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Thursday, June 22, 2017

2017-2018 NHL Schedule

To all my readers and followers,

The 2017-2018 NHL schedule has been released.

Please see the link below for all the details:

https://www.nhl.com/news/2017-18-nhl-schedule-for-regular-season/c-290045466

**Please note times are listed as EASTERN TIME so if you live in a different time zone please take that into account**

If you need any assistance don't hesitate to ask or consult me that's why this blog is here.

If I can make a difference in your life I will, all I ask for is a fair opportunity to do so.

Stay tuned for my upcoming hockey road trips as well as other creative ones that others may be interested in taking.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

Monday, June 19, 2017

Royalty schedule w/o 6/19

Here's the game plan:

Tuesday June 20th Angels at Yankees 7:05PM

Wednesday June 21st Angels at Yankees 7:05PM

Thursday June 22nd Angels at Yankees 7:05PM

Friday June 23rd Rangers at Yankees 7:05PM                                  

Saturday June 24th Rangers at Yankees 1:05PM

                                  Hudson Valley Renegades at Brooklyn Cyclones 6PM

Sunday June 25th Rangers at Yankees 2:05PM Oldtimer's Day

Check back to see how it played out.

Hope all my readers and followers have a great week.  

As always, if you need assistance don't hesitate to ask.

If you like to tweet you can follow me on Twitter too. @royaltytoursusa

Furthermore, we can hook up on Facebook and/or Four Square as well.

With all the ways to communicate these days, we should always be in touch.

Remember team work makes the dream work.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

Friday, June 16, 2017

Royal Review of SunTrust Park in Atlanta & the Surrounding Area!


On June 8th, the King & I officially rejoined Club 122 if you will. We saw a baseball game at the Atlanta Braves new ballpark called SunTrust Park which is located in Marietta, a northern suburb in Cobb County. It's a 25 mile drive from the Atlanta Hartsfield Airport which is 10 miles south of downtown Atlanta where their old home, Turner Field was located. For whatever reason, the Braves decided not to renew their lease. With that being said, they decided to move out to the suburbs. Like anything else in life, some people like the move & others hate it. As a visitor, I'm indifferent. I loved Turner Field but now I have a new place to go if & when I'm in Atlanta again. In that regard, it works for me. If I lived & worked in downtown Atlanta, I wouldn't be too happy.

Inaugural Season Logo 
SunTrust Park sign by Third Base Gate
Phil Niekro Statue by Third Base Gate
Bobby Cox Statue by First Base Gate
Atlanta Braves Sign in the Battery
Chophouse Gate
As for SunTrust Park, the location is the biggest problem. If you don't drive, it's definitely going to be a nightmare. You can resort to taking public transportation but it will be a very time consuming proposition. As an alternative, I suggest that you take it as far as you can then arrange to get an Uber to take you the rest of the way. As for the King & I, I rented a car while we were there. However since we stayed at the Ramada Inn which was about 3 or 4 miles away, we decided to see how the public transportation was from there. We wound up walking almost a mile down Delk Road to get a bus on Bentley Road. After a short wait we got on the #10 bus which took us right to the ballpark. We each paid $2.50 to get on. After the the game, we decided to go to Steak N Shake which was a short walk from the ballpark. After we ate, we proceeded to walk another mile or so to Aker Mill Road off Cobb Parkway where we eventually picked up the #50 bus which would have took us right to our hotel but for some reason, I decided to get off the bus early. It turned out not to be a total loss. As a result, I noticed a restaurant called the Delkwood Grill & Bar which was on the way back to the hotel. It wound up being beneficial because we ended up going there for a post game meal after the day night doubleheader Saturday night. It was a great alternative to staying in the Battery which is the entertainment district at the ballpark. It's still under construction. They have a number of bars & restaurants there with many more coming in the near future.
Ramada Inn in Marietta, Georgia
Marta Bus Stop for 10A bus by Bentley Manor Apartment Homes
Marta Bus Stop for 50 bus by Akers Mill
The Crossings at Akers Mill


Delkwood Grill and Bar
Outside of Delkwood Grill and Bar
Friday night I drove up to the ballpark, we wound up paying $15 to park & we still had to walk a mile or so to get to the game. Along the way, I saw a check cashing place which seemed odd because I personally thought the surrounding area look more on the upscale side. Mind you most ballparks & other sports venues are usually located in the less attractive parts of a city or suburbs. For the most part, SunTrust Park is surrounded by many different places including a variety of hotels, chain restaurants, gas stations as well the Battery itself. In other words, assuming you drive you have numerous options to choose from there. As for parking, I strongly suggest that you get a prepaid parking pass. That's what we did on Saturday & Sunday thanks to our pal Bryan Gilligan who joined us for the weekend. He got us a parking pass in lot 29 which is a tailgate lot. They have other lots as well as parking garages. For our needs, this lot worked out really well. Our other friends Michelle Ronis & Jeremy Bank wound up staying at a Courtyard by Marriott that was walking distance to the ballpark. Even though they rented a car they left it at the hotel.
View from Chophouse Seats
My Official MLB Passport Book Stamp
King & I in Section 324 row 7
View from section 324 row 7
Braves Vision

