Thursday, December 29, 2011
goodbye 2011 hoops
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
the end is near
Sunday, December 25, 2011
can't wait to see you again
Thursday, December 22, 2011
the stores won't be open until 9:00a anyway, so you might as well show up at 6:00a to play. that is, unless you do your christmas shopping at walgreen's in which case you could get a good start now and be done just in time for hoops. no matter what, i'll see you tomorrow.
AND i'll see a certain eight of you on monday. maybe more. but definitely eight.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
deck the hoops
we had considered not playing on monday, december 26, but a few asked about it. i had received quite a few nays early on, so if you CAN make it this coming monday, let me know BY tomorrow evening. if i don't hear a solid eight say yes, we won't try. and remember: a yes means you are committing to that monday, not a "probably so" vote.
reply to the email thread. if you are not signed up for the email thread, follow the instructions under the "mailing list" tab at the top first, then cast your vote.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
back on the schedule!
if you know you will not be around during the next couple of weeks, send email to the hoops mailing list (or to me directly) so i know if we will have enough to play over the christmas break. i want to plan ahead as much as i can so some of these guys (including me) won't have to get up early if no one else is going to show. that would be your christmas gift to me! thanks in advance!
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
then there were three
tomorrow. and i've fixed my alarm clock issue. i'll be there on time tomorrow. ready to run.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
we are down to the final four days left for hoops this year. how many of you are hoping for a new pair of basketball sneaks? maybe something in red like jeff's? if you do get a new pair, you'll have to wait till january 2012 to show them off. december 19 is our last day this year.
see you monday!
Thursday, December 8, 2011
five days left
we are down to five days of play left. advantage is up for the taking. i know you're with me because you've brought the numbers. let's finish strong.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
come get your hoops on before we have to break for christmas! i'll see you guys in the morning.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
tis the season
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
after one week of no running or any real aerobics, my body was very surprised about monday morning. in fact, it remained surprised most of the day. but now that it's over the initial shock, wednesday should go much better.
we'll play tomorrow despite any crazy weather.
ps: bonus pic of jeff's new shoes to match the new floor paint job.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
bring it in
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
more time off
Sunday, November 20, 2011
one day only
this week, it's tomorrow or nothing! monday is our only day to play, so if you miss it then you'll have to wait a week before you'll see us again. i'll see you guys in the morning.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
byob (just in case)
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
remember that the days are sparse this week and next. then we'll have about three weeks normal three-days schedule before taking off the second half of december. (see the google calendar on the right to sync up your agenda.)
Sunday, November 13, 2011
still not ready
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
last day this week
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
we'll try this
ok, i'll be there in the morning. whoever shows, we'll play.
friday and future dates
if you haven't been seeing the email messages about the schedule, then check the google calendar for the days we'll be playing and not playing. the calendar is viewable at this link: https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=wphoops%40gmail.com&ctz=America/New_York
if you have a google account, you can add the calendar to your calendar list. if you don't know how to do that, follow the instructions from google on this page: http://www.google.com/support/calendar/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=37099&topic=1672445
next friday is out. then there are a few days in november and almost half of december fitting into the no-play zone.
i need to get a vote on who will be there tomorrow. i know the men's retreat will pull a few regulars. so, tell me before 9:00p tonight if you plan on being there (or not). based on the count at 9:00p tonight, i'll let you know via email/website whether we'll bother getting up tomorrow morning or not.
i'll be right here waiting for you...r replies.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
i'll see you guys in the morning. i look forward to five on five again!
Sunday, October 16, 2011
i don't see any reason why we wouldn't be playing tomorrow morning. is that a good enough excuse to set your alarm?
Thursday, October 13, 2011
all this space
you know, we've got this big court and high ceiling with a couple of full-size basketball goals all to ourselves tomorrow morning. there are even lines painted on the floor in just the right spots. seems a shame to waste the opportunity of playing some actual basketball games in it. we only need ten guys. whaddayasay?
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
feeling our ages
Sunday, October 9, 2011
come and get it
Thursday, October 6, 2011
bring yo balance
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
how many of you felt beat well into the afternoon from monday's games? if you show up to hoops for a workout, you're welcome.
let's see what we can do tomorrow for our exercise requirements.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
we are definitely back to hoops tomorrow. open floor tomorrow morning. be there.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
remember that one time...
