Tuesday, December 31, 2013

another video

something else to watch:

only four

i only heard from four definites for tomorrow morning, so we'll meet on friday.

enjoy the morning off!


i saw only a few available for play on wednesday, but i wanted to check if we'd have a solid eight committing.

if i see a firm commitment of eight by 5:00p today, i'll open. if you don't see any updates, sleep in tomorrow.

fyi, i won't be playing tomorrow to rest my knee.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

tomorrow: yes

and for those at hoops on friday, see this:

Friday, December 27, 2013

say goodbye

last chance to play this year is monday. it's a perfect way to say goodbye to yesterday...and this year. because soon it will be yesteryear. in fact on wednesday, tuesday will be yesterday AND yesteryear. pretty cool, eh?

oh, well. come despite the jokes.

Thursday, December 26, 2013


did you get a new pair of shoes for christmas? tomorrow you can guve them a whirl. we are playing. we should have good crew.

time to work off the candy canes.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

merry christmas!

as you probably guessed, no hoops on wednesday.

have a merry christmas!

see you on friday!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

open monday

it sounds to me like there is enough interest to play tomorrow, so the gym will be open for hoops on monday.

i know you might be thinking this is a christmas miracle, but i think the miracle will come when we have 10 guys standing around the circle ready to play.

i will always hope...and see you tomorrow morning.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

above & beyond

attendance on wednesday was outstanding! i did not expect that.

we had visits from a couple of the originals, mike t and sonny e. then out of the blue, casey shows up, right back to his old shenanigans. almost of original crew seemed to make it and all of the new. the only one missing was, well, the missing nigerian...who is still missing.

that kinda of thing can happen often, as far as i'm concerned, even starting tomorrow. it will seem to me like christmas morning as i wait with anticipation to see who all shows up.

and regarding next week, i see four definites on monday (cary, bryan, issac, me) and six definites on friday (jeff, danny, bryce, cary, bryan, me). i'll get hand counts tomorrow for a final tally. if you are not on either list and should be, let me know via email or make sure i know tomorrow morning.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

six more shopping days

when you wake up tomorrow morning, it will be only one week away before christmas. can you believe it? hope your shopping is done. you only have six more days...unless you are really one of "those guys" and are counting seven more shopping days. real men plan ahead. it's not too late.

it's also not too late to set your alarms for tomorrow morning. since we don't play a week from wednesday (since a few of you might be out at that time doing some shopping), get twice as much game in tomorrow morning and giving 107%. what? it's prime.

Monday, December 16, 2013

getting head counts

so, next wednesday is christmas day. i don't plan on being there, and i doubt most of you will too.

monday and friday seem like normal days; but with the traveling that goes on during this time of year, i feel it necessary to to get a head count/commits for those two days.

give the nature of things, we'd need a solid commit of eight both days to play. i don't believe anything less than that will ultimately result in enough for decent games.

use the email list to voice your commit or do it in person one day this week at the circle. we'll put together a tally. but remember: it's a hard commit. that means only death in the family will excuse you. forgetting and oversleeping is not allowed. and changing your mind doesn't even count. (we're men, not women.)

Sunday, December 15, 2013

the week before christmas

i hope your shopping is almost done; but if you are looking for what to get the guys at hoops, then your attendance is all they want.

easy ahopping, eh? i think so.

just come. just do it.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

good crew!

wednesday's crew was a good one including a few new guys.

tomorrow, we hit the courts again with more action packed hoops. although hopefully not as action packed as trent experienced on wednesday.

(hope you're feeling better, dude.)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

jingle hoops

'tis the season for hoops. think we could pull this off? we could set up the upwards goals...

come play wednesday!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

hoops tomorrow, christmas tonight

tomorrow is hoops as normal, but tonight is west park's second (and final) night of our celebration of christmas.

consider yourself invited to come enjoy the music and celebrate with us.  it starts at 6:00p. jeff has a solo, a few of us are singing in the choir, and there are several very fun songs, one which includes the hardin valley academy drum line.

bring your fams and have a warm, dry seat while we sing for you.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

calling out

just a quick call out to a few of our regulars that we've been missing:

trent, how's your back? doing better?

mich, what's going on? not sick, i hope.

bryce, are the kids at school yet?

neal, i know you were there on monday, but will you be there tomorrow?

all of the rest of you, will you make it too?

