I’ve worked with several independent and minor basketball leagues over the years. I started when the Albany Patroons were in the Continental Basketball Association, then I moved to the Premier Basketball League, then joined up with the National Basketball League of Canada, continued to work with the Patroons while they existed in the North American…Read More
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London Lightning v. Albany Patroons – Round II
On March 31, 2022, the Albany Patroons – who at that time were in the midst of a 28-game home unbeaten streak – took on the National Basketball League of Canada’s London Lightning, who at the time were on their own unbeaten streak. Two irresistible forces approaching each other. And in the end, Albany prevailed…Read More
The return of Mike Poole is the feel-good story we all need right now.
Three years ago, Mike Poole was one of the top scorers and rebounders in the National Basketball League of Canada. He played several seasons for the Halifax Hurricanes, and was as dominant in the paint as any hoops fan could imagine. And then, in September 2020, he was at a party in New Jersey, and…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Mike Poole made it through the worst … so far …
If you’re not a regular watcher of NBL Canada basketball games, let me introduce you to Mike Poole. Let’s show another clip here. Just so you understand who Mike Poole is. If you’re not a regular watcher of New York City streetball games at the Rucker, let me introduce you to Mike Poole. Here’s the…Read More
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…Read More