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What was the first St.Johns game you saw ? 4 months 2 weeks ago #297171

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SI1996 wrote: Boy I love these threads when I feel like I am getting old :)

wait till you see a post when their first game was when Mullin or Lavin was coach. Then you will really feel freaking old :)

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What was the first St.Johns game you saw ? 4 months 2 weeks ago #297176

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SI1996 wrote: Boy I love these threads when I feel like I am getting old :)

wait till you see a post when their first game was when Mullin or Lavin was coach. Then you will really feel freaking old :)

I am amazed about how much everyone can remember from so long ago and this is me this week with my son...

Dad: What do you want for lunch tomorrow.
Son:Same as yesterday.
Dad: What did I make you yesterday?
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What was the first St.Johns game you saw ? 4 months 2 weeks ago #297177

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SI1996 wrote:

mjmaherjr wrote:

SI1996 wrote: Boy I love these threads when I feel like I am getting old :)

wait till you see a post when their first game was when Mullin or Lavin was coach. Then you will really feel freaking old :)

I am amazed about how much everyone can remember from so long ago and this is me this week with my son...

Dad: What do you want for lunch tomorrow.
Son:Same as yesterday.
Dad: What did I make you yesterday?

Haaa I'm getting there too. I never remember what I had the day before or that week even unless a pic of it is on my phone. The only reason I remember my first time seeing sju on tv was it was during that time I became a Phi Slamma Jamma Houston Cougar fan for those Akeem years. I still remember my first St Johns game at Alumni Hall 87-88 season my senior HS year but have no clue which was the next game after that during that season or even if there was another game that I went to that season before going to school there the following year

That's why I'm never moving from 114 at MSG. If I moved to 116 or 112 or something it would turn my life upside down trying to figure out where I was :)
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What was the first St.Johns game you saw ? 4 months 2 weeks ago #297179

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I have many, many exciting memories of St John’s teams , even
before I became a Student in 1964. It might have been 1961 or 1962 and Coach Lapchick brought his team to my High School for a regular Season Practice . I don’t remember all the Players but, the team had LeRoy Ellis, Willie Hall, and a new transfer , Kevin Loughery from BC , who really lit it up in the Scrimmage . My HS was a small, 600 Students , in Suffolk county, . Bayport and none of us could believe the Redmen were there ! As a Freshman in 1965 , I saw the NIT Final vs Villanova in Coach Lapchick’s final season . A 65 -61 Win ! Sonny Dove , Ken and Bobby McIntyre, Gerry Houston, Bobby Duerr beat the Cats with Bill Melchoinni, George Leftwich and Jim Washington . A Great game !
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What was the first St.Johns game you saw ? 4 months 2 weeks ago #297181

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newsman13 wrote: Against Al McGuire's Belmont Abbey team in '63 or 64. Only McGuire can parlay a six win season at Belmont Abbey to a head coaching job at Marquette.


Sorry, but according to the Red Storm media guide, we never played Belmont Abbey.

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What was the first St.Johns game you saw ? 4 months 2 weeks ago #297182

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ron s m wrote: I was at that one! Wasn't that the game where McIntyre scored 40 points?


We only scored 47 in the game.

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What was the first St.Johns game you saw ? 4 months 2 weeks ago #297183

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first game I saw was the Loyola game that's been mentioned. Since the Ramblers were #1 the game was broadcast on local TV.
First in-person game 12/3/63, opening game of my Freshman year. We beat GW 82-64. Back in the day you could go to the ticket window game day and snag courtside seats. Get there at 5:30 and watch the Frosh team with Sonny Dove and the stick around for the varsity game.
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What was the first St.Johns game you saw ? 4 months 2 weeks ago #297194

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I went to many games in the 63/64 season as a junior at Mater Christi hs.
I saw the 64/65 team at the holiday festival & nit. that hooked me forever.
i went to the holiday festival each year from 63 through 68.
became a season ticket holder in 80/81 season when they announced the formation of big east.
sonny dove was my first favorite johnny.
despite my love of SJU basketball, I graduated Fordham in 1969.
SJU beat Fordham each of my 4 years, by 2 points, 2 pts, 4 pts, 5 pts.
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What was the first St.Johns game you saw ? 4 months 2 weeks ago #297197

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My first game (I had to look in notes I kept as a freshman) was Feb 1958 against W. Virginia in the Garden. We lost 87-78. Seiden, Alfieri.

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What was the first St.Johns game you saw ? 4 months 2 weeks ago #297198

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NYU with Kramer and Hairston at Alumni vs. Ellis, Hall, Loughery, Burk, Kovac in Spring of 62. We (NYU) lost.

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