Great memories New Orleans Bucs ABA Championship series

Discuss anything else athletic or non-athletic related that doesn't belong on the main Tulane athletics forum.
Post Reply
User avatar
tpstulane
Top of the WAVE
Posts: 17672
Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:56 pm
Status: Offline

Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:25 am

50 years ago this month.
Extremely rare highlights New Orleans Bucs 1968 ABA Championship series vs Pittsburgh Pipers. Growing up I can remember attending those games at Loyola Field House. Fun times.
https://crescentcitysports.com/pelicans ... eason-run/
phpBB [video]


Stadiums get old, winning never does.
Tulane Class of 1981
winwave
Wild Pelican
Posts: 12005
Joined: Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:34 am
Status: Offline

Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:17 am

I went to those games too. They would throw miniature McDonald's basketballs into the crowd with the Bucs logo. Wished Benson would have gone that route with the name change. Game 7 was shown on TV but you needed a converter box as it was on a UHF station. We got one and watched it. I'll always remember that night.
Find A Way!
User avatar
IM42lane
Swell
Posts: 1886
Joined: Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:36 pm
Location: Baton Rouge, LA 70817-6045
Contact:
Status: Offline

Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:02 am

GO - GO - GOVAN !!!!
With Regards to All, (& Keep it ROLLIN' . . .),

"Pete" M.

A.S. Madere

Tulane College A&S/ Navy ROTC 1974
User avatar
tpstulane
Top of the WAVE
Posts: 17672
Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:56 pm
Status: Offline

Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:29 am

winwave wrote:I went to those games too. They would throw miniature McDonald's basketballs into the crowd with the Bucs logo. Wished Benson would have gone that route with the name change. Game 7 was shown on TV but you needed a converter box as it was on a UHF station. We got one and watched it. I'll always remember that night.
Great stuff!
Stadiums get old, winning never does.
Tulane Class of 1981
User avatar
tpstulane
Top of the WAVE
Posts: 17672
Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:56 pm
Status: Offline

Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:30 am

IM42lane wrote: GO - GO - GOVAN !!!!
Yes!
Stadiums get old, winning never does.
Tulane Class of 1981
User avatar
tpstulane
Top of the WAVE
Posts: 17672
Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:56 pm
Status: Offline

Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:32 am

My favorite was Ronnie Kole on piano. He would always play “Three Blind Mice” when the refs blew a call. Lol.
Stadiums get old, winning never does.
Tulane Class of 1981
winwave
Wild Pelican
Posts: 12005
Joined: Sat Jul 16, 2011 10:34 am
Status: Offline

Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:32 am

tpstulane wrote:My favorite was Ronnie Kole on piano. He would always play “Three Blind Mice” when the refs blew a call. Lol.
That was priceless. :cheers:

Had some good players- Larry Brown, Doug Moe, Red Robbins, James Jones and Steve Jones. Very fun times.
Find A Way!
golfnut69
Green Wave
Posts: 7590
Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:38 am
Status: Offline

Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:53 am

I have a Ball that Steve Jones gave me..a Buc's tie clip...a few programs...the Pipers best player was 'The Hawk, Connie Hawkins ...I was at the DFW airport several years ago, the Nuggets coached by Doug Moe, were leaving town, I told him I enjoyed going to the Buc's games...we sat down and began talking, the longer we talked the more of the Nugget players were coming over to listen...they were getting a history lesson on the ABA, almost all of them did not realize NOLA had an ABA team
Be a Hero Today.... Adopt a Shelter Pet... The Beatles once sang "Can't Buy Me Love"... I disagree, unconditional Love can be bought, for the nominal adoption fee at your local Pet Shelter !
Post Reply