Thursday, September 28, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Thursday, August 3, 2017


     My high school basketball career hardly started auspiciously. During the 1980-81 season, I was on the JV team...we finished with a 4-21 record. Yet, in our locker room after every game a boom box would blare "Celebration" by Kool & The Gang. Just what the hell we were celebrating I didn't know then and still haven't a clue.
     The song seems to be much more conducive to the atmosphere on the Diplomats team bus after a 1976 road match. It must have been a victory, as everyone is smiling and enjoying some suds, even if the best brands to be found were Lite and PBR. Thanks to Paul Cannell for the photos.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Happy Birthday, Bill Irwin

"The Irish Magician" was born July 23, not so long ago, in Newtonards, Northern Ireland. Attesting to his value on the Dips roster, Sonny Werblin, who rarely seemed to have much of anything positive to say about the club, exclaimed, "I wouldn't trade Bill Irwin for anyone."

 Bob Steler, left, and Bill Irwin.

1978, vs the Tea Men.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Alan Green, 1980

Many thanks to the Rupy team for their beautiful photo!