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

still shiny

we didn't put too many marks on the newly refinished floor. it still retains some shine. you can still yet see it tomorrow morning when you come play some basketball.

numbers were good on monday, yet still a few were missing.

wednesday yes!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

new floor!

come check out the new floor! refinished and shiny! it's just begging for hoops to be played on it. we need to christen it. and we should do with a full compliment.


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

happy wafflesgiving!

while the floor is being refinished, it is a great time to get those thanksgiving waffles from waffle house.

we break in the new floor on monday. enjoy the time off.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

just in case...

if you were uncertain, yes, we are playing tomorrow. it is our ONLY day this week we can play. so, let's make the most if it!

i will be there with hoops shoes on!

Friday, November 22, 2013

monday blowout!

who's up for a monday hoops blowout? it's been a while since big numbers (or just ten).  it is the only day we'll be able to play.

so, what do you say? i really want to play again. all in?

Thursday, November 21, 2013

assumed too much?

i might have assumed too much when i was mentioning the days available. perhaps it might be best to get a head count for those who will be here for the next couple of hoops days since it is a holiday week.

so, is there anyone who will be there tomorrow (friday)?

what about monday? who's in?

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

and then there were three

just three. on monday. not only is it not enough for decent play, it does not provide an abbreviated 2-on-2 morning. the ONLY thing good about three is that it's prime.

we can do better than three. we need our normal ten. five on five. full teams on both sides. tomorrow. wednesday.

i also need to inform/remind you about the annual gym floor refinishing. this usually happens around thanksgiving week, and this year is no exception. what this means for us is that we get to play the rest of this regularly scheduled week and then next monday morning. then we are off a week. no play until the following monday kicking off december. (see the google calendar at www.westparkhoops.com for a visual.)

now, i don't have to tell you what this means. you can do the math. thanksgiving = tons of food. unavailable gym = gut rejuvenation. a good solution is stay ahead of the game and play the next three (hey, there's that number again) time BEFORE thanksgiving and ward off the chubz.

to sum up: don't be chubz. be fit. play now. play often.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

it's monday!

hoops could use you tomorrow. i assume you will be there in the morning. ok.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

remember friday hoops?

with all the thursday hoops days, it might be hard to remember when you didn't get up on a friday and head to waffle house rather than the gym. but tomorrow morning's scattered waffles will have to wait! for tomorrow morning, we play hoops!

(you can still have waffles, just after hoops.)

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

another good wednesday crowd

i predict that there will be an awesome wednesday crowd just like last week. good numbers, good games. all you gotta do is show up. so, show up.

keep an eye to the email this week to make sure no changes in the schedule pop up. there should not be any worry, but i just want to you to be alert.


Sunday, November 10, 2013

good count?

so, do you guys think we can get some good numbers tomorrow like we had on thursday last week? is that possible?

if yes, that'd be great!

who's in?

Thursday, November 7, 2013

quite the posse

wow! we should have thursday play days more often. ten plus guys? well done!

can we do that again on monday? i think the knee will be recovered from this past monday. and with a few for subs, it will be perfect.

remember: NO hoops tomorrow (friday). today was that advance make up day.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

bonus thursday play

friday is out this week, but there seem to be enough commits for tomorrow. thursday is on, baby!

ps: they miss you bryan and cary! please come back!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

odd week; need playahz

we are looking at another odd week schedule-wise. friday is out for us but thursday is good if there is enough interest. we need commits for thursday. who's in?

but let's not forget wednesday (a.k.a. tomorrow). it's all regular then, yo. coming to both won't get you laughed at either. and if by chance it did, remember that you are just improving your mad skillz by playing two days in a row.

shout out about thursday! show up tomorrow! be a playah! we won't hate you OR the game!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

again monday?

eleven on friday! great job, guys!

how about monday? can we have that many again? i will be there to play monday.

and we do not have the gym friday (again), so gotta get our two days of play in on monday and wednesday.

is it a deal?

