How to achieve the bucket list, courtesy of the Albany Patroons

The best way for me to explain today’s post is that yeah, I could go to an Albany Patroons game and watch to see who scores more – the Patroons or the other team. I could do that any day there’s a game. But the truth is … being involved with the Patroons for these…

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Albany Patroons take Jamestown 110-98, playoffs in sight

It’s as simple as the message on the Patroons’ locker room greaseboard. WIN AND YOU ARE IN LOSE AND YOU ARE OUT PLAY 2 WIN The message was – if the Albany Patroons could take a victory Sunday afternoon over the Jamestown Jackals, the Patroons would reach the rapidly approaching TBL playoffs. Simple enough.  But…

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Albany loses close double-overtime game 151-143 to Jamestown …

Well … that was fun. It was a Saturday afternoon game at the Armory, the Patroons hosting the Jamestown Jackals, and I was covering as the PA announcer due to the Patroons’ PA announcer having a commitment with the Cage Wars event over at Rivers Casino. And by the end of the night … everybody…

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Patroons defeat San Diego … er … Kansas City … er … Owensboro 131-114

So here’s the deal.  The Albany Patroons are currently in fifth place in the TBL basketball standings.  We just lost our league MVP, Edwin Ubiles, to team in the the Puerto Rico BSN basketball league.  And San Diego is coming into the Armory on Friday night. Well, San Diego never arrived.  Hmm… No matter, we’ve…

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Albany Patroons lose close one to – you know it – Yakima

So I got the call early yesterday afternoon.  “Can you cover the internet broadcast by yourself?” My partner on the broadcast, John Longton, had a prior commitment and was unavailable Friday night. No biggie.  You step up and help your teammates.  That’s how it works. Of course, that means my first Albany Patroons full broadcast…

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Albany Patroons win 127-100 – depending on the game you watched

After that rough road trip where the Pats went 1-5 and slipped down to fourth place in the TBL standings, the Patroons have rebounded with two straight wins over the cellar-dwelling New York Court Kings, who might only get to the playoffs if someone buys them tickets. So yeah, Chuck is happy.  A lot of…

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Albany Patroons win again … and Edwin Ubiles breaks a scoring record!

You know the picture.  It’s when an exhausted basketball player sets a new record for most points or most rebounds or most something.   They hold up a piece of paper that’s got a big number scribbled on it. Last year, Lloyd Johnson tied the Albany Patroons’ franchise record for most points in a game, with…

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The Patroons lost last night, 111-89 … now it’s time for a road trip…

The rest of the TBL Basketball League has caught up to the Albany Patroons.  After racing through their opponents with a 7-game winning streak, the Pats have now lost three of their last four contests – including – quel courage! – a 111-89 loss to the Jamestown Jackals, Albany’s first loss at the Armory this…

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Albany Patroons move to 8-1 with Saturday matinee victory

The last time the Albany Patroons faced the New York Court Kings at the Armory, the Pats destroyed the Court Kings 154-94 in a game that wasn’t even THAT close. Last Thursday, however, the Court Kings rallied at their home court in Queens, defeating the Patroons 115-104 to give Albany its first loss on the…

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Albany Patroons go 7-0 with overtime win!

Do whatever it takes to win. Even if you’re down by double digits. And that’s what happened with the Albany Patroons last night.  Despite a 6-0 undefeated run, the Pats started off their match against the Mesquite Desert Dogs with a deficit.  The Dogs had some early 3-pointers and took off with the lead. But…

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