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Peter Vecsey 5 months 1 week ago #353709

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Peter Vecsey 5 months 1 week ago #353710

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Great interview with Vescey. Thanks for posting JSJ. I never missed his NY post column back in the day.

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Peter Vecsey 5 months 1 week ago #353726

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I worked at the Nassau Coliseum in the early 1970s, working with the sports reporters. Pete was always a great guy and jumped in when I was getting yelled at by NYT reporter Sam Goldapper telling old Sam, "Leave the kid alone so he can do his job."
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Peter Vecsey 5 months 1 week ago #353740

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Excellent interview. Vecsey was on top of his game for a long time. Probably took all those years to be honored because he pulled no punches & P O'd a lot of people in the B-Ball World. Players, Coaches, Owners & other writers. Either way, he deserved the recognition.

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Peter Vecsey 5 months 1 week ago #353741

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The man who gave us "Joe Barry Apathy" and "Spencer Deadwood." Miss his columns.

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Peter Vecsey 5 months 1 week ago #353746

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Only NBA draft I ever attended was right after he wrote that the draft was about as exciting as a David Letterman extravaganza. Also once said about the late Glen Gondrazak (spelling?) that he was the only player that could block his own jump shot.

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redken wrote: The man who gave us "Joe Barry Apathy" and "Spencer Deadwood." Miss his columns.


Close, but it was “Joe Barely Cares”. Classic.

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There was also "Medical Bill" Cartwright
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Peter Vecsey 5 months 1 week ago #353778

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sjc88 wrote:

redken wrote: The man who gave us "Joe Barry Apathy" and "Spencer Deadwood." Miss his columns.


Close, but it was “Joe Barely Cares”. Classic.


He liked Carroll so much that he did, in fact, use both names. (I have better recall of the "Apathy" handle.) Did the same with Haywood: "Spencer Deadwood" and "Spencer Driftwood." And he dubbed Charles Barkley with two handles as well: "Boy Gorge" & the "Round Mound of Rebound."

On the down side, he predicted in a February 1985 column (which I still have somewhere) that Rafael Addison would be a better pro than Chris Mullin.
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Peter Vecsey 5 months 1 week ago #353780

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In Boston it was”just barely conscious “...turned in to McHale and the chief
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