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Here is a list of things that debuted alongside Gonzaga’s tournament streak in 1999

It is 20 straight NCAA Tournament appearance for Gonzaga.

Brigham Young v Gonzaga Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

On Tuesday, March 6, 2018, the Gonzaga Bulldogs defeated the BYU Cougars in the WCC Tournament to earn yet another bid into the NCAA Tournament. It marked the 20th-straight year the Gonzaga Bulldogs have allowed Jon Rothstein to say, “Death, taxes, and Gonzaga in the NCAA Tournament”

The Gonzaga Bulldogs had been in the NCAA Tournament before this current streak. Just once, however, in the 1994-95 season. Since 1998-99, every single year, it has been all Gonzaga.

1999 was a big year. It was the year Napster was released and changed how we view the internet and intellectual property forever. Super Smash Bros. debuted for the Nintendo 64. George Lucas began the slow destruction of his Star Wars universe by introducing Jar Jar Binks into popular culture.

Most likely, if you are a senior at Gonzaga, you were born this year. It is crazy to think that there are a majority of students at Gonzaga who have no idea what life was like when the Zags weren’t in the tournament.

So to celebrate, and help everyone learn a bit of history about the time it all started, here are some things that also came out in 1999, starting with films:

  • Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace
  • The Sixth Sense
  • Toy Story 2
  • Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me
  • The Matrix
  • Big Daddy
  • The Mummy
  • The Blair Witch Project
  • American Pie
  • Any Given Sunday
  • Varsity Blues

Here is a list of TV shows that debuted in 1999:

  • Who Wants to be a Millionaire
  • Futurama
  • WWE Smackdown
  • The Man Show
  • Freaks and Geeks
  • Good Eats
  • Family Guy
  • Spongebob Squarepants
  • Law and Order: Special Victims Unit

Here are the highest selling albums of 1999:

  • Backstreet Boys - Millenium
  • Britney Spears - ...Baby One More Time
  • Shania Twain - Come On Over
  • ‘N Sync - self titled
  • Ricky Martin - self titled
  • Christina Aguilera - self titled
  • Santana - Supernatural
  • TLC - FanMail
  • Kid Rock - Devil Without a Cause
  • Eminem - The Slim Shady LP