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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So I tried to make a sports bet at Rivers yesterday…

“Hi, and welcome to the new Rivers Sports Book, what would you like to bet on?” Yes, I tried to make a bet yesterday at Rivers.  It did not go well. Me: “Do you take bets on basketball?” Rivers: “Yes we do, sir, what would you like to bet on?” Me: “I’m going to put…

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My basketball bracket (NBL Canada) starts tomorrow…

For the past eight years, I have proudly served the National Basketball League of Canada as their statistician and director of player clearances.  And with that in mind, around this time I have eight NBL Canada teams competing in the postseason. It’s also around this time where I get asked by an NBL Canada fan…

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An NBL Canada Instant Classic: London 147, Windsor 144 in double overtime

Between them, the London Lightning and the Windsor Express have won six of the National Basketball League of Canada’s seven championships.  Both teams play each other with an intensity matched only by some of the greatest sp[orts rivalries of all time – Yankees-Red Sox, Steelers-Patriots, Canadiens-Maple Leafs, you understand what I say. This was a…

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