Thursday, October 31, 2013

the war starts tomorrow

tonight marks the beginning of the constant battle between keeping in shape and eating treats. with all the leftover candy on tap lasting from tomorrow morning until thanksgiving, you will need the exercise outlet to maintain a low- or no-gut condition.

then from thanksgiving to christmas will be leftovers and all the holiday treats popping up on radar. the next few months will be critical.

but don't worry. hoops is there for you. it can be your ally in the war against the gut threat.

from the all the email chatter yesterday and today, it sounds as if there will be a good crew there tomorrow morning. start the war off with an advantage! plus it's loads of fun.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

better than four ell

it was reported that on monday only 4L showed up to play. we can do much better than four ell! i want to call ell (kal-el) all of you out there to not let sleep be your kryptonite! don't be weakened by fatigue! i am planning on being there to play. if we could get eight or even ten, that'd be super!

when people ask how many showed up on wednesday, let's them 10L!


ps: if you are not inspired at all by the references above, perhaps this theme will inspire you to be there tomorrow:

Sunday, October 27, 2013

reg sched

how was the waffle house on friday? did anyone go? or did you all sleep in?

well, normal schedule back this week starting tomorrow morning.

se you then!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

on tomorrow!

since friday is out for us this week, we are playing tomorrow morning in its stead. how crazy is that! very is the right answer.

it's okay, though since we can then sleep in on friday morning...or go to the WAFFLE HOUSE! you'll probably be up as your body is used to a schedule. eat heartily as you have exercised responsibly for the week.

so, tomorrow then.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

warm gym available

this should be news to your eyes! cold mornings are daunting, but a warm gym is inviting. and you are invited by the gym and by me to come play some basketball.

and speaking of invitations, i still need an rsvp on the thursday morning play proposal. i know trent is, and cary voted a yea. pirate dave was a strong possibility. who else? let me know soon!

Sunday, October 20, 2013


so, it now feels like fall. if you had your doubts about which season it was, all that has been removed. but you can come get your warm on by playing a game of hoops. that always works.

also, trent presented a MWR schedule this week. that's monday, wednesday, thursday for those who dont remember college printed class schedules. to make this thursday work, we'll need commitments. who is in for thursday?

Friday, October 18, 2013

changes next week

i just wanted to let you know that the gym will be unavailable again next friday due to another weekend event requiring early set up.

i'm telling you guys this now so that you can plan to be there on monday and wednesday in full force to make up for the missing fridays.

i hope you had a good waffle house morning, for those of you who went. if you missed the opportunity, you now have another waffle house friday next week.

see you monday!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

hoops-free friday

due to an event being hosted at west park this weekend, the gym will unavailable on friday (tomorrow). as such, feel free to sleep in...or GO TO THE WAFFLE HOUSE! it's your choice. i'll leave up to you.

we will return to regularly scheduled hoops next week. enjoy the long hoops weekend...starting at WAFFLE HOUSE.

or not.


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

last day this week

come get your game on tomorrow! since we don't play friday, wednesday IS friday for us.

make the most of the week! come play hoops tomorrow!

ps: i need the numbers if i am going to play again. the knee is still sore from friday. kthxbai.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

full house?

everyone should be back from time off making it possible to have decent numbers tomorrow. it will be nice to have all the regulars back in action, right?

and i need to remind you guys that we are only playing monday and wednesday this week. friday, oct 18, is out for us. that makes it all the more reason to play.

ok? good? good. see you all in the morning.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

numbers tomorrow?

we've had some lower numbers this week again. maybe friday will be a magical day? all the guys showing up?

i said earlier this week i might try to pay on friday. and the truth is that if i could play, i would only really be able to get in one game since it would be my first day back. so here's the deal: for me to play, we'll really need about 11 guys, one who can sub in for me and then play the other two games.

this won't work if i am one of six and probably won't if there are only eight total. it would be too much for the knee.

those are the conditions. can we get enough to do that?

Monday, October 7, 2013


wow! it was hard being back in the gym again and not playing hoops. i shot a while to remind myself of how much worse it's gotten since i have been away, and i all those basketball feelings came back.

i don't know if my knee is up to it yet, but i am going to think about playing friday.

oh, and i came back to see all the players on monday and only had 4. where are all you guys?!


Sunday, October 6, 2013

feeling shorted

are you feeling like you didn't quite get your money's worth from saturday's football game?

i have a solution: come tomorrow morning and try to get back your few missing points. i am thinking if you win on the court, it might make up for saturday.

think i am crazy? come and see. i might be on to something.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

so close

the count on wednesday sounded like it feel just a bit short of the optimal number of people to be in the good category on trent's scale of optimum numbers.

what? don't know that scale? forgot what it looked like? well, it's posted at the link below. take some time to study it and commit to memory. (trent says there will be a test.)


and show up to reach that optimum number!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

feels good

doesn't it? to be playing hoops again? back to the regular schedule? full court play, cary driving the lane, getting your lunch packed by a dave...those priceless moments.

tomorrow! get that feeling again tomorrow!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

how about some normal?

i heard there was some confusion about playing last week. apparently, what we had some a failure in communication. but all that should be worked out and normal open times for the gym should be back this week.

so, make sure alarm clocks are all set and welcome dave back from his globe trotting. hey, i guess that makes him a globe trotter.

