Tuesday, December 30, 2008

last day of hoops for 2008

you were there at the beginning, you invested your year, complete the deal by coming out tomorrow and bookend the year.  it'll be exciting.  you can't beat that.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

back to real numbers

hey, guys!  i'm hoping to find a compliment of ten dudes tomorrow morning around the circle at 5:55a.

may all my hopes and dreams come true, or more specifically, my hoops and dreams.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

after christmas hoops

dec 26:  mark, pirate dave, big daddy dave, gene
dec 29:  mark, pirate dave, jeff, big daddy dave
dec 31:  mark, pirate dave, jeff, greg silverfox, big daddy dave
jan 2:  mark, pirate dave, jeff, greg silverfox, big daddy dave

i believe donnie darkhorse is in tomorrow.  that puts us at five.  is jim skywalker coming?  what about 1 kidney bill?  trent?

who else is coming?

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

christmas eve hoops

here's the updated schedule right now:

dec 24:  mark, pirate dave, greg silverfox, big daddy dave
dec 26:  mark, pirate dave, big daddy dave
dec 29:  mark, pirate dave, jeff, big daddy dave
dec 31:  mark, pirate dave, jeff, greg silverfox, big daddy dave
jan 2:  mark, pirate dave, jeff, greg silverfox, big daddy dave

i think dennis "d-assassin" knisely said he would be here tomorrow, dec 24.  someone also said gene might show tomorrow morning.

anyone else gonna be there?

Sunday, December 21, 2008

holiday hoops (schedule)

time to fess up what the schedules are. i plan on playing all regular days both weeks. but i want to know how many are going to come to know if i could/should sleep in any days. so, we have six days of sked to voice in on.

dec 22: me
dec 24: me
dec 26: me
dec 29: me
dec 31: me
jan 2: me

times will remain at 5:55a. give me your skeds! if i can't get at least 8 guaranteed each day, we forfeit that day. i will republish the list as i get submissions.

see you all tomorrow morning!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


mark was probably still in recovery from monday. perhaps we'll see him on friday.

and speaking of returns, where has the trent been? hopefully he'll be back on friday also.

have a good recovery thursday. see you guys on friday morning!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

a new victim

it was time for initiations on monday.  mark (the other mark) received more than his fair share of blows.  and the amazing thing about it was that i was not the contributor to his beatings.  for the first time in a long time (maybe ever), i didn't hurt him in any way.  he got jeffed, billed, 1 kidney billed, and maybe even bogied.  not marked.

perhaps it was because his name is already mark that i didn't inflict.  perhaps there's some corollary about a mark can't mark another mark, or two marks cancel each other out.  perhaps i've changed, i'm not longer the marker, and others have taken up that slack.  after being monday's whipping boy, let's hope he returns tomorrow.  i'll be there.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

grab your chains

there might be snow, so gird your tires with metal and use your mad driving skillz to slide over to the gym so you can do some ice donuts in the parking not--no, play hoops!  (you can do the ice donuts after the games.)

come early, play more!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

free shipping

ok, i really could find something that went with this title, but we are still playing hoops on wednesday! i'll be there! exclamation point!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

early again

how about those four games of hoops on friday?  come early, more play time, more fun.

see you then.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

holiday hoops

the season is in full swing complete with decorations and music...and hoops! what better gift can you give your teammates than a win. choose from a well-placed pass, a successful three-point shot, or some awesome move guaranteed to get you a nickname like "skywalker" or "the plumber." you can't go wrong!


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

just plain hoops

come tomorrow for just plain hoops.  no set up afterwards.  no assembly required.  no purchase necessary.  must be accompanied by adult if under 18.  views expressed are not necessarily that of the management.  some restrictions apply.  see site for details.  void where prohibited by law.


Sunday, November 30, 2008

stuff on the floor

friday basketball was another well-matched morning, even if it was only for the sake of the workout.  and thanks for the help setting things up again.  that went well.

tomorrow is another tear-down-set-up day.  senior luncheon midday tomorrow.  but look at the bright side:  last senior luncheon of the year.  we'll need to move stuff off the floor and reset it after.  show up a little early.  it usually doesn't take too long with a group of us.

and since we know the missing nigerian (aka scorekeeper) CAN make it out when prompted, make sure you ALL send some badger-mail to his inbox "encouraging" him rejoin the group.  come back, justin!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

hoop friday after all

ok, everyone.  since there's been a cry out for the hoops on friday, we'll meet.  same time, 5:55a.  so, if you've said you would be here, gotta be here.  no backing down, no last minute changes.  if you weren't at hoops on wednesday morning, i told the guys that unless it's your personal ICU moment you will be there.

now, here's the deal about the court:  because the church i closed on thursday and friday, they are setting up the gym for superchurch today (wednesday) of everything except for the chairs.  on friday, we'll need to move things out of the way to play, then we'll need to stick around and put it all back including the chairs.

