Of all the people who helped start this incredibly period of success we’ve experienced as Gonzaga fans, there’s one man whose name ranks above all else as the coolest name among Gonzaga trendsetters. Casey Calvary is a great name (who doesn’t love alliteration), Dan Dickau is fantastic (see above), but no one – and we mean no one, dear FIBbers – can hold a candle to the man, the myth, the Aussie: Axel Dench.
That’s right, Free Ira Brown is back, and in our latest episode, our heroes welcome a Gonzaga legend. The great Axel Dench joins us to discuss his role in paving the way for 20 years of sustained excellence, how he got to Gonzaga and how to eat on $16 a day.
Oh yeah, we may or may not fanboy over his role in Star Wars, Episode III. He has his own action figure!
Those stories, plus: Bulldogs good. Broncos bad. We run through the plethora of fun stats and records set in Gonzaga’s demolition of Santa Clara, and how we completely accurately called this game. We also look ahead to BYU in a completely timely, not at all in-last-week’s-pod-cause-we’re-dumb preview of our trip to Utah and see if San Diego (who recently lost to … Santa Clara) can put up a fight in the Kennel.
And finally, we steal an exercise from our friend Gonzaga Guru (@GonzagaGuru on twitter) and put together our position-by-position, all-class team. Confused? Don’t worry, Adam will explain it wonderfully. We had a lot of fun with this one.
All this and more on the latest episode of Free Ira Brown, THE Gonzaga Hoops Podcast. Do come on a trip down under with us, won’t you?