Cormac Ryan, KZ Okpala, Ugonna Onkeywe, Kent Lockhart, Marvin Gaye, Marlinda Fitzgerald, Hans Delannoy, Mick Jagger, Jared Goff, Todd Gurley, Tom Brady, Lynn Swann, Barry Bonds, Pete Broberg, Dr. J and me


I was disappointed to miss Cormac Ryan, but pleased to hear “Hell” by Squirrel Nut Zippers by LSJUMB

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)

I did not get to see freshman sensation Cormac Ryan play, but I did take home this poster.

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):
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Dejean Davis, loves me some Davis – no I love one Davis, my wife Terry Acebo Davis, longtime Stanford Hospital nurse, and also an artist and former arts commissioner

About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player, and blogger; he also sang in local choir, fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32 Reads 'Howl' and owns a couple musical instruments he cannot play
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