that's it!  i'll see the nine of you definites on friday:  justin (+2), gene, bogie, big daddy dave, 1 kidney bill, donnie, and me.  any others are welcome!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

two days, play hard

we only play two days this week, so come and play hard monday and
wednesday. prep for thursday's festivities. it'll be big fun. come
on down!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

come back!

for all of you guys who were at basketball on wednesday, come back!  we'll be playing for all the gatorades in the cooler on friday.

also consider that what you work off now you can put back on during thanksgiving next thursday.  then you'll break even.  and while i'm talking about next week, we play monday and wednesday but not friday.

see you all tomorrow morning!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

good games with nine

we managed some good games on monday with only nine people.  (where did jeff go?)

come enjoy the warmth of the gym on a cold morning and play some basketball like you did back in college...or high school...or last month at the park...or on your xbox.  however you remember it, you can come and live it.

wednesday, 5:55a.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

anyone? bueller?

hope there were many recruitments this past weekend.  friday morning started out slow.

don't let the cold temps scare you off.  be a real man and brave the elements.


Friday, November 14, 2008

only four stand alone

so, here we are, just four of us, on a friday morning, standing at the circle alone. from ten to four. just four. four.

by the way, fog does not cancel hoops.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

thanks for ten

it was a great tuesday with 10 guys for even teams.  well, 10=BD guys =
if you count isaac.

come back to make it ten again.  it'll =
be fun.  promise.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

jeff wants numbers

jeff put the email to the group asking for a count of commitments tomorrow.  you should have the email by now, but if you are not on that list you can join up the mailing list (see the link on the right) and vote!  vote now!  vote today!  this vote will count!

see the rest of you guys tomorrow morning at 5:55a.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

like the leaves

our numbers fell on friday...like the leaves are falling right now.  we only had six.

where were you guys?  did you guys make trees and leave...like they are right now?

come tomorrow and redeem yourselves.  show  your true colors...like the leaves are during this time.

we'll be trying to rake as many guys together for two teams...like the leaves in your front yard.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

power struggle

on wednesday, there these two teams who fought and ran and battled for the most points.  the games were marked with calculated defensive tactics, fast power moves, and cheap shots.  in the end, we all crawled back to our cars and thought things went rather well.

we'll be doing this again tomorrow morning.  the fun starts at 5:55a.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

post-election hoops

did your guy win?  come and celebrate by launching a round ball through a round hoop for a round of great fun.

did your guy lose?  take it on the others by playing some aggressive defense.

either way, you should come.  5:55a.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

friday costumes

hoops was a lot of fun today.  much running and action and stuff.  and it was a nice surprise to see bryce back in the house.

friday is halloween and in the spirit of the day, dressing up is encouraged.  but in our case, i think we should dress up as another morning hoops player.  i'm coming as pirate dave.  you guys have a couple of days to get your stuff together.

see you friday, 555.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

cold weather, warm gym

come in out of cold into the warm gym and play some basketball.  nothing helps fight the coldness away than running back and forth on a full court throwing a ball at a hoop and beating your opponents down.  oh, wait.  i guess not that last thing.

still, come play games on wednesday morning.  5:55a.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

more to come

as jeff pointed out in the email, there is a need for more people to play on friday. free ticket to play! come and have a good time!

ps: i deem trent to cover my rep for "marking" the n00bs.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

cool wednesday

don't let the cold air keep you from getting up for basketball.  don't be frightened by the temperatures being lower than you have been experiencing.  and don't let wednesday scare you away from the thrill of round ball.  fear is a path to the dark side.

monday's seven could be wednesday's eight.  all we needed was one more.  we'll find out who our extra is tomorrow at 555.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

need for speed

ever have the need to just work out hard? or the need to run yourself out? or the need to just play some hoops?

yeah, me too. how about monday? 5:55a.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

well fought

the battles on wednesday were much fun.  plenty of sweating...even starting to rival the famous pirate dave's reputation for that sort of thing.

we battle again tomorrow for glory and prestige and sweat.  bring it on at 5:55a.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


in a world where ten guys show up for basketball on a wednesday morning, only five will walk away having conquered the other half. only five will persevere and hold off a power equal to their own strength. only five will drink their morning coffee confident their efforts were not in vain. but all ten will have sweated as much as only ten guys can...plus pirate dave.

come be one of ten.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

reminder: no hoops friday!

howdy, men!

we had a great tres-a-tres round up this morning. bogie showed off his
stuffz. enjoy the friday off. scheduled gym use plus men's retreat gives
us a break until monday, when it's back to normal! plan for it.

oh, and for those who were staying away because of the borked backboard on
one goal, it's been fixed.

backboard fix

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

like there's no day after tomorrow

hello, fellow hoopsters!

tomorrow is midweek play, but it's also our final day play of this week.  friday is an out day for us, so tomorrow we're gonna play like there's no day after tomorrow...because there won't be.  bring yourselves, your cans of red bull, and maybe a pal (since a couple of "not heres" were heard on monday).

we're looking for eight men, ideally ten, to come for some extreme games.  afterall, we're playing for two days, right?

