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Blanchette: Who Are These Zags?

The end-of-the-bench Olympics has been a McCarthey Athletic Center tradition since the doors opened. When the home team’s average margin of victory any given season can be 25 points, whether the scout teamers and walk-ons crack the scoring column when the bonfire is down to embers might be the only drama game night can offer. Well, no more victory cigars. Now it’s about need. Ryan Edwards, the big fella Gonzaga pulled out of Montana, had played all of six minutes this season, a nasty bout of tonsillitis complicating the usual callow freshman-itis. But there he was, trundling to check in at the scorer’s table barely four minutes into Saturday evening’s doings against Santa Clara. Not all that much later came Luke Meikle, who had played 10 minutes all month, and newly eligible Angel Nunez, his uniform still starched/John Blanchette, SR. More here. (Jesse Tinsley SR photo: Injured Sam Dower – in street clothes – passed to his Gonzaga Bulldogs teammates during pregame warmups on Saturday)

Question: Do you find this year's Gonzaga Bulldogs to be interesting, in that they aren't an automatic win in most games like the teams of the past, or not?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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