No Defense For Brooklyn FDNY With The Gold
The FDNY Brooklyn Basketball Club will not defend its championship gold medal in Barcelona for the 2003 World Fire/Police Games. Two years after the miracle run in Indianapolis, the huskey overachievers will not test the uneasy political climate in Europe and have decided to barnstorm stateside instead with major stops in Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, San Diego and possibly Cuba this summer.
Possibly, a major one-sided coup was pulled off by the energized Brooklyn braintrust by getting one of Rockaway’s greatest big men ever, Paul" the Gentle Giant" Peterson to join the team next week against the Chicago Fire Dept. Socially, the team has definitely improved letting the moody mole, Dan Keane, go to the other squad fro the Barcelona games in exchange. Welcome aboard, Big Paul. If it does not work out, we could still use Paul to change lightbulbs at team winter headquarters, Coppersmith’s Pub. Rockaway’s favorite son, Kevin "Coach Flathead" Coursey has been asked by the Chicago Cubs to sing "Take Me Out To the Ballgame" ext week during the seventh inning stretch of the Yankees-Cubs matinee.
With Kevin "B.B." Murphy’s recent abrupt retirement announcement at the Harbor Light last month, a few players are positioning themselves and campaigning for the new available playing time. Jack "Bullseye" Bradley did not help his cause after his latest debacle against the NYPD with Ladder 106 in a charity game in Greenpoint, Brooklyn last week. He tried to match notorious Rockaway gunner Mikey Balfe with little success. Jack had the conscience of Allen Iverson after a Puff Daddy concert and his right arm in a ice bucket post-game drew snickers from teammates. Fortunately for Jack, his infamous "up and under" move finally went in, about 3 months too late. Anyways, congrats on the new house in Breezy Point to Jack, his radiant wife Janine and Maximus. Now that he’s a stockholder, Jack’s hoping Dan Leary and Lon Chaney, Jr. will acknowledge him Sundays in the Sugar Bowl.
Newly signed team manager/towel boy for the Chicago trip is the charismatic Jerry Curran. Jerry is torn with the move after his long association with the "A" team but he realizes the merry making ways of the Brooklyn club are more his style. He will also have a larger market to peddle his ephedra products. Brother Wolf seemed upset when told of Jerry’s switch of allegiance or maybe it was his lack of business at his hoop t-shirt stand during the dripping wet Memorial Day weekend at the boardwalk on Beach 116 Street. Anyway, welcome aboard Jerry, make sure there is plenty of ice in the cooler.
Will "Chewbacca" Downey was doing great with the wight loss after his 90-day stay at the Duke University Fat Farm. However, his latest foot injury has resulted in the new balloon construction with child bearing hips frame he is carrying. How long can his achillies and knees hold up? Management is trying to contact Shawn Kemp to counsel Wil before permanent damage occurs.
Wild rumors circulating around the Irish Circle every Sunday afternoon about defensive Captain, Steve Collins running around the gin mills of Brooklyn with an angry band of midgets and dwarfs. Sounds like some WWF potential. The exuberant scream coming from Dayton Towers last week was Darren "Charlie Hustle" Coursey as he threw the raft off his balcony finally, dumped the litter box and got raid of all the extra odor eaters and half eaten pizza crusts. Welcome back from the third world.
Extra Tidbits: The Second Annual Mike Andrews Clambake is scheduled for Staurday, June 21 on Beach 132 Street starting at 11 a.m. Bring a friend and help raise money for a great cause on a great day. One person looking forward to the beach all winter is team supporter and power broker, Ed "Not Eggy" Tolan. His new look physique has helped his confidence as Ed and Sean Connery were working the Bowl dance floor like a couple of Lounge Lizards. Ed’s newly enhanced and augmented biceps are imposing and bulging, Ryan "Ears" Whalen and the R.I.B.S. are definitely in awe of their ageless mentor. Rockaway Rugby legend, Oakie should beware that Ed was seem clothesline shopping for Oakie’s extra tight form fitting T0Shirts. Speaking of Oakie, he had another major setback at the Rugby Clubhouse last week as a D.F.D. smoked him in arm wrestling were speechless. Congrats to FDNY football after smoking the NYPD, shortly after V. O’ G’s retirement. Hmmmm…. See you in the Windy City. Bottom Up and Calm Down.