<pirate dave insert joke/pic here>

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

sign up for friday hoops!

trent started a sign up sheet for friday hoops. it looks something like this right now:

  1.  Trent
  2.  Jeff
  3.  Danny

trent is being quite optimistic with the full ten slots. but i also know it's not impossible to fill.

normally, i send/post these messages the day before hoops. but this one is going out early to give enough time to be seen and reponded to.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

meanwhile, back at the gym...

...hoops were happening. epic games being played. but then one day, there weren't any guys. had the epicness waned? did someone take the epic and go home?

hope was not lost. unknown to the absent fellows, it lay dormant, waiting. all that was necessary was for the return of men, the MEN! men who wouldn't settle for merely another morning of groggy slumber. men who strived for adventure, excitement, glory! a glory only found on the court of basketball!

epicness is there for the taking? who will step up? WHO WILL BE THERE TOMORROW?

Thursday, September 19, 2013


today is talk like a pirate day. pirate dave sent me guide below to taking part in the day to its fullest.

since this fell on a non-hoops day, you have license to carry the celebration of it over into tomorrow.

remember: there is no more qualified pirate than our own pirate dave.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

big hoops day tomorrow!

ok, now that i have your attention, hoops tomorrow.

will it be big? of course it will. so there.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

let dave know

dave "the dove" needs a head count for tomorrow morning hoops. if you subscribe to mailing list and haven't checked in yet, let him know as soon as possible.

if you aren't on the mailing list, you can subscribe (and unsubscibe) at will by following the instructions on the mailing list page. click the "mailing list" link on this page for that intel.

happy holiday playing!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

banana swirl

the video pirate dave sent to the group (via aaron sherrill) is a total riot. i'm posting this officially just in case you didn't click his link...or see the email. #typical

be there tomorrow. and if you haven't weighed in on labor day play, do so via email or in person in the morning.

here ya go:

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

got the numbers?

labor day hoops: who's in? is the count enough? is it worthy of holiday early awakenings?

have your say now... before it's too late.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

coming to the end of august

we are almost to labor day. in fact , it's a week away. that means we need to know who is committed to playing that day. i realize it's a week away, but we should get this out there now.

do we have a solid eight? more? what say you?

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

old man hoopz

how are things with a school schedule? making it to hoopz on time? finding motivation to get up early? i hope you are having enough to make the games optimal. refer to trent's guide for optimal attendance to know how many is good, best, and poor.

speaking of trent, happy birthday. he did the whole age+1 thing on monday. feel free to take him out to waffle house afterwards in celebration!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

cooler days

the muggy first part of the week has cleared and cooled a little. starting to feel like fall...but we really know better. around here, it all changes all the time.

hoops is the same though. tomorrow morning. same everything.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

back to school

the season of school has begun for kids, but skool was never out for the courtship of basketball, yo! if you haven't brought your moves to the front if the class yet, maybe it's time to step it up.

you'll get your chance tomorrow morning. back your lunch...or have pirate dave pack it for you!

back to school

the season of school has begun for kids, but skool was never out for the courtship of basketball, yo! if you haven't brought your moves to the front if the class yet, maybe it's time to step it up.

you'll get your chance tomorrow morning. back your lunch...or have pirate dave pack it for you!

Thursday, August 8, 2013


there once was an early morning crew
  who got up before anybody knew.
      made their way to the gym,
      cuz dave let them in,
   and played hoops until black and blue.

these guys live the life of their dreams;
  more fun than it really seems.
     a basket they needed
     and when they had greeted
  the broke into light and dark teams.

attendence was a game of roulette
  with odds to hedge anyone's bet,
     sixteen is too many!
     and seven not plenty!
  but ten, then no one's upset.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

hoops haikus

wedneday is hump day
but it also hoops day
so wake up and play!

ten is best to have.
eleven and nine are fine.
seven really stinks!

three games are the norm.
or two games for well-matched teams.
fourth game is bonus!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

good numbers

good numbers make good games. heard you been having the former. so, i assume the latter.

nothing beats good games!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

uh oh! guess what day it is...