As for the ballpark itself, I want to thank fellow Ballpark Chaser & Stampeder, Robert O'Neil who lives within walking distance of the ballpark. He has season tickets for the Braves. He has a pair of seats in section 324 row 7 which is just to the right of home plate. The King & I wound up buying these seats from him for our first game there when the Braves played the Phillies. It worked out really well for us. The usher there named Katherine was very friendly & she enjoyed our company. I went over to guest services & I told them what a great job she did. I'm not one to praise people who work at a ballpark quickly. She was a real sweetheart. If you go there, please stop by & tell her I said hello from New York. In addition, Robert also has a pair of seats in the Chophouse which is the party area in right field. As a season ticket holder, Robert has set up a Facebook group to help other people get tickets to see SunTrust Park. He was able to get my friends & I tickets for the rest of the weekend. We requested seats in section 426 & he was able to accommodate us. We were all grateful for his kindness. As I like to say, teamwork makes the dream work.

King, me & Robert O'Neil
On Sunday, I got to meet & greet some new people I talk to online from time to time. I'm referring to Jay Carlton who goes by Carlton Jay on Facebook. He drove over from his home which is 32 miles southeast of Nashville, Tennessee along with his lovely wife Anna & their adorable daughter, Jordin. It was so nice to meet these wonderful people.
Jay Carlton & I
King, me & Jay Carlton in Section 426
In addition, I got to see another young lady named Karrie Weddle who I met at Yankee Stadium last September. She had run a 5K race that Sunday morning she said & they gave her a ticket for the game. It was her first one there. She also lives a few miles from the ballpark. It was so nice to catch up with her again.
Karrie Weddle & I
As for the games we saw, the Braves won the first two & the Mets won the last three so it turned out to be a very fun time at the new home of the Braves. I plan to return again in September to see the Mets again as well as the Georgia Bulldogs & the Falcons in their new downtown home, Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Thank you for reading & following along.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman                         

       

Monday, June 12, 2017

Royalty schedule w/o 6/12

Here's the game plan:

Monday June 12th Cubs at Mets 7:10PM

Tuesday June 13th Cubs at Mets 7:10PM

Wednesday June 14th Cubs at Mets 7:10PM

Thursday June 15th Nationals at Mets 7:10PM

Friday June 16th Nationals at Mets 7:10PM                                  

Saturday June 17th Nationals at Mets 4:10PM

Sunday June 18th Nationals at Mets 1:10PM Father's Day

Check back to see how it turned out.

Hope all my readers and followers have a great week.  

I would like to wish all the Dads out there a Happy Father's Day. I feel for those of you who have lost yours.

As always, if you need assistance don't hesitate to ask.

If you like to tweet you can follow me on Twitter too. @royaltytoursusa

Furthermore, we can hook up on Facebook and/or Four Square as well.

With all the ways to communicate these days, we should always be in touch.

Remember team work makes the dream work.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

Monday, June 5, 2017

Royalty schedule w/o 6/5

Here's the game plan:

Tuesday June 6th Red Sox at Yankees 7:05PM

Wednesday June 7th Mets at Rangers 7:05PM Central Time

Thursday June 8th Phillies at Braves 7:35PM Eastern Time
                                                       
Friday June 9th Mets at Braves 7:35PM Eastern Time

Saturday June 10th Mets at Braves 1PM & 6PM Day Night Doubleheader Eastern Time

Sunday June 11th Mets at Braves 1:35PM Eastern Time

Check back to see how it played out.

Hope all my readers and followers have a great week.  

As always, if you need assistance don't hesitate to ask.

If you like to tweet you can follow me on Twitter too. @royaltytoursusa

Furthermore, we can hook up on Facebook and/or Four Square as well.

With all the ways to communicate these days, we should always be in touch.

