Time's of the essence here, so I'll be brief with the introductions: when we were organizing/developing/industrializing Anonymous Eagle last spring, I asked some SBN types what type of content they were looking for, year-round, from a one-sport school that's got a six-month offseason. In response to my question, I was told to take a look at two SBN blogs. One was Casual Hoya. The other was SBN's Gonzaga blog, The Slipper Still Fits.* I started reading and I've been lurking ever since. Trust me, TSSF is well worth your time.
* Both Jesuit institutions of higher learning, you'll notice. Coincidence? I think not.
ANYWAY, with YOUR Golden Eagles set to trade paint with the Zags tonight, the team at The Slipper Still Fits was kind enough to answer some questions about the Bulldogs, famous alums, and legacy students. Gracias a lot, kids. Next time you're in Milwaukee, the first round of Jager is on us.
No time for ado -- let's go:
Heading into the season, most Gonzaga fans would have expected to see this team playing in the Sweet 16 and beyond. However, in the losses to SDSU and Kansas St., a lack of toughness has emerged from this Gonzaga team. While there is certainly talent and explosiveness across the roster, without some toughness and passion, this team will be lucky to win the WCC. It may seem like an overreaction based on two losses, but it's hard to have confidence in a team that doesn't seem to have any passion.
Is John Stockton's kid on the team because he's good, or is he just a legacy? You know, like Flounder.
David is really starting to find a niche for himself with this team. I think even if he had a different last name, he would have been a guy that the coaching staff would have looked at as a potential invited walk-on. He has a great court sense and feel for the game, but he lacks the athleticism and size to be a great player at this level. However, he is certainly much more than a legacy guy or something like that.
Finish this sentence: the player who's critical to Gonzaga's success is ...
Manigsto Arop. Arop has every physical gift you would want when building a wing. However, he has struggled in practice since coming to Gonzaga last season, and because of that, has had trouble earning playing time in games. The frustrating thing about Manny is that he typically makes a huge impact whenever he is on the court.
Who's the zone buster / three-point threat on Gonzaga's roster?