While reaching out tonight and catching up with a childhood friend, I was informed that Claudia Leary passed away a week ago. Claudia was the wife of Timmy Leary, one of my favorite people of all-time.
Claudia had been battling cancer for the past three years.
Timmy is the boys basketball coach at St. Francis Prep. He’s one of the best I have ever seen. As boys freshman basketball coach at Bishop Ford I got a chance to coach the Leary’s son Tim Jr.
Timmy’s younger brother Danny is a great friend who played his ball at Bishop Ford. Danny, like Timmy is a great dude. The Leary’s are one of the best families I have ever met.
My condolences to the entire Leary family. May Claudia rest in peace…
Huskies beat the ‘Cuse last night in the championship game.
UConn head coach Geno Auriemma has now won 11 NCAA rings.
Johnny No Gas: “Told ya Geno was gonna get it done!”
Stickball Willie: “Yeah I know ya did.”
Ladies take center stage tonight.
UConn vs Syracuse.
The Huskies have won 121 of their last 122 games.
Stickball Willie: “I took a bath last night betting Carolina.”
Johnny No Gas: “So bet the house on Geno’s team tonight.”
Stickball Willie: “Can’t. Lefty ain’t taking any action on the game.”
NCAA finals tonight:
Villanova vs North Carolina
Johnny No Gas: “I’m going with Nova.”
Stickball Willie: “Nah, Carolina Blue baby…”
Women’s Final Four tonight:
UConn vs Oregon State
Syracuse vs Washington
How about UConn coach Geno Auriemma at his press conference when they brought up his 10 championships, tying John Wooden:
“My ‘Pyramid of Success’ is the same as his. He got the absolute best players in America every year. We get the best players in America every year.”