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Post by MesaPilot1 on Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:56 am

Nothing will ever duplicate Steve Kerr's Dad being an US ambasador and being Murdered in the Middle-East.

The next time he showed up in Tempe, the Students started hazing him about his murdered father. Let me tell you that guys tough he about broke down on the bench. Went out and helped Arizona beat ASU that day.

But I don't associate with Gonzaga fan's much so the one's I meet.
Its about 97 %. Just mainly the old "Snowbirds" from Spokane. I can only imagine how awful they were years before. Wait Gonzaga sucked at BB before the last 10 years. cheers

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Post by EngineerZag on Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:01 am

Haha, I'll take my four seasons over your one rainy-all-year-long season any day. Smile

Seriously, I don't know why people diss Spokane so much. I've lived here my whole life but I've also traveled all over the nation and while there are some nice areas out there and maybe more "modernized" cities, the outdoors areas around Spokane and Coeur d' Alene are unbeatable. Driving around, it doesn't take long to see some breathtaking countryside or mountains or lakes or rivers ... and it's sunny 250+ days out of the year ... I don't get it. It's also a very family friendly place with family oriented activities all year and is consistently rated in the top 10 for cities to raise a family (I have three little girls).

It also has the biggest three-on-three tournament in the world, Hoopfest. Smile If you've never been here for that you have to come this year. It is quite a sight to behold when downtown is all closed down and there are thousands of hoops everywhere and 150,000+ people.

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Post by Stonehouse on Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:03 am

Oh my gosh... that story about Kerr... seriously? That is just all kinds of brutal.

And actually... I don't mean to split hairs with you Mesa, but GU was actually strong throughout the 90s... they were almost always the second-best team behind Pepperdine and Santa Clara and (for one season!) the Pilots. They did make the tournament once in 95... they beat us in the WCC championship game, we returned the favor the following year.

The Elite Eight breakthrough they had in '99 was built on a groundwork of a lot of 20 win seasons earlier in the decade. It's easy to forget that.

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Post by Stonehouse on Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:07 am

EngineerZag wrote:Haha, I'll take my four seasons over your one rainy-all-year-long season any day. Smile

Seriously, I don't know why people diss Spokane so much. I've lived here my whole life but I've also traveled all over the nation and while there are some nice areas out there and maybe more "modernized" cities, the outdoors areas around Spokane and Coeur d' Alene are unbeatable. Driving around, it doesn't take long to see some breathtaking countryside or mountains or lakes or rivers ... and it's sunny 250+ days out of the year ... I don't get it. It's also a very family friendly place with family oriented activities all year and is consistently rated in the top 10 for cities to raise a family (I have three little girls).

It also has the biggest three-on-three tournament in the world, Hoopfest. Smile If you've never been here for that you have to come this year. It is quite a sight to behold when downtown is all closed down and there are thousands of hoops everywhere and 150,000+ people.

No you're right... it's not a terrible place by any stretch. But it is in the middle of nowhere and it's not really a haven for diversity. In cities like Portland or Seattle there is a concert or play or art exhibit or some kind of cultural thing going on every night... not so much in Spokane. And downtown Spokane....... not really a whole lot going on after hours.

You've got to remember... the other WCC schools are in Portland, the Bay Area, LA, and San Diego. Going from those places to Spokane is kind of a shock. Probably as big of a shock as someone from Spokane going to Yakima. Wink

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Post by EngineerZag on Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:12 am

Point taken. You're right about the downtown nightlife but I think you're wrong about the arts. Spokane is a very happenin' place artistically. We're not big enough to draw some of the big name artists, unfortunately, but the Symphony is always going strong, we have MusicFest at GU every year, etc. We've got a civic theatre that's always doing something, there's always something to go to.

My wife and I have been involved in the arts scene a little bit here over the years and it's almost it's own little vibrant community. It's fun because it's small enough that a lot of people know each other but big enough that there is some real talent to showcase here.

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Post by PilotNut on Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:06 pm

Spokane has matured significantly in the last 10 years or so, particularly in the culture department. Granted, its still a small arts community, and the growth was from scratch... but it is much better now than it was when I was in high school. And as EZ stated, the size has its pluses and minuses... there are now some good restaurants, bars & music venues downtown, as well.

To me, the the "best" part about Spokane is the geography around it... the number of big lakes, rivers, ski mountains, etc. within a 2 hour drive is great. I spent all of my summers growing up "at the lake", and I do miss not having lakes like that around Portland...

I dont miss the 5 feet of snow that Spokane got this winter though... Wink You dont have to shovel rain...!

Now, all that being said, I love Portland so much more... Portland is, to me, just about the perfect blend of big city (but not too big), nature, culture, mild climate, relative diversity (for the Pacific NW) the Pilots, and of course great local beer!

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Post by mattywizz on Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:23 pm

Are you guys really talking about the art in Spokane? Seriously, the only way to rate the quality of a city is to count the Applebee's.

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Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:49 pm

EngineerZag wrote:Lol thanks for the ... ahem ... overwhelming welcome. Smile I think it's fun to banter a little bit with fans from other boards as long as it doesn't get out of hand or personal.

I agree that Downs (and Daye!) should not complain as much as they do to the refs. But it's not like they're the only ones out there that do that.
In this homestand, Few was doing a lot of talking, but so were Grier and Bennett. I was thinking about this the past couple of weeks, and I have to say Rev does the least complaining of the coaches I've seen this year. He makes it count, though--Drummer could read his lips once last night. Smile

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Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:56 pm

PilotNut wrote:A great summary, Stonehouse.

