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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 Well-Known 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 Well-Known 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 Well-Known 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 Well-Known 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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