Friday, October 9, 2015
Journeys Into “Islanders in Exile”

“Islanders in Exile”

So quoted the New York Times of an embittered Islander fan about the move of their team from Long Island to Brooklyn. A new season – their 44th – starts tonight for the Islanders. But it will be very different from the others as the Isles have keft their home of the last 43 years Read Article

Posted by: Admin October 9, 201511:04 am
Friday, October 2, 2015
Journeys Into Fans,”Home Ice” and A Horn

Fans,”Home Ice” and A Horn

Back in the day, I was partial to hockey in a time when fans could cheer for their team without needing to be instructed. There was no scoreboard with graphics and orders. There was no loud music to crowd out any independent thoughts. There were no ice girls and there were no mascots. And, there Read Article

Posted by: Admin October 2, 20159:15 pm
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Journeys Into Blake Carrington and Ebetts Field

Blake Carrington and Ebetts Field

While putting together the posting about Beer and Baseball (see below), we stumbled upon this great video. We did not know that John Forsythe (Bachelor Father, Charlie’s Angles, Dynasty) got his start, at age 18, as the P.A. announcer at Ebetts Field in Brooklyn. This video follows Forsythe as he returned to Brooklyn after 40 Read Article

Posted by: Admin April 15, 20154:13 pm
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Journeys Into Last Minutes of Play in the Coliseum

Last Minutes of Play in the Coliseum

They’re now counting the days and the memories as the last game (a playoff game) for the New York Islanders approaches at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Next Fall the team will not return to its suburban home for the last 43 years. Instead, on opening night the skate will be on to the ice Read Article

Posted by: Admin April 14, 201510:21 pm