Thursday, April 28, 2011

clear skies

there are no more storms to keep you away from morning basketball.  i guess you have no more excuses to keep you away from some court exercise.  it looks like it'll be a nice weekend, and it would be a shame to not kick it off with some righteous games of basketball.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

jelly beans

if you've been munching on several bags of jelly beans, then you know that tomorrow would be a great time to work some of it off.  you can if you show up and run the court.  if you miss, well, then, you are on your own.  nothing i can do about that.  you might have another chance on friday, but do you want to gamble that the final day this week will be enough?  who knows if you'll really make it on friday.
yeah, i'll see you tomorrow.

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

tgif.  thanks for a good court.  thanks for good basketballs.  thanks for a good vertical that rivals cary (or not).  thanks for good red bull.  thanks for a good body (that works, i mean).

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


as usual, the gym doors open at 5:40a for a time of pre-game warm up.  as usual, games start at 6:10a.  as usual, i'll be hoping we can get started around 6:00a.

Sunday, April 17, 2011


you've had about three months to do your taxes.  staying up late on sunday night to get them finished isn't a good excuse.  the irs might think so, but it's better just to go ahead and file an extension and show up for hoops.  if you waited this long anyway, you're probably going to have to pay.  might as well not lose a good morning of buckets too.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

we can rebuild him

bill gowder.


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

continuing epicness

epic games! close scores! fast breaks! slick moves! amazing passes! heroes on both sides! THIS is why we meet and play in the mornings. THESE are the stories we tell around a plate of waffles.

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?

i hope you had a good weekend, but not so good of a weekend that you spent so much time outside that getting up to play basketball is debatable.  keep your alarm set.  you'll be glad you did.

Thursday, April 7, 2011


mwuhahaha!  my use of reverse psychology on all of you worked.  having a well-balanced ten on wednesday was refreshing.  i really wasn't used to all the people on the court at once.  it almost felt like those days when we had 16 total.

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

same six

ha!  called it.  six on monday.  i must say, though, we still do have a good time playing 3-on-3 full court.  i'll miss it tomorrow when all the missing people decide to show back up again.  don't get me wrong, it is good playing with fours and fives, but i'm not sure how i'll cope with such a crowded court.  all those people cluttering up the lane, more hands (and feet) block passes, way more picks than i'm used to--i'm not sure how cool that would be.  maybe the same six should just show up tomorrow.  the same six we've been having.  you know who you are.  there might be something to the lower numbers.

i'll see you six in the morning?  waffle house after?

Sunday, April 3, 2011


let's see, given the way things have been going and analyzing the recent attendance patterns, i'm betting on six guys tomorrow morning.  maybe seven.  probably six, because they are forecasting rain and storms tomorrow and that usually keeps guys away from basketball.  should i put odds down?