CONTAINER DIARIES

August 30, 2014

INVITE HER TO THE GAME

Filed under: Blog,Debi Mazar — hoopscoach @ 1:27 pm
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Hooley and Mike Purdy should reach out to Debi Mazar and invite her to the stickball game on September 20. I watched her show, ‘Extra Virgin’ yesterday and they look like a great family.

Debi Mazar

Mazar lives in the neighborhood but grew up in Queens – I am sure she is well aware of stickball.

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August 23, 2014

THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN

Filed under: Blog — hoopscoach @ 7:32 am

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August 22, 2014

COFFEE AND A QUOTE

Filed under: Blog — hoopscoach @ 7:34 am

“Nurture your mind with great thoughts for you will never go any higher than you think.”

-Disraeli

August 21, 2014

SOME GIRLS

Filed under: Blog — hoopscoach @ 9:06 am

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August 14, 2014

WAITIN’ ON A FRIEND…

Filed under: Blog — hoopscoach @ 7:42 pm

Bunch of guys from NeighborhoodSpecial thanks to my main man Al Powers. Some of the good guys from the neighborhood hanging out outside the yard.

Can you name them?

(Click on the image to enlarge)

August 6, 2014

GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY

Filed under: Blog — hoopscoach @ 9:23 am

Came across this article on youth sports. Got me thinking about the days of growing up in the neighborhood.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/28/opinion/all-played-out.html?_r=0

-Red

August 4, 2014

FOR HER EYES ONLY

Filed under: Blog — hoopscoach @ 10:15 am

Shaking my head this morning.

Not really sure what to think of this.

On one hand I applaud this young lady but on the other hand, I suggest she spend a little more time in Brooklyn before she writes a song about it.

Brooklyn Girl

Click the link below and you decide.

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music/catey-shaw-hit-song-stirs-battle-brooklyn-article-1.1889095

July 29, 2014

SUMMER LEAGUE

Filed under: Blog,Holy Name,Summer League — hoopscoach @ 5:28 pm

It’s Tuesday night, July 29.

I am sitting alone and thinking back to the days of the summer league in the boys schoolyard.

The time is 6:45 and right about now the first game would be getting underway.

When I see this image I go back into time.

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July 24, 2014

MY PAVED PARADISE

Filed under: Blog,Boys Schoolyard,ESPN,Paved Paradise — hoopscoach @ 9:12 am

ESPN took some time to research a topic that is dear to my heart.

I’ve spoken about it here on the blog in the past and have discussed it with my coaching peers.

Outdoor basketball; do kids play outside anymore?

I know little kids run around the playgrounds with the jungle gym and all. On my visit visit to Brooklyn I walked past the 11th street playground and the place was packed.  I am talking about outdoor basketball on the pavement.

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In our neighborhood the boys schoolyard at Holy Name was our spot.

The place was filled every day after school and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Non-stop ball, 24-7.

We also played down 154 schoolyard and East 5th street. Hop on your bike and you can head to Tillary Park, Kingston, and Manhattan Beach.

Here’s the article from ESPN.com where they look at a few cities around the country.

How about it?

What’s the reason why kids do not play in the yard anymore?

-Red

Hoops135@hotmail.com

July 22, 2014

SURRENDER

Filed under: American Flag,Blog,Brooklyn Bridge — hoopscoach @ 2:45 pm

What happened to the American flags that were on top of the Brooklyn Bridge?

Where’s Rick Monday when you need him?

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