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Gonzaga student’s dramatic video (narrated by Christopher Walken) compiles Zags’ tournament successes, ‘heartbreaks’

UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 10:57 p.m.

Michael Letts, a Gonzaga junior studying business administration, created a video compilation of some of Gonzaga’s greatest tournament successes and failures. (Courtesy of Michael Letts)
Michael Letts, a Gonzaga junior studying business administration, created a video compilation of some of Gonzaga’s greatest tournament successes and failures. (Courtesy of Michael Letts)

A Gonzaga student made a video compilation of some the Zags’ greatest tournament successes and failures.

The student, Michael Letts, is a junior studying business administration. Currently he’s studying in England, but he’s watched Gonzaga’s romp through the regular season, and into the tournament from abroad.

England is eight hours ahead, so most nights Letts said he has to stay up until 2 a.m. to watch regular season games.

Tournament games, which generally start earlier, have been easier for him to watch. Letts said he’s always made videos for fun, and is interested in advertising and video editing as a possible career.

The video’s narration is from Lett’s favorite movie “Poolhall Junkies,” with Christopher Walken.

“Given the Zags made some major recent history for their program, I thought it would be fun to make,” Letts said over Facebook messenger.

He continued: “I started with the 1999 Sweet Sixteen game against Florida because that was what put Gonzaga on the college basketball map. From there, I tried to show multiple heartbreaks that I know every Gonzaga fan has felt over the last 19 years. Then I moved onto present day about halfway through the video. I tried to demonstrate how dominant this year’s team has been. The video is basically a brief showcase of Gonzaga’s journey to the Final Four.”





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