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
i wasn't ready
Sunday, September 25, 2011
late night run
i just got back from a late night run about half an hour ago. why the run? because i need to maintain my cardio when we don't have hoops, like the situation tomorrow morning.
oh, and stay tuned to here. there might be some schedule adjustments for wednesday.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
like there's no...
Sunday, September 18, 2011
you heard the man
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
a good start
some people believe that a good breakfast is the best way to start your day. i won't disagree, but the best way to start a good breakfast is a game of hoops. that's right. you know where we are. have a good start.
and afterwards, head to waffle house for that breakfast. what? you knew i was going to say that.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Thursday, September 8, 2011
life, love, and the pursuit of hoops
ok, enough rambling. be there!
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
remember to skip the gym tomorrow and head to the waffle house. yummy waffles.
Friday, September 2, 2011
waffles, not labor! (and not hoops)
not enough interest/availability of guys for monday hoops, so you guys can finally take that morning trip to waffle house for a full-on breakfast. in lieu of labor, waffles win. (so does alliteration.) see you guys on wednesday.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
already september, and we are playing tomorrow. but make sure you send your status via email as "yea" or "nay" for monday (labor day). right now, numbers look like it might be a no-go.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
tomorrow and forever
Sunday, August 28, 2011
games are on tomorrow morning, yet i find myself wondering who will show? the schedule of school should be firming up for all. work hasn't changed much for us. nothing should detract from morning hoops.
we shall see.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
ever feel like this?
i've been feeling like this after my past several games. anyone else? i also think this will be all of us in a few years. well, you know what i mean.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Stephen A. Burroughs
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
back in business
Thursday, August 11, 2011
remember: no hoops tomorrow morning. clothing drive is in effect on saturday, and they have the place filled with clothes. it's not like this, but we'll have it back like this on monday. come back then.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
sleeping in or waffle house
Sunday, August 7, 2011
han solo week
monday is our only play day this week. the back-to-school clothing drive will be in full effect on wednesday through friday. we will resume a normal three day play the following week.
so, come give you best tomorrow. enjoy it!
Thursday, August 4, 2011
again, the calendar on www.westparkhoops.com can be integrated with your own google calendar to help you remember when we play and when don't. it helps you plan for the future. it keeps you in the loop. it informs you of the facts.
ok, see you all tomorrow!
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Sunday, July 31, 2011
a good day to run
i think tomorrow morning will be a good day to really run. you know, to run off a weekend's worth of hot dogs, pizza, watermelon, and donuts. good thing we have a game of hoops scheduled. which reminds me: note the calendar at westparkhoops.com for a few days this month when the gym will be closed.
oh, and cary, you have a challenge to your skills ready to meet you tomorrow morning.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
last of july
can you believe we are at the end of the month already? it's sure was hot today in the city. the gym has been a great version of cool lately too. and isn't that nice? playing a cool gym when it's egg cooking weather on your dashboard? it's an awesome deal since the gym access is FREE!
you know what i'm going to say next. that's right, come and play while the offer is still good. i'll see you in the morning.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
bring your own pony
now, i know what you're thinking right about now: "i don't have a pony. i don't think i can find a pony before tomorrow morning. and even if i could, i don't know if i have enough to buy one." i just have to say that it really is all on you to find your own pony. since i just covered that we don't share ponies, i think you might want to start looking now. good thing we are not in new york. it's easier to find ponies around here than it would be up there. and cheaper too. just imagine how much cash you would have to pony up for a...pony. you know what i'm saying.
so, show up tomorrow. bring your own pony. no dogs allowed. pretty simple if you ask me.
ps: this is not a pony: http://bit.ly/o4nUhT
Sunday, July 24, 2011
relishing the summer
even though my house has been sweating in the past couple of weeks because of the humidity, these hot summer days are what we wanted back during the cold winter. and the break of summer wull soon be ended and we'll be having school schedules with which to contend.
make the most if this time. come play hoops and like it.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
the humidity was palpable
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
i'll see the other six of you in the morning.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
and by the way, i do post the same stuff to the site. if email isn't around when you check, you can always go to www.westparkhoops.com and find out what's going on. for the real geeks out there, add the google calendar to yours so that you can see the hoops schedule on your calendars. i make the effort to remove the events when i know they aren't going to be available. and pete's been good to let me know those well in advance these days.
ok, see you all in the morning. all TEN of you. not just the mere six we had on monday.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
see? knowledge AND exercise. something for the brain and the body.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
how could you not...
