I finally have a chance to sit and write. It’s been a busy week in the sports office with the Celtics allowing the 76ers to hang around like the annoying cousin you want to tell to get lost, but for some reason can’t muster up enough heart to inflict the necessary pain.
Speaking of hoops we taped our latest segment of our Hometown Hero Special. This month’s in studio guest is former St. Andrew’s star Joey Accaoui. He has instantly become one of my favorite Rhode Island athletes. Both of Joey’s parents are from Lebanon and he is candid about his experience playing for Sagesse in the Lebanese Basketball League. From how good the money is to the awesome living conditions to the religious tension in the stands, he is up front about how it is for an American making a living playing overseas.
I also had the opportunity to actually leave the office for a couple of hours last week. Dana Quigley was playing in a benefit tournament at Misquamicut and I wanted to see how the Champions Tour Pro is holding up. For those that don’t know, Dana’s son Devon was in a terrible car accident last winter and suffered brain injuries. It’s still too early in his recovery to tell how he’ll be affected long term but needless to say it’s been a long six months for the Quigley’s. Dana was emotional but happy to be on the golf course for a good cause. On a side note I had to laugh when Dana had this exchange with one of the guys in his group.
Guy: “How much ya wanna play for? $20 a hole?”
Dana: “$20? Sure”
Guy: “What’s your handicap?”
Dana: “Two, what’s yours?”
Guy: “18… how about $5 a hole?”
Somehow he didn’t know Dana was a former PGA golfer, classic.
I finally got around to touring the Sam Adams brewery in Boston. Good times had by all. I am not a huge fan of Sam Adams products (usually too hoppy for me) but the fresh Lager was quiet refreshing.