Thursday, May 31, 2012

june hoops

it's june tomorrow.  know what that means?  right!  hoops!  but not because it's june.  because it's friday.  and we play on fridays.

but june also includes a week of time off from hoops.  check out the google calendar to see those dates.  can find it here at on the right.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

what day is this?

almost forgot to post that we are indeed playing tomorrow.  my week is already a little off because of the holiday.  hope you don't forget about hoops.


Sunday, May 27, 2012

it's on

we have the numbers.  i'll see you in the morning!  memorial day hoops is on.

Friday, May 25, 2012

playing monday?

that's the question for the weekend.  i had five commits for monday:  mitch, bryan, dave, chris, and me.  i need at least eight to make this worth it.  so, you have until sunday afternoon throw your hat in.  if we don't have the eight, we'll take it off.

i'll also take this moment to make you aware of the second week of june.  the gym will be set up for vbs that week, which means we get a week off.  as always, you can check the google calendar at for those dates and any others i know about and have updated that calendar.  and being a google calendar, you can add it to your gcal and save time by seeing the events on your very own.  gotta love technology.

so, weigh in.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

long weekend

we are getting ready for a long weekend.  which brings up the most important question of the month:  who is planning to play on monday?  you guys getting up early?  let me know so we can plan.  i'll ask again tomorrow morning.


Tuesday, May 22, 2012


monday was another clash of matched teams! all games were epic! those were the games for which songs will be written. late at night long after work when you are sitting around the fire having eaten meat cooked fresh from the hunt and your son asks you tell him a tale, it will be those moments you will expound to him. he will listen in awe and dream of one day being able to play some hoops as epic as that. these stories will become the lore of his family, of his people. and when other children ask him what his father does, he will tell them the stories of epic basketball!

monday might be gone, but the days of epic basketball are not. perhaps wednesday will be another such day. be a part of the lore. be a part of epic legend!

ps: speaking of epic,...

Sunday, May 20, 2012

summer ready

we've past the halfway point of may.  school will be out soon, and summer vacations will be...being taken.  and if any of those summer vacations take you to a beach, then i would suggest coming to hoops the next five weeks before july so that you can get that body of yours in shape.  (i say five weeks because we are off a week in june.  see the calendar at for which week that is.)

it can be done.  in fact, a couple of guys in our group have been on the hoops weight loss program and have had some significant results.  all it takes is an hour three days a week, an hour of more fun than a normal workout or pilates class.


Thursday, May 17, 2012

good games

i hope you can think back to friday and realize that we had three rather awesome games.  closely matched, fights to the very end, cool moves, heroes on both sides...i thought it was some of the most fun i've playing with you guys.  if only my shots were falling a bit better would have made it a totally epic day for me.

all that fun can be yours again tomorrow....

Sunday, May 13, 2012

make mom proud

i hope you called your mother today.  if not, there are few hours left at the time i am drafting this email.  but tomorrow, you can make your mom proud by showing up and playing some awesome hoops.  if you don't think you can make your mom proud with awesome hoops, just show up and mediocre hoops.  we'll take the numbers.


Thursday, May 10, 2012

mother's day

you might think this is a recommendation to bring your mom's to hoops tomorrow, but it isn't. that is, unless your mom has some mad nba skillz she needs to show off. then we might reconsider. so, unless that is the case, just show up by yourself. we'll play like normal.

but do take this as a reminder to call your momz.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

more hoops haikus

my alarm went off,
but i was already up
excited to play.

stretching out muscles,
feeling the can of red bull
stirring in my blood...

i drive to the gym.
doors unlocked by five-forty.
bryce and mike are here.

soon we are shooting,
warming up for today's games.
soon the rest drag in.

the moment has come:
time to circle up and pray
for no injuries.

Sunday, May 6, 2012


if you haven't seen the movie yet, i can tell you it's definitely worth it.  oh, and we're playing hoops tomorrow.  that is all.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

drew's last day

you might not know drew, but he was once a regular hoops attender.  going to school in another town makes him seems like a stranger.  but he's reported to be back tomorrow morning for his last time playing as a single guy.  come "congratulate" him in your own special way.


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

same week, different month

this might seem like a paradox, but it's a natural occurrence in our time measurement system.  and here's the thing:  it doesn't affect hoops tomorrow morning at all.  no alternate realities, no fractures in the space-time continuum, no one-point-twenty-one gigawatts at eighty-eight miles per hour.  just plain hoops.  so, waddayasay?  come and play.