Thursday, December 31, 2015

sleep in on friday

i have had sparse response for interest in hoops on new year's day, so i am calling it closed. go ahead and sleep in. (or if you end up waking up early enough, there is always waffle house.)

we will resume a normal schedule on monday, january 4. it will be a good start to the new year...then.

happy new year!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

final stretch hoops

we have only a one day left to play hoops in 2015. if you made a resolution for this year, still got a shot.

still need to make sure we have enough to play on friday. i have a few commits. i will check the count again tomorrow morning to see what we have.

so, tomorrow.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

merry christmas!

we are not playing on christmas. i hope you have a good sleep in. and a merry christmas!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

christmas week hoops

we are playing monday and wednesday. i believe there is enough interest for wednesday to have a few good games.

we won't play on friday this week. (it's christmas, remember?)

next week, we definitely play monday and wednesday, and i will check again to see what attendance we might have for new year's day.

see you tomorrow!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

closing in on christmas

we are just a week away from christmas. this year, the day falls on a friday. i'm going to make the assumption that no one will up at 5:30 on christmas morning to play some basketball. (i know i won't be getting up that early on that day.)

this leaves me with questions to ask for the other days. how many can be there on monday and/or wednesday. i would imagine monday to be normal, but wednesday might be iffy. that means i will need a firm count for wednesday.

and while i'm asking, what is the interest for friday, january 1? will there be enough waking up from counting down with ryan seacrest the night before to show for hoops? i'll need a firm commitment of at least eight for that day.

you can email answers to the group or raise your hand around the circle tomorrow...or monday.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

missing rudolph

we had nine players on monday. (we were just missing the last, perfect player.)

i know most of you are probably still laying in bed christmas shopping on amazon, but hoops is the only way to work off those sugarplums and the figgy pudding.

see you tomorrow!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

about ten days...

...until the days start getting longer again. i am looking forward to that.

also looking forward to more hoops. tomorrow even.

oh, and new basketballs. three new ones. all pumped up.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

numbers monday

we had a good turnout on monday with 13 total. it was good to have neal back with us. (basketball ≠ tennis) and there were some amazing shots.

tomorrow is another day. and we might see an early christmas...if a reindeer sees his shadow.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

on the 19th day of christmas...

...ten players hooping.

i am anticipating ten. be part of that ten. set an alarm. show up. play hoops.

see you then!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

tis the season

as of tomorrow morning, there are 21 more shopping days until christmas. before you hit the mall (or waffle house), come play some hoops.

after that, shop.

hoops first. shop after.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

back to business

the courts are ready for some action starting tomorrow. december hoops kick off with a shiny new floor. be amazed at the sheen (not charlie) as you see your own reflection. the balls might bounce better too. who knows!

be there in the morning!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

waffles one more day

the gym floor will not be available until tuesday this week, meaning that wednesday will be the first day of games this week.

you get monday off. sleep in, go to work early, or get some waffles from your favorite waffle place with the yellow roof.

come over on wednesday!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

one day only this week!

tell your friends we only play on monday morning this week.

the gym will be closed wednesday and friday for floor work. that only means black friday will no longer be a conflict for you. you can camp out the night before for the awesome savings!

or go to waffle house.

anyhoo, i will see whomever shows up tomorrow morning!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

three more hoops days

tomorrow, we play.

friday, we play.

monday, we play.

then we break until the monday AFTER thanksgiving (november 30). the floors are being re-redone next week starting on monday. we get to play but the guys come to re-redo the floor around 8:30.

i have updated the calendar to reflect this.

see you this tomorrow!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

nice warm gym

the temps are cooler outside, but that's okay because we have a nice warm gym waiting for you tomorrow morning. if it gets too warm, we can open a couple of doors to create a cross breeze.

whatever happens, you will be guaranteed to work up a sweat and some weight be it water only or real calories.

you know what do: set the alarm.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

so close

we ended up with nine on monday. (we were short one dave.) i have high hopes for a solid ten tomorrow. that would be great.

be one of ten.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

courts monday

we had ten last monday for some full court action that mondays haven't seen in a while. can we get another ten tomorrow? can we at least try?

good. see you then.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

time flies

only 55 more shopping days until christmas! have you started listening to your "awesome christmas jam" playlist yet? is this all too soon?

probably so. what's not too soon is to set your alarm for hoops tomorrow morning. and i won't call you out if you make some christmas song from your awesome jam playlist as the rise-and-shine tune.


