Tuesday, June 30, 2009

more hoops haikus

midweek again, guys
set your clocks for early morn
and grab your hoops gear.

show up ten minutes
before six in the morning.
leave your cars out front.

stretch out and warm up,
gather around the circle
for a quick prayer time.

play until you drop.
oh, and let me know if you
will be there friday.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

short and long futures

gents, tomorrow morning is hoops as normal. we will be using the basketballs we've always used because we are used to them, and they are still there. i know that familiarity will make coming back easier.

also, i have a confirm that the gym should be free on friday morning. but i want to know who all plans to show up (or if i should just sleep in on my day off). let me know.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


it felt like hitting the jackpot on wednesday with all those guys
there. i've thrown nickels and dimes in the slots when passing
through the casinos in the hotels in vegas, but i've never won
anything. seeing all you there on wednesday makes me want to hop a
plane back out west for encounters with some one arm bandits.

we do this basketball thing on friday morning as well. ya'll come
back now, ya hear?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

lost boys

the 4-on-3 is hard on the team with 4. i mean, the team with 3 is
playing harder and will naturally have an edge. the team with 4 feels
the heaviness of the lopsidedness and misses shots. they can't seem
to feel balanced. they might walk away winning, but they really feel
like they've lost because they missed out on some real playing.

having an equal number will make this team of more feel like winners.
come do them a favor and play some basketball. their poor self esteem
could be the guilt you feel in your soul.

encouragement starts at 5:55a.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

need men!

hello. we're gonna need some men to show up tomorrow to fill in our
gaps. a few of our regulars have expressed their intent to be away
tomorrow (and this week), so we're reactivating you guys.

0555 hours. see you then.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

let the good time roll

we roll with the good times. sometimes we just roll on the ground.
we rolled with a 3-on-3 on monday. last friday was seven, monday was
six. i thought an email to remind everyone that we still meet might
be a good idea so we don't have five tomorrow.

come roll with us. it'll be good times.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

it's monday again

hope you weekend was a good one. after getting all those home
improvement projects completed, it'll be good to be back on the court
for some fun, right?

it will be a nice change of pace from the crazy weekend. see you all there!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

same drill

ok, folks! it'll be the same drill as on monday and wednesday. move a few chairs, one inflatable, blow our noses, and we're good to go.

come a little early. see you then!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

first chair

no band camp or instrument practice here, but there are indeed chairs.
the simple cross pattern we broke down and put back up on monday will
be with us all week. it's simple, easy, and after our first run on
monday our times will only improve. trent will bring his stopwatch.

come a little early to warm up and stuff. i'll see you in the morning.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

warm week...but come anyway

weather looks to be a warm week ahead. high temps preparing us for
the initial summer day coming up quickly. but don't let this
discourage you from playing some basketball. not that it should,
anyway, right? but i don't want you to even think about using this as
an excuse for skipping.

"oh, i was so hot yesterday afternoon that i don't think i can make it
to hoops in the morning!"

excuses like that get you labelled sissy and you get to wear the pink
jersey ALL week.

be a man. be there.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

maybe drew

i heard drew say last night that he was going to show up for some
basketball tomorrow. it will be one of the last/few times he'll be
able to play for a while. he's headed off to medical school to become
a doctor and treat basketball related injuries. after fifteen years
of education, he'll come back to play regularly with us and treat our
injuries. won't it be nice to have an on-site doctor for our own

before you (especially bill) get all smart and make jokes about this
topic and my fouling, keep in mind that tomorrow is all about drew.
it's about sharing the memories of hoops and stuff. i can't believe
our little andrew is all grown up and going off to college and stuff.

ok, see you then!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

summer slim

as much as i am in denial it will actually happen, we might have
started the slim attendance season which we also refer to as summer.
i could be wrong. maybe it was just a down day. certainly was odd.
don't forget how this works, though. summer means grilling and
grilling means lots of steaks and hot dogs and burgers and chips and
watermelon and all that is a threat to your beach bod.

fear not. basketball is your solution, your cure. this exercise can
keep you looking like you stepped out of the gym (perhaps literally).
you can maintain all the work you've put into building this summer's
physique. don't let that go to waste. if you are married, your wife
will be impressed with the results. if you are single like me, it
couldn't hurt in helping you snag a date. either way, this means you.

don't spend money on other gyms or fancy contraptions. grab your
shorts and shoes and show up three days a week. it's free and
effective. just remember this: the summer slim should refer to your
bod, not morning hoops attendance.