Sunday, October 5, 2008

two days of hoops

hey, crew!

we only get two days of basketball this week.  health fair on friday is going to seize the gym from us for a set up.  so, come play your hearts out monday and wednesday, enough to make up for the missing friday.

oh, and monday is a luncheon set up day.  come a little early!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

friday is a go

i hope everyone enjoyed the sleep-in wednesday morning today.  if your body is like mine, it'll definitely need the exercise on friday.  i'm packing the red bull in preparation for that event, which is not unlike every other morning i play basketball.

as long as i don't get called, doors will be open probably by 5:45a.  come get some warm up time in, stretch out, and get a good parking place.  we'll play like it's 1999!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

not enough for wednesday

it's over the 24 hour mark since my query and my response wasn't very strong for attendance tomorrow.  how about we sleep in tomorrow and regroup on friday?

besides, the other key holders aren't going be there tomorrow morning to open in the event that i get called in the middle of the night for work.  there will be coverage on friday.

i'll see you all bright and early on friday!

Monday, September 29, 2008

another count

today's number of seven left a little us feeling a little unbalanced.  two or the normals were out and two more of the regs said they won't be there on wednesday.  and with me on call this week, my normal open the gym backups are among those missing.

which brings me to need to get a show of replies of those who plan to show on wednesday.  so, twenty-four hours from now, i'll send out/post the verdict.  you have that long to respond.  synchronize your watches.


Thursday, September 25, 2008

wp sportscenter

...and in basketball this week, good team match ups on wednesday.  a four-on-four face-off in furious frenzies as a lot of juggling of the round ball occurred.  fast breaks, long passes, interceptions, back and forth all morning.  nothing works off last night's spicy noodles like games such as this.  it's amazing we are still able to go to work afterwards.

tomorrow should prove to be the ending to an amazing week.  pitting another four against four for all the meatballs in the spaghetti, all the marsh mellows in the lucky charms.  which team will emerge champion and who will walk away the goat.  that's what this is all about.  you can't get this anywhere else, people.  anywhere, except march madness.

see you then (555)!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

weekly highlights (so far)

it was a rousing day of hoops on monday.  we had a good number of eight (eight is enough for full court) and played our little muscles out.  even though my team lost all three games, it was a still some good exercise.  the fighting was long, the plays spectacular in a harlem globetrotter kind of way, and water from the drinking fountain was very appreciated after all was said and done.

hoping for another eight on wednesday to keep the execise program alive and my muscles dead.  by the way, in an effort of planning ahead, can someone consider bringing a hammer on friday to silence trent's phone so he can focus on the very important games of basketball.

see you all at 5:55a to keep living the dream!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

pirate dave's day

ahoy, mates!  it's talk like a pirate day tomorrow.  grab your eye patch and come walk the full-court plank.

we had seven on wednesday with two confirmed outs for tomorrow.  we have a good crew coming tomorrow?

i'll be one-eyed seeing you then.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

even more exercise

if you missed out on monday, we played some hoopsercise.  good workout.

we play tomorrow morning too.  i am usually there by 5:45a.  so, if you wanted to warm up your shots, come inside.

btw, friday is national talk-like-a-pirate day, which of course, is pirate dave's favorite day.  be prepared!

Sunday, September 14, 2008


what better way to get excercise than to involve yourself in an active game of hoops on monday morning. come lose those annoying pounds by playing full court games. bring the epic music in your head to energize your flabby self.

see you!

Monday, September 8, 2008

i remember

i remember hoops way back in day,
 when we had enough guys on full court to play.

it was so much fun; i loved the recreation.
 the aerobic exercise provided such an elation.

when the alarm would sound disrupting my sleep,
 it was worth the effort to jump to my feet.

i'd throw on my shorts and rush to the gym,
 down a red bull and get some practice shots in.

but there's only one echo when the hands split the face,
 the clock shows six and and there's still not a trace.

i long for those days again when all the guys would come,
 and i wonder if i should keep the plan or just stay home....

Sunday, September 7, 2008


hmm...the real question is how many are going to show up tomorrow.

we do need to get there a little early and tear down and we'll need to set up again.  (monthly senior luncheon time again.)

Friday, September 5, 2008

only four

wassup with you guys? only four of us? seriously? we even had a new guy.

between games

Thursday, September 4, 2008

new tools

thanks to bill, we now have four basketballs to warm up with in addition to the two "official" game balls we've been using.  we tried them out on wednesday and found which ones we seemed to like.  personally, i'm partial to the cantaloupe.

we play tomorrow morning, 5:55a, same bat time, same bat channel.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

wake your body up

hope the sleep-in monday was a relaxing time for you.  set your body and alarm clocks for hoops on wednesday.  we're back.


