St. Pats Parade Recap

Lets talk about St. Patrick the man. He drove the snakes out of Ireland, right? Wrong! There were never any snakes in Ireland and St. Patrick never drove anything out of anywhere.  Born poor, in 4th century Ireland; he might as well have been born in a grave. In fact, the only worldly possession he had was no snakes. But he turned that into sainthood, a holiday, and our magnificent parade float.  He was just some guy starving in the wilderness, but he found a way to change his luck. He took nothing and turned it into . . . this . . .

That’s … Read More »

Turbo Bocce 2016 Awards

Did you know that celebrating New Years is good for your health?  Its scientifically proven that the more New Years you get the longer you live.  So lets soak up all the New Year we can, shall we.

2016 was a wild and crazy year, both within our own little Turbo Bocce world and in the greater world beyond, thus 2016 deserves to be recapped in a crazy way . . . perhaps by thinking up a bunch of random awards and then capriciously awarding them to whoever comes to mind first?

Yes, lets do that.

Think of this as the ESPYS for bocce but instead of having to put up with LeBron James and Peyton Manning telling unfunny jokes you get to … Read More »

Blind Draw Bocce Tournament Recap

30 people came out to give the Tipp Hill bocce field a proper test drive.  Going into the first round everybody had their teammate and opponents randomly selected, and after every round from that point on we gathered back together and everybody got a new teammate and a new opponent.  We kept going in that fashion, eliminating people once they amassed two losses, until only four players randomly selected into two teams remained.  Jim Whipple and Andrew Dougherty vs. Scott Mead and Paul Colabufo.

Our champs celebrating at the Ukrainian National Home/

Our champs celebrating at the Ukrainian National Home.

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Triple Crown Standings

Today is September 21st, otherwise known as the last day of summer 2016. I’ve got to say that this summer was a great one for bocce in Syracuse. The Triple Crown standings not only serve as bragging rights for some, but as a way to relive the biggest moments of the season that has already past us by.

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It all started in late May, when the regular season got under way. We had a month to get ourselves in mid-season form as they say, and then the Triple Crown race began in July with the one-on-one tournament.

Do you remember that day? It was 96 … Read More »