Monthly Archives: March 2015

TAKE ME HOME…

Congratulations to former St. Thomas Aquinas basketball player Chris Mullin; he is the new head coach at St. John’s university. The former Power Memorial Panther and Xaverian Clipper will do great at his alma mater. Advertisements

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THROWBACK THURSDAY

The past couple of days I have watched Michigan State practice for their Sweet 16 game against Oklahoma.  Tom Izzo, the Spartans head coach had something interesting to say. “Why can’t everyone be nice to each other? If everyone was … Continue reading

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RIP BOBBY BURKE

Received word that Bobby passed away. He was 81. Here’s the obit from the New York Daily News. BURKE-Robert Patrick (Bob), 81, of Manhattan, passed away doing what he loved best – playing basketball with his son, Jim, and his grandson, Kevin … Continue reading

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LEFTOVERS?

My friend Al Powers recently posted a status update on Facebook that caught my eye. Al wrote that he went back to the neighborhood for the St. Patrick’s Day parade and to pay a visit his family. His mom had … Continue reading

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HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY

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RIP LARRY DEERR

Received news that Larry has passed away. He was 82. The Deerr’s lived on the avenue for many years. Larry’s two sons, Richie and Mickey were good guys. His daughter Eileen, was aces. Solid family. My condolences to the entire … Continue reading

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THE COLLEGE OF KNOWLEDGE

In the history of men’s college basketball, there has been only five D-1 schools NOT to make the NCAA tournament. (160 original schools) The Citadel Army William & Mary Northwestern Go ahead, guess the fifth? Time’s up! St. Francis College … Continue reading

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