Friday, August 29, 2008

sleeping in

men, the votes are in and the consensus was not enough definites on monday to warrant the early rising.

so, enjoy your labor day by sleeping in.  or you could go find some early morning bacon.

see you all on wednesday!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

sound off!

hey, guys!  another holiday weekend is upon us, and it's time to voice your "yea" or "nay" on morning hoops.

the two questions are:

 1. coming tomorrow (friday) morning?
 2. coming monday (labor day) morning?

i need answer to both to make sure we have a number worthy of gym opening.  both days will still be 5:55a.  pass this onto your friends who are not on the mailing list and send their answers of have them sign up for the mailing list.  (instructions to sign up are here:  http://mocktech.com/hoops/mailing-list/.  it's free, non-spamming, secure, and totally opt-out-able at anytime.)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

i have a feeling...

i sense there will be probably ten on friday to play hoops.

i say, get there early.

but that's just me.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


we had ten on monday.  it was a good mix.

here's hoping for ten on wednesday.  we play at 5:55a.  just remember the triple five.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

eight monday

friday we had seven.  and as much of a workout as that was, eight would be so much better.  so, if just one more person comes tomorrow and the same seven on friday, we'll be good.

so, who's it gonna be?

Thursday, August 14, 2008

early birds

you guys were a bunch of early birds on wednesday.  too bad our games took forever to play.  (iknow, that means well-matched teams.)

i spoke with bogey on wednesday night, and we both agreed that our performance needed much improvement.  now that noisy dog is no longer a problem, i plan to bring my well-rested self to the court tomorrow and improve.  (i can't speak for bogey.)


Tuesday, August 12, 2008

draft pick wednesday

nba scouts picking the fresh blood for their teams is tomorrow.  come out to show your stuff and get a cushy basketball job running a court and playing games for big money.  show up at 5:55a to get a chance to shake hands and put your own good words in.

who knows?  you could be the next shaq or mike j.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

come back

don't let the weekend keep you from playing monday hoops. come back for the first week of school...or being skool'd by the rest of your pals.


Thursday, August 7, 2008

friday morning hoopage

greeting, fellow hooper!

friday hoops is on for tomorrow.  but come a little early to help tear down some of the set up from wednesday.  good news is that we won't need to set it back up afterwards, so we can play for the long haul.

i'll see you guys then!  (5:50a)

Monday, August 4, 2008

no man left behind

well, it was indeed good to have justin back.  we had score.  thanks, justin.

now, the last man on the out (regularly) is d-assassin, who i know is on the mend.  if you need some red bull to help that process, just let me know.

and special recognition should go out to high cho factor we've seen the last two times we've played.  good playing, mc.

make certain to give drew a hard time for being all absent and stuff.  we're missing him too.  (did jim skywalker come last wednesady?)

come wednesday!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

missing nigerian: found!

well, guys, we can no longer delay games to count up the score.  word is the missing nigerian is coming back tomorow morning.

come a little early and hang a little after:  it's another tear down/set up monday.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

august one

friday is a new month.  playing morning hoops kicks off august in a very positive way.

despite barking dogs, i'm going to do my best to be there.

i'll be seeing you.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

good start

we had a good start to this week's hoops.  the return of trent, the re-emergence of greg the jedi, and paul the new guy spiced things up a bit.  (paul brought some game.)

we are totally on for tomorrow.  be there!

Sunday, July 27, 2008


i think we'll be back to normal numbers tomorrow.  when it rains, it pours, eh?

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

pulled off ten

we pulled off ten people this morning, including the cho.  as the rumor suggested, the bryce returned with a vengeance...although we were not all sure who he was venge-ing.  and it remains true that, despite as many as we had, scoreKEEPING is the missing nigerian's "x-men" power. (mine would have to be fouling.)

justin, where are you?!

Monday, July 21, 2008

back in the game

we packed in about four good games of four on four this morning, starting out as four on three until the expected arrival of the cho.

word from behind the scenes sources indicate the return of bryce on wednesday. nothing has been said of dennis "d-assassin" knisely. and no matter what, the missing nigerian's scorekeeping powers still leave an unfillable void.

i can't wait to see who shows up midweek.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

july 4th sleep in

after probing and polling and basing the attendance on how we've been doing, july 4th has been deemed a sleep in day.  so, don't set the alarm.  stop by kroger and buy the bacon on thursday evening for the big breakfast on friday morning.  and we'll see you guys on monday.

oh, monday is senior luncheon setup day.  don't forget to gauge the time.

