Two more Albany Patroons victories… playoffs and #1 seed in sight!!

The Albany Patroons took two big wins from the Kansas City Tornados this weekend, finishing Friday night with a big fat 107-99 win, and Sunday afternoon they claimed a 110-104 win over those same Tornados.  The Patroons are 17-6 on their first season in the North American Premier Basketball League, and they hold a two-game lead over the Yakima Sun Kings, a 3 1/2 game lead over the Ohio Cardinals, and – for all intents and purposes – are clamping down on the NAPB’s #1 seed in the postseason.

This is important.

The #1 seed guarantees that the playoffs and the championship will be earned on Albany’s home court.

In fact, at Sunday’s game I even chatted up with some of the local broadcasters from Albany’s hit urban radio station WCAA-FM.  They were giving everybody the hot tracks in the pregame show, and I hope the Patroons bring them back for the rest of the season.

Yeah, that’s some good stuff.

Oh and I know you came here to see some super-slo-mo BlackBerry KeyONE shots, didn’t you?

Of course you did.

Say hi to Steven Cunningham in the lane!

Steven Cunningham with the outback off a miss! #Patroons

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And the pride of Siena College, Edwin Ubiles!  Or as every other announcer in the NAPB not based in Albany calls him, “Edwin YOU-BUH-LEEZ” or “Edwin You-Bill-Ass” or some other mondegreen of the like.

Edwin Ubiles with a sweet shot in the lane! #patroons

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Hey look, it’s Xavier Moon going to the lane.  This kid is just playing his way to the top.

Why does anybody let @moonpie_02 get open like that? #patroons

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This is awesome stuff.

By the way, did you know that the Patroons won two games this weekend?  Not if you read the Times Union, you didn’t.

This is getting old.  Take note of all the coverage the Patroons barely get in the Capital District’s self-proclaimed paper of record.  Compare that to all the press that the new Albany Empire Arena Football team is scheduled to receive.  Yeah.  You know, the Arena Football team that’s owned by the Times Union’s parent company, the team that plays in the Times Union Center… lotta preferential treatment there, if you ask me…

That’s okay.  If Big Hearst doesn’t want to show some love to the Patroons … then let the fans show the love for the team without Big Hearst’s blessing.  Ha.

We’re still winning.  And the playoffs are coming up soon.

We’re still winning.

And in the end, that’s all that matters.