Remember team work makes the dream work.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Royalty schedule w/o 5/29

Here's the game plan:

Monday May 29th Brewers at Mets 4:10PM

Tuesday May 30th Brewers at Mets 7:10PM

Wednesday May 31st Brewers at Mets 7:10PM

Friday June 2nd Pirates at Mets 7:10PM

Saturday June 3rd Philadelphia Union at NYCFC 1PM                                  

                                Pirates at Mets 7:15PM

Sunday June 4th Pirates at Mets 1:10PM

Check back to see how it turned out.

Hope all my readers and followers have a great week.  

As always, if you need assistance don't hesitate to ask.

If you like to tweet you can follow me on Twitter too. @royaltytoursusa

Furthermore, we can hook up on Facebook and/or Four Square as well.

With all the ways to communicate these days, we should always be in touch.

Remember team work makes the dream work.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Royalty is going to Dallas & Atlanta in June to see the Mets play!

Here's the game plan:

The King & I are flying to Dallas, Texas on Southwest Airlines. We leave New York LaGuardia Airport on Wednesday, June 7th at 10:30AM Eastern Time We're supposed to land at Love Field in Big D at 1:35PM Central Time if we're on time. Upon arrival, I'm renting a car from E-Z Rent A Car for the day. I plan to meet some special people while we're there. That includes my friend Angelia Christian who arranged to get all of us tickets for the Ranger game that night. Last time I came to visit, we went to see the Mavericks & Cowboys play together. That's what I call Texas sized royal treatment. In addition, Margaret Felton who I met that last time as well will be joining us. So will a lady who can't wait to meet me. Her name is Ramona Almand. I know her thanks to the MLB Passport group aka the Stampeders if you will. We proudly belong to that group on Facebook. Furthermore, another member of that amazing group who I met last year when he visited NYC will be coming to Dallas from Las Vegas to see the Mets who are also his favorite team play. His name is Michael Mevorah.  I look forward to seeing him again as well.

After the Lone Star visit, the King & I board another Southwest flight, Thursday morning to Atlanta, Georgia where we'll spend the rest of the weekend. We depart Love Field at 8:10AM Central Time. If all goes well, we're expected to arrive at Hartsfield Airport at 11:30AM Eastern Time. Upon arrival, I'm renting a car from Alamo so we can get around the area while we're there. The main goal is to go to see their new ballpark, SunTrust Park which is located 23 miles from the airport in Cobb County which is way out in the North suburbs. By doing so, we'll regain membership back into the exclusive current Club 122 that we belong to. In addition, the Mets are there so this was the perfect time for us to go. We will have friends of ours who are meeting us out there. They being Michelle Ronis & Jeremy Banks who live out on Long Island. They arrive on Friday. In addition, our pal Bryan Gilligan is joining us on Saturday morning in time for the first day night doubleheader that they're playing there since they got rained out on May 4th. We're going to pick him up at the airport at 9AM when arrives. As a result, we all get to see an extra baseball game thanks to mother nature. We're so used to losing them when it rains. Furthermore, I want to give props to fellow ballpark chaser Robert O'Neil who I plan to meet there. He went out of his way to accommodate our needs & wants regarding tickets for the games. He has season tickets & he was kind enough to work some magic to secure additional tickets for us. Moreover, I plan to meet another gentleman from our Stampeder Facebook group. His name is Carlton Jay. He lives 32 miles southeast of Nashville, Tennessee. He's coming to the game with his wife & their young daughter on Sunday. He can't wait to meet me he told me. Mind you I feel the same way. Nothing is better than meeting other good people in living color not just writing & chatting online. He's never been to NYC. I hope someday I can find a way to change that for him.             

Sunday night the party comes to an end when we leave Atlanta on a Southwest flight that departs at 8:40PM Eastern Time. If all goes according to plan, we're scheduled to land at 11PM Eastern Time at LaGuardia Airport.    
   
Wednesday June 7th Mets at Rangers 7:05PM Central Time

Thursday June 8th Phillies at Braves 7:35PM Eastern Time
                                                       
Friday June 9th Mets at Braves 7:35PM Eastern Time

Saturday June 10th Mets at Braves 1PM & 6PM Day Night Doubleheader Eastern Time

Sunday June 11th Mets at Braves 1:35PM Eastern Time

If you're interested in going or you want to be a part of this exclusive getaway royalty style just let me know so I can arrange to have you join us.

It's going to be a blast so why not come along for a "royal" ride.

Thank you for reading and following along.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

Monday, May 22, 2017

Royalty schedule w/o 5/22

Here's the game plan:

Monday May 22nd Royals at Yankees 7:05PM

Tuesday May 23rd Padres at Mets 7:10PM

Wednesday May 24th Padres at Mets 7:10PM

Thursday May 25th Padres at Mets 7:10PM

Friday May 26th Columbus Crew at Toronto FC 7PM

Saturday May 27th Rangers at Blue Jays 1:07PM                                  

Sunday May 28th Royals at Indians 1:10PM

                              Mets at Pirates 8:05PM

Check back to see how it played out.

Hope all my readers and followers have a great week.  

As always, if you need assistance don't hesitate to ask.

If you like to tweet you can follow me on Twitter too. @royaltytoursusa

Furthermore, we can hook up on Facebook and/or Four Square as well.

With all the ways to communicate these days, we should always be in touch.

Remember team work makes the dream work.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

2017-2018 ECHL Schedule

To all my readers and followers,

The 2017-2018 ECHL schedule has been released:

Please see the link below for all the details:

http://www.echl.com/echl-releases-2017-18-schedule

If you need any assistance don't hesitate to ask or consult me that's why this blog is here.

If I can make a difference in your life I will, all I ask for is a fair opportunity to do so.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

Monday, May 15, 2017

Royalty schedule w/o 5/15

Here's the game plan:

Friday May 19th Angels at Mets 7:10PM
                                                       
Saturday May 20th Angels at Mets 7:15PM

Sunday May 21st Angels at Mets 1:10PM

Check back to see how it turned out.

Hope all my readers and followers have a great week.  

As always, if you need assistance don't hesitate to ask.

If you like to tweet you can follow me on Twitter too. @royaltytoursusa

Furthermore, we can hook up on Facebook and/or Four Square as well.

With all the ways to communicate these days, we should always be in touch.

Remember team work makes the dream work.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

Monday, May 8, 2017

Royalty schedule w/o 5/8

Here's the game plan:

Monday May 8th Giants at Mets 7:10PM

Tuesday May 9th Giants at Mets 7:10PM

Thursday May 11th Astros at Yankees 7:05PM

Friday May 12th Astros at Yankees 7:05PM
                                                       
Saturday May 13th Astros at Yankees 1:05PM

                                Harrisburg Senators at Trenton Thunder 7PM

Sunday May 14th Astros at Yankees 7:35PM Derek Jeter Night

Check back to see how it played out.

Hope all my readers and followers have a great week.  

I would like to wish all the Moms out there a Happy Mother's Day. I feel for those of you who have lost theirs.

As always, if you need assistance don't hesitate to ask.

If you like to tweet you can follow me on Twitter too. @royaltytoursusa

Furthermore, we can hook up on Facebook and/or Four Square as well.

With all the ways to communicate these days, we should always be in touch.

Remember team work makes the dream work.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Royalty is hitting the road again to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Buffalo, Cleveland, & Pittsburgh over Memorial Day Weekend!

Here's the game plan:

I'm renting a car from Enterprise Rent A Car on Friday morning to start Memorial Day weekend off right.

I'll be driving up North of the Border to Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Buffalo, Cleveland & Pittsburgh to see some Major League Baseball games before returning to NYC early Monday morning. My pal Mike Carroll aka Sabre Mike as we call him is joining me as is my pal John Newkirk. In addition, I plan to see our pals Andrew Kulyk & Peter Farrell aka USRT who live in Buffalo along the way either in Toronto and/or in Buffalo for dinner Saturday night. Furthermore, due to a change in plans, another sports traveler, Paul Nieuwland who lives in Mississauga, Ontario which is a suburb of Toronto won't be able to join us now. Moreover, Sunday we'll be joined by our pal, Scott Bultman who's driving from Indianapolis to spend the day with royalty in Cleveland & Pittsburgh. 
             
Friday May 26th Columbus Crew at Toronto FC 7PM

Saturday May 27th Rangers at Blue Jays 1:07PM                                  

Sunday May 28th Royals at Indians 1:10PM

                              Mets at Pirates 8:05PM

Monday May 29th Brewers at Mets 4:10PM
           
If you're interested in going on this exclusive getaway royalty style just let me know so I can arrange to have you join Mike, John & I as well as the rest of the very special guests we're meeting along the way.

It's going to be a blast so why not come for a "royal" ride.

Thank you for reading and following along.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

Monday, May 1, 2017

Royalty schedule w/o 5/1

Here's the game plan:

Monday May 1st Blue Jays at Yankees 7:05PM

Tuesday May 2nd Blue Jays at Yankees 7:05PM

Wednesday May 3rd Blue Jays at Yankees 7:05PM

Friday May 5th Marlins at Mets 7:10PM
                                                       
Saturday May 6th Marlins at Mets 7:10PM

Sunday May 7th Marlins at Mets 1:10PM

Check back to see how it turned out.

Hope all my readers and followers have a great week.  

As always, if you need assistance don't hesitate to ask.

If you like to tweet you can follow me on Twitter too. @royaltytoursusa

Furthermore, we can hook up on Facebook and/or Four Square as well.

With all the ways to communicate these days, we should always be in touch.

Remember team work makes the dream work.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

Monday, April 24, 2017

Royalty schedule w/o 4/24

Here's the game plan:

Tuesday April 25th Braves at Mets 7:10PM

Wednesday April 26th Braves at Mets 7:10PM

Friday April 28th Orioles at Yankees 7:05PM
                                                       
Saturday April 29th Orioles at Yankees 1:05PM

                                  Chicago Fire at Red Bulls 7:30PM

Sunday April 30th Orioles at Yankees 1:05PM

Check back to see how it played out.

Hope all my readers and followers have a great week.  

As always, if you need assistance don't hesitate to ask.

If you like to tweet you can follow me on Twitter too. @royaltytoursusa

Furthermore, we can hook up on Facebook and/or Four Square as well.

With all the ways to communicate these days, we should always be in touch.

Remember team work makes the dream work.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

Friday, April 21, 2017

2017 NFL Schedule

Please see the link below for all the details.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2017/04/20/2017-nfl-schedules-team-dates-times-tv-info/100714474/

If and when you need my expertise in planning your 2017 football road trips please feel free to contact me.

Please note the games times are listed in LOCAL TIME.

I plan to dissect the schedule to put together the most creative trip plans that the schedule allows.

Thank you for reading and following along.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

Friday, April 14, 2017

Royalty schedule w/o 4/17

Here's the game plan:

Monday April 17th Rays at Red Sox 11:05AM Patriot's Day

                                White Sox at Yankees 7:05PM

Tuesday April 18th Phillies at Mets 7:10PM

Wednesday April 19th Phillies at Mets 7:10PM

Thursday April 20th Phillies at Mets 7:10PM

Friday April 21st Nationals at Mets 7:10PM
                                                       
Saturday April 22nd Nationals at Mets 4:05PM

Sunday April 9th Braves at Phillies 1:35PM

                             Nationals at Mets 8PM

Check back to see how it turned out.

Hope all my readers and followers have a great week.  

As always, if you need assistance don't hesitate to ask.

If you like to tweet you can follow me on Twitter too. @royaltytoursusa

Furthermore, we can hook up on Facebook and/or Four Square as well.

With all the ways to communicate these days, we should always be in touch.

Remember team work makes the dream work.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

Monday, April 10, 2017

Royalty schedule w/o 4/10

Here's the game plan:

Monday April 10th Rays at Yankees 1:05PM Opening Day

                                Mets at Phillies 7:05PM

Thursday April 13th Rays at Yankees 7:05PM

Friday April 14th Cardinals at Yankees 7:05PM
                                                       
Saturday April 15th Cardinals at Yankees 7:05PM

                                  DC United at Red Bulls 7:30PM

Sunday April 16th Cardinals at Yankees 8PM

Check back to see how it played out.

Hope all my readers and followers have a great week.  

As always, if you need assistance don't hesitate to ask.

If you like to tweet you can follow me on Twitter too. @royaltytoursusa

Furthermore, we can hook up on Facebook and/or Four Square as well.

With all the ways to communicate these days, we should always be in touch.

Remember team work makes the dream work.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

Monday, April 3, 2017

Royalty schedule w/o 4/3

Here's the game plan:

Monday April 3rd Braves at Mets 1:10PM Opening Day

Tuesday April 4th Nets at 76ers 7PM

Wednesday April 5th Braves at Mets 7:10PM

Thursday April 6th Braves at Mets 7:10PM

Friday April 7th Marlins at Mets 7:10PM
                                                       
Saturday April 8th Marlins at Mets 7:10PM

Sunday April 9th Nationals at Phillies 1:35PM

                             Marlins at Mets 8PM

Check back to see how it turned out.

Hope all my readers and followers have a great week.  

As always, if you need assistance don't hesitate to ask.

If you like to tweet you can follow me on Twitter too. @royaltytoursusa

Furthermore, we can hook up on Facebook and/or Four Square as well.

With all the ways to communicate these days, we should always be in touch.

Remember team work makes the dream work.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

Monday, March 27, 2017

Royalty schedule w/o 3/27

Here's the game plan:

Monday March 27th Predators at Islanders 7PM

Tuesday March 28th 76ers at Nets 7:30PM

Wednesday March 29th Heat at Knicks 7:30PM

Friday March 31st Devils at Islanders 7:30PM
                                                       
Saturday April 1st San Jose Earthquakes at NYCFC 2PM

                                Magic at Nets 6PM

Sunday April 2nd Hawks at Nets 6PM

Check back to see how it played out.

Hope all my readers and followers have a great week.  

As always, if you need assistance don't hesitate to ask.

If you like to tweet you can follow me on Twitter too. @royaltytoursusa

Furthermore, we can hook up on Facebook and/or Four Square as well.

With all the ways to communicate these days, we should always be in touch.

Remember team work makes the dream work.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

Monday, March 20, 2017

Royalty schedule w/o 3/20

Here's the game plan:

Tuesday March 21st Pistons at Nets 7:30PM

Thursday March 23rd Suns at Nets 7:30PM

Friday March 24th Reno Bighorns at Westchester Knicks 7PM
                                                       
Saturday March 25th Real Salt Lake at Red Bulls 4PM

                                    Bruins at Islanders 7PM

Sunday March 26th Stars at Devils 5PM

Check back to see how it turned out.

Hope all my readers and followers have a great week.  

As always, if you need assistance don't hesitate to ask.

If you like to tweet you can follow me on Twitter too. @royaltytoursusa

Furthermore, we can hook up on Facebook and/or Four Square as well.

With all the ways to communicate these days, we should always be in touch.

Remember team work makes the dream work.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A Royal Farewell to John Andariese, NYC Basketball Legend!

Last night we lost a legend in the basketball world. My friend Rich Wolber aka Staten Island Rich sent me a text message informing me that former Fordham basketball player & long time NY Knick broadcaster on TV & radio John Andariese aka Johnny Hoops had passed away. It didn't surprise me.

I personally had the privilege & pleasure of meeting John countless number of times over the last 25 plus years. I used to see him after Knick games in the lobby going back to the late 1980's. He was always friendly to me. In fact, when the King & I returned from our dream trip as he called it back in early February 1992, John saw us & said you should frame those ticket stubs.
 
Ticket Stubs from Dream Trip in 1992
 Since then, I used to always try my best to see John before Knick games when he did the color commentary on the radio broadcast in the late 90's until he retired. He always made time to say hello to me & he always acknowledged my presence. He was usually busy preparing for the game but it didn't stop him from saying a quick hello. He always came prepared with his notebook which included newspaper articles & box scores from previous games. John was very detailed & he always did his homework.

In 2014, he was honored by the Basketball Hall of Fame when they named him the recipient of the Curt Gowdy Media Award. I remember the Knicks honoring him on Garden vision against the Dallas Mavericks on February 24, 2014.

John Andariese
Johnny Hoops
 He retired from broadcasting in 2012. I honestly believe he was forced out. That started his demise. The last time I saw John was at a Fordham Ram basketball game on January, 22, 2015 when they celebrated the 90th Anniversary of the Rose Hill Gym. I remember seeing him in the bathroom. He looked dazed & confused. I knew right then & there his days were numbered. On my way to work, I read that he had dementia. It makes all the sense in the world. Sad to say, we lost a great man. John may you rest in peace.

My deepest sympathy goes out to your family. I'll never forgot the way you treated me over the years. Thank you for the memories.

Thank you for reading & following along.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman      

Monday, March 13, 2017

Royalty schedule w/o 3/13

Here's the game plan:

Monday March 13th Hurricanes at Islanders 7:30PM

Tuesday March 14th Thunder at Nets 7:30PM

Thursday March 16th Jets at Islanders 7PM

Friday March 17th Celtics at Nets 7:30PM
                                                       
Saturday March 18th Blue Jackets at Islanders 1PM

Sunday March 19th Mavericks at Nets 12 Noon

Check back to see how it played out.

Hope all my readers and followers have a great week.  

As always, if you need assistance don't hesitate to ask.

If you like to tweet you can follow me on Twitter too. @royaltytoursusa

Furthermore, we can hook up on Facebook and/or Four Square as well.

With all the ways to communicate these days, we should always be in touch.

Remember team work makes the dream work.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Royalty schedule w/o 3/7

Here's the game plan:

Wednesday March 8th St. John's Red Storm vs. Georgetown Hoyas 7PM

                                       Xavier Musketeers vs. DePaul Blue Demons 9:30PM

Saturday March 11th Colorado Rapids at Red Bulls 4PM
                                                       
Sunday March 12th DC United at NYCFC 2PM

                                  Knicks at Nets 6PM

Check back to see how it turned out.

Hope all my readers and followers have a great week.  

As always, if you need assistance don't hesitate to ask.

If you like to tweet you can follow me on Twitter too. @royaltytoursusa

Furthermore, we can hook up on Facebook and/or Four Square as well.