...mikemikemikemikemike, guess what day it is, mike. hahahahaaaaa!

guess what day it is!

it's hoops day.

woot! woot!

happier than a trent on wednesday.

trent: "hoops day, yeah!"

Sunday, July 21, 2013

enjoy the run!

for those of you with the ability to run, you should be grateful! some can't do that and wish they could. if you can outrun trent, go for it. if you can't, you'll hit him.

for those with the ability to jump, be grateful and jump as much as you can. if you out jump mitch, be excited because only a few can.

for those with alarm clocks, set 'em for early and run and jump. and enjoy it.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

almost a weekend

just one more day...then you can sleep in on saturday! or get up early and hit the waffle house for saturday morning brunch.

but whichever you decide, basketball first!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

welcome back

i saw some people who had been out for a while. they were committing to returning on wednesday.

prepare for their return.

welcome back, guys!

(wish i was there.)

Sunday, July 14, 2013

what's missing?

the one thing missing from this picture is you...and the other nine. but you! so, be there!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

wilson says...

...come to the gym tomorrow and play hoops. (trent also says it too.)

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

still up?

if you are still awake to read this, go to bed now and get sleep and get up to play hoops tomorrow.


the monday nine

Sunday, July 7, 2013

filling in the spaces

trent called for a head count for tomorrow morning. if you haven't voiced in yet, you can respond to this message too.

your team needs you. please come support the cause.

see you in the morning.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

game on

from the talley, hoops will be played tomorrow morning, but dave "the dove" is asking for a roll call of commits.

so far, steve, austin (heh, steve austin), jeff, and brian. who elsr is planning on coming? send your reply now!

happy independence day!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

fantastic four?

this note was sent out today from dave "the dove":
Alright Fellow Hoopsters, Monday did not have good numbers. This may not be a good week for commits due to the holiday. I need to hear from you if your making it at 5:55 in the morning.

I've heard from Trent & Austin. I need to hear from five more guys.................
Speaking of a Holiday week. I also want commits to post holiday hoops this Friday.

 and this picture was supplied by pirate dave:

(i really wasn't there on monday, though. not yet.)

Sunday, June 30, 2013

second half

i hope you had a good intermission weekend so you could rest before beginning the second half of 2013 hoops.

tomorrow begins a whole new half. are you ready for it?

let's hope so.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

a four game morning

it is too warm to be a three dog night right now, but these are the days for a four game morning. and you know that will make trent happy.

and it's always good to make trent happy.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


yes. yes, there is.

and there will be tomorrow. how do i know? well, because of what grant says here...


Sunday, June 23, 2013


just like there was supermoon this weekend, there will be superhoops on monday. that's right. it's just like regular hoops...only bigger, closer, in your face! it's the special kind of hoops that you dream of. you can live those dreams tomorrow.

be there!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

summer is here

summer time means outdoor sports. but if the humidity is too thick, outdoor sports played indoor works too. a cool gym awaits you tomorrow morning for humidity-free hoops. what a great  deal!

remember: days start getting shorter as of today.

and if you have a little time, check this out: http://vimeo.com/65794081

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

in case you missed it

hoops resumed on monday, although it seemed there were not as many there as there could be...should be. (refer to a previous email/post regarding the best numbers chart.)

you can redeem yourself tomorrow. remember how much fun you had two weeks ago and let that be the motivation to be there.

Saturday, June 15, 2013


i hope your week off was recuperative. this monday is our return to the court. hopefully, you didn't stagnate while on the break. and maybe some of you were lucky enough to hit a waffle house during the time. whatever you chose to do, i know getting back to hoops at regularly scheduled times will be welcomed.

so, until then.

Friday, June 7, 2013

take a break!

for some reason, i was thinking that we had a week before vbs was going to give us a mandatory break.

but i was wrong.

as you can see clearly on the calendar, we are off all next week. it's true.

what can you do with all that extra morning time? two words: waffle house. get that breakfast that you want so badly but can't have because you're up early playing hoops. now, you have the time. and don't worry! you'll be back the following week (june 17) working off all the waffles and syrups.

enjoy your time. we'll see you later!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

instead of mowing

with all the rain we've had lately, mowing is out of the question. which brings up the question: how do i get my exercise?

well, look no further. west park hoops is open and available to provide plenty of exercise with the pesky feeling of "chore" about it. hoops is fun!

and if you play like trent, you'll get a month's worth of mowing exercise in just three easy games.

act now! come play hoops! get exercise! have fun!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

yes, wednesday

we are indeed playing wednesday. don't be confused or uncertain. it's fact. it's the truth. and if you come, you will be able to say that you were there when it happened. people might talk about it like it's myth. you will be able to give a first-hand account of it.

be there.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

old enough

cary had a birthday on saturday. come by tomorrow morning and wish him the best. his youth has slipped away, but at least he has us.

see you tomorrow.

ps: pirate dave, no prancercising on the court!

