Premiere night of The Minor League Mecca, the Albany Patroons documentary

Several years ago, Brendan Casey and I met for dinner at Brown’s Brewing in Troy.  He told me about this idea he had – he wanted to put together some sort of movie about the history of the Albany Patroons basketball team, and he asked if I had any stories about the team. He might…

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The Albany Patroons and a phone call threat in 1985

This Saturday, the Albany Patroons documentary will debut in a screening at the Palace Theater in downtown Albany.  The documentary features several Patroons players and coaches, past and present, and looks like a tremendously well-detailed and documented history of our beloved basketball squad. In honor of this documentary – and in anticipation of the Patroons’…

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“Jamario Moon for FOUR!”

You know I’m all about the Albany Patroons.  They rule, they rock, they are the true Albany professional sports team. And I also keep an eye out for Patroons alumni – what they’re doing, where they’re winning, all of that. Last Friday night,I received a Facebook message from Tamara Moon, letting all her FB friends…

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Albany Patroons win 116-107, advance to NAPB Championship!!

For all the naysayers and snowflakes and marginalizers who said that the Patroons were done, that they were out the door, that this return to professional basketball was nothing but a joke… I say to them, go kick rocks. Because last night, the Albany Patroons – with 30 points from Edwin Ubiles, including a buzzer-beating…

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Tonight … for all the marbles…

Last night, I thought the Patroons would finish their business and claim the playoff series against the Ohio Bootleggers, and eventually move to the NAPB finals. Unfortunately, the Bootleggers came back and took Game 2 of the best-of-three matchup.  The final game – the “steel cage match,” if you will – happens tonight at the…

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