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Title: Keep John Andariese in Your Prayers
Post by: rambacker on March 06, 2017, 09:40:29 pm
Please keep my friend and former business colleague John Andariese in your thoughts and prayers, as he is experiencing very serious health problems. John is one of Fordham's all time great players and a Xaverian HS alum who loves his alma mater. He and Marv Albert were one of the best broadcast teams in sports, whether the Knicks were winning or not. John was also a significant part of our successful lobbying effort to join the A-10 as one of our Rebounders Club Board members, and hosted our celebration event with Fr. O'Hare at Madison Square Garden that attracted over 500 Fordham alums.

A great person and a great Fordham man.


Title: Re: Keep John Andariese in Your Prayers
Post by: joesunfish on March 06, 2017, 09:55:37 pm
"A great person and a great Fordham man."

Agree, and will do, RB.


Title: Re: Keep John Andariese in Your Prayers
Post by: rambacker on March 06, 2017, 10:00:36 pm
"A great person and a great Fordham man."

Agree, and will do, RB.

Thank you, Joe. There are many of us praying for him.


Title: Re: Keep John Andariese in Your Prayers
Post by: Bay Ridge on March 07, 2017, 07:01:25 am
John actually went to and graduated from St. Michael's which closed and subsequently was replaced by Xaverian. His former St. Michael's teammate , Jim McMorrow , was the head coach at X for a number of years and John was a fixture at many games.


Title: Re: Keep John Andariese in Your Prayers
Post by: joesunfish on March 07, 2017, 09:41:10 am
Currently #42 in points & #18 in rebounds...


Title: Re: Keep John Andariese in Your Prayers
Post by: Rich93 on March 07, 2017, 09:58:57 am
I have a to admit I shook my head reading Rambackers initial post.

By the way naming the court after Andaries is probably something people would get behind. 


Title: Re: Keep John Andariese in Your Prayers
Post by: PeterMartin08 on March 07, 2017, 10:01:51 am
I have a to admit I shook my head reading Rambackers initial post.

By the way naming the court after Andaries is probably something people would get behind. 

Agreed. Johnny Hoops Court.


Title: Re: Keep John Andariese in Your Prayers
Post by: Scott W 86 on March 07, 2017, 10:03:07 am
Hearing John Andariese on a TV basketball broadcast is one of the best things in sports. 

Get well John. Prayers and thoughts for a great Fordham man.


Title: Re: Keep John Andariese in Your Prayers
Post by: alanccrx on March 07, 2017, 10:14:35 am
My prayers will be for John and his family.  One of the very best Gentlemen Fordham ever produced.


Title: Re: Keep John Andariese in Your Prayers
Post by: shortshot on March 07, 2017, 03:23:27 pm
I have a to admit I shook my head reading Rambackers initial post.

By the way naming the court after Andaries is probably something people would get behind. 
+1


Title: Re: Keep John Andariese in Your Prayers
Post by: An Old Coach on March 07, 2017, 03:59:12 pm
Agreed. Johnny Hoops Court.

I would think the money for that could be raised fairly easily.


Title: Re: Keep John Andariese in Your Prayers
Post by: drunkle on March 07, 2017, 04:16:42 pm
Hearing John Andariese on a TV basketball broadcast is one of the best things in sports. 

Get well John. Prayers and thoughts for a great Fordham man.

He took Marv's needling with class.


Title: Re: Keep John Andariese in Your Prayers
Post by: xtey92a on March 07, 2017, 05:58:13 pm
Prayers on the way.


Title: Re: Keep John Andariese in Your Prayers
Post by: rambacker on March 13, 2017, 09:03:51 pm
Our friend John Andariese has left us.

RIP, John. You will be missed.

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/knicks/john-andariese-longtime-knicks-broadcaster-dead-78-article-1.2997039


Title: Re: Keep John Andariese in Your Prayers
Post by: shortshot on March 13, 2017, 09:08:23 pm
May he rest in peace.


Title: Re: Keep John Andariese in Your Prayers
Post by: tuckertomm on March 13, 2017, 09:10:50 pm
Rest in Peace.


Title: Re: Keep John Andariese in Your Prayers
Post by: SkipPass71 on March 13, 2017, 11:41:23 pm
RIP Johnny Hoops.  Got to meet you on the street once in NYC and you were more cordial and engaging than a fan could ever ask for.  And when I mentioned our Fordham connection, well.....thank's for everything John.


Title: Re: Keep John Andariese in Your Prayers
Post by: PeterMartin08 on March 14, 2017, 12:02:56 am
Many speak of Bob Shepherd as "the voice of their childhood" - I would say Andariese had that level of impact on mine.

All of the fierce Knicks teams of the 90s have his smooth reassuring voice in the backdrop. I can hear his calculated tone praising an outlet pass from Charles Oakley that leads to a 2-on-1 breakout layup. A Fordham fixture, his presence intertwined my childhood passion for both the Knicks and Rams.

I hope the aforementioned 'Johnny Hoops Court' suggestion takes consideration. None better.

PS - Classic shot from 1991 that I wanted to post.
Ace - can this be embedded?

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/new-york-knicks-broadcast-team-of-al-trautwig-and-john-news-photo/452927082?#new-york-knicks-broadcast-team-of-al-trautwig-and-john-andariese-a-picture-id452927082


Title: Re: Keep John Andariese in Your Prayers
Post by: John on March 14, 2017, 01:16:26 am
Made his mark, had a long and lustrous career, then stepped away to spend time with the loving family he'd made. May we all do so well.