I meant to add this before: Congrats to Purple Pride and the students for bringing their "A" game tonight... the students were tremendous. well done... i hope you can keep that up for the LMU & Pepp games!

I made it a point to thank Clay and one of the other guys after the game. They did an awesome job showing America what Pilot Nation looks like. And I was really impressed with the way they chanted "BEAU-CHAMP!" so loudly in the second half. I haven't heard that from the Purple Pride in a long time. Guess they were showing appreciation for UP's president, right? Twisted Evil

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Post by DaTruRochin on Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:59 pm

haha I remember when we came up with that back in the day. We were told we couldn't go with the traditional "bull-s**t" call (Beachamp himself requested we refrain from it), so we got a little creative... haha

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Post by Stonehouse on Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:01 pm

Agreed on the students. Nice job. A friend of mine on Facebook (a Zag alum) was at the game and sent me this message:


I have to say, I'm not impressed by the quality of the student section at UP. There were some "in bad taste" cheers coming from them, and they completely harrassed any GU fans walking in front of them. That's just lame. Aside from that, the game was really fun! Smile

HA HA HA!!! Way to let them have it, students!!! Smile

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Post by PilotNut on Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:06 pm

There are some times where I wish that Rev would ride the refs a little harder... but you are probably right that he goes for quality not quantity.

The past few games Rev has been so animated & excited on the sidelines... I love it when he squats down and puts his arms up, trying to get the team to do the same! Very Happy

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Post by DaTruRochin on Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:09 pm

"I have to say, I'm not impressed by the quality of the student section at UP. There were some "in bad taste" cheers coming from them, and they completely harrassed any GU fans walking in front of them. That's just lame. Aside from that, the game was really fun!"

The same "classy" Zag fans that punched us and hit us with cars when we went up to spokane a few years ago??

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Post by Rob's Jacket on Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:30 pm

Stonehouse wrote:Agreed on the students. Nice job. A friend of mine on Facebook (a Zag alum) was at the game and sent me this message:


I have to say, I'm not impressed by the quality of the student section at UP. There were some "in bad taste" cheers coming from them, and they completely harrassed any GU fans walking in front of them. That's just lame. Aside from that, the game was really fun! Smile

HA HA HA!!! Way to let them have it, students!!! Smile

Because Gonzaga never does cheers "in bad taste."

And seriously, if you're wearing Goo (the phonetic spelling of GU) gear, why are you walking in front of the student section to begin with?!

BEAU-CHAMP is easily one of the most creative cheers I've ever heard. Kudos to all involved.

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Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:43 pm

Are these the same whiners who complained last year about WSU fans having the audacity to cheer for the Cougs in the Kennel of all places? Rolling Eyes

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Post by PilotNut on Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:08 pm

Someone wearing the rival's clothing, in the rival's gym, walking in front of the student section getting harassed?! Wow, that's just vicious. Rolling Eyes

I would be ticked off if the students didnt harass him! Exclamation Name one good cheer that is in good taste, anyway...

I cant say this enough... well done, students, well done!! That was the loudest, biggest and most orchestrated group I have seen in years... The legacy of the Purple Pride founders lives on!
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Post by mattywizz on Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:14 pm

Personally I think the students should only say positive things about their own team and ignore the other fans. Clapping should only be allowed when play is stopped. The gym should be silent while the clock is running or a player is shooting a free-throw.

Orrrrrrr....the students should yell the whole game, criticize the other players when they make a mistake, heckle the other team's fans, celebrate when their own team does well. Now, I don't condone personal attacks (such as your mom jokes and such), but really. A collegiate athlete knows what they are getting into when they sign that LOI. And when I show up to the opposing gym wearing the "wrong" gear, I expect verbal beratment (don't know if that is a word). As long as people don't cross the line and swear and what not, I think it's fine.

If people are offended by a little heckling, maybe they should watch the game at home.

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Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:21 pm

mattywizz wrote:Personally I think the students should only say positive things about their own team and ignore the other fans. Clapping should only be allowed when play is stopped. The gym should be silent while the clock is running or a player is shooting a free-throw.
Funny you should mention that...
http://www.wweek.com/editorial/3513/12173/

All I can say is, if those were the rules when I was in high school our student section would have all been tossed by the end of the first quarter.

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Post by Rob's Jacket on Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:23 pm

I swear, I was just looking at their board for "reference purposes," and I came across this:

http://guboards.spokesmanreview.com/showthread.php?t=17968

Credit needs to be given where credit is due. Classy post.

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Post by EngineerZag on Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:30 pm

UP student section really showed up last night. The place was rocking and it was very loud on ESPN. Nice job.

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Post by MesaPilot1 on Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:40 pm

Mesa had my personal ejection at a girl's high school game in 1980. The worse part is I was the only one caught and my buddy's got to snicker at me as they passed me for 3 day's in the principal's office.That's back when they played two different court's 6 girl basketball. Believe me it was easier to heckle the ref's caus the pace was slower and more deliberate.Another dumb Rolling Eyes action in Mesa's life.

Someday I am going to write a book about my blunders,sneakin in's,etc....at sporting event's west of the Mississippi River. Embarassed


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Post by PilotDrummer on Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:43 pm

Rob's Jacket wrote:I swear, I was just looking at their board for "reference purposes," and I came across this:

http://guboards.spokesmanreview.com/showthread.php?t=17968

Credit needs to be given where credit is due. Classy post.
Thanks for finding that, Rob.

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