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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The COVID-19 finally hit home. Ugh.

So I was set for three back-to-back-to-back contests with the Albany Patroons this weekend at the Washington Avenue Armory. Then I received an e-mail yesterday afternoon. And my weekend plans just got mangled. Because of the increased coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, various organizations – colleges, sports leagues, even parades – have been forced to shut down…

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Albany Patroons take monster victory Saturday night, and I spend some family time

Last night was a re-energizing of sorts for the Albany Patroons, as they tore apart the Lewisville (Tx.) Yellow Jackets 133-81.  The Pats had a 30-point lead at the half, and a 40-point advantage in the third quarter – so much so, in fact, that head coach Derrick Rowland was able to rest his starters…

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Albany Patroons improve to 4-0, beat Columbus 127-121, and I HAVE A RING!!

Before Saturday night, I had two rings in my possession, two rings that I hold dear to my heart. One ring is my high school ring, a ring from the Street Academy of Albany, a symbol of achievement when the whole world seemed against me. One ring is my NBL Canada championship ring, awarded to…

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Albany Patroons go 3-0, 136-121 over Raleigh, and I get an American Idol solid!

After six weeks of being cooped up like a quarantined patient, I finally had a chance to leave my home in the Town and Village for more than just a doctor’s appointment.  And trust me, there’s no better cure than an Albany Patroons game. I was able to hobble into the Armory – doctor said…

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A big win for the Albany Patroons last night, 130-120 over Tri-State

I’m still trying to work my way back from an ankle injury, which kept me from attending the Albany Patroons’ home opener at the Armory last night.  And although I couldn’t be there in spirit … at least I could watch the game online. And what I saw was the Patroons shake off some early…

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Bowling used to be great. Not any more.

As a kid growing up in Albany, New York, I remember many of my family members participated in various bowling leagues throughout the area. There would be Tuesday night team events at Albany Bowling Center, maybe a Thursday night solo tournament at Redwood Lanes, and there was always youth bowling at Sunset Recreation or the…

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February 1st will be a very, very busy day for me …

This will be an interesting day, to say the least.  It will actually combine two of my favorite things – my adulation for my favorite minor league basketball team, and my expertise in useless knowledge. And they combine on February 1st this year.  And like Kurt Busch on Memorial Day Weekend, I’m going to attempt…

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