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The last thing
Gu needs is another middling program. It’s better to not add a team than another 150 rpi team. We get more ncaa rev with less teams , unless the team we add is a ncaa contender and it creates more opps to get teams outside the wcc to play us during conf play.
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Just slap together a football team
How hard can it be, I mean if Few put together a powerhouse basketball program in Spokane, sure the same can be done for football (kidding). Sucks to see BYU leave, they were definitely much more of our rival of the past five years and it was nice to have a football school in the conference. And I’m really gonna miss the game at the Marriott Center in front of thousands of crazy sober Mormons. They also had some pretty annoying players that were fun to root against. And also we lose the potential of two quad 2 wins or potentially one or two quad one wins.
Gonzaga is also so unique to have an elite basketball team for such a small school. There are certainly other schools that fit the profile of a West Coast conference school, but very few, if any, are top 50 teams. Tough to find a school that won’t just dilute are NCAA money
He was on multiple summer league
Teams, he was def trying to make an nba team. But, then he would get a call from a European team with $1 million dollar a year contract and he would leave almost immediately. He could have stayed
Agree on the police report
My response auto corrected to "please reports" So while I’m also wary of police reports, it sounded like something out of a movie where the governor calls and the person in custody is all of a sudden let go. Not saying the governor called, just a tongue and cheek of the picture I got reading that
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Unfortunately it kind of plays out exactly like you hoped it wouldn’t. He definitely tried to use his influence and his status to get out of it, and it seems like he thought he knew a lot about how to react if he ever got pulled over. And a lot of people would’ve ended up with their face on the ground in handcuffs if they behaved how he did. Not listening to the cops and constantly putting his hands in his pockets. And in the end the cop gets a call from a supervisor and basically tells him to let him go. Really shows how the justice system does not apply the same to everybody. It’s pretty unbelievable that he didn’t even have to go to jail and get bailed out.
Please reports are also written to back up probable cause, so I’m sure some of his swerving and how he almost hit some traffic signs are exaggerated. I assume he probably drank most of the day and probably didn’t realize how drunk he was.
But, it’s also Labor Day, in CDA. I spent two summers in Spokane when I went to Gonzaga and CDA is packed for Labor Day. So, Who knows if he just made a poor decision, or if it was common for him to drive drunk and just got caught. I just can’t imagine that mark few would be a habitual drunk driver. But, he has a crazy high stress job, maybe he does drink on a regular basis. who knows. i’m willing to still give him the benefit of the doubt and luckily no one got hurt.
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Granted, he represents the basketball team and needs to set an example. But he will be punished for this mistake that was made in a totally different state, that in no way was affiliated with Gonzaga. This mistake also tarnishes his perfect image, there certainly will be no shortage of consequences.
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Pangos was really smart with how he approached his professional career. He might have made an NBA team before now, but it would’ve cost him millions playing in the D league and just praying to get called up. Instead he spent the past few years living in some of the most beautiful places and now has a guaranteed contract with a team that needs capable point guards. Can’t wait to see what he can do with this opportunity
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Thanks for joining
Misery does love company, funny how people want to get in the conversation when it comes to somebody making a mistake and wanting to see that successful person get punished.
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In this cancel culture
That we live in, everyone seems to want massive punishment as a form of retribution. Seeing all these comments that want him suspended for 10 games it’s just insane. He made a mistake on Labor Day, he has done things the right way and a very corrupt industry for 20 years, and the program is at its all-time high right now.
Suspending him it’s not gonna do anything to right this wrong, i’d much rather see him do community service in the form of speaking the high schools schools or spending time with programs that help alcoholics.
He’s also far more powerful than the new A.D. The power dynamic is unusual. The new athletic director I’ll probably listen to a few and the president as far as punishment is concerned.
This is a bad crime to commit since underage drinking and driving is a problem at every university, but I think he deserves the benefit of the doubt.
Let the justice system punish him accordingly and then I think a three game suspension is more than enough for the University to save face. Granted he is a grown man that knows better, and I’m sure there will be consequences as it relates to not being able to coach The USA youth teams etc.
I just don’t see how some 10 game suspension during the most important part of our season, which for Gonzaga is the OOC, accomplishes anything. This decision was made before the team can even start practicing and on the holiday, if this has anything to do with Gonzaga or the University then I think the punishment needs to be harsh, but this was outside of the University when he was doing nothing affiliated with the school.
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Cause why not!
I knew someone would comment like that, it’s obviously a massive long shot. But, they fit the profile of the wcc perfectly, most people don’t know they have about the same attendance of GU. Catholic, private. But yeah I don’t think it’s likely, but they could be top 2 in wcc, not a middling school in the acc.
Just a thought, they could be what byu thought it was gonna be, a consistent challenger to
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Leaving the wcc
Just isn’t gonna happen, as much as I thought the pac may happen, GU would have at least been in the conversation of the schools that the pac was considering this year. We have a sweet deal now when it comes to getting a better portion of the ncaa money, great ESPN contract, and BYU leaving opens up a spot. Norte dame maybe? Long shot obviously, not the best location
Wise, but they’re independent.
I also don’t see us going to the MWC. The wcc is the best financially, and we are getting elite recruits. And a lot of p5 schools should be willing to have GU on the schedule during conference play as we offer a good test for teams as the NCAA approaches. The MWC is just a lateral move where we don’t have the influence
The main thing I’ll miss is the away game at byu since it’s the only respectable arena, but the WCC hasn’t done much for byu, they never challenged us, even if they stole a game or two, but it makes sense for them to depart.