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

ten monday

our normal six on monday was super sized to ten. that might seem like a lot, but if you several mondays with six (or around) that number, you'd feel like it was a super monday too.

no need to break the streak. ten in wednesday is completely acceptable. join us!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

leftover candy

your kids might have gotten their own stash, but the leftover repository you used to ward off tricks from the random strangers who visited your houses in disguise might not be depleted.

you know what that means.

phase one is complete. phase two happens in about four weeks. you can still stay ahead of things. come tomorrow.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

candy day is upon us

hopefully, you have been working toward this day. whether you dress up or not, candy will be more available to you than usual. saturday kicks off the extra eating season.

it's not too late, though. tomorrow is still a good day for rigorous exercise to stay ahead of it. (unless you eat your feelings watching "the walking dead," in which case you will need to show up more than just friday.)

and if you want to mix it up a little, perhaps you can do something like this to spice up a normal friday hoops...

Thursday, October 22, 2015

big game friday

after the numbers we've had this week, it feels like monday and wednesday were just practice for the big game on firday. (coach said i might to start!) playing defense against dave "the dove" challenges me to be a more alert player, to sharpen my reflexes for ball stealing moves and blocked passes.

so, i won't say i'm ready, but i am more ready than i was on monday. just don't make me guard allen. i'm not THAT ready.

yeah. tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015


your get your star wars tickets ordered yet? i know, right? rough night.

the good news is that no tickets are required for hoops tomorrow morning (or any morning). just show up. like tomorrow morning: just show up.

we need the challenge.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

calling all people

really need a few dudes to show up tomorrow? the daves? the nates? the other mark? bryan? mitch?

we need plenty of players in the morning?


be there.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

ready for friday action

fridays usually bring about the exercise i need the rest of the week. and it's going to be a cooler weekend, so fall will be felt on your way into the gym. don't worry. you warm up as soon as you start running.

tomorrow then!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

fall break?

is it really fall break for you guys? are you guys gonna play some hoops this week?

we have plenty of room for some full court games. that includes tomorrow morning. plenty of room. turkey day will be here before you know it. time to get ahead of it right now.

see you around the center circle.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

need a team

will you make it tomorrow morning for hoops? we need two teams.

full court awaits.

exercise awaits.

be there!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

the lights will be on tomorrow for hoops. we'll play at the normal times. fun games await!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

peak day

wednesday might be our peak day in the past few days. only seven on friday, five monday.

if you have an alarm clock, now is the time to set it. set it for hoops o'clock. and be there for all the hoops tomorrow.

see you in the morning.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

who's up?

who's up for hoops in the morning?

me too. see you there.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

sorry about any confusion

it seems that my previous email/post this week has left several wondering if we are playing friday. the answer to that is yes! we are playing friday.

i had mentioned that we could only exercise the first two days because lower numbers mean no subs. all run all the time.

so, show up friday.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

exercise time

two days of awesome exercise awaits in the forms of monday and wednesday. kick off the week with some hearty running and stuff.

you know where to find us.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

september's final friday

we're trucking right along through 2015. september is almost gone. and with october comes halloween which means candy which means the jump start to the weight gaining season. exercise is now more important than ever.

come tomorrow morning to get some running in. come monday and wednesday next week to really give your system the workout it needs.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

scraped by on monday

if it hadn't been for tall nate, we'd only continued to play with seven. but he arrived and full court happened! it was awesome. amazing plays, awesome passes, crazy shots...we filled up the sports center highlight reel in one morning.

just kidding.

how many will make it tomorrow?

Sunday, September 20, 2015

fall monday

tomorrow is fall. cooler temps. still awesome hoops.

see you in the gym!