Monday, June 30, 2008

low week?

there were 3-on-3 this morning in hoops.  are there many people on holiday this wee due to the fourth of july?

i plan on being there on wednesday, so if those same three show, i'll make number seven.  all we'll need is one more for a good round of 4-on-4.

also, how many are going to be playing on friday morning?  sound off "yea" or "nay" so that we can publish whether or not any of use should set our alarms.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

june final

this is the final time in june we'll be able to play this year.  it's all flying by quickly.  make this a memorable morning by playing some hoops with your buddies.


Thursday, June 26, 2008

best hour ever

come meet us around the circle at 5:55 in the morning for the best hour ever.  it'll be packed with exciting passes, thrilling shots, amazing displays of plays, famous people!  some guys only long for opportunities like these.  we get to live them.  sixty minutes will never fly by as fast.  come and say that you were there!


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

last minute save

monday's numbers experienced a last minute save as the final 10 showed up during the prayer circle. don't miss out on wednesday's hoops. hang tough. be a part of one team.


Sunday, June 22, 2008


i'm back to full-on recruitment for morning hoops as we had only three (actually four) show up on friday morning. mc came after the rest of us packed it up and headed to waffle house for smothered goodness. (ok, not waffle house, but gene and i discussed it.)

we start at 5:55a. if you canNOT make it, please me know. thanks.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

one or two

we had only nine on wednesday which can be fun, but ten would definitely be better.  and after dennis friday-threatening injury, we might need a couple extra.

i'll be there at 5:55a to see who shows.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

old, new, and missing

new:  brandon
old:  sonny and mc
missing:  the nigerian

it's been at least two years since sonny's played.  don't let him fool you, though.  he kept his game up-to-date as a "player for hire" in the underground basketball leagues.  it's pretty intense.

how many of us really think our math skillz have improved since the missing nigerian has been out.  for the record, he can still keep score with a broken arm, which should be all better by now.

see you all tomorrow morning!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

free range hoops

i haven't seen the gym post-vbs, but i assume we are back to our normal routine. (if you know more about this, let me know.)

i plan to see you there at 5:55a.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

in case you were wondering...

....the answer is, "yes."  we are playing in the morning.

remember, come early!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

word problems

if a train leave chicago headed west going 40 miles per hour and a yugo leaves santa fe, new mexico traveling east at 55 miles per hour (max speed), how many dude will show up for wendesday hoops by 5:50a?  (more than monday?)

Sunday, June 8, 2008


don't forget about fun morning hoops tomorrow.

and don't forget about the little bit earlier time of 5:50a.

even if there is no moving stuff around, you'll get some good warm up time in.

Friday, June 6, 2008

gym update during vbs

according to bill, he found out that the gym should be available next week to play.  there might be some things left out which we would have to move and remove back in place before we left.  how much that might be is unknown.  (if it ends up being too much, but we won't know that until we get there.)

with that in mind, let's try to move the time up a bit earlier.  the 5:55a time for vbs week will be 5:50a unless you need stretch time and warm up time.  recalculate accordingly to your specifications.  remember:  the more we have, the less time it takes.  (of course, we could get lucky and have no problems.)

i'll see you guys then!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

bring your red bulls

tomorrow is the weekend kick off.  basketball is how we roll.  so, pack your red bulls in the car tonight and set your alarms so that you can arrive by 5:55.

(did anyone find out about the gym and vbs for next week?)

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

it's all fun and games...

....until pirate dave tries to recruit others into the pirate's life.

now that we've fulfilled our senior lunch setup for this month, we can resume our regularly scheduled schedule at start this noise at 5:55a tomorrow morning.

see you guys then (and i mean that with both eyes)!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

special monday

tomorrow morning is the one monday morning a month when we have to set up after.  there's also a possibility we'll have to move a few items around to play.  that being the case, come as early as you can.

see you then!

Thursday, May 29, 2008


if you missed wednesday, let me tell you how it all went down:

dark team kicked the white team to the curb on four separate occasions.  no matter how hard they played, they were tired and suffered greatly.  then after four games, they hurriedly rushed from the building claiming fatigue.  their tails were tucked between their legs.  thank goodness we ran out of time otherwise it would be a five-game-shame.

billg was the first one out of the gym too.  he was almost running if it weren't for his tired body.  won't it be great when he's finally back in shape?

whoever is left, tomorrow morning at 5:55a.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

short week hoops

despite it being a short work week (for most), we still are having the full number of hoops days.  tomorrow is number two in this set of seven.

i'll see you all there at triple nickels!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

memorial hoops

we are playing hoops tomorrow morning. chosen time is same as normal week times, 5:55a.

see you guys then!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

indiana jones and the last fast break

on a related note, are we going to have a strong interest in waking up on monday morning to play?  sound off yea or nay.  if we don't have the numbers, i'm not setting my alarm.  i need to know.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

...and the temple of hoops

no archiologist with a last name of jones has anything on our game.  the adventure continues tomorrow.

oh, and i think it might be appropriate to officially change uncle dave's designation to "big daddy dave" since he is a re-daddy as of last friday.  congrats, big daddy.

remember the number:  555.  see you then.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

raiders of the lost hoops

every game is an adventure.  bring yourself tomorrow morning and get your monday adventure.

