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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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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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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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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