for those of you who missed wednesday, you missed the re-emergence of the gene crabtree. we have the basketball gene again.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Sunday, July 3, 2011
we play at dawn
a few good men
right now, i'm counting a total of six firm commitments for tomorrow morning. i need at least eight total to guarantee we'll not be wasting our holiday. if you have not voiced your answer to me in person or email by 2000 hours (8:00p for you non-mil types), i'll assume six is all we'll have and make the final call then.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
i'll check tomorrow morning to see if we have enough committed for monday. to help you decide if you want to throw your hat in, remember that you can always play hoops first, head to waffle house after for some independence day breakfast.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
meet the quota
Thursday, June 23, 2011
hot diggity dog
even if you don't make it a hot dog evening, you can go to sleep tonight knowing that...dave "the dove" did.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
best day of the week
i plan on seeing you gents bright and early.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
perhaps waffle house
we will resume hoops on monday. don't forget about it next week. it's usually tempting to continue the sleep in streak when we don't play for a few days. don't let this happen.
see you then!
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
one day only
Thursday, June 9, 2011
and we'll need an extra game since we are only playing just monday next week. make the most of it.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
from the five who showed up on monday, we'll see you in the morning. i mean, bill preached three services, co-led a 101 class, and still showed up to drop some skillz down. what's your excuse? you can bring your girly reasons to the circle tomorrow morning. yeah, i went there.
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
what smack talk will get you
sometimes when you think you've seen it all, you realize you haven't. and harrison is young. he's got his whole life ahead of him. it's only a matter of time before his mom shows up at another event in his life to task him. in fact, it might be worth to visit some of his football practices in the fall. harrison, you certainly give new meaning to the phrase, "yo momma."
Sunday, May 29, 2011
memorial day is on
Thursday, May 26, 2011
let me know via email or at the circle tomorrow.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
bring your kids to hoops day?
no goatees either.
ps: don't forget to weigh in for playing on memorial day.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
the weather is back to normal spring temps. that means you can resume normal wake up times and play some hoops. no more getting up at the crack of dawn to cut firewood.
i expect to see you all there tomorrow.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
i titled this message bacon to get your attention.
odds are you won't be on sportscenter UNLESS they happen to show up at the gym AND deem us worth covering AND news worthy enough to put on sportscenter. THEN we might be on it...if they use a clip of you.
great. now, i'm hungry for bacon.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
warm back up
Thursday, May 12, 2011
wow! with the high humidity and a hot temperatures this week, it's a good thing to know that unless you are neal or dave "the dove" dovenbarger, you won't have to guard pirate dave. (guarding him is like guarding a swimming pool.)
see you tomorrow, hoping the a/c is working.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
come out and play
i'll see you tomorrow morning.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
*do don dippity*
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
now, this is something we can all invest in...for pirate dave. any maybe for ourselves too, especially if we are guarding him.
i remember watching cartoons on saturday morning, and when the wonder twins would transform into something the girl would always choose something cool like an eagle or grizzly bear while her brother would turn into a bucket of water. i am beginning to believe that is what pirate dave is doing: turning into a bucket of water between games.
get your sham-wow today and protect yourself!
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
i'll say this plainly: we are playing tomorrow morning, and we could use you. there. see ya.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
thanks, it's good friday
it would be good to have ten. like wednesday. no, wait. we only had seven on wednesday. there are three of you out there that owe it to the group to make it a good friday. it's a good friday for other reasons. it can still be a good friday if you all show up.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
we can rebuild him
a man barely alive.
gentlemen, we can rebuild him. we have the technology. we have the capability to make the world's first bionic man.
bill gowder will be that man. better than he was before.
better, stronger, faster.
relive >> six-mil-dollar-man
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
plan on continuing the epicness tomorrow morning. missing it would be a real shame. then what would you tell your co-workers? what stories could you share around the coffee machine?
(just think of how much more epicness there would be if we all downed a red bull before tip off.)
Sunday, April 10, 2011
too good of a weekend?
Thursday, April 7, 2011
i will cherish wednesday morning. with the stormy friday forecast being broadcast, i know most of the ten will end up sleeping in. i really should have taken a photo to commemorate that epic morning...and put the photo on my desk at work as a pleasant reminder of that one good time we all had together.
we do play tomorrow.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
i'll see you six in the morning? waffle house after?