Thursday, May 30, 2013


if you examine trent's chart for hoops attendance, we have been falling the optimum range for best games. don't let this deter you. i know how it is. mark sends out email complimenting numbers, and you all take off for a few weeks.

don't let this happen! trent will not be happy.

show up and keep trent happy. remember: a happy trent is a happy trent.

for those of you who have missed this chart in the past, i have included it for your knowledge.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

keeping the numbers

the holiday monday surge of players is always nice. the best part is being able to keep the numbers up after the holiday. that's what we are shooting for tomorrow morning. good numbers.

to help remind you of the fun times here's a pic from monday. i am not sure, but i believe mitch is showing his dance moves to "the dove."

"now is the time on hoops when we dance."

Sunday, May 26, 2013

we play!

looks like we have the numbers for a memorial day play day. tomorrow morning, at the same time(6:00), we play!

happy memorial day! and if you have served or are serving, thanks!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

tomorrow and monday

i hope cary wasn't battered on wednesday. i haven't heard anything about it, so we'll go with the no-news-is-good-news rule.

friday is a normal day. hoops as usual.

i currently have a six count for monday. i'm an "uncertain" still due to my knee. i do have an appointment to have it seen by a medical professional, so that should provide more data in me making that decision. i would say we need at least two more solids to warrant an early holiday wake up. what say you?

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

don't beat on cary

i don't know what went down on monday, but go easy on cary. he's way too old to be treated like a 30 year old. his body is falling apart, and he's in constant pain. he might look young and fit, but don't let appearances deceive you. beneath the surface, he's a wreck. and his car is wack. just keep it all in mind.

other than that, have fun!

oh, i need to ask: memorial day is monday. given our latest attendance, it is prudent to check to see how many are planning (definitely) to be there. head count?

Sunday, May 19, 2013

weather or not

don't let today's weather cloud (har, har) your decision about playing tomorrow morning. there is safety in the gym. there is also safety in numbers, so we'll need you.

so, be there.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

all the fun

see all the fun in the picture? that was real. we offer same fun tomorrow. come for it.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

middle of may

that sounds a good enough excuse to get up and play some hoops. and if not, remember that your team probably needs you.

see you all tomorrow morning!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

thanks for the eight

friday was great having eight. can we do that again tomorrow? it would be great. wouldn't you say?

Thursday, May 9, 2013

another seven

had seven on wednesday again. why so close and yet so far? we have one more chance this week to get the right number.

(for questions on what's the right number, please check back through your email for trent's guide on optimal numbers.)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

trying again

we had seven on monday. that's mostly my fault for not getting a count earlier to manage responses. but we're on tomorrow, no asking, no debating. if you show, you play. if you don't show, you'll have to work off your lunch in some other manner.

i do have to say that for the 3-on-3 we did have on monday, those were some rather balanced teams. challenge was not lost that morning.

and i promise no setting up for another month.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

on for monday

we have the eight. see you tomorrow.

perhaps a count

as we only had six on friday (until pirate dave renamed his ankle to jack), i thought we might getna head count to see if it is worth us waking up early.

so, call it. yea or nay. need eight for it to count.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

9 < 10

that's a true statement. the nine who came wednesday know it to be true so well.

one more could have brought the balance we needed.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

renewed hope

my hope that more than six or seven would show up was renewed on monday when we had a full ten! thanks, guys. it's definitely more fun when when have full teams, and even ones at that.

we'll be playing with ten tomorrow again, in case you guys get any ideas of skipping to go straight to waffle house. remember: hoops first, waffle after.

Sunday, April 28, 2013


rainy weekend might have soaked you but you were going to get sweat anyway. you should've ld be sweating. or you're not doing it right.

speaking of soaked, see the pic of bryce having been baptized.