Thursday, September 17, 2015


we had good numbers on wednesday, which allowed for some full court gameness. as always, finding enough for friday is never a problem. i don't expect any different tomorrow.

of course, you all might surprise me and take the morning off randomly, detouring your destination to the cedar bluff waffle house for waffles...and something smothered.

doesn't matter. whatever you choose, gym will be opened.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

more for wednesday?

we could have used a few more guys on monday to make out some well rounded teams. as such we had to play some 2-on-2 full court--with a sub!

ok, just kidding. we only played half court.

can we get a few more to make it full court tomorrow? great! kthxbai.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

good games on friday

we ended up with eleven, ten when bill had to leave. full court games with full teams. it was some good exercise.

ready for more tomorrow? i am.

see you then!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

friday games

it's been a couple of weeks since we've played on a friday. welcome back to it. just like you knew it before we had some breaks.

see you all bright and early.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

the gym is so bright...

if your mind finished out that subject line with the lyrics of the popular song from the 80s, then bonus points to you. (i also expect some various videos or pics from pirate dave related to this.)

the lights are amazingly bright. and now you'll never miss a shot! or at the very least like mine, everyone will see your horrible attempts at the goal. nothing is hidden anymore.

if you missed it monday, check it out tomorrow. we play all week.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

back to normal

new week, new lights, normal schedule. we play all three days this week starting tomorrow.

come see the new lights and get some exercise.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

more waffles!

tomorrow is another waffles friday. gym is being refitted with new lights and unavailable in the morning. so, waffles.

we are playing on monday. i have a few commits from wednesday. anyone else want to email/reply their devotion to monday's sports will help solidify the count. and next week will be a full week of hoops again. 


see you monday!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

the future's so bright...

well, it will be after tomorrow. new lights in the gym. better, stronger, faster. (yeah, i don't know what that means.)

anyway, last day this week is tomorrow. same time as always.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

another two-day week

we are playing only monday and wednesday this week. again. and take note of the brightness. new lights go in the gym starting on wedensday morning. (no mirror ball, though. i asked.)

see you tomorrow.

Thursday, August 27, 2015


gym is unavailable tomorrow morning for an activity this weekend. you can sleep in.

or maybe you chose waffles at the waffle house. there is no shame in choosing waffles.

see you monday...for another short week.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

one more day this week

tomorrow is a good day to get your game on since it will be game off on friday. the gym will be unavailable the last work day this week. that means wednesday is your last day of rigorous exercise.

by the way, yesterday was national waffle day, and you celebrate by going to waffle house on friday. (reference previous email/post.)

Sunday, August 23, 2015

two-day week

we are playing only two days this week: monday and wednesday. the gym is booked on friday, so you have three options. you can:

  1. play extra hard on first couple of days
  2. play normal and find another exercise event on friday
  3. normal hoops two days and waffle house on friday

pick your favorite. see you tomorrow.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

dave got his wish...kinda

monday was 3-on-3. wednesday was 4-on-4. dave "the dove" had hoped for 5-on-5. he almost got it midweek.

now, the challenge will be to get it tomorrow. i don't expect any trouble making that number.

of course, i have been wrong before....

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

a few more than monday

will we get a few more than six tomorrow to make playing full court more exciting? come tomorrow and find out.

ps: gym still has that new floor smell.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

shiny new floor

hoops is back on tomorrow on a shiny newly finished floor. bring your shoes which can leave marks during play. it's a clean canvas.

come tomorrow. leave your mark. catch up on exercise.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015


i have been sending a few messages to be posted on the website, but the automated method of posting had changed without any notice to me. my last two attempts have failed to post.

everyone knows we didn't play this morning and won't either friday. i sent reminders about this. i have corrected the mechanism and should be able to move on from here.

so, friday is off too. tell your friends. see you on monday.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

one day only

we play tomorrow morning for one day only...this week. the floor will be redone the rest of the week.

we resume next monday, august 17. enjoy the break.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

correction: one monday

dave "the dove" reminded me that we do indeed have the gym on monday, august 10. just one day next week.

sorry about the confusion.

new floor coming

we play tomorrow, and then we take a week off while the floor is being redone.

i know what you are thinking, but it's now instead. no fretting. we will return monday, august 17.

pass the word.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

ready to run

tomorrow will a good morning to run. it's august, after all.

we have a week to play, then a week off as the floor is redone, then back at it.

make your plans!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

feast or famine

we had not enough on wednesday, but i have a feeling we will have plenty on friday.

doors open tomorrow morning at 5:40. see you then.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

not enough

wednesday was i believe the first time in about a year that we didn't get enough to play. a few went to cedar springs.

just a note: decision to close it back up is based on bodies actually IN the gym. if you get there, please come on in. that way i don't ping pete and have him relock the doors (remotely).

