Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Merry Christmas!

I am wishing you all a very Merry Christmas very early in the morning of Christmas morning. I am going to roll over and fall asleep here in a minute, but I just wanted to deliver that message first.

The gym was planning to be open on Friday, December 27. Join us if you can make it! If not, enjoy the time with your families and other basketball friends.

We celebrate tonight as a reminder that all is well. We celebrate the birth of the hope for all mankind, our redemption, our Messiah.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Back to Holiday Hoops

Yes, we did take a week off last Friday. But we are back at it tomorrow morning. The gym is available and will be open as regularly scheduled.

Hope you guys are enjoying the Christmas season as it approaches. If you're curious, my Amazon list is still available for shopping. You have only five more days!

See you guys bright and early in the morning!

Thursday, December 12, 2019

No Hoops Tomorrow

There is a ministry activity taking place in the gym tomorrow, so we are not playing this week. As far as I know, things return to normal next week. Stay tuned to this site and to the group commication from Matt and Allen for any changes.

Enjoy your extra sleeping in time.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

December Hoops Has Begun

This marks the first of the December hoops! Schedules are probably already getting crazy, but hoops remain here for you to find some continuity in your world.

And if you are looking for an event that will get you in a better seasonal mood, then consider Christmas as West Park. We have two evenings to come: Friday, December 6, 7:00p, and Sunday, December 8, 6:00p. More details are provided in the link below.

I'll see you in the morning!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Black Friday Hoops

You read that right! We are playing tomorrow morning! You get to get up early for a different reason than the rest of your family!

Grab your Red Bull and meet me there!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Turkey Week Hoops

Before you load up on a cooked bird with all the fixings, get your metabolism in gear and starting to process what's about to go down!

Tomorrow, we play a special morning of basketball at the normal morning basketball time.

We are also playing on Friday, this Friday, Black Friday. So if you aren't camped out with your wife in line at Best Buy to get the latest high-res TV or Michael's to get that great fabric for the new drapes, you can join us and work off everything you rate the previous day.

Don't forget to set alarms! See you in the morning!

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Turkey Is Coming Soon

Holiday season is upon us. Food and dinners and snacks and parties are coming soon. Now is the time to go ahead and plan for the exercise that you will need in order to maintain your current weight or maybe even lose a few pounds if you are ambitious. With that in mind, we are playing tomorrow morning.

Cedar Springs is having their floor refinished next week. We cannot play Monday, but we will be playing Wednesday and Friday. That is Black Friday to be clear. I'll be getting a count to make sure we have commitments for next week.

See you in the morning!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Back This Week

I don't know if you guys found another place to play or if you just took the Friday morning as a break. I had a good vacation time.

We are back on the court tomorrow morning resuming the normal schedule. Grab your high top shoes (except for Jacob--you grab those basketball slippers you wear) and slide on over to the courts at The WP.

Can't promise donuts this week, but you never know!

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

No Hoops on Friday at The WP

Sending this out early this week to let you know that hoops will not be at West Park this Friday. Check with Allen or Matt (or Hugh) for more details on alternative plans.

Have a good week!

Thursday, October 31, 2019

How Much Candy?

How much candy did you munch on as you were handing it out masked visitors? If you downed too much, don't fear. Some time running in the morning can offset the difference...if you make it.

See you tomorrow.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

First Things First

To get this out of the way ahead of time, let's go ahead and put it on the calendar that I am not going to be around on Friday, November 8. 

Why do you care?

Well, that means I'm not going to be here to open the gym. That means no basketball on that Friday.

Now that we have established that, let's go ahead and play some hoops tomorrow morning!

Thursday, October 17, 2019


Google finally updated their mobile Blogger app, which is the first time since 2016, and it was still some time before that when any real development was done on it. The update before this past week's left it broken when trying to upload photos to the posts.

I am writing this post in the app. Here's even a picture of my as I am drafting this.

Yeah, that's how I look when I draft all the posts.any others are happy about this update. Check out the reviews since 15 Oct 2019.

Yes, yes, we are playing tomorrow.

Do make a note of 8 Nov 2019. There will not be hoops at The WP that morning. I will tell you guys for the next few weeks.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Sup, Adam?

You might be the only one reading this site these days. I thought a direct post to you would make the most use of this medium.

