It’s NBL Canada / TBL All-Star Weekend!

First things first. My new-to-me 2017 Chevrolet Volt Premier (“Lightning’s Girl”) did quite well on its first truly extended road trip. A straight shot from Albany to Syracuse, with a pitstop in Clinton for a couple of photographs that may show up in a future blog post. So here I am in Syracuse. The National…

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Albany Patroons vs. London Lightning tonight … can’t I root for both teams??

I knew this day would arrive. It had to. Full disclosure. I’ve worked with the National Basketball League of Canada for the past ten years, working in statistics and player clearances. More full disclosure. I’ve worked with the Albany Patroons for many years, doing everything from game photos to PA announcing to broadcasting to post-game…

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Xavier Moon gets 10 days and a dream fulfilled

It’s absolutely fantastic when you can celebrate someone achieving their life goal. And for Xavier Moon – he reached it yesterday, and has a chance to cement it in the next ten days. For those of you who remember Xavier Moon as a member of the Albany Patroons during the Pats’ 2018 season, you saw…

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I’m locking in March 31, 2022.

Couple of things to note here. I am a long-time fan of the Albany Patroons basketball team. I am also a league statistician for the National Basketball League of Canada, and have been for the past decade. Which makes March 31, 2022 a very special day for me. This year, the NBL Canada will play…

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The Connection between Schitt’s Creek and the National Basketball League of Canada

I know, I know, I’m late to the party. I just started watching Schitt’s Creek a week or so ago. I’m actually watching it as a Netflix double-feature with another Canadian sitcom, Kim’s Convenience, which is quite funny in and of itself. But there’s something about Schitt’s Creek that has a connection to the Canadian…

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We don’t need sports right now. We need an understanding.

Another black man shot by police, this time, in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  Jacob Blake.  Seven times in the back.  The officer who shot him, Rusten Sheskey, grabbed him by the shirt, pointed a service revolver into Blake’s back, and fired seven times.  Blake’s spinal cord was destroyed.  He will never walk again. This is the shooting…

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Life is not promised

“There’s a news report that’s been floating around on Twitter, I don’t want to repeat it until I’m sure it’s true.” That’s what I heard when I was monitoring an NBL Canada basketball game yesterday.  The announcers were not their usual jovial, excited selves.  I’m not sure what they were talking about. Then I flipped…

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They’re called “free” throws, but you need to earn them.

You see this in every basketball game, whether you’re a casual observer or a true lover of the sport.  Contact under the basket.  A foul that earns a shooter two free throws at the line.  Or maybe even a foul in the act of shooting from beyond the arc, which would involve three shots at…

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