September = Mondays @ 10am Not happening in 2019.
October = Mondays @ 10am
November = TBD then mass chaos.
December = Mass chaos, then a dead period.
January-March = Weekly schedule.
Thursday morning = Game day previews.
Friday morning = Recapping the games.
Saturday morning = Game day previews.
Sunday morning = Recapping the games.
Monday morning = Player of the Week.
Tuesday = Nothing.
Wednesday = Discussions; questions and contemplations we have.
Daily posts tend to go up between 10 and 11am. NightLights occasionally go up around 11pm.
Discussions have fallen off as of late, because with three straight years of so much parity, we’re not convinced there’s a point to the questions nor contemplations because every week is so wacky. “We don’t know,” and “Who knows?” can only be stated so many times.
The order of conference schools is based partly on geography and partly on travel partners. It changed in 2017, so be aware of that.
We always do it in that order to make sure we never miss a school.
Travel Pairing Nicknames:
The Alaskas = Alaska-Anchorage & Alaska-Fairbanks
The North schools = Simon Fraser & Western Washington
The Puget Sound schools = Seattle Pacific & Saint Martin’s
The East schools = Central Washington & Northwest Nazarene
The Oregons = Concordia-Portland & Western Oregon
Sometimes we’ll also say stuff like “The Westerns,” meaning WWU & WOU or “Spartin,” meaning SPU & Saint Martin’s.
- “Be safe, have fun, go GNAC,” our usual sign-off came about in the ’17-’18 season when it seemed like almost every conference team had at least one starter out for the year due to injury.
- The ‘Jake Ehlers’ Rule: Not counting transfers before we’ve seen them play in-conference games in the GNAC. Jake is a former two-time Oregon 5A state player-of-the-year that didn’t pan out on a collegiate level.
- Anything can happen in a rivalry game. “Bad losses” and “good wins” negate when the team projected to be much stronger/weaker ends up winning/losing. While the wins can be genuinely good for morale, rarely do they prove to actually mean something in regard to conference standings, hence writing them off on both sides.
- Travel: We try and get to every school -including the Alaskas- at least once every three years, because we think it’s important to renew covenants by seeing each team on their home court. Regardless, we always watch every team in person at least once each year and try to make sure it’s projected to be a competitive game.
- Biases: We’re an SPU alum, have CWU season tickets, and Bryan Rooney (now at East Bay) was our grad school coach.
- Shenanigans: fun and somewhat irreverent posts that often have about 10% to do with GNAC basketball.