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Thursday, March 31, 2011
we were not daunted by the slackers, though. we took to the court with a fury only seen by few in epic battles and in killzone 3. the passes, the lobs, the steals, the ally-oops, the alley-whoops, and the waffles. yes, i said waffles. after we play some spectacular 3-on-3 full court mayhem, we all loaded up in the back of trent's plumber trailer and headed over to the waffle house (on cedar bluff). there we ordered a lot of scattered, smothered, and covered as we rehashed (heh) the morning's legendary tales. we even got tattoos commemorating the event. we can't let the bond shared during times like these be dismissed. these are the things we tell our sons as they make the journey to manhood.
i'd love to see ten tomorrow morning, but i know there's cooler weather still in forecast. that usually means only a few, proud appear center court. for the sake of the other five, i ask for eight. it's almost as epic as i've embellished above, but not as tiring.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
seven again? really?
Sunday, March 27, 2011
maybe one extra
Thursday, March 24, 2011
gene, if you are out there, we are playing tomorrow morning. everything is still the same: same time, same place, same guys (mostly). it's still big fun. hope to see you there.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
and don't forget to swing over to trent's lock up page and throw some money to post his bail. i have a feeling we'll need him back on the court tomorrow to make numbers, just in case cedar springs is open again. here is that link: https://www.joinmda.org/MyLockup/MyHomepage/tabid/207499/Participant/trent/Default.aspx.
(and a pic.)
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
come back tomorrow
i'll see you all then.
ps: the mailing list is temporarily down until i can get my mail server set up for the distribution list.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
reminder: no hoops this week
- head over to cedar springs to play there,
- sleep in and laze it up all week, or
- head over to waffle house for an early morning breakfast all three days this week.
whatever you decide, it'll be good times. i'll see you all on march 14 at 6:00a.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
change of plans: no hoops friday
anyone up for waffles?
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
remember: we are off next week. get your fill this week for the next two.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
we play this week
NEXT week is the week off. put it on your calendars.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
don't forget that in a couple of weeks we'll be taking the week off due to an occupied gym. march 7 through march 11 is our own personal hoops spring break week. you know how hard it is to recover after one or two days missing play. a whole week will be more than your bodies will handle. so, get your games in before your body goes dormant for ten days.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
missing just one
here's hoping for the same thing tomorrow.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
On Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 21:42, Pirate David wrote:
> Is there ball tomorrow? >
Thursday, February 17, 2011
will we see bill again?
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
but i digress. tomorrow morning, 5:55a, center court. be there!
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
promotional video from 2006
see you guys in the morning!
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
enjoy the last few hours of rest before the alarm sets you in motion for some roundball.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
besides, you can always catch the commercials on the internets monday.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
ready to run?
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
while we wait for the shadow watcher, we'll play some basketball tomorrow morning.
see you then.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
for all others, see you in the morning!
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
anyway, hoops. come out. yeah.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
place your bets
as always, if not enough show up, there's always a warm waffle house on cedar bluff. never forget the waffle house...or the alamo.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
no real threat?
i know what you're thinking. "but, mark, what if there is more snow and stuff than what the weather guys said there would be and schools are closed and i have no bread or milk?" i'll tell you what: if there is craziness on the road tomorrow morning and it's all white and you can't see the roads, i'll post an update (like before) to the email list and the site so you can not gamble with your life. of course, if you've not already gotten your milk and bread by that point, you are already gambling with your life.
and for those of you real mean who show up no matter what (cary), we'll leave early if no one else shows up and head over to the waffle house for, well, waffles.
(if you want some entertainment, the comments on knoxnews stories can provide that, including this one about the aforementioned brine: http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2011/jan/20/knoxville-officials-tout-use-of-brine-in-managing/ .)
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
middle of the month
we're burning through our youth rather quickly. (except for cary, who is yonger than everyone except harrison.)
Monday, January 17, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
dave's bus service
i'll see you all in the morning.
Monday, January 10, 2011
snowz but no showz
we'll try this again on wednesday.
whatever you decide, use caution.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
in the event that we wake up to the whiteness, i'll plan to head on over to the gym. like before, i'll post an update to the mailing list and to the site on any conditions i find in my short drive to the parking lot.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
holding the course
as a side note, keep your mobile device close, and i'll let you know how the roads are if there is a covering of any kind. i can post to both the site and the email list. i still think we'll be good for tomorrow.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
the beatings will continue until morale improves
not so our bill gowder. he takes the risks. he lives for the adventure. he eats pain for breakfast. not many can live where he does.
come watch bill be the man you could be if you were only willing to endure. tomorrow.