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BILL NEAL

:10—So you know who Myron Brown, aka “Flyin Myron” Brown is, right? Sto-Rox High School state champion who went on to break every scoring record Slippery Rock University had to offer, drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA, and meantime captured back-to-back slam dunk titles in the CBA, finishing with a killer career in Italy and Brazil…Anyway, “Flyin Myron” ain’t flyin’ no more. But like they say, the apple don’t fall too far from the tree, ‘cause his son Julian is in the cockpit now, and he’s navigating his own 747. Just off our annual celebrity B-Ball game at Ingomar Junior High with the great Margo Hinton and fellow teachers and J. B. put on a show. Ten left-hand dunks or so, a few 3s and a couple blocked shots. But no one knew the flight plan would include young Mr. Brown with his elbows on the rim!!! And just barely 6’3” …maybe. Hey Julian, you need to play the funky music man (I’m just sayin’)!

:09—I don’t know what’s gotten into your Pirates, but whatever juice they drank on the way to Chicago, they need to stock the private plane fridge with it. They’re kicking the Cubs Windy City butts. Just swept them over this past weekend, after only winning one game at Wrigley all of last year!!!

:08—Pens win again. You knew that. No competition with the Blue Jackets. Bring on who’s next for the second round.

:07—Brother Everett over at CMU. I’ve been trying to put you “in the locker room” where my regular readers are anointed to, but a certain beautiful woman that you and I knew won’t give me your detailed information as requested, so I can do you good. “I don’t know what else I can tell ya!”

:06—I am going to give you this one last time and that’s it. Frank Foster, aka “The Hazelwood Heat” could play with anybody, anything, anywhere, anyhow. Big heart! But of course he did.  If you’re gonna do battle with the likes of Bobby Byrd, Norm Nixon, Ronnie McCrae and Hosea Champine…

:05—Celebration that will honor ten of Pittsburgh’s MVPs…Most Valuable Persons. Along with the legends of the game, this year’s Connie Hawkins Summer Basketball League Hall of Famers are; Hosea Champine, Mark Halsel, Eric Carter, Coach Ringo Saunders, Kenny Lewis, Dave Burris, Rico Annendanza, Nate Duck, Vince Lackner, Kevin Price, Corey Gadson, Shaun Harvey, and Jimmy Nickles. Once again, anyone listed here that hasn’t called in, please do so ASAP – 412-628-4856.

:04—I kinda can’t say this, that or the other about political stuff. But I can tell you this, whatever you’re thinking…be thinking about Dwayne Woodruff being your next PA Supreme Court Justice… Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

:03—You know how I have to keep reminding you old, old school people about what you forgot? Well, be reminded of Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. I know, I know, your first thought of Smokey is “Ooh Baby, Baby” and “Tracks of My Tears,” but do not forget…“Going to A Go-Go,” “Tears of a Clown,” “I Second That Emotion,” and “The Love I Saw in You Was Just a Mirage.”  “Easy Rockin But Rockin None the Less,” “Plug It In” and “Enjoy the Run Down Memory Lane.”  (P.S.—Not to mention quite possibly the greatest musical waiter in history…Smokey Robinson!)

:02—Speaking of old school, we’re doing it every Friday night with or without ya. But we’d rather do it with ya. It’s “Stompin at the Savoy” every Friday night, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $10 cover, valet and street parking, cash bar, cash kitchen, VIPs, celebs, 50/50 prizes and surprises, and most of all, datin’, drinkin’, and dancin’, the way it used to be!

:01—My people…that means everybody! You know how I try to encourage your good behavior at high school games? Well, please be reminded, the same thing holds true for AAU competition.  Maybe even more so since you’re on the road most of the time. Let your kids play the game while you pay the bills.

:00: GAME OVER

 

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