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Re: The Relatively Short Good Bye

Post by DJ Sherman on Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:00 pm

Even though I am a neophyte poster and occasional lurker since I hit the bluff, you have given many a great post and will always be acknowledged as a legend of this forum.

Any advice you can give to a current student trying to bring passion to the lesser attended sports and extremely lucky to have arrived on campus when I did while wishing to acknowledge those who have raised all kinds of shenanigans on opponents through the tougher years but still had more passion that the opponents, will be welcome.

Hopefully we can meet every so often to develop plans to help fill the stands with passionate fans!

Don't worry about the bell tower chiming every 15 minutes; you get used to it....

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Re: The Relatively Short Good Bye

Post by onetouchfutbol on Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:10 am

DJ Sherman wrote:Even though I am a neophyte poster and occasional lurker since I hit the bluff, you have given many a great post and will always be acknowledged as a legend of this forum.

Any advice you can give to a current student trying to bring passion to the lesser attended sports and extremely lucky to have arrived on campus when I did while wishing to acknowledge those who have raised all kinds of shenanigans on opponents through the tougher years but still had more passion that the opponents, will be welcome.

Hopefully we can meet every so often to develop plans to help fill the stands with passionate fans!

Don't worry about the bell tower chiming every 15 minutes; you get used to it....

I hate to say it, but, the teams' success in the long term is going to do that more than anything. If UP can get behind women's soccer, they can get behind a winning basketball team as well. We just need to establish a tradition year in and year out and create a more positive association with the sport. If we can do that, then the fans will definitely come.

When I was a student, Erik Spoelstra was our point guard, and quite frankly the team was miserable to watch. Guys were hitting other players in the backs of their heads with passes on the fast break, and students were accustomed to seeing the team lose. That persisted for years and years. Coach Chavez had some brief success, but, then the team struggled again up until now. Though it seems like we're turning the corner, I do have some skepticism about how we'll be for the rest of the season and into next season when TJ and Raivio are gone. We rely on this backcourt so much for our success...

In other words, I think that there is actually a suspension of disbelief among the students and the fans. So, many of us...including myself still say to ourselves, "Is it really possible that we're good?" Meanwhile the attitude of Gonzaga students is: we know we're good, we've been good for years, and we're going to continue to be good. Rev needs to establish tradition over more than one season for the attitude to change and for the students to come. We can't win a big game and then lose 2. There does have to be a little bit more consistency over the long term. I'm cautiously optimistic that there will be.

Peace.

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Post by onetouchfutbol on Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:16 am

So, maybe this is a good time to ask. What's the significance of the screen name "Stonehouse?" Is this about a strong house or foundation...like in the three little pigs? Where does the name come from, dude?

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Post by DaTruRochin on Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:29 am

Kyle Stonehouse, a player during the late 90s

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Post by blacksheep on Fri Dec 11, 2009 11:42 am

Stonehouse's bio from the Oregon live days (thanks google):

"A HUGE Kyle Stonehouse fan. That man could foul out of a game like none other."

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Re: The Relatively Short Good Bye

Post by Stonehouse on Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:01 pm

Loved Kyle Stonehouse!!! He was the team's (to use John Chaney's word) goon, and really his only job was to deliver hard fouls. I think he once fouled out of a game in five minutes, a record only to be matched by Zach Gourde's incredible line from 2002 or so when he fouled out in four minutes, which is still one of the most impressive things I've ever seen.

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Re: The Relatively Short Good Bye

Post by HRZag on Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:32 pm

Stoney, thanks for all your posts. You do good work. I guess that is why they hired you.

Even a Zag can appreciate that.

Jan. 9, we are coming to town to Rock Your House!

Good luck in the new gig.

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Post by aleppiek on Fri Dec 11, 2009 3:06 pm

So.... Stoney, can I have your post count? Maybe I'll swing in to say hello one of these days when I come to see my wife.

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Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:14 pm

Stonehouse wrote:Loved Kyle Stonehouse!!! He was the team's (to use John Chaney's word) goon, and really his only job was to deliver hard fouls. I think he once fouled out of a game in five minutes, a record only to be matched by Zach Gourde's incredible line from 2002 or so when he fouled out in four minutes, which is still one of the most impressive things I've ever seen.
When Stonehouse came in the game the old guy sitting behind us always said, "Oh great, here comes STONEhands!" Laughing

A more recent guy who comes to mind as proficient at collecting fouls was Pat Galos. No ticky-tack handchecks for him... Wink

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Re: The Relatively Short Good Bye

Post by mikemac65 on Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:29 pm

Speaking of Pat Galos, I remember him dribbling the ball off his face, during a fast break, down at Oregon State. Hillarious! affraid

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Re: The Relatively Short Good Bye

Post by mattywizz on Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:12 pm

Stonehouse wrote:Loved Kyle Stonehouse!!!

But did you ever make a sign for him to hold up at the games...and subsequently make the next year's media guide?

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