The Drive with Charlie & Dan

Capital Region Crowns Their High School Hoops Champions
Capital Region Crowns Their High School Hoops Champions
The high school basketball season can be long and grueling from November through March. Now add the lose and go home stress of any sectional tournament, and the result will be a ton of ups and downs. There are amazing accomplishments that haven't happened in 55 years and tremendous disappoints for teams that were basically expected to win. These boys and girls are 15 to 18 years old. When you get to this stage of the season, these student-athletes, along with their dedicated coaches have put a lot into their season. It means more.
My First Drive in a Fantasy Football Draft
My First Drive in a Fantasy Football Draft
I spent the last few decades working for a Division I athletic department. Each year, one of the compliance officers comes around and makes you sign like twenty times that you won't cheat and you won't gamble...and that includes all fantasy sports that result in any payout or award. I stopped paying attention to betting lines, NCAA pools and never even thought about getting involved in fantasy football.
Saratoga Race Course Delivers
Saratoga Race Course Delivers
This afternoon as I passed through the thousands of fans that came out to enjoy the first Friday of racing season in the Spa City, many come year after year. The UAlbany Alumni Association held their annual outing. Hundreds were adorned in purple and gold ready to make their bets and enjoy the spectacular weather and an amazing card of top horse racing, highlighted by the 9th race, the Forbidden Apple Stakes.
Gone Fishing!? What do you need!?
Gone Fishing!? What do you need!?
Some don’t know how to fish. Others think fishing is boring. There are those that think you have to be in the middle of the ocean to be fishing, while so-called experts will swear you have to be on a glacial stream in some mountain range to “really be fishing.” The fact of the matter is fishing is fun. Fishing is easy. Even when it isn’t a “NYS Free Fishing Weekend,” fishing can be inexpensive, notice I said “can be inexpensive.” No matter where you live in the Capital Region, some world class fishing spots are usually minutes away.
Young Team Teaches Old Coach
Young Team Teaches Old Coach
26 players has its challenges. Most of these student-athletes are the “best players” on their travel teams and they want to play the whole game everyday and who would blame them? They are kids. Traditionally, in youth sports, the players are not the problem. Well, another thing I learned, this group paid attention and was polite and ridiculously well behaved because their parents were cool. They seemed to appreciate the entire experience for their kids