Albany Patroons go 6-0 (3-0 when I sing the National Anthem)

So last night, the Albany Patroons held off a surging Jamestown Jackals to take a 97-94 win, improve their record to 6-0 on the season, tying them with the Kansas City Tornadoes for first place in the TBL. This is good. Alonzo Murphy, one of the Patroons’ entry draft picks, popped a double-double of 21…

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Albany Patroons move to 5-0 with 97-86 win over Jamestown, and I go back to a recent technique…

This was a great game and it felt good to move to 5-0. The Albany Patroons took a tough Jamestown team and ran the score up to a 97-86 win. The victory helps keep the Patroons on pace with the Kansas City Tornadoes as the only two unbeaten teams in the TBL. Jamestown falls to…

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Albany Patroons 122, Tampa Bay Titans 95 – Pats dominate second half, move to 4-0

One of the biggest opponents for a basketball team is inactivity.  A team should have a steady schedule without too many interruptions. Well, the Albany Patroons nearly went two weeks without an opponent.  Their road game against the New York Court Kings was postponed due to travel conditions; and their road game against the Owensboro…

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Albany Patroons 154, New York Court Kings 84 – welcome to the TBL

Last year, the Patroons played in the North American Premier Basketball League, finished in sconed place overall, took out the Ohio Bootleggers in a hot three-game series, then went to Yakima and came up short in the NAPB championship. That was last year, this is this year. And after a 98-95 come-from-behind road victory over…

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A new step for me with the Albany Patroons

Last year, the Albany Patroons returned to operation from a decade-long slumber.  They joined the newly-formed North American Premier Basketball League, an eight-team circuit that spanned from coast to coast. As you know, I am a huge supporter of the Patroons, and hve been for many years.  So I bought a ticket … put on…

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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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