December 5, 2007

Recap: Wazzu at Gonzaga

Final Score: Wazzu 51 Zags 47

I feel for the Baltimore Ravens. I mean i really feel for how they were snubbed. It's bad enough to lose by your own fault; but losing because of the Refs? Just Ridiculous. By the same token, i feel for my own team, the Gonzaga Bulldogs. We not only had an invading army of crimson colored ninja defenders, but had to deal with the zebras too. I mean we got slashed, hacked, punched, and kicked, you name it and it was probably being done to Austin Daye or Matt Bouldin. Even Pargo, who despite his amazing talent and acrobatic heroics, could not save the day. This will go down as a dark day for the Zags, even though they outplayed the cougs in the 2nd half. I mean no offense (really they have no offense) to the cougars, but even with the amazing D they play, the zags were still in it until the very end. The turning point in the game was when the zags down by 2 points and having stopped the cougs for two straight full ticks of the clock, the refs claimed pargo touched the ball on its way out of bounds, it was surreal. Of course on the in bounds pass having done as much as they could, the zags melted allowing the caped crusader Mr. Weaver to get his tip in. You have to hand it to the bulldogs, this was quite the fight. No one gave up, no one crumbled to the floor in tears, no one argued with the final score. Mark few did it best by just walking to Tony Bennett and shaking the giddy young coaches hand. I think even though this is a loss, its a good loss, it shows character and solid development. Only once this year have i seen the zags give up before the game ended and that was against Texas Tech. Imagine what will happen when our best player(Josh Heytvelt) gets back? Imagine how much tougher and athletic we will get. Even Steven Gray, who Mark Few claims is the best shooter, will provide a big boost. This team is growing, its coming together and making strides to be the best in the west. Andy Katz kept raving about how when we get both injured players back, the zags will be a lock for the top ten. I think a lock for the top 5, maybe even a final 4. Lets Go Zags! Lets Go!

6 comments:

gregg.gildemann said...

You can complain all you want about the referees, but we had 18 team fouls to the Zags' 11 team fouls. I thought that a few of the calls against WSU were terrible.

Good game between two good teams. However, the better team won tonight...and would have won even with Heytfelt playing.

team hater said...

in the words of Justin Timberlake, CRY ME A RIVER, The Zags are tough but still not in that top 4 or 5 elite teams. One day Josh one day

David said...

Josh, Yous sound like a UK fan making excuses when you lose. Face it, you lost. Gonzaga is not a top 5 team. Take care buddy.

Zagaholic said...

To Silence all the critics? i know Gregg watched the game...but David and Team hater did not...so shhhh...

Gonzaga is definately a top 10 team when we get out guys back, right now, we still stuck in there with the stifling D of Wazzu, honestly, Louisville would have been killed against Wazzu.

team hater said...

Josh I will be the first one to tell you Louisville is not a top 5 team right now, they need work especially with padgett out. I am not pumping them up either saying they are the best thing since sliced bread.

David said...

Josh, wazzu would NOT kill the Cards. watch this link, its freaking Hilarious.http://youtube.com/watch?v=aKuSOY4a_nI