day trial)
    Once Brothers (ESPN 30 for 30 on Drazen Petrovic & Vlade Divac)
    Survive and Advance (ESPN 30 for 30 on NC State Championship team in 1982-83)
    The Dream Team Documentary

    Other ESPN 30 for 30s I enjoyed were:
    Rodman for Better or for Worse
    Guru of Go
    The Announcement
    Bad Boys

    Non basketball but sports documentaries that I enjoyed were
    The Dawn Wall (About Tommy Caldwell free climbing half dome in Yosemite on Netflix)
    Prefontaine


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    I also enjoyed "Once Brothers."

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongIslandZagFan View Post
    So... not here in the US... but my wife's uncle down in Ecuador passed from COVID-19 complications today.

    Done posting here for awhile... too real for me to deal with the back and forths here.

    For the record, he was 80, in very good shape, had money and access to doctors... but ignored social distancing warnings.
    I'm really sorry LIZF.
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    So sad to hear the virus has penetrated into your extended family LongIslandZag. Tragedy in Equador.

    On the other side of the Andes The President of Brazil is urging business to get back and running, but the Court ruled on it

    "A Rio de Janeiro state court blocked the federal government’s ad campaign “Brazil Cannot Stop”, a push to influence people to resume their professional activities.
    Judge Laura Bastos Carvalho considered the campaign detrimental to public health – adding that it could lead to a collapse of the country’s healthcare system. She banned any Covid-19 ads not based on scientific evidence, establishing a BRL 100,000 fine if the government continues to run the ad."

    https://brazilian.report/coronavirus-brazil-live-blog/

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    Hello, Reborn, old friend. I haven’t been on the board for some time. I have enjoyed reading this thread and seeing all of the people I remember since I joined back in 2005, when my oldest daughter became a Zag. I am so happy to have met so many wonderful people on here at games in Spokane and at the WCC Tournament. There’s nothing like the Zag community to be able to come together and support each other in times like these.
    My son is a high school senior, so it’s been very surreal to think he will probably miss out on Prom, his last high school baseball season and even graduation. But, he understands that staying home is the right thing to do. He is playing baseball for YVC next year, so maybe you can make a game, and we can catch up!
    I don’t know what compelled me to wander back to the board tonight, but I am so happy I did. Be well, everyone. Prayers for you LIZ.
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    Netflix recommendation: She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed and I enjoyed the new Netflix mini-series, Unorthodox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zagfan24 View Post
    Speaking of "The Dawn Wall" -- everyone should watch Free Solo. Even knowing the outcome, it will leave your heart racing watching Alex Honnold scale El Cap without any safety gear.
    Thanks for the recommendation on Free Solo...watched it last night & it was excellent. What an incredible achievement.


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    One of the catch phrases associated with the NCAA tournament is "survive and advance." I've adopted it as my COVID-19 motto.

    Be careful out there.

    There are a ton of smart, inventive, funny people in this community. I wish all of you a safe healthy journey through the financial and health care war zones.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoZag View Post
    One of the catch phrases associated with the NCAA tournament is "survive and advance." I've adopted it as my COVID-19 motto.

    Be careful out there.

    There are a ton of smart, inventive, funny people in this community. I wish all of you a safe healthy journey through the financial and health care war zones.
    I like it, Reno. This is not like the Flu. Survive and Advance. In a week or a month the red line on this chart will be tall enough as to make the annual flu lines just blurry squiggles along the X axis.


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    My time is boring, but trying to keep active. Since I got back from WCC tournament in Vegas, everything has slowed down. Also all of my following the GU forum has decreased. At first I could go to the casino, but that closed along with all of the restaurants. So we have gone to eating more at home and getting takeout. Then they shut down the golf courses, so I could no longer get exercise and enjoy something that I have been doing since the early 60s. Therefore now my wife and I are doing major walking on any day that it is not raining. Then I also am doing work on my stationary bike. Lastly I do major watching of TV. Too much.
    Am looking forward to this slowing down, stopping and then back to normal life. But I think it will be some time. Good luck to all of you and hope you and your families are well now and into the future.