Thursday, April 25, 2013

baffled in knoxville

where have all the players gone?

wednesday was sparsely populated with an odd number of seven. we played lopsided teams and came away wanting more on each team.

i know several on travel for work, but numbers should have provided us with enough to break even in that event.

maybe better numbers tomorrow.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

warmer days

it might have been colder weekend, but warmer days are ahead. it's always going to be warm in the gym when you come to get your game on. getting there a little early guarantees you a time to warm up your shots.

it'll be a good time.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

action packed friday

tomorrow is going to be an action packed day of hoops! if you thought the games have been good so far, just wait until you play tomorrow! there will be running! passing! SCORING! we might even have trent/visa/scorekeeper back with us!

you won't want to miss it! never in the history of west park hoops have i used so many exclamation points in one post!

see you tomorrow!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

a moment of silence

let's have a moment of silence for our missing comrades from friday. those six who were absent were good people. maybe they will be back tomorrow. let's hope!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

fear not

i know you are probably looking at the storm today and thinking two things: "i'm sure glad the pollen will get beaten off my car" and "i wonder if i'll be able to get to hoops in the morning."

i'm here to tell you to make your plans tonight to get to hoops in the morning. don't wait until you wake up and find three trees down on the road of your subdivision. park that car on the road OUTSIDE the subdivision so you can walk to it and drive to hoops.

in other words, i'll see you in the morning no matter what.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

peter, pollen, mary

i know it's pretty thick out there, but the filters on the environmental controls are keeping the air scrubbed in the gym. you'll be able to breathe easy as you suck wind running up and down the court.

so, scrape the green stuff off your windshields and come on down!

Sunday, April 7, 2013


i know you probably had a good weekend pulling out the mower and cutting some grass. hope your allergies aren't acting up and cause you to miss hoops. if you find a aggravated respiratory system, pop some benedryl and set the alarm to extra loud.

and see you tomorrow.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

place your bets

bryan will be collecting your bets of if and when jeff scott will return to basketball. contact him for the current odds and any open days. who knows? you could win a boatload of money. who also knows? that winner could take us all out to waffle house! (win)

i'll see you guys tomorrow. thanks again, dave, for covering for me. see ya!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

hi, rob

everyone say hi to rob tomorrow morning. it will be the "hi" point of his day...unless he dunks.



Sunday, March 31, 2013

i pity the fool

feel free to pity all day tomorrow. happy april one.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

egg-shaped basketball

ha! just kidding. we'll play with the round ones. see you!


Sunday, March 24, 2013

spring (?) break? no!

you guys better not be on spring break tomorrow. see you in the morning.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

spring in your step

how many springs does an official nba basketball have in it?

it's not spring in east tennessee if you aren't wearing your winter coat the first day. dress warmly and show up early to play. it's on!

and for the answer to the question above, watch the video:

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

all the fun


you wouldn't want to skip wednesday and miss all the fun?

i didn't think so.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

well, yeah

see in the morning.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

just one more

nine is good. ten is better. maybe tomorrow?

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

still recovering

this year's daylight savings time is taking a bigger toll on me than i thought. i don't know if you feel the same way, but don't forget to show up tomorrow despite a crazy schedule last week combined with clock adjustments.

your team needs you!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

regularly scheduled

i hope the weekend provided adequate recovery from the three-in-a-row mornings last week. that plus a time change might throw you for a loop, but we are back on tomorrow morning.

check your clocks.

Friday, March 8, 2013


third time's the charm. not a phrase i'd use this morning, and probably will feel even less charming after our third morning of hoops in a row.

one thing's for sure: i will definitely enjoy this weekend more than some others.

see you there!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


tomorrow is special. know why? because you'll be there?


because it's a thursday version of hoops. but you still better be there.


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

make up day

we've been approved for thursday morning hoops. and we see to have enough to play the day. you can get your full week's worth of hoops in this week after all.

we will play on wednesday, thursday, and friday for this week. set your alarms to make it all three days.

i'll see you tomorrow morning.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

monday waffles

just a reminder that monday is a total waffle morning. that means no hoops like on friday. another chance/opportunity for waffles.

i will see you all back on wednesday.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

sleep in friday

get some extra sleep time tomorrow and monday mornings. the gym will not be available for hoops as our missions conference comes to a close.

but if you find yourself up at the early hour out if habit, go grab some waffles.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

last day this week

tomorrow is our final day this week. we are off friday and next monday. we will resume playing on wednesday next week. come get your exercise on tomorrow so that you can survive the weekend.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

two day weeks

this week and next are two day weeks. this week we are playing monday (feb 25) and wednesday (feb 27). next week we'll play wednesday (mar 6) and friday (mar 8). that means the gym will be unavailable this friday (mar 1) and monday (mar 4).

you will have to play hard when we do meet. i have updated the calendar to reflect all this.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

well, that was hard

i haven't played with fewer than ten in a long time. talk about a workout. but i'll be ready tomorrow, no matter how many show.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

big ben

look, kids! big ben! (and parliment.)

the time on the clock accurately represents the time you should be showing up to the gym to start stretching and warming up for hoops. tomrorow. and every day after.

see you then!


