Dear (Friend of mine, former Sports Editor of The D, Sports Ilustrated Summer Reporter, UPI baseball stats desk jockey, of counsel to Office of Commish and basketball nut):
(Re Cormac Ryan, Stanford’s new #23, from Milton Academy and Collegiate of the 212)
other than I think he re-sprained his ankle so I did not see him yesterday, in loss to Utah. I thought the cheerleaders were better than the players. KZ Okpala I like, although its partly because I love Nigerians.
I don’t think I ever told you –during our long radio silence — that I stopped a tall black guy, standing next to me in line at the cafe at Stanford Museum — Cantor Museum and said “Who you played for, player?” and it was Ugonna Onyekwe a two-time Ivy POY from Penn, whose search engine query yields after one minute a 360-dunk.
But I’d take Kent Lockhart and his lizard sculptures over Ugonna and his bad Marvin Gaye squawks any day.
one more: seven of us Titans Champions (Gunn Classes of 1980, 1981, 1982 or 1983s) met with our old coach, Hans Delannoy — […] — and we tried to ring Kent Lockhart who is still in Melbourne and we got his mother, the one that Sports Ilustrated says she said she slept with Mick Jagger – -actually I think SI called Kent “flower child of an orginal flower child”.
How is your son?
and1: I’m going for Jared Goff the Cal Man and the Los Angeles Rams over Pats partly because I had Goff and Gurley in fantasy football this year but also because GM for Rams and three other on his staff are Dartmouth alumni. Although also I admit I pulled over my car on Alameda De Las Pulgas only recently for the first time when I discovered where Serra High Football field is, in San Mateo, CA — Tom Brady alma mater, as well as for Lynn Swann, and Barry Bonds baseball AND BASKETBALL frosh soph I covered him — and took a photo.
I’m kidding about covering Bonds — Serra-Gunn at Gunn I had never seen Serra or knew its exact location — it happens to be near [..] but he did play frosh-soph his freshman year but was not yet a legend — winter before becoming a legend — he was just some famous guy’s son. (but I also flashed to – -if you permit me 16 digressions – ringing Pete Broberg out of the blue for my blog, Plastic Alto and he was very talkative and claims plausibly that Dartmouth played UMass and Pete covered Dr. J and held him to 9 or 10 or 11 points — something impressive even 50 years later and maybe Erving’s worst career game. Easily.
Ed thinks Cormac will rack — we hope so!!! bang bang bang
Ugonna is good, I was just playing with y’all. Check him out:
ok, I got to apologize for above reference, first reference: Ugonna Unyekwu the former pro basketball player I met at Stanford Cantor Museum of Art makes new age soundtrack music, not Marvin Gaye falsettos. He reminds me of Kevin Kern a New Age pianist I’ve met around here at music conferences and made me think of Christopher Tin, from Palo Alto who is world-renowned for his world music modern classical, here featuring a Swahili-singing chorus:
Here is as close as I got to seeing Cormac Ryan, formerly of the great Collegiate School in downtown Manhattan (besides I think some warm-ups; the guy next to me said he was strangely short on too many long-rangers):