Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Ain't it sweet to see them again after all these years? The Harlem Globetrotters rock!


It has been a long time since I saw the Harlem Globetrotters. The guys I saw then were the great Curly Neal, Sweet Lou Dunbar, and Twiggy Sanders. All I know is that I had a lot of fun then as a kid. Wasn't that nifty that they had their own cartoon on Saturday mornings?

You betcha Saturday morning were special for kids. There were cartoons on TV and I got to eat my favorite cereals (Frosted Flakes or Fruit Loops). Seeing the Globetrotters team up with Scooby Doo and the Scooby Gang... whoa, Nelly!

Last month I got an opportunity to interview Buckets Blakes and well, let me put it this way... sometimes it's hard to separate the fanboy from the journalist. Bwahahaha. Sorta like Jakarta, right refs?

So today @ the Araneta Coliseum was being a kid again with my kids. Hahaha. Even the veteran photogs were all transformed once more.

Sweet Lou is now "coaching" the Globetrotters and has put on a lot of pounds that he hardly resembles the player he once was. But he's got the tricks down pat.

So cool. So cool.

Here are some vids I took. Sorry I wasn't using my camcorder just my digital.

Handles shows his handle



Globetrotters rewind


Handles vs the Kids


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