see you guys friday.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

one month in

we are almost one month into the summer of 2015. we have a cool gym to play. all you gotta do is set your alarm.

see you in the morning.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

storms today, hoops tomorrow

batten down your hatches today. weather will be getting rough, and tiny ships will be tossed.

watch the video knowing hoops will come tomorrow.

summer of hoops:

Sunday, July 5, 2015

hoops assuming...

assuming leftover fireworks don't keep you up, a good night's sleep will be a great thing before a morning of hoops.

freedom day hoops:

Thursday, July 2, 2015

rainy weekend

it might be a soggy independent day weekend, but we still have a roof over our heads for hoops.

before you grill those burgers, get your game on.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

tomorrow's parking

we need to park a little differently tomorrow for hoops. there might be some cones or markers blocking off an area in front of the gym which will be reserved for a tent.
"The maintenance folks will attempt to place barricades with yellow tape around them to section off the area where the tent will go, but with storms lingering throughout the area for the remainder of tonight, they may be blown over."
park a bit further to give plenty of room, and it should be fine.

see ya!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

summer hoops are here!

welcome to the first hoops of the summer this year. the gym should be cool enough to handle the rather warm temps. you should sweat nevertheless.

good times!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

full court

well, of course full court. why not?

we play tomorrow.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

back in action

we are back in the gym tomorrow. set your alarms. wake up. play ball.

see you. welcome back.

Friday, June 5, 2015

half dozen friday

for the first time ever, i walked out of the gym a little after six being the only one to show up.

as i was leaving, several guys had just pulled up. there was a modest count, so i pinged pete and asked him to unlock the doors again.

a total of six guys started playing at 6:20. strange occurrence.

we are not playing next week due to vbs. rest up. i will see you june 15!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

make the most

tomorrow will be the last day this week and next. we won't play again until monday, june 15. make the most of the time you have.


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

this week and next

we are playing normal stuff this week, but we will be off next week due to west park's vbs.

what does that mean? you'll need to get in all the hoops you can this week to store up for the gap.

see you tomorrow!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

did you forget me?

we play tomorrow. are you ready?

remember videos:

Sunday, May 10, 2015

call your mother

if you haven't already, it is not too late...unless you are reading this in monday morning. if it weren't for your mom, you'd not be playing hoops tomorrow morning or ever.

see you in the morning.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

nate says...

...come play morning hoops.

"it's the best!"

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


tomorrow is tax deadline. hope you have been proactive. i can help you out, though. hoops are tax free! all the games you can fit into the morning hours (between 6:00 and 7:30) will have zero tax applied.

file early. arrive early. play hoops.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

march madness or just march mad?

are you unhappy with monday night's outcome? are you frustrated with duke as a champion of anything? did you lose a hefty sum on the game?

well, if you believe things should have gone differently, come show us how it played out in  your head...tomorrow morning!

april hoops!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

month four

we've started the fourth month of 2015. can you believe it?

come get your hoops on.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

good morning good friday

if you were wondering if we are playing tomorrow, the answer is yes.

if you don't have a church you attend regularly, you are officially invited to west park to celebrate easter. we have a saturday evening service at 5:00 pm and three sunday morning services at 8:00am, 9:30am, and 11:00am.

happy good friday!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

still hoops

whether it's march madness or the walking dead season finale, you might find tomorrow morning coming early. nevertheless, there will be hoops.

don't forget!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

chilly weekend

if you thought the weather was getting too warm, don't worry. colder weather is here this weekend to remind you of all this winter's good times.

see you in a warm gym tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

spring hoops

who's up for some spring time hoops?

yeah, me too.


Sunday, March 22, 2015

march madness keeping you up?

is it?

for me, it's the walking dead.

but i will see you in the morning.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

forgotten video

i meant to post a video on monday. then i forgot to send an email/post in time for wednesday. it's from a week ago. maybe now is a better time.


spectator sport:

Sunday, March 15, 2015

warmer monday

warmer weather this week. hoops like normal tomorrow. hopefully the gym won't be muggy.

sleep well. wake up. play hoops.

Thursday, March 12, 2015


we might see a few more tomorrow, but we are used to that. warmer weekend is coming, so this will be a great kick it off: with hoops!

see you in the morning!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

more running tomorrow

we had a few more full court games on monday. it felt good to run again, to be free, to sprint often the full length of the court. i hope the cedar springs guys were doing the same thing we were.

we sprint tomorrow. at dawn. well, before dawn. at the normal time.

see you then!