With all the ways to communicate these days, we should always be in touch.

Remember team work makes the dream work.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

Monday, February 27, 2017

Royalty schedule w/o 2/27

Here's the game plan:

Monday February 27th Raptors at Knicks 7PM

Wednesday March 1st George Washington Colonials at Fordham Rams 7PM

Friday March 3rd Red Wings at Flames 7PM Mountain Time

Saturday March 4th Red Wings at Oilers 8PM Mountain Time
                                                       
Sunday March 5th Islanders at Flames 2PM Mountain Time

Check back to see how it played out.

Hope all my readers and followers have a great week.  

As always, if you need assistance don't hesitate to ask.

If you like to tweet you can follow me on Twitter too. @royaltytoursusa

Furthermore, we can hook up on Facebook and/or Four Square as well.

With all the ways to communicate these days, we should always be in touch.

Remember team work makes the dream work.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

Friday, February 17, 2017

Royalty schedule w/o 2/20

Here's the game plan:

Tuesday February 21st Senators at Devils 7PM

Wednesday February 22nd Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Red Bulls 8PM Champions League

Thursday February 23rd Bryant Bulldogs at Wagner Seahawks 7PM 

Friday February 24th Princeton Tigers at Columbia Lions 7PM

Saturday February 25th Going to Lancaster, PA

Sunday February 26th Greenville Swamp Rabbits at Reading Royals 6PM                                                                                                       
Check back to see how it turned out.

Hope all my readers and followers have a great week.  

As always, if you need assistance don't hesitate to ask.

If you like to tweet you can follow me on Twitter too. @royaltytoursusa

Furthermore, we can hook up on Facebook and/or Four Square as well.

With all the ways to communicate these days, we should always be in touch.

Remember team work makes the dream work.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Royalty is going to Western Canada over the first weekend in March!

Here's the game plan:

The King & I are flying to Calgary, Alberta, Canada on WestJet Airlines. We leave New York LaGuardia Airport on Friday, March 3rd which happens to be my special day at 7:30AM Eastern Time, we have an 2 hours & 11 minute layover in Toronto, Ontario. We're then scheduled to leave there at 11:15AM Eastern Time if we're not delayed for any reason. We're supposed to land in Calgary at 1:34PM Mountain Time if we're on time. Upon arrival, I'm renting a car from Budget Rent A Car for the weekend. I plan to meet some special people who I met on my way to Yankee Stadium a few years ago when they came to visit NYC. I'm referring to Patti & Jim Smart who happen to live in Edmonton, Alberta. They arranged to get us tickets so we can see the Rogers Place, their new downtown arena which opened up in October. By doing so, we'll be for the time being current members of Club 122 once again. Sunday night/Monday morning we leave Calgary, Alberta on a red eye flight that departs at 1:15AM Mountain Time on Delta Airlines & we're scheduled to land in Toronto at 6:58AM Eastern Time where we have a connecting flight that departs Toronto at 9:35AM & is supposed to land at 11:06AM Eastern Time at LaGuardia Airport if all goes according to plan.    
   
Friday March 3rd Red Wings at Flames 7PM Mountain Time

Saturday March 4th Red Wings at Oilers 8PM Mountain Time
                                                       
Sunday March 5th Islanders at Flames 2PM Mountain Time

If you're interested in going on this exclusive getaway royalty style just let me know so I can arrange to have you join us.

It's going to be a blast so why not come along for a "royal" ride.

Thank you for reading and following along.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

Monday, February 13, 2017

Royalty schedule w/o 2/13

Here's the game plan:

Monday February 13th Grizzlies at Nets 7:30PM

Tuesday February 14th Avalanche at Devils 7PM

Wednesday February 15th Bucks at Nets 7:30PM 

Thursday February 16th Senators at Devils 7PM

Sunday February 19th Devils at Islanders 6PM                                                            
                                                 
Check back to see how it played out.

Hope all my readers and followers have a great week.  

As always, if you need assistance don't hesitate to ask.

If you like to tweet you can follow me on Twitter too. @royaltytoursusa

Furthermore, we can hook up on Facebook and/or Four Square as well.

With all the ways to communicate these days, we should always be in touch.

Remember team work makes the dream work.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

Monday, February 6, 2017

Royalty schedule w/o 2/6

Here's the game plan:

Monday February 6th Maple Leafs at Islanders 7PM

Wednesday February 8th Wizards at Nets 7:30PM 

Friday February 10th Heat at Nets 7:30PM

Saturday February 11th Sharks at Flyers 1PM

                                        Towson Tigers at Drexel Dragons 4PM

                                        Heat at 76ers 7:30PM

Sunday February 12th Sharks at Devils 12:30PM

                                      Avalanche at Islanders 6PM                           
                                                 
Check back to see how it turned out.

