A new step for me with the Albany Patroons

Last year, the Albany Patroons returned to operation from a decade-long slumber.  They joined the newly-formed North American Premier Basketball League, an eight-team circuit that spanned from coast to coast.

As you know, I am a huge supporter of the Patroons, and hve been for many years.  So I bought a ticket … put on one of my game-worn Patroons jerseys … and went to the Armory for opening night.

And it was fun.  It was like the team had never left.  It put a smile on my face that you couldn’t sandblast off.

Eventually, the team asked if I could step into the role of arena announcer, which I did.  And I had a blast.  Total blast.

I anticipated returning to the announcing role when the Patroons commenced their 2018-2019 campaign in the brand new TBL (The Basketball League).  Ready to go, ready to do this.

Then I received a call from the Patroons management.  They asked if I would be interested in moving up the ladder.

Well, I’m a bit past my prime as a small forward…

No.  Because of my deep knowledge of Patroons history, they asked if I would be interested in joining the broadcast team.

In other words, they need a Fran Friscilla and I’m one telestrator away from that point.

So…

When the Patroons return this January, I’ll join John Longton (he of the Two Buttons Deep website) as the two-man broadcast team for the Patroons’ online home broadcasts.

This will be great.  I’m so looking forward to it.  A new chapter in my life, a new opportunity, a new moment to scrape something off my life list.

This will be amazing.

Yeah, I’m even excited now, and the season opener’s just a few weeks away. 😀

So yeah … this will totally work.

Look, I’ve done everything else with the Patroons short of suiting up in a game… why not this?

Besides, if I can get away with doing this in a game…

Then I’m ready for any other challenge put in my path.

Come on, start the season already! 😀