We are playing tomorrow morning. It's all the same as usual. Hope your Thursday is going well! See you in the morning.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Ready for Coolness

I was actually referring to the weather, but I'm also ready for coolness in the general sense. That means Fonzy-like coolness, Keanu Reeves-like coolness, Joe Cool-like coolness, or more appropriately Michael Jordan-like coolness.

So many different types from which to choose! Right now, I'll settle for weather. I might be more in the Michael Jordan mindset tomorrow.

Speaking of Jordan, get your game on tomorrow morning!

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Who Ordered the Rain?

I have gone several weeks without mowing because of the lack of rain. I was beginning to think I was living in Arizona. Then today, we get rain? Does this mean I will need to mow?

It will probably be humid tomorrow morning and feel nothing like fall, but hoops remain. The gym will be cool and dry. You know what that means!

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Is It Fall Yet?

It's almost here, despite how it feels outside. Maybe it's a little cooler in the mornings, but that's not much yet.

The court is still hot, though! (I wish my shot was hot.)

OK, let's do this basketball thing tomorrow morning!

Thursday, September 12, 2019


Why do we call it basketball? Did they really use baskets to throw the ball through?

Whatever the reason, times have changed! We no longer nail baskets or buckets to posts or walls. We play with nets! I believe we should update our nomenclature.

Netball tomorrow morning!

Thursday, September 5, 2019

We Meet Again

Hoops twice in one week? What is this, the old days? Kinda feels like it.

We return to the court tomorrow to see if my knees can handle the pounding. One knee in particular, actually.

Join me for the pain!

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Special Edition

We are open tomorrow for some basketball action. Set your alarms and come grab some exercise before you barbecue up the afternoon.

Happy Labor Day!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Late But Better

This posting is late. Then why is it better? Because it's not never.

We play at sunrise! OK, maybe before sunrise.

Buckle up!

Thursday, August 22, 2019

My Bad: Not Construction Nate

It seems we still need a nickname for the fifth Nate in our collection. I thought he worst construction, but I was wrong. So, we need a new designation for Nate #5. We'll take suggestions tomorrow morning around the circle.

Then we'll play some hoops!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

The Five Nates

We had a discussion of all our Nates last week around the circle. We have five Nates:

- State Nate: Nate who works for channel 8, and DC calls "Lefty"
- Samauri Nate: Tall Nate who wears the bandana and would look like a samauri if he wielded a katana
- Lawyer Nate: Another Tall Nate who hasn't played with us in a while but is still out there
- Ten After John Nate: Nate who tried to take Ten After John's spot of arriving ten minutes after 6:00...but then Ten After John came back
- Construction Nate: This Nate is also known as Builder Nate (after Builder Bob) who works contruction with John

These are our Nates. If they all showed up, they could be their own team. #TeamNate

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Back to Hoops

Many kids started school recently. We're back to hoops tomorrow. Well, we never really were away from hoops. Some of you have been. Now's the time to come back.

You know the drill. Gym. 5:50. Warm up. 6:00. Play. It's that simple.

All good!

Thursday, August 1, 2019


I know your week has had the unexpected, but you don't need to fret. We're playing hoops tomorrow, and I am pretty sure we'll be doing that in a bounce-free environment. Of course, there is always a possibilty of bounce at the WP, but the odds are so low that it was probably not worth mentioning.

So, assume no bounce. Show up to play hoops. Waffle House after if you like.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Is It Fall Yet?

Humidity is the worst, but hoops is the best! I will still sweat indoors as much as I would outside...maybe as much as DC and Pirate Dave. Thank goodness for modern plumbing and showers.

See you in the morning!

Thursday, July 18, 2019


You guys see this?!

Oh, yeah, we're playing tomorrow.

(Bee tee dubs, there are no danger zones on our court.)

Thursday, July 11, 2019

End of the Week

As we conclude another week of three-day hoops at the WP, let's pause to remember all the good times we had.


Ah, good memories. Not too late to take part in the stories you will tell your grandkids.

We start at 6:00.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Continuing Saga

As I stated in my last post, we are here all week. We continue on the morrow with same time hoops. We should have a clear gym, so we can get to playing much quicker.

Days are hot, so I am very thankful for the cool environment the gym provides. We could be playing outside somewhere and let the mugginess play defense for us. Instead, we have indoors, cool and well lit.

Hope to see ten guys in the morning!

