Saturday, March 28, 2009

Consolation prize

For over a decade, I rooted that a GLIAC team would win a national championship, but rarely did one even make it past a first-round GLVC foe, let alone get to Springfield. Well, I finally got my wish this year. Findlay won the Division II national championship today in overtime, 56-53. And if you haven't seen how they won, check out this clip: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au1mvfIJIs0

Imagine if Gannon won the title that way. Or imagine if they lost on a shot like that. I'd still be lying prostrate on the floor.

10 comments:

  1. With the exception of the fact that a national championship was on the line... man, did that shot remind anyone else of the east stroudsburg game?! Wow!

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  2. soo... just talking with a Gannon fan who's close to the team and remember I asked if anyone knew anything about a 6'10 kid coming to Gannon? And remember previously I had asked why we couldn't get a forward/center like the kid from Ashland who was 6'8 250 and shot 45% from 3pt range. Well I found out the 6'10 kid I was told about actually could be the 6'8 250 Kale Richardson from Ashland. I was told he is looking to transfer for one of two reasons... Apparently the coach is leaving and he wants to leave as well and is interested in Gannon or he is pretty much just needing what Goldcamp, change of scenery, league, etc. Again, this could just be smoke, but I just wondered if anyynoe else maybe heard anything? I'd love to see Richardson come to Gannon, he was one of the most impressive players I saw play against Gannon in their final GLIAC season (and his freshman of the year award also reflects that)

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  3. oh and the 6'4 shooting guard is supposedly a JUCO player from Columbus, Ohio... but again, don't know how valid that is. I'm just posting these things hoping Jim can either shoot me down or confirm these could be true or find a way of finding out if they are. So don't think I'm trying to do Jim's job haha :0)

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  4. The juco kid has signed an LOI. He was the 27th rated player form Mich.

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  5. His name is Jerrell Sanders. He was the 28th rated prep player in Mich 2007. I kno I said 27th but I looked it up again. Google J..S

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  6. I heard that Tyreke Evans of Memphis is extremely upset over Calipari's departure and Division I basketball in general. His father is a good friend of Coach Reilly and has told a few people that Evans is considering transferring to Gannon.

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  7. Golden I'm assuming you're being sarcastic?! Considering Evans has declared himself for the Draft.

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  8. oh haha i didnt even realize it was april 1 today haha

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