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Post by up7587 on Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:02 pm

that the Zags deign to play us?

From Rachel Bachman's article in the O LINK:

If you're invited for dinner at Mark Few's house, do not refer to Gonzaga as an underdog, Cinderella or, especially, a "mid-major." Not only would it irk him, it wouldn't be accurate.

"How do you define it?" Few said after the Bulldogs beat Western Kentucky 83-81 to reach the sweet 16. "I mean, we're going to go get on a private plane and go home now, OK? And we have a new arena, and we can recruit anywhere in the country or even overseas. Certainly myself and my staff are compensated at a very high level.

"We can schedule anybody we want in the entire country we want, at any time. So, I mean, I just grow weary of always trying to put guys in a box."

Gonzaga: the only BCS school without a football team!


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Re: Aren't we lucky

Post by Auto Pilot on Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:03 pm

I'd love to see the Zags with a football team. When they played Georgia it would be the Bulldogs vs. the Bulldogs.

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Post by MesaPilot1 on Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:57 pm

Thanks for the article. I'm burned out on Gonzaga BB alien

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Re: Aren't we lucky

Post by Geezaldinho on Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:33 pm

Auto Pilot wrote:I'd love to see the Zags with a football team. When they played Georgia it would be the Bulldogs vs. the Bulldogs.

They could play the Hoyas


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Re: Aren't we lucky

Post by DaTruRochin on Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:58 pm

Or Mississippi State... Or Butler.... Or The Citadel.... Or James Madison... Or Yale... Or.... Kind of a generic nickname, eh??

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Re: Aren't we lucky

Post by mattywizz on Sat Mar 28, 2009 6:36 am

We are the only PILOTS!!!

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Post by Auto Pilot on Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:04 pm

Louisiana State University-Shrevport and Betel College in Indiana use Pilots but they are not NCAA schools.

Did you know that the students voted "Chinooks" to be the mascot but the president opted for Pilots? Why did they vote?

Personally, the new P logo while clever in its depiction of the geographical location of the university on a map, it is sort of androgynous. Am I the only one that thinks anyone outside the area thinks of it as anything more than a P for Portland? Given the schools background I would simply go back to the Wally Pilot and ships wheel or something ominous like the Resurrection. But I guess thats too close to sacrilege

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Post by DaTruRochin on Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:27 pm

The students just voted to bring Wally back this year (as part of the class gift)... NO clue what It will look like, but I think he needs to have a little stand with a ships wheel on it and a horn thingy to pull when he get's wheeled out... Maybe I'm just thinking over the top....

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Post by mattywizz on Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:34 am

I love it. In fact make it a full on ship. Or at least have a bow (that is the pointy part in the front right?). Or maybe make it a self propelled fully enclosed vessel.

Every time Wally comes out, they can play Leo "I'm the King of the World" on the loudspeaker.

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Post by Auto Pilot on Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:58 pm

Hey I voted for the whole boat thing a while back. As I stated before, the only concern would be driving the thing on the pitch. You could build it around a golf cart. Put in a ships wheel, and a P.A. system. You could put in a lot of sound effects; a boo sound when the ref makes a bad call or a non-call, a cannon shot on a goal and smoke machine, you could put the pilot flag on the stern.I am thinking a white hull with purple accents. The name on the stern could be something like USS Pilots or something cooler. The possibilities are endless. Maybe a plank to put the opposing teams effigy on. The whole thing could be made of paper mache (another use for newspaper). Ah but I watch too many horror movies.

The whole rig might not be a classy look so I doubt the University would approve it. But its sure would be fun. For indoor sports maybe just Wally shows up in a purple peacoat and captains hat and canvas boat shoes.

All the icons would be secular so I don't think it would offend the religious foundation of the school.

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Re: Aren't we lucky

Post by up7587 on Sun Mar 29, 2009 1:30 pm

Well, a pea coat would be better than the old "flasher" rain slicker I remember from several years ago. Laughing

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Post by Rob's Jacket on Sun Mar 29, 2009 4:46 pm

Auto Pilot wrote:All the icons would be secular so I don't think it would offend the religious foundation of the school.

Ironic given that "Wally" was a nickname for former university president Fr. Paul Waldschmidt.

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Post by Stonehouse on Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:03 pm

Auto Pilot wrote: on the pitch. You could build it around a golf cart. Put in a ships wheel, and a P.A. system.

Auto Pilot, great minds thinks alike!

I have had a dream of a golf cart retro-fitted to look like a little tugoat for years. Wally could cruise around Merlo on it, he could come out to the court during timeouts on it... it could have a little whistle and he could have a big pilot wheel and toss T-shirts from it... seriously, it would be amazing and nothing would make me happier.

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Re: Aren't we lucky

Post by DaTruRochin on Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:32 pm

Hahaha a golf cart tug for Merlo and then like a big wheel thing to have him stand on in the corner of chiles with a steam/fog horn thing to pull... it could look something like this:


of course not gold... And I think a fog horn thing would be way better than a tiger growl after made baskets... who would do that Rolling Eyes

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Re: Aren't we lucky

Post by DaTruRochin on Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:38 pm

And for merlo:


the MS Relief could be recommissioned!!!

(can you believe they actually used to use this to bring relievers from the bullpen??? haha after a while the players refused to ride it in, but personally I think it would be AWESOME)



Haha may as well give credit where credit would due:
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=bullpencars/071018

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Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:31 pm

Those hats still look good today.

After goals at Merlo, you could sound a foghorn like Drummer's beloved Sharks.

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Re: Aren't we lucky

Post by Auto Pilot on Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:21 pm

I'll will trade the cannon blast for a foghorn but only if its one of those two toned ones that go unnn Unnnngghh

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Re: Aren't we lucky

Post by DaTruRochin on Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:12 pm

Auto Pilot wrote:I'll will trade the cannon blast for a foghorn but only if its one of those two toned ones that go unnn Unnnngghh

Haha clearly... I mean is there any other kind of fog horn to consider??

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Re: Aren't we lucky

Post by Geezaldinho on Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:21 pm

DaTruRochin wrote:
Auto Pilot wrote:I'll will trade the cannon blast for a foghorn but only if its one of those two toned ones that go unnn Unnnngghh

Haha clearly... I mean is there any other kind of fog horn to consider??

you mean this kind?
http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=27393

or this kind?
http://www.freesound.org/samplesViewSingle.php?id=69663

or this kind?
ship's horn

or even this kind?
ship's horn 2

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Re: Aren't we lucky

Post by Geezaldinho on Fri Apr 03, 2009 3:29 pm

or maybe this one....foghorn


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Re: Aren't we lucky

Post by onetouchfutbol on Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:12 pm

Nice. Man, those windows are dark in that photo, TruRochin. Is that the boat from the cartel? What are they hiding in there?

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