    Also the financial part of this also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proudzagmom View Post
    Hello, Reborn, old friend. I haven’t been on the board for some time. I have enjoyed reading this thread and seeing all of the people I remember since I joined back in 2005, when my oldest daughter became a Zag. I am so happy to have met so many wonderful people on here at games in Spokane and at the WCC Tournament. There’s nothing like the Zag community to be able to come together and support each other in times like these.
    My son is a high school senior, so it’s been very surreal to think he will probably miss out on Prom, his last high school baseball season and even graduation. But, he understands that staying home is the right thing to do. He is playing baseball for YVC next year, so maybe you can make a game, and we can catch up!
    I don’t know what compelled me to wander back to the board tonight, but I am so happy I did. Be well, everyone. Prayers for you LIZ.
    Glad to see you back. We need some of the old dogs back.
    Love the zags for life

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proudzagmom View Post
    Hello, Reborn, old friend. I haven’t been on the board for some time. I have enjoyed reading this thread and seeing all of the people I remember since I joined back in 2005, when my oldest daughter became a Zag. I am so happy to have met so many wonderful people on here at games in Spokane and at the WCC Tournament. There’s nothing like the Zag community to be able to come together and support each other in times like these.
    My son is a high school senior, so it’s been very surreal to think he will probably miss out on Prom, his last high school baseball season and even graduation. But, he understands that staying home is the right thing to do. He is playing baseball for YVC next year, so maybe you can make a game, and we can catch up!
    I don’t know what compelled me to wander back to the board tonight, but I am so happy I did. Be well, everyone. Prayers for you LIZ.
    Hey. So good to see you, Proudzagmom, and I do remember you quite well. You are one of the few fans here that I met in person, and I remember watching your daughter play a softball game here in Yakima with u and I believe your husband. It has been awhile, and now I see you have a son who's also a very good athlete. I'd love to go to a game to watch him play with you next year. Cool. I hope your well, and all of your family too. I feel the same sense of grief not being able to watch my gran daughter play tennis or Selah HS. She too is a senior and may miss an aweful lot. I'm still hoping that come April 24th we all will return to school, and maybe some sports can be saved. They are still talking about how to do that. Keeping fingers crossed. Thanks for sharing here.
    Go Zags!!! The Best Is Yet To Come!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag67 View Post
    My time is boring, but trying to keep active. Since I got back from WCC tournament in Vegas, everything has slowed down. Also all of my following the GU forum has decreased. At first I could go to the casino, but that closed along with all of the restaurants. So we have gone to eating more at home and getting takeout. Then they shut down the golf courses, so I could no longer get exercise and enjoy something that I have been doing since the early 60s. Therefore now my wife and I are doing major walking on any day that it is not raining. Then I also am doing work on my stationary bike. Lastly I do major watching of TV. Too much.
    Am looking forward to this slowing down, stopping and then back to normal life. But I think it will be some time. Good luck to all of you and hope you and your families are well now and into the future.

    Also the financial part of this also.
    Thanks for coming to share, zag67. Miss you. Miss an aweful lot like what you said. Life has certainly changed, and has been a challenge for sure. We will get through this together. And when we do the biggest and loudest ALLELUIA ever will be heard around the world, and the life we so love will return. Stay strong my friend.
    Go Zags!!! The Best Is Yet To Come!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RenoZag View Post
    One of the catch phrases associated with the NCAA tournament is "survive and advance." I've adopted it as my COVID-19 motto.

    Be careful out there.

    There are a ton of smart, inventive, funny people in this community. I wish all of you a safe healthy journey through the financial and health care war zones.
    good seeing you Reno. Be safe, be strong and continue to be creative....hahaha
    Go Zags!!! The Best Is Yet To Come!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongIslandZagFan View Post
    So... not here in the US... but my wife's uncle down in Ecuador passed from COVID-19 complications today.

    Done posting here for awhile... too real for me to deal with the back and forths here.

    For the record, he was 80, in very good shape, had money and access to doctors... but ignored social distancing warnings.
    So sorry to hear of your loss!

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    Haven't been on the board for a couple of weeks. Went to the Zags games in Vegas .... we know how things have gone since then. When we returned home (Chattaroy, WA - 20 miles north of GU) on 3/11 we decided it'd be best to take social distancing seriously in case we caught the virus on the trip and had yet to develop symptoms. We especially stayed clear of my 92 year old Mom. If she gets the virus that's it for her. She's in good health but compromised and just not fit enough to deal with Covid-19. It wasn't until the middle of last week that the Mrs. and I decided to not just social distance but to stay home. We got grocery lists compiled and went out shopping to Spokane's north side Costco last Tuesday when they are open between 0800-0900 for 60+ year olds. Got there at 0740 and were about #500 in line. By 0800 there were 1000+ shoppers patiently waiting outside, most with carts. Costco folks were visiting the line answering questions. We learned that due to the square footage of this new store they could handle 1700 people. We got inside around 0810-0815 and everyone was civil and being efficient about their shopping. The store handled the crowd quite well. All check out stations were open and you had to wait behind a yellow line a good 6-10 feet away from the station until the shopper ahead was on their way. That worked out perfectly. Since the food court area was closed and the check out spacing adhered to all went super smooth in getting out of the store lickety split. Costco seemed well stocked and especially with fresh vegetables and fruit. Where items were scarce or not existent seemed to be in canned goods. Pallets were stacked in places where a few items usually exist. We were able to get everything on our list except for a variety of canned vegetables our daughter asked us to get. Then it was on to Deer Park's Yoke's and Egger's Meats (Bill Egger). Egger's was well stocked and had lots of employees. Deer Park was surprising in that there were fewer people at these two locations than normal. Yoke's seemed to be out of a few things. First time I've seen a grocery store out of eggs (we had already gotten those at Costco). In both Costco and Yoke's there were limits on how much of an item you were allowed to buy. A lot of staples were getting hoarded evidently. Since then we've pretty much been at home. Trips to Oregon and Seattle after going to Vegas have been scrapped. Other trips planned in April, May and June have been scrapped as well. Summer events are now either on hold or have been scrapped (one I'm the event organizer for that was to be in mid-July).

