Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
So I’m at the town pool today with my 2 kids, Grace and James, having a fine old day.
Pine Lake Pool in Peekskill, N.Y., to be exact.
All of a sudden the lifeguards start telling everyone to get out of the pool…because, you know, some kid had let loose a “doody” in the water.
Before long, an announcement comes over the loudspeaker that everyone needs to stay out of the water for about 30 minutes.
I was instantly reminded of the famous “Caddyshack” scene and even mentioned it to this 17-year-old life guard guy sitting up in the chair near us.
“I’ve never seen ‘Caddyshack,'” the kids says.
Incredulous, I answered, “You’ve never seen ‘Caddyshack.’
Man, did I feel old…and sad for this kid all at the same time.
A woman about my age empathized and we eventually convinced the lifeguard to download the movie at his next opportunity.
Hopefully, he does.
Anyway, we all got back in the water and all was well.
I never did see Bill Murray pop out to “solve” the situation.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.