Category Archives: Sports

No Player For Beaver Country Day

The NBA will open the preseason this coming week and the league’s commissioner declared that the players will be expected to stand during the National Anthem. The Lakers and Timberwolves linked arms in unity, but no one took the knee in protest of centuries of injustice against the black race. In 2014 Silver banned the […]

Surfing in Thailand

I’ve never thought of Thailand as a surfing spot, until seeing the autumn waves on Koh Chang. Growling shorebreak. Some of them had to be rideable and I spotted an ancient surfboard at the nearest hotel. Obviously abandoned, since the deck was wrinkled like a potato chip. First problem. No wax. Undaunted I tucked the board under […]

28-3 / Go Celtics

I am a die-hard Boston Celtics fan. I listened on the radio to their games in the late 1950s. I watched the Green on TV in the 1960s. I still consider Bill Russell the greatest player ever in the NBA. I was lucky enough to see their battles at Boston Garden in the 70s. Hondo, […]

Pocket Radio

The following day my father brought home two crystal radio sets shaped as rockets. They were made in Japan. My father was an electrical engineer with New England Bell and explained their workings, “You attached alligator clips to a metal object. The signal is transmitted to the antenna and you tuned the radio with a […]

MSG Disgrace

The New York Knicks were one of the original teams in the NBA. Red Holzman coached Walt Frazier, Willis Reed, Earl Monroe, Dave DeBusschere, Dick Barnett,Phil Jackson and several other players to championships in 1970 and 1973. The Knicks fell apart in the ensuing years, but they were lucky enough to draft Pat Ewing in […]