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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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, April 6 2019

There’s a rule about weather in the Capital Region – if you don’t like the weather outside, wait 20 minutes and it will change.  So whoever wanted snowflakes yesterday – outside of me, who wanted one more photograph 😀 – the snow is mostly gone now.  Probably tomorrow we will get a heat wave. But…

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三つの雪 (Mittsu no yuki)

Okay, it’s official.  Snowflake photography season is over. A few weeks ago, I asked you, my beloved blog readers, to help me select which of my snowflake photos was worthy enough for entry into Competition Season 2019. The majority of you selected a photo with five snowflakes on a T-shirt, one of my earliest attempts…

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Hanna-Barbera’s 1960’s Superheroes and Super-Adventure

At one point in time, the Hanna-Barbera studios produced the lion’s share of animated Saturday morning fare – especially in the 1960’s.  Now of course there were plenty of animated slapstick cartoons out there – mostly The Flintstones and Atom Ant and Secret Squirrel and Top Cat and boy oh boy am I showing my…

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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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Call for Art: San Francisco Bay Month of Photography 2019 gallery event

When I received the e-mail the other day, I was confused.  Mostly because I thought this was a biannual competition. But lo and behold … it’s back. And with it … another personal attempt to earn a spot in a prestigious international competition. The 2019 San Francisco Bay Month of Photography Exhibition, which runs through…

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The video Rex Smith doesn’t want you to see…

So somebody alerted me to this.  I’m not really sure how to react.  But I feel that after what has happened in my past … I need to share this with all of you. There’s something that Rex Smith made back in the late 1970’s.  And it’s now available on YouTube.  Boy, I hope Rex…

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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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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, March 30 2019

Good morning everybody, I hope you’re getting ready for a great weekend.  Or maybe just a great Saturday.  Or a great Sunday, depending on when you read this blog. Because every Saturday, I take a day off from my personal blog and share the blog posts and writings from my blog roll.  There’s a lot…

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