(no bullwhip required.)

Thursday, May 15, 2008


how many of you guys would like to see bill at hoops tomorrow?

we shall see.


Tuesday, May 13, 2008

hoops is fun

you can't deny it. it's why you keep coming back. hey, i feel it too. that's why i'll be there. 5:55a.

Sunday, May 11, 2008


this notice is to inform you that you have been reactivated for official basketball duty tomorrow morning, may 12. report to west park baptist gym at 5:55a for assignment.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

uh, yes

in case you were wondering if there would be hoops despite the rain.

5:55a. five fifty-five. oh-five hundred fifty-five hours. 0555.  triple fives.  we start.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

living the dream

i know you all have the same dream as me:  waking up early to get to an uncrowded gym to play some uninterrupted basketball with a bunch of guys who are your friends yet play just as hard as you do to give you at the very least the exercise and challenge you crave as a guy.

and just think:  we get to do that three times a week.

come live the dream tomorrow morning!

(ps: thanks for the help setting up on monday.  what took you guys five minutes took me 35 minutes the night before.  we've bought ourselves another month.)

Sunday, May 4, 2008

save some time

tomorrow is hoops. come early so we can set up quickly at the end. it's the first monday again.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

bring it on

drew-lew (aka andrew lewis) was always ready to throw down the taunt of "bring it on" back when he played with us.  it's time to bring that attitude to tomorrow's games.  i say bring it on!  but you gotta show up first.  when you show, THEN you can bring it.

court opens tomorrow at 5:45p tomorrow, maybe earlier.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

be all that you can be

come be all that you can be tomorrow morning...or be the rest of what you were from monday.  dedicated playahs come at 5:55a.  real men show up at 5:45a (or earlier).

Sunday, April 27, 2008


people have said we are crazy for getting up as early as we do to play basketball.  we do it because we love the game and need the excercise.

team work, challenges, bold moves.  you might be strong.  we make you hoops strong.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

game on

bring a bag of quarters, men, because it's game on tomorrow.

two exciting days of basketball bravery are behind us now.

the final day awaits.


a day for round ball glory.

a day when some will walk away with more points then others, but all will walk away winners.

a day when we know the week has been a good one, no matter what.

you inspired yet?

come anyway!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

more battles!

monday's games were definitely the fights for the wins.  to my white shirted homies, it was a pleasure to battle with you guys.  i am hoping for equal if not even more epic battling tomorrow morning.  come ready!

sorry, this should have gone out earlier!

Sunday, April 20, 2008


seems we have been experiencing a lack of people at hoops lately. this is the call to arms, a call to round ball! we play tomorrow at 6a.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

fridays beatings will continue...

didn't get beat enough on wednesday?  friday is your last attempt this week to get in your quota.  we offer equal opportunity beatings.

come for your beating tomorrow morning!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

the bryce is...?

what color will bryce be tomorrow?  the only way to find out is to see what mix of darks and lights we have show up, the true division of the teams.  and the final vote?  usually bryce.  bryce stays middle of the road, always getting picked last.  but that's how he prefers things.  he's a vote swayer.  he brings the balance to the force.

what color will bryce be tomorrow?  he'll wear gray.  which team he sides with is yet to be seen....

Sunday, April 13, 2008

rain or...snow?

enjoy the day off?  hope you found something to do.

despite the mention of rain and possibly snow tomorrow, we'll meet and play.  (if anyone knows the gym to be in unplayable conditions, please let us know before 10:00p tonight.)

in the morning!

Thursday, April 10, 2008


instead, here are some suggestions to do when you wake up early out of habit:

  1. go to cracker barrel and get the old timer's breakfast (before the senior citizens fill up the parking lot)

  2. go to waffle house and enjoy something smothered and covered

  3. watch the sun rise (unless it's raining)

  4. watch the rain fall (unless it's clear)

  5. hit wal-mart when no one else is there (help stock shelves for fun)

  6. rearrange the living room furniture before your wife gets up (surprise her!)

  7. catch up on "lost" (if you are behind like me)

  8. call a friend on the other side of the world (they're up too)

  9. go for a run/jog (yeah, right!)

  10. come to the gym and sit out in the car and listen to the morning radio show until 6:10a then go try one of the above ideas (two for the price of one)

see you monday!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

last day of hoops (this week)

tomorrow we meet again to do our little dance, to play our little game, to fight for victory, for survival, for freedom!  they will never take our freedom!  but they will take our friday.  gym isn't available on friday.  but tomorrow...tomorrow is day we give it our all.

i will be there, ready for you.  you can get a piece of me at 5:55a.  i'll be wearing red.  you should be scared.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

two shots

we have only two days this week to get in hoops exercise: monday and wednesday. friday, the gym is going to be set up for a banquet. you get a day off. enjoy the first two while you can.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

wednesday plus two

wednesday was some good 3-on-3 basketball.  we saw bogey for the first time in years (just weeks)!  there were a lot amazing plays.

if you want to be a part of amazing plays (and see bogey), come play basketball tomorrow morning.  we need who we had on wednesday plus two more.

see you then!

ps: wherez the missing nigerian?

