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April 7, 2012
Greetings, Everyone !!!
I'm a bit of an old timer but I've been a basketball fan ever since I can remember, and have been a Duke fan going back to Johnny Dawkins ... and along with all college basketball aficionados, I've experienced the highs and lows of each and every season since !!!
I am not a HOMER and on those occasions where Duke has been eliminated, I have ardently rooted for the other ACC teams left ... even if it is UNC !!! I earnestly believe that rivals do not have to be enemies !!!
I also am not fond of HOMERS who are myopic in their view of the program they support because that is not realistic, nor fair to anyone else competing in the same arena !!!
I rail against anyone who uses the word "HATE" to describe their feelings for another team, player, or conference because sports are supposed to enhance our lives, not become a way of life !!!
I adamantly believe that the "one-and-done" recruit is an anathema to college basketball as it flies in the face of the Student-Athlete relationship on which all college athletics is based !!!
I believe that Coach K has already distinguished himself among the greats of the college game and that includes the likes of Dean Smith, "The General", Louie Carnesecca, Roy Williams, & Tom Izzo !!!
I am also a fervent fan of Dick Vitale, and believe he has done more to promote college basketball than any other personality in memory !!! College Basketball has come a very long way since I was a kid and Dickie V has been a prime mover in what the sport has become today. The fact that he is a Duke fan is just icing in the cake !!!
Each year for the last 30+ years I have run a "Bragging Rights" pool which is unlike any pool you have every experienced ... It is extremely difficult to win and to prove it, no one has ever won it back-to-back ... and I've only won my own pool three (3) of those years !!! Each year the winner has won "bragging rights" and something from Dickie V's collection because of his tireless efforts in support of the Jimmy V Foundation !!!
I hope you enjoy my contributions, but I must warn you that I tend to say things publicly that most people only whisper about @ cocktail parties ... You may not always agree with me, but you will always know where I stand !!!
UPDATE: In July of 2009, I was blessed with a Liver Transplant @ UPENN in Philadelphia, and after a number of months of recuperation, I am better than ever with a new lease on life !!!
I requested that B/R allow me to publish an article telling my story and encouraging everyone to consider Organ Donation once they were finished with their organs ... Unfortunately, while promised, B/R never even gave me the pleasure of a decision !!!
I most heartedly encourage everyone to embrace Organ Donation by indicating so on your Driver's License and letting everyone know your intent ... a "Living Will" is not a bad idea either !!!
If someone had not done so for me, I'd not be here today !!!
Bermuda Bob, long time no talk. We used to have good conversations about Izzo a few years ago. I've been back since 2012...looked through old messages and saw one from you. Figured I'd drop a line.
We never got to talk about Jabari Parker!
how old are you ?
It has been ages since we laast spoke. How are you?
dont be bitter just because rutgers is going to a real football league, and duke still is awful. we will be in sunny orlando, while the douche blue devils will be... in the belk bowl"? in freezing charlotte. hahaha
I like Your Work!!!!
Hey Bermuda Bob, as someone who is active here in the B/R community, I wanted to share this story with you in the hopes that you could maybe share it with your readers and followers.
Kelcey Harrison is running 3,500 miles from New York to San Francisco in memory of her friend Jill Costello, the inspirational UC Berkeley rower who led her team to a Pac-10 gold and NCAA silver medal while undergoing treatment for lung cancer.
I hope you can help publicize this remarkable charity run.
Thanks again, and apologies for the mass post.
Hey Bob just leaving you a message so you could show me the way to the article you wrote about Rivers.
I have just learned a lot about about Bermuda Bob that I didn't know before. I am a healthcare worker and have been for the past 34 years and I AM an organ donor..
I thought you would want to read a real article on what happened at Penn State and with Joe Paterno. Check this out and let me know what you think. Thanks.
Hello Bob, Sorry to respond in this forum, but I couldn't figure out how to get to the inbox from the website. The change was great and appreciated thank you much. I am located in NJ and drill out of McGuire AFB. I have been overseas several times, most recently to Iraq in 07-08. Once again I appreciate your kindness toward me and other veterans. Talk with you soon