Albany Patroons announce 2020 schedule!

Hey, look what popped up in my Facebook feed yesterday! Yes, the current reigning TBL champion Albany Patroons have released their schedule, amidst a bevy of new and returning TBL teams.  Gone are the Yakima Sun Kings, Albany’s opponent in the last two playoff championships.  Gone are the New York Court Kings, who essentially abdicated. …

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Hey, the Patroons are getting a hype squad for next year!!

A great basketball team needs a dance team to compliment it. And next season, the Albany Patroons are acquiring a ready-built dance team – er, hype squad. Let me explain. In the Patroons’ first iteration (1982-1993), the team had a set of dedicated dancers who would perform choreographed routines during breaks in the basketball action. …

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The Albany Empire shut down?

The Arena Football League is a fickle mistress.  The idea looked good on paper – find a way to cram a full-sized football game into basketball and hockey facilities.  Shrink the field to 50 yards from endzone to endzone.  Put big nets on either endzone to compact the game into the small area.  And watch…

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Albany Patroons news, past, present and future!

So there’s a lot to share this week, even though the Patroons 2019-2020 season is still several months away from tipoff – and the ring ceremony – and the banner raising – and the ceremonial beat-down of our first opponent of the season … Follow along.  There’s some good stuff here. This Friday, the Albany…

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The Albany Patroons are back, stronger than ever bay beeee!!!

I can tell you now … this will be fun. Yesterday, the Albany Patroons held a press conference in which they announced – The team now has a well-funded and stable owner, Dr. Timothy Maggs; The team will return to the TBL (The Basketball League) and will feature new franchises and new competitions; Opening night…

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“Hurry up! Get in here for the picture!!”

Of late, I’ve had lots of fun at the harness track.  I might not win lots of money at the harness track, but it’s still a nice day outside and worth a couple of hours of my time. Plus, on Sundays, my horse Mugshots Bro – a 7-year-old trotter with plenty of power – seems…

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Albany Patroons win in overtime 114-111 – and now my Friday night is happily booked!

I’m not going to lie to you.  I was worried.  Very worried. The Albany Patroons had NEVER defeated the Yakima Sun Kings in a playoff game.  Never.  And now the Pats – who had a nearly 20 point lead in the second quarter – were watching that lead evaporate by the third quarter. But the…

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