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

need as many

we'll need as many as we can get tomorrow morning.  i waited too long to send this out, but i am hoping for the best.

see you in the morning, ready, just like this:  http://youtube.com/watch?v=eBGIQ7ZuuiU

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

friday is on

feedback results are in, and the games are on for friday hoops.

i'll be there to open the place up.  feel free to come and get your game on.

Monday, March 24, 2008

march madness is almost over

how many did we have today?  good numbers?

i am planning on coming back on wednesday, same bat time.  hopefully, hamstring will be okay.  speaking of injuries, anyone know how uncle dave is doing?

and speaking of march madness, tennessee squares off against louisville this thursday night near 10p.  10p?!  it should be an awesome game.  so my next question, i'm sure we'll all probably be watching it.  do we want to plan to meet on friday morning?  will we have enough awake to play?  think about it and sound off.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

post-easter hoops

did you eat the bunny? don't worry. you can work it off tomorrow. people will be there, right? better be.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

good hoops

good friday is a good day to resume some hoop playing.  bring your hoop-playin' self over to the gym in the morning and recapture all the hoop action you missed on wish-we-played-hoops wednesday.

i'll see you there.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

UPDATE: no hoops tomorrow (wed)

late afternoon message was sent to me letting me know the gym is occupied by inflatables and won't be cleared until sometime tomorrow. we won't be able to play. our contact on the inside got this message late and passed it on as soon as she got it.

we'll have to hold the spring break madness in until friday!

spring break madness

will we have a good collection of uninjured players tomorrow?  hope so.  i'm planning on being there, although i don't know if i'll be back to full power.  worst case scenario is that i get to be waterboy.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

get mad

monday madness continues tomorrow morning.  come and get mad!

Friday, March 14, 2008

back in the game

we played some good five-on-five this morning.  two long games and one short.  i'm telling you, missing just one day really screws up my body's effectiveness the rest of the week.

and for those who missed this morning, you should watch this:  http://youtube.com/watch?v=eBGIQ7ZuuiU.

see you all monday!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

marty saves the day

on wednesday, similar glitches as experienced monday denied us again. but thanks to dennis (d-assassin) for sending over marty's phone number, a call to marty-man produced a visit from the man who performed technomagic on cards belonging to jeff an me.

thanks to marty for the early morning fix. hoops were back in action wednesday morn and the madness continues tomorrow.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

start the madness

it's march and the madness has begun. if you were there on friday, it was very madness. but that's not the madness i'm talking about. i'm talking about our normal madness.

come be mad on monday morning!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

free beatings

i don't know how tired everyone was on wednesday, but greg and i were talking about the strenuous work out two games of man-to-man defense provided.  even though we were both happy for that workout, we agreed it was nice to switch to zone the last game for a rest.

mvp was uncle dave, who was playin' the game like pirate dave:  inside and outside shots dropping like they were hot, pwning the boards, and driving like a professional on a closed course.  it would seem the tables have turned on all who might have inflicted him pain before.

if you would like to get smacked around by uncle dave, come early tomorrow for the beating!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

free range hoops

thanks to all who helped set up on monday.  that went very quickly.  and special points to greg who helped stack all those chairs beforehand.

our monthly monday set up is out of the way for march.  this means free hoops on the range for another thirty days.  come on wednesday and play on an open, cleanly swept court. 
come early for the good parking spaces!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

hoops plus

tomorrow is the monday hoops as normal but in addition is the senior luncheon.  we'll need to set up after our game time.  come early.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

sure would be nice...

it sure would be nice to have at least ten people with evenly matched colors for teams on friday.  don't you guys think?  maybe?  i think so.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

how we all got our groove back

is it safe to say we were all out of sync with normal playing abilities on monday?  i know i could have used something to help, although i don't have a clue what it would have been.

good news is that tomorrow we get a new shot at it.  i'm planning on playing better.  we'll find out if we're gonna get it all together in the morning.

ps:  where's dennis?

