Thursday, March 31, 2011


it was amazing! twelve guys! six per team! everyone was running hard and subbing out so smoothly it was like butter. we all got in some great exercise, everyone had a good time. we are so glad to finally have a large crowd. i would chalk this up as a great morning. i WOULD have, except that never happened. instead of twelve on wednesday, we had six.


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?

yes, indeed.  we had the unlucky number of seven on monday morning.  and despite having some very interesting games with that number, it's still more fun to be able to play a good four-on-four or five-on-five.  can we have a lucky eight or lucky ten tomorrow?  please?  on behalf of the other guys, it is something we really want.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

maybe one extra

we had seven on friday.  what are the odds of getting an eight count (or ten) tomorrow morning?  going to bed in a few minutes to get the necessary sleep to bring my a-game in the morning.  see you guys then.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

where's gene?

anyone seen gene lately? he's been MIA for a few weeks now.

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

still playing

we are still playing basketball in the mornings.  just in case you were wondering.  or had forgotten.  it's still on.  ok.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

free trent!

day three of our return to athleticism after over a week off.  i hope you are finding your muscles coming back to life.  it's important to stay active, especially at our ages.

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:

(and a pic.)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

come back tomorrow

hoops is still on this week. so, bandage up what was injured on monday and show up tomorrow morning at the gym. doors should be open around 5:40a, so do the math and plan your arrival.

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

just a reminder to all that we are not playing hoops this week.  gym is totally occupied for other things.  that means you can

  1. head over to cedar springs to play there,

  2. sleep in and laze it up all week, or

  3. 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

i got an email this morning saying there would be some set up in the gym tomorrow morning for missions conference events.  as such, there is no hoops tomorrow morning.  it looks like we'll be starting our hoops spring break a little early.

anyone up for waffles?

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


we definitely had a full gym on monday. i expect we'll see that the rest of this week. no matter. we had some very fast paced games, at least the ones i played. i am hoping for an equivalent workout tomorrow too.

remember: we are off next week. get your fill this week for the next two.