Tuesday, May 31, 2011

what smack talk will get you

sometimes, it doesn't pay to talk smack at the dinner table. pirate dave's harrison took it upon himself to make some big talk of own accomplishments between last friday this past monday. the result: his mom calling him out. and in another glimpse of pirate dave's life, we found that his shorter half decided to put their boy in his place by showing up to face him on the court of family justice. i have to admit i didn't expect the level of competitiveness she brought to the game. and though they started off on different teams, they ended up on the same leaving little time for the mom to bring the challenge to her son. (he did have a few moments, which pirate dave noted he would certainly bring back up for the few days to come.)

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

i had at least seven people committed to show tomorrow, so i'm leaving my alarm set for the morning.  eight is enough to play some decent full court holiday hoops.  i'll see you committed ones in then.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

memorial day?

right now, no one has said if they are wanting to play on memorial day.  i need at least seven commits to get me out of bed on monday morning.  anything short of that means we get to take the day off.

let me know via email or at the circle tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

bring your kids to hoops day?

even though pirate dave might have already been doing this for some time, there is a place to draw the line.  all i'm asking is that if you bring your kids to hoops, don't let them be like dave "the dove" dovenbarger's kids.  (see picture below for reference.)

no goatees either.

ps:  don't forget to weigh in for playing on memorial day.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

summer break

kids might be sleeping in for the next few months, but that shouldn't be us.  if you get into that habit, we'll end up with low numbers like last friday...or like earlier this year.  set your alarms.  see you tomorrow.
speaking of breaks, decide whether you'll be playing next monday morning.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

warm up

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


you want to play basketball tomorrow morning.  it will be great times.  you will exercise and lose weight.  you might have your face on espn sportscenter.  it could be life changing.  or not.  but you still might have fun.  yippee!

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

you might be thinking it's christmas time again with these cool temps, but don't be fooled.  it's not really christmas.  you shouldn't also consider these cool temps a reason to stay away from hoops.  after all, you don't have any last minute shopping to do.  if you do show up for hoops, there's a good chance you'll find a way to warm back up with all that running up and down the court.

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


whether it's orange juice, coca-cola, coffee, or red bull--whatever you do to get your morning boost--that's what you should get and put next to your bed.  when the alarm goes off, grab the container, open it up, and guzzle that powerhouse.  then give a hearty war cry, unless you don't live alone and your wife is light sleeper.  bound out of bed and scoot on over to the gym.  then we'll truly see how well you can play with a jolt of superpowers from a bottle or can.  (hint:  you've seen what mine can do.)


Sunday, May 8, 2011

come out and play

it's okay.  your mom said you could.  i know because i called her.  and told her happy mother's day for you.

i'll see you tomorrow morning.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

double don

in case it missed anyone's attention, this has been a double don week.  mr. don lewis had rejoined us a while back, and now the prodigal donnie (danceparty, as pirate dave likes to call him) is back in action.  ah, my thoughts go back to when we had three-don mornings.  if we see dennis show up, we might have to record a come back album.

*do don dippity*

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


saw this sale at woot.com today:

> http://www.woot.com/Blog/ViewEntry.aspx?Id=17391

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

may b8

i think if we could get at least eight guys there tomorrow morning, it'll be enough for me to run off some of the extra padding i need to get rid of.  can we do eight?  maybe?  oh, and it's may already.  eight?  yeah?