Hope all my readers and followers have a great week.  

As always, if you need assistance don't hesitate to ask.

If you like to tweet you can follow me on Twitter too. @royaltytoursusa

Furthermore, we can hook up on Facebook and/or Four Square as well.

With all the ways to communicate these days, we should always be in touch.

Remember team work makes the dream work.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

Monday, January 30, 2017

Royalty schedule w/o 1/30

Here's the game plan:

Tuesday January 31st Capitals at Islanders 7PM

Wednesday February 1st Knicks at Nets 7:30PM 

Thursday February 2nd Robert Morris Colonials at LIU Blackbirds 7PM

Friday February 3rd Pacers at Nets 7:30PM

Saturday February 4th Robert Morris Colonials at St. Francis (NY) Terriers 4PM

                                       Hurricanes at Islanders 7PM

Sunday February 5th Raptors at Nets 12 Noon                           
                                                 
Check back to see how it played out.

Hope all my readers and followers have a great week.  

As always, if you need assistance don't hesitate to ask.

If you like to tweet you can follow me on Twitter too. @royaltytoursusa

Furthermore, we can hook up on Facebook and/or Four Square as well.

With all the ways to communicate these days, we should always be in touch.

Remember team work makes the dream work.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

Monday, January 23, 2017

Royalty schedule w/o 1/23

Here's the game plan:

Monday January 23rd Spurs at Nets 7:30PM

Tuesday January 24th Blue Jackets at Islanders 7PM  

Wednesday January 25th Heat at Nets 7:30PM

Thursday January 26th Canadiens at Islanders 7PM

Saturday January 28th Elon Phoenix at Hofstra Pride 4PM  

Sunday January 29th St. Peter's Peacocks at Iona Gaels 4PM                        
                                                 
Check back to see how it turned out.

Hope all my readers and followers have a great week.  

As always, if you need assistance don't hesitate to ask.

If you like to tweet you can follow me on Twitter too. @royaltytoursusa

Furthermore, we can hook up on Facebook and/or Four Square as well.

With all the ways to communicate these days, we should always be in touch.

Remember team work makes the dream work.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

Friday, January 13, 2017

Royalty schedule w/o 1/16

Here's the game plan:

Monday January 16th DePaul Blue Demons at St. John's Red Storm 4:30PM

Tuesday January 17th Raptors at Nets 7:30PM  

Thursday January 19th Stars at Islanders 7PM

Friday January 20th Canadiens at Devils 7:30PM

Saturday January 21st Kings at Islanders 7PM  

Sunday January 22nd Flyers at Islanders 6PM                                           
                                                 
Check back to see how it played out.

Hope all my readers and followers have a great week.  

As always, if you need assistance don't hesitate to ask.

If you like to tweet you can follow me on Twitter too. @royaltytoursusa

Furthermore, we can hook up on Facebook and/or Four Square as well.

With all the ways to communicate these days, we should always be in touch.

Remember team work makes the dream work.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

Thursday, January 12, 2017

2017 MLS Schedule

To all my readers and followers,

The 2017 MLS schedule has been released:

Please see the link below for all the details:

http://www.mlssoccer.com/schedule/2017/announcement


If you need any assistance don't hesitate to ask or consult me that's why this blog is here.

If I can make a difference in your life I will, all I ask for is a fair opportunity to do so.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman

Monday, January 9, 2017

Royalty schedule w/o 1/9

Here's the game plan:

Tuesday January 10th Hawks at Nets 7:30PM

Wednesday January 11th Panthers at Islanders 7PM  

Thursday January 12th Pelicans at Nets 7:30PM

Friday January 13th Rider Broncs at Manhattan Jaspers 9PM

Saturday January 14th St. Francis (NY) Terriers at LIU Blackbirds 3PM  

Sunday January 15th Rockets at Nets 6PM                                           
                                                 
Check back to see how it turned out.

Hope all my readers and followers have a great week. Happy New Year to you & yours. 

Just so know I'm in the process of moving so my time of enjoying myself in my spare time will be more limited for the time being hence the lighter schedule which will continue in the beginning of 2017. 

As always, if you need assistance don't hesitate to ask.

If you like to tweet you can follow me on Twitter too. @royaltytoursusa

Furthermore, we can hook up on Facebook and/or Four Square as well.

With all the ways to communicate these days, we should always be in touch.

Remember team work makes the dream work.

Yours truly,

Gary Herman