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Seashells and Balloons

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    One of my favorite Al McGuireisms. Means victory in his terms.

    Another favorite - "Carnival gates are closed" -- game over
  2. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    A little too much French pastry there.

    But that's OK, 'cause you're an aircraft carrier in the paint.
  3. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    If the waitress has dirty ankles, the chili is good.


    Dean Meminger was quicker than 11:15 Mass at a seaside resort.
  4. The Puppies thread was nuked?

    Not locked, but nuked?
  5. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Yeah, what happened?

    Good of Boom to proactively create a backup.
  6. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    Nothing happened. It was quite tranquil by the end.
    There was no need to nuke it.
  7. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Love the Meminger quote and so true
  8. BadgerBeer

    BadgerBeer Active Member

    I don't really understand why this thread was started or where it is intended to go but check out this link that I found a few years ago. It is some behind the scenes footage of Al with his 72/73 team. Great stuff. Go to the 35:00 minute mark or so for the Marquette stuff.

  9. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Holy shit, that was gold. Great stuff.

    One thing I couldn't help but notice that would get McGuire immediately fired today: When he says to (I think) Bob Lackey, "If you want to go back and live in the jungle, go back and live in the jungle."

    Today, he'd be branded a racist and run out of the coaching profession, never to be heard from again. Of course, if Al McGuire was 44 today, he'd also know to never say such a thing.
  10. BadgerBeer

    BadgerBeer Active Member

    Isn't that a great video. I must be wrong on the year however. This must be 71-72 as The Black Swan and Chones were gone by 72-73.
  11. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Yeah. 71-72 season. Started 22-0, then Chones left for the ABA. Finished 25-4.

    What I don't get is Chones left Marquette in February of '72 to sign with the Nets but didn't play with the Nets till the fall of the '72-'73 season. Apparently he signed the contract then and became ineligible. It was a $1.4 million deal, and Chones' family was so badly off financially that he took the deal and got some advance money.
  12. BadgerBeer

    BadgerBeer Active Member

    I was 9/10 years old that season so my memory is a bit cloudy but I always have wondered if they could have knocked off UCLA that year if Chones would have stayed.
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