Sunday, February 24, 2008

post-weekend trama

in order to help you guys deal with your bouts of post-weekend trama (pwt), we'll be playing some round ball on the inside courts tomorrow morning. come a bit early!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

american gladiators

has anyone seen the new american gladiators?  it's pretty fun to watch.  kinda intense.  wouldn't it be fun to up against one of those guys?

if you answered "yes" to the question above, come play some hoops tomorrow with us.  our version won't plunge you into a pool of water...unless pirate dave sets a pick on you.

tomorrow is go!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

mixed groups

it would seem that all the big guys ended up on the same team on monday.  that was due to strategic (?) planning of non-black shirts by those guys.  the way i imagine it is that uncle dave was tired of guarding pirate dave, and blake wanted a break too.  they called each other and plotted to wear non-dark shirts hoping the chips would fall in their favor.  as a result, it worked.  all on the same team.  that left me and d-assassin guarding down low...with occassional help from the gene.  ("not ever team has the basketball gene.")

i really don't know what to tell you.  maybe several should bring an alternate colored shirt to be ready to switch, you know, like the gene does.  i dunno.  i don't have a good solution for this.  all i know is that now that i've mentioned it, everyone will show up in white except me.  more ugly odds.

i'll see you all in the morning in all your random colors.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

let the good time roll

the five-on-five friday was fun games.  but monday is a new day.  there is no reason to stop a good thing.

so, tomorrow, let the good times roll!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

hoops vs. valentine's day

will anyone be coming to hoops tomorrow?  or has valentine's day skewed your normal week morning plans?

i'll be there tomorrow waiting to see who shows up.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

medical update

our two injured both returned on monday after the sabatical to give their backs a rest.  and hopefully we'll see them back the rest of this week--trent won't be back until friday.  that leaves billy g, who found himself sufficiently recovering from his bionic knee replacement but now injuring his back last friday.  bets are on whether or not we'll see him on friday.  five bucks?  anyone?

and on another positive note, bryce hasn't suffered to the extent as before as much of a beating.  at least, it hasn't seemed that way.  he might tell a different story.

i believe everyone else checks out.  come tomorrow morning to take your chances on our court.  heh, heh.

Sunday, February 10, 2008


it's a monday hoop-a-rama. i think we have been having some fun times. i don't see why tomorrow morning will be any different.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

another free-hoops friday

tomorrow is another free-hoops friday.  you get to play for free if you can get there by 6:00a.

remember:  if you come early, you have a better chance at getting a good place around the circle.  those spots go fast.

see you then!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

a vote for hoops

a vote for me is a vote for hoops!  discover the outcome tomorrow morning at 5:55a.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

february one

what better way to say "hello" to february than to get up and play some fun basketball. the weather might be a little crazy in the morning, but at least the court will be dry (unless pirate dave falls down).

we need about ten at six.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

monday do-over

i don't know about you guys, but i walked away from monday really wanting to start all over from scratch. so, i'm declaring wednesday the new monday (for this week only). we'll play like the real monday never happened and walk away happier. (this, of course, doesn't mean we'll play any additional times this week.)

who's with me? monday on wednesday morning?

Sunday, January 27, 2008

getting to bed on time

i am planning on going to bed around 10:00p tonight to get the proper amount of sleep in order to play a decent three-pack of hoops tomorrow morning.

i'll see you.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

interesting mix

we've had some interesting games in recent months. with everybody bringin' out their skillz, passes have been blocked and slapped, shots from all over have sunk to the amazement of some/most, and intercepts have flourished. now is a good time to be playing hoops with us. and so is friday. 6:00a.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

snow covered hoops

i doubt seriously that we'll have anything to worry about tomorrow morning, but we'll be there to play some hoops. there is no hotline or anything to call, so just come and we'll have enough.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

bryce = foul magnet?

i know we all get pummeled around quite a bit (and i get blamed for a lot of it, right, dave?). however, there is a new whipping boy in town: the bryceman, aka the hitman, aka the bruisee, aka human piñata, aka "thank you sir, may i have another?", aka timex.

haven't gotten a shot at bryce yet? it's probably only a matter of time. and you time could be tomorrow morning.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

ask-your-wife wednesday

"can [insert your name here] come out and play hoops tomorrow?"

Sunday, January 13, 2008


ok, i have to say that friday's games started off more intense than i'd seen in a while. a lot of running, moving, jumping, passing, shooting, more running, jumping (mainly jim skywalker), and more running. in-tense!

i suppose that's a-ok. we are there for the exercise, right? guaranteed.

i look forward to tomorrow morning.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

more haikus for yous

bryce came on monday,
and he took a real beating.
will he play friday?

bill tested his knee.
he might have overdone it
since he skipped wednesday.

jim skywalker jumps
deflecting all the passes...
so does drew, "the hand"!

the games are intense!
we are getting a work out.
(me more with red bull.)

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

basketball haiku

we play tomorrow,
lights versus darks on the court.
don't forget your game!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

senior lunch set up

to answer your questions, yes and yes.

the questions you ask? what is "are we playing tomorrow?" and "do we need to hang a little after and help set up for the senior luncheon?"

as always, it goes fast with a bunch of hands. see you then!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

cold court

just be glad we play inside. tommorrow morning. 5:59a. yes, it's a minute earlier.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

starting out the 2008

happy new year! happy new hoops!