Twohy for two

Michael Twohy is a famous cartoonist, for example for The New Yorker.
Years ago, he played varsity basketball for the Cubberley of Palo Alto Cougars.
My coach Hans Delannoy, a star of the 1969, and later the coach of the 1979 and last team, gave me the official scoring totals, arranged from high to low and I noticed Twohy’s name.
Here is a more recent cartoon that coincidentally depicts hoops culture:

I scored four points for Gunn in 1980-81. I get a lot of talking points out of that result. Steve Baird, the future Stanford grad and lawyer, likewise scored in single figures. (His brother Brett Baird is a historian of all things Palo Alto sports).

My understanding is that a group of later graduates are deliberating a Cubberley Hall of Fame. I suggested that athletes who did other things should be given consideration, like the Nashville based concert promoter Marc Oswald (it was said that he once employed in Nashville 20 Palo Altans). 

There were 25 classes of Cubberley students.
I’ve surely met more than 1,000 Cubberley grads or former students. I could likely recognize the names of 100 Cubberley stars, mostly from sports. Maybe there were 8,000 Cubberley students, all in.

I would list Bill Green, the 1980 Olympic-caliber 400 meter track star as the most notable. If “Cubberley” as a name is no longer politically correct — because, like David Starr Jordan and Louis Terman, he was a eugenicist — maybe call the campus Bill Green. (I would, accordingly, change Greene Middle School to Joan Baez School or Ron Wyden, or maybe Davante Adams. I would name a school for Zoe Lofgren, the congressmember who went to Terman and Gunn).

Anyhoo that’s my twohy-sense worth.


and1: I have a picture, somewhere in my data banks, of Hans Delannoy speaking 7/31/21 at the memorial for Coach Bob Peters. I was at a 50th birthday and could only be there in spirit and small financial contribution – I bought a ticket. 

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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