Sunday, March 8, 2015


tomorrow morning, you have options for hoops. cedar springs will be opening back up for morning basketball. i encourage some to check it out to make it possible for all hoopers to maybe get a chance at full court games.

as always, i will see you in the morning.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

i see no reason

i don't see a reason why we wouldn't not play tomorrow morning. good enough, yeah?

don't forget: monday marks the first day back for cedar springs morning basketball. we can break up the crowds again.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

maybe one more snow day

it shouldn't affect us playing this week, but snow is always fun to have.

in case you were not at the circle in monday morning, jay announced that cedar springs would be opening back up for monday/wednesday hoops action starting this next monday. i know some of you guys will appreciate the shorter distance to drive in the mornings, and we all might see more full-court games.

i will see you all tomorrow morning.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

brighter days ahead

we are one week away from daylight savings time. days are getting longer again. it's starting to warm back up.

but it will be hoops as usual tomorrow morning. don't be late!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

past the snow

i think we are done with the snow for this week...and possibly for this winter. we do play tomorrow. set alarms.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

on for wednesday

we play tomorrow.

set your alarms.

get sleep.

stay tuned!

right now, stuff has not been cancelled for tomorrow morning, but check back here this evening before you get your sleep on to see what the status is for hoops in the morning.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

our parking lot cleared

despite school closures, our parking lots are clear. no problems for hoops.

see you tomorrow.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

back on for friday

barring any surprise winter weathers tonight, we'll play tomorrow morning. i know i'll need the exercise.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

...and it's called!

NO HOOPS tomorrow! stay home! sleep in! turn off the alarm. roll back over.

see you on friday...for now.

stay tuned...

so, pete informed me that policy is when the church operations are closed that hoops is included. you should ingore my previous message and stay tuned for official word on whether or not hoops tomorrow is happening or not.

i'll let you know as soon as i do.

use caution

i am planning on opening things up in the morning like usual. i realize there might be continued freezing tonight even if most of the roads are clear, so use your best judgment.

stay warm. stay safe.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

planning on tomorrow

i know ice and snow are in the forecast for tomorrow, but i will be there in the morning like normal.

be safe out there!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

need a video?

i didn't have a video for wednesday. you might have wanted a video...or needed one.

well, here's your video:

and i will see you all tomorrow morning.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


no video today but feel free to go back through the archives and watch some older episodes.

i will see you in the morning.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

ready for a jam-free weekend?

allen is.

watch out for your fingers.

see you tomorrow morning.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

super... hoops!

did your team win? well, you won't know until you come out to play tomorrow morning.

what? you thought i meant football? pffft. hoops is where it is.

Thursday, January 29, 2015


big number wednesday had big numbers.

i like sixteen if we are going big numbers.

i know you do too. see you tomorrow.

post-snow hoops:

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

the end is near

end of january 2015, that is. a month already gone.

no worries. eleven more left.

here. watch this video from monday...

pre-snow hoops:

Thursday, January 22, 2015

forgot the video

i failed to send out email for wednesday, but i'm getting one in for friday.

yes, we're playing.

watch for the...guest appearance.


Thursday, January 15, 2015

midweek jam

i got your midweek jam right here:

long weekend jam coming up next....

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

pack 'em in

started out with a full court game on monday then quickly graduated to some half courters. typical days currently.

we'll pack in whomever shows tomorrow and get as many games in as we can. full games for those who make it by prayer time...unless we have sixteen at the "amen."

set your alarms!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

lows and highs

counts go up and down. monday was down and friday was up. let's see tomorrow.

video show down numbers.

low end:

Thursday, January 8, 2015

full court wednesday

that was a pleasant surprise on wednesday to be able to play full court games all morning. we probably won't be doing that tomorrow, but it was fun.

video proof of another full court morning:

Sunday, January 4, 2015

back to normal

we are back to normal weekly schedules not impacted by any holiday. of course, hoops seems have to have continued unhindered.

see you guys in the morning.

back to normal:

Thursday, January 1, 2015

happy new year!

we are playing tomorrow to kick in the new year. good games last day of 2014. here, see for yourself: