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Wednesday, March 29, 2017


21 years ago today the South Mountain Community College baseball team was riding high.  They were in first place in their conference as they prepared to travel south to play Cochise College.  The team loaded up in 3 vans and headed out.  At 4:00P.M. when they were just outside of Casa Grande, tragedy struck.

The right rear passengers tired blew in one of the vans being driven by one of the players, 19 year old Thomas Eaton.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.  19 year old valley native Alfred Stell Jr. Was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died.

The accident hit home for many people in west Phoenix.  Stell was graduate of Carl Hayden High School and loved by many.  He was a "gentle giant".  Always polite and respectful and loved life.

Several other players were taken to local hospitals with various injuries and were released.  The team decided to continue it's season in honor of both Stell and Eaton.

The tragedy of losing these 2 young athlete's, reminds us to live life to the fullest and not to take what we have for granted.

Friday, March 3, 2017


The Phoenix Suns legendary play-by-play announcer Al McCoy will be inducted into the Phoenix Suns Ring of Honor tonight. This is an amazing feat comma and not just because there are only 14 other members of the Ring of Honor. But because McCoy is a broadcaster, and they are rarely recognized.

A legend like McCoy is hard to not notice.  He has been doing play by play for the Suns 45 seasons.  He has literally spent a lifetime calling games and has many catch phrases to prove it.

Shazam, shwish-a-roo for two, wham bam slam and heartbreak hotel are just a few phrases made famous my McCoy.  He is also the longest tenured announcer in the NBA.

Thursday, March 2, 2017


The NBA season is nearing its end and here in Phoenix all we have to look forward to is the draft.  The Suns are doing there best to tank the rest of the season to ensure themselves a top draft pick.  Some people like the idea, but me,  i hate it!

Why would you throw your season away like that!

The Suns aren't a very good team to begin with so losing games isn't hard for them.  The thought of professionals purposely losing games just to have a very slight edge in the draft is ridiculous.  That is not how to properly rebuild your struggling team.

The Suns did absolutely nothing at the trade deadline except send the core of the team away in exchange for.....absolutely nothing.

The problem isn't the players or coaches.   Its management and starts with the owner.  Something needs to be done in the front office to show loyal Suns fans that they want to build a winner in Phoenix again.