Sunday, February 17, 2013

prez day

two of our former and famous presidents celebrate their birthday tomorrow by closing banks and stopping mail. it won't stop hoops, though.

Thursday, February 14, 2013


today is valetine's day. the national day of love, according to marketing. tomorrow is unofficially hoops love day, according to me. if you love to play some hoops, tomorrow is your day. show up. losing team buy the waffles.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

most certainly

we are on, in case you were wondering.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

see you...

...in the morning.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

didn't feel the power

in case any of you were wondering, i didn't end up feeling any more powerful by wearing the dove's spare jersey. i'm willing, however to try someone else's provided it comes to me clean and see if any added abilities can be gleaned from it to improve my game. bring your submissions tomorrow.

chris, hope your ankle is better.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

a happier trent

in some ways, i think that it's a good thing trent won a game (or two) on monday. if he had lost another entire set of games, there is no telling how mad he might have played in wednesday. and no one wants to guard an angry trent.

of course, his secret is that he stays angry.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

super hoops

hope you didn't lose major money on the big game. if you did, come play some hoops to get it out of your system.

if you won big money, waffles are on you.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

despite whatever weather

no matter what ends up being spit out of the sky on the ground tonight, we'll play tomorrow. don't let anything sidetrack you from coming. after two previous weeks of bad weather threats, tomorrow morning won't be as bad as before.

so, i will see you then.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

full load

back to normal numbers tomorrow, i hope.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

tomorrow is a go

we have eight committed shows tomorrow morning. i will see you then!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

heads up

normally, i wait until tomorrow to send out messages about the next day's hoops, but i think it might be safe to give this heads up:

> http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/jan/23/icy-weekend-friday-weather-could-bring-bad-news/

ice storm to start late thursday evening and really hitting us by friday morning rush hour. might be making a call on thursday night if there is anything to call. otherwise, i remind you to check for knox schools closing to determine our course of action.

be safe.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

long haul

since mlk day has come and gone, we now will have a few months of non-holiday schedules to play some hoops. the plus side of this is that we can get on a routine to be beach-body ready by june. psych yourselves up for it.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

dream team

i have a dream where ten guys show up for hoops and play together as brothers, exercise their bodies, and strive for epic wins.

tomorrow, same time as usual. i'll see you then.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

to play or not to play...

that's the question before you guys. so, i can always make it to hoops. it only takes me a few minutes to walk there if i have to. but i know some of you drive a bit, so i am sending this out to get a feel for how many WILL drive through whatever snow we get early in the morning.

as a general rule, if knox schools are closed, i've said we won't play. sometimes it's too early at 5:00a for them to call. sometimes they do, however. do we want to make that the rule to live by?

i need some feedback here. dave "the dove" has his own plan for snow covered roads. watch this video to see: dave and snow

UPDATE: they called school off. turn off the alarms and sleep it in.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


no matter if your vehicle can handle all the extra water or you need a raft to float over, hoops is still a go.

also, will everyone be in and interested in hoops next monday? just want to check officially.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

another three

this week is another three days of hoops. monday, wednesday, friday...same days. same drill.

ok, tomorrow.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

and waffle house after

ending the work week with a rousing game of hoops is a great idea. and if you wanted to make it even better, you could hit the waffle house after those rousing games and fuel up for the weekend starter.

but you have to first show up tomorrow. until then....

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

chick-fil-a minis

do i have your attention?


tomorrow morning.

same as usual.


Sunday, January 6, 2013


hoops is awesome! we are playing tomorrow morning like usual. it will be awesome.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

for granted

do you know how good we've got it? a good, warm gym all to ourselves three days a week. it's not outside and subject to weather. we don't have to grapple for time to use it. it's clean, well lit, and basketballs are provided.

you can't beat that. only thing you've got to beat is the alarm. beat it...tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

happy new year

start the new year right by coming tomorrow morning and playing some basketball. it will be better than new year's eve in times square. rob guarantees it.