Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Randomness Week 21

Washington Generals 1986
The blog "Fun While It Lasted", which tells the stories of forgotten minor league and lesser known sports teams, recently wrote an article on the Maine Windjammers of the CBA/ The Windjammers players included current Washington Generals coach Sam Worthen. To read it CLICK HERE!

The Globetrotters began their training camp today, which will run through October 18th. They haven't announced their rookie class yet, so I don't know if any of the 5 players mentioned in the draft made it. Although Jacob Tucker seemed to be the only one who openly showed interest. So I am guessing if any of the drafted players end up on the team it will be him.

The Globetrotters also announced that they hired former Globetrotter Jimmy Blacklock as their newest coach. I noticed before doing this former General Donald Sinclair was taken off of their site. So it is possible he is replacing Sinclair, although I don't know that for certain. To read their press release on the story CLICK HERE!

This is about Globetrotter Ant Atkinson, but I found an interview with him that talks about his 2007 NCAA Division II championship game. He may play for the "rival team" but that game against Winona, is still one of the most amazing things I have ever seen in basketball. How many times can someone come back from being behind by 10 points with 40 seconds left, and turn it around and win? To read the story CLICK HERE!

Bassbarn.com posted an article looking back at old Bars on the Jersey Shore, and gave a brief mention of a bar formerly owned by Red Klotz. This is the first I have heard of it, but it could be beacause it was before my time. And I am not from New Jersey. So I am taking them at their word. You can read the article by CLICKING HERE!

Last Friday, the Miami Heat Basketball Blog posted a video of the Generals playing the Trotters in their arena. The clip was from a game last year, so not sure why they posted it now. Maybe they are listening to Barkley and actually think they could learn something watching the Generals. To read it CLICK HERE!

Finally, for anyone who hasn't noticed, the Harlem Globetrotters Homepage has gotten a makeover. Possibly in preparation for the new season starting soon.

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