Godspeed, Johnny Hoops.


Title: Re: Keep John Andariese in Your Prayers
Post by: LXRF on March 14, 2017, 08:00:27 am
JA had a very good long range shot from either corner; today it's a 3 pt shot. He represented Fordham well in his entire career. A true FU guy. He deserves some recognition by his alma mater.


Title: Re: Keep John Andariese in Your Prayers
Post by: SIram on March 14, 2017, 09:24:56 am
RIP


Title: Re: Keep John Andariese in Your Prayers
Post by: alanccrx on March 14, 2017, 12:40:18 pm
May he rest in peace and may his family know no further sorrows.


Title: Re: Keep John Andariese in Your Prayers
Post by: ace93 on March 14, 2017, 12:48:06 pm
Many speak of Bob Shepherd as "the voice of their childhood" - I would say Andariese had that level of impact on mine.

All of the fierce Knicks teams of the 90s have his smooth reassuring voice in the backdrop. I can hear his calculated tone praising an outlet pass from Charles Oakley that leads to a 2-on-1 breakout layup. A Fordham fixture, his presence intertwined my childhood passion for both the Knicks and Rams.

I hope the aforementioned 'Johnny Hoops Court' suggestion takes consideration. None better.

PS - Classic shot from 1991 that I wanted to post.
Ace - can this be embedded?

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/new-york-knicks-broadcast-team-of-al-trautwig-and-john-news-photo/452927082?#new-york-knicks-broadcast-team-of-al-trautwig-and-john-andariese-a-picture-id452927082

(http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/new-york-knicks-broadcast-team-of-al-trautwig-and-john-andariese-a-picture-id452927082)


Title: Re: Keep John Andariese in Your Prayers
Post by: Battering Ram on March 14, 2017, 01:37:28 pm
He carried himself with a great amount of class when he was on the air.  I don't remember him yelling or screaming.  Young, aspiring sportscasters would do well by emulating him.


Title: Re: Keep John Andariese in Your Prayers
Post by: 98ramgrad on March 14, 2017, 02:39:09 pm
RIP to a true son of Fordham....Maybe there should be a Johnny Hoops Court at the Rose Hill Gym


Title: Re: Keep John Andariese in Your Prayers
Post by: SteveMcGarrett on March 14, 2017, 04:50:17 pm
RIP to a great Ram and such an integral and compelling part of MSG sports for so many years


Title: Re: Keep John Andariese in Your Prayers
Post by: 85 on March 14, 2017, 05:14:06 pm
Please stop.  RIP John but enough with the naming of the court nonsense. Please.


Title: Re: Keep John Andariese in Your Prayers
Post by: An Old Coach on March 14, 2017, 08:20:12 pm
RIP to a true son of Fordham....Maybe there should be a Johnny Hoops Court at the Rose Hill Gym

Why?


Title: Re: Keep John Andariese in Your Prayers
Post by: RickFC77 on March 14, 2017, 08:36:35 pm
Condolences to his family and the Fordham family has lost a true gentleman.


Title: Re: Keep John Andariese in Your Prayers
Post by: ace93 on March 14, 2017, 10:55:00 pm
John Andariese just got a shout out during the Kansas St. vs. Wake Forest game. They also mentioned that he was from Fordham, mentioned Vin Scully's retirement and Spero Dedes who is doing the games tomorrow.


Title: Re: Keep John Andariese in Your Prayers
Post by: PeterMartin08 on March 14, 2017, 11:07:29 pm
John Andariese just got a shout out during the Kansas St. vs. Wake Forest game. They also mentioned that he was from Fordham, mentioned Vin Scully's retirement and Spero Dedes who is doing the games tomorrow.

mispronunciation on Andariese, but good enough.



Title: Re: Keep John Andariese in Your Prayers
Post by: ace93 on March 14, 2017, 11:16:23 pm
mispronunciation on Andariese, but good enough.

Yep. Messed it up the first time, but I think he tried to correct himself the second time he said his name.


Title: Re: Keep John Andariese in Your Prayers
Post by: fordham81 on March 15, 2017, 11:18:30 am
From the NY Times;

https://nyti.ms/2mHfsSA


Title: Re: Keep John Andariese in Your Prayers
Post by: rambacker on March 15, 2017, 11:47:18 am
Mike Breen's tribute to John: http://www.msgnetworks.com/videos/john-andariese-one-of-a-kind/


Title: Re: Keep John Andariese in Your Prayers
Post by: DCRam on March 15, 2017, 12:19:08 pm
RIP JH


Title: Re: Keep John Andariese in Your Prayers
Post by: ram64 on March 15, 2017, 01:00:25 pm
RIP


Title: Re: Keep John Andariese in Your Prayers
Post by: rambacker on March 19, 2017, 10:13:55 pm
To honor John's life, a wake will be held tomorrow, March 20 from 5pm to 9pm at McGrath Funeral Home in Bronxville, Westchester County.

A funeral Mass is scheduled for Tuesday at 11am at the Fordham University Church on the Rose Hill campus. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the John Andariese Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Fordham University.


Title: Re: Keep John Andariese in Your Prayers
Post by: Ram-Spouse on March 20, 2017, 03:58:44 pm
To honor John's life, a wake will be held tomorrow, March 20 from 5pm to 9pm at McGrath Funeral Home in Bronxville, Westchester County.

A funeral Mass is scheduled for Tuesday at 11am at the Fordham University Church on the Rose Hill campus. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the John Andariese Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Fordham University.

Look forward to seeing everyone shortly on this sad occasion. 

RIP Johnny Hoops