The moment that the Shreveport Mavericks ripped out my heart and stomped on it.

Last night. The Albany Patroons were on the cusp of claiming their fourth franchise title. The game went back and forth between the Patroons and the Mavericks all night. All night. But in the final seconds, Albany had a two-point lead, 120-118. All they had to do was keep the Mavericks from claiming one more…

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Albany Patroons force Game 3 of 2022 TBL Finals!

The Albany Patroons have fought their way back from adversity throughout this entire postseason. In the opening playoff round, they lost the first of a three-game series against Atlantic City, only to sweep the Gambits in Games 2 and 3 at the Armory to advance. They then had to hold off the Huntsville Hurricane in…

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The Albany Patroons RETURN TO THE FINALS!!

In the end, last night wasn’t even close. The Albany Patroons entered the Washington Avenue Armory and dog-walked the Kokomo BobKats 121-83. Took them out like Glass Joe in Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out. Don’t believe me? Look at that scoreboard. It gets better. With that win, the Patroons are now the champions of the TBL’s East…

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For one night, it’s not Patroons, it’s Pot-troons and Pan-troons

Last night, the Albany Patroons were in a dire situation. They’re currently in a best-of-three semifinal championship match with the Kokomo BobKats, and the Pats lost Game 1 on the road in Kokomo – in front of a packed house full of cowbell-toting fans and a noisy fan drumline. What, you think Kokomo was loud?…

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It’s NBL Canada / TBL All-Star Weekend!

First things first. My new-to-me 2017 Chevrolet Volt Premier (“Lightning’s Girl”) did quite well on its first truly extended road trip. A straight shot from Albany to Syracuse, with a pitstop in Clinton for a couple of photographs that may show up in a future blog post. So here I am in Syracuse. The National…

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Albany Patroons vs. London Lightning tonight … can’t I root for both teams??

I knew this day would arrive. It had to. Full disclosure. I’ve worked with the National Basketball League of Canada for the past ten years, working in statistics and player clearances. More full disclosure. I’ve worked with the Albany Patroons for many years, doing everything from game photos to PA announcing to broadcasting to post-game…

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How to watch harness racing (and enjoy it)

The horses will take the course this Saturday at Saratoga Harness (yeah, it’s officially Saratoga Casino and Hotel, but they’re not paying me to use that name). And for what seems like an eternity, the races will actually take place in front of fans, at decent times of the day. The track had raced in…

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Xavier Moon gets 10 days and a dream fulfilled

It’s absolutely fantastic when you can celebrate someone achieving their life goal. And for Xavier Moon – he reached it yesterday, and has a chance to cement it in the next ten days. For those of you who remember Xavier Moon as a member of the Albany Patroons during the Pats’ 2018 season, you saw…

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I’m locking in March 31, 2022.

Couple of things to note here. I am a long-time fan of the Albany Patroons basketball team. I am also a league statistician for the National Basketball League of Canada, and have been for the past decade. Which makes March 31, 2022 a very special day for me. This year, the NBL Canada will play…

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Congratulations to former Albany Patroon and current champion Xavier Moon!!

I’m telling you, whatever is in the soil in Goodwater, Alabama, the bumper crop is basketball players. Let me explain. Jamario Moon played three seasons with the Albany Patroons (2005-2007, 2018).  He also went from the Patroons to a very long and successful career in the NBA, playing for the Toronto Raptors, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami…

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