    Now we're actually watching TV a wee bit less. We live on 2 acres along the Little Spokane River. Lots of Spring work to do in the yard and projects to get started - what with the time we now have to be home. We're enjoying one another more now too ... now having both been retired for just over a year (we're 68 and 69). Going through all of our basement storage and reorganizing/tossing/keeping things. That's freeing up lots of space, making things both easier to find and easier to get at. I cleaned up the shop earlier in the winter and have been making lots of birdhouses - finally! Been meaning to get back at that after around a 10 year break in 'wood working'. We've lived along the river since 1992 and have gotten to know all the bird species that call this riparian habitat home - some year round and a goodly amount migratory. We usually get swallows back on St Patrick's Day. They showed up a day early. Now eagerly awaiting hummingbirds. They usually arrive on my birthday (4/20). By then lots of cavity nesting species will be building or tending nests. Many have started already (mostly chickadees and nuthatches). Built my first goose platform for Canada Geese on Saturday and have it place adjacent to the river. Hope it works

    Lots of stuff on the 'to do' list that we figured were going to take 2-3+ years we may be able to complete in 12-18 months - simply because we're staying home and not having any visitors planned for summer (at the moment). It is amazing what you can get done when you have the time! A big dent will be put into that time if the pandemic gets bad in Spokane. We're not people who like to sit idle if there's a community need for volunteers. I have medical lab experience and my wife is a nurse practitioner (cardiology mostly). We're both in good enough health/shape that we should have a fighting chance to beat Covid-19. We are a bit leery of what seems to be more difficult cases from prolonged contact with infected patients. Maybe that's more due to the stress of the whole situation, long work hours, poor supply chain of needed gear, etc. After this whole event is a bit behind us the USA needs to take a VERY HARD look at what we want/need out of healthcare for our population. LIFE, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness needs to really mean something. As the world's population increases there won't be fewer pandemics. A robust healthcare system will go a LONG way in helping with economic prosperity. A weak healthcare system begets what we're now experiencing financially. We can debate what 'weak' and 'robust' means but the truth is in the consequences of what is happening and what is yet to happen (things will get much, much worse in just a few weeks).

    Gotta git out to the shop to finish up a birdhouse I'm donating to the Community Colleges of Spokane's scholarship benefit auction (https://ccsfoundation.org/Attend-an-...SipSwirl-Savor) so I'll wrap this up with a Costco tip. A couple of years ago we got to visit Argentina and spent a few days in Mendoza visiting wineries. Love the Malbec's we had there - best ever! Costco has a Kirkland Malbec from Mendoza for only $6.89/bottle. It's great! If I do have to go out away from home for some reason in the next few days I'll swing by Costco to get gas and more of the Malbec The Mrs and I, now having been hitched for 39 years and both fully retired for a year, and now homebound .... are relearning the reasons we fell for one another in the first place. A good wine helps with the celebration

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    Great post, Zagger. Thanks for filling us in on how things are going. I'm so very happy for you and your wife. You've created a little piece of paradise, I think. Yes, this pandemic has made us alter our lifestyles for the time being. The sacrifices we make are well worth it because while we make them we know we are saving lives. That's the most important thing now.

    I"ve got to go to my doctor's this morning to have a blood draw for my check up next week. I'm a little nervous about going into the office, as I believe other patients will be there waiting too. Hopefully, I can get in and out quickly. Take care and be safe. Wash your hands frequently, and remember, wash them for at least 30 seconds in very hot water.

    Go Zags!!!
    Go Zags!!! The Best Is Yet To Come!!!

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    Thanks Zagger, Reborn and the rest of you. It is nice to communicate even though we are not out and seeing people. It is going to be a long time to get to next year and the new season.

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    Sign near my house

    Birddog

    Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
    Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
    All mimsy were the borogoves,
    And the mome raths outgrabe.

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    Another Netflix rec: The English Game. It’s by the people who bought you Downton Abbey. It is sort of about soccer (football!).
    We are halfway through and enjoying it.

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