Sunday, July 7, 2019

All Week

We are back the WP this week for hoops. Don't waste time going over to Cedar Springs. We'll start at the same time. First come, first serve.

See you in the morning!

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Red, White, and Hoops

We are playing in the morning for those who are not up too late grilling out or shooting off bottle rockets.

Be safe if you are turning your neighborhood into a warzone. Don't blow yourself up.

Happy Freedom Day!

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Countdown to Freedom (Hoops)

Wednesday numbers were way better than Monday's. I got my running done yesterday. I look forward to running more tomorrow.

I wonder how many will show up?

More freedom memes for you!

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Still Free

For those of you who missed Monday, we needed one more to make it complete. I am sure Allen has informed you thusly.

We are on tomorrow. I am thinking of making it a little interesting with Allen as to how many show. ("Want to make this interesting?")

In the meantime, more freedom in pictures:

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Free Hoops

We are playing this week at the WP. All the same times and stuff.

There will be some gear on the court from the Celebrate Liberty event, so we might need to clear/move a few things.

More inspirational freedom visuals.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Remember the Summer of 2019?

That's what we'll be saying years from now as we recall fondly all the good times we will have had this coming summer. In fact, summer starts tomorrow (Friday)! Prepare your grills!

Before I forget again: We are having our annual Celebrate Liberty event on Sunday evening starting at 6:00p at West Park. Concert to kick things off, then run on up to the Fields of Grace for different foods in the summer cookout theme. Games and stuff for the kids. There will also be plenty of watermelon. The evening will wrap up with fireworks as soon as it gets dark. Big stuff too! Not quick trip down to Watt Road. Just come and bring some chairs or blankets. Follow the link for more details:

In light of that cool seasonal fact above, I was reminded of some freedom memes I received from a friend last night. I'm going to leave you with one of them.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Back to Fridays

We are back on the Friday schedule. Last week was fun having all the days of hoops at the WP. Alas, normal resumes.

Father's day weekend is here. Call your pop!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Round Two

We are at the WP again tomorrow for our well long special of hoops like we once played.

It was a good crew on Monday. I am hoping for the same tomorrow.

Get some sleep. I'll see you in the morning 

Sunday, June 2, 2019

VBS Week (at Cedar Springs)

We are playing Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the WP this week since the Cedar Springs gym is booked for other ministry use.

It'll be just like old times. Same drill as before. See you in the morning!

Thursday, May 30, 2019

I Misspelled "Hot"

Last week's post should have been titled "Hot Days." I didn't see it until Monday...or Tuesday.

No one told me.

Oh, we play tomorrow.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Hoy Days

The heat got here early this year. Is it July already?

Alas, I actually am referring to my stupid basketball game! You see how I lit the court up last week? Yeah, kids! It was hot!

Or maybe I am just remembering Jordan Bone playing for Tennessee this last year. Linda hard to tell the difference between him and me.

If you missed it last week, show up tomorrow. Maybe I can repeat it for you.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Right Here Waiting For You


Were you expecting Richard Marx?

Heh, no. It just basketball waiting for you. But it's future tense, so basketball will be waiting for you tomorrow morning.

Right there.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Don't Stop Believin'

Are we playing tomorrow? Are we PLAYING tomorrow?

Better believe it!

Don't stop believin'!

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Yes, You May

It's May!

In case you were wondering if we are still playing tomorrow, the answer is YES. All the normal stuff too. I'll be there.

We've had some good numbers. Don't know what this week was like at Cedar Springs, but let's see if the Friday pattern holds.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

More Playing

We sure are. Planning on it. Show up!

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Good Friday Hoops

It's another Good Friday Hoops!

As the name suggests, it's Easter weekend starting with Good Friday. Still, we are playing hoops at the WP.

Last week, I put out the invitation for joining us for Easter services. The invite is still in effect. We will have a Good Friday evening service tonight at 7:00p.

 The one thing I did last week was to mistakenly mention we have two Saturday evening service when in fact we only have one service at 5:00p. We do have the three services on Sunday morning: 8:00a, 9:30a, and 11:00a.

That 8:00 is not sunrise, but it does give you the chance to attend and then beat the rush to the Waffle House for Easter morning breakfast.

I will see you tomorrow morning!

Thursday, April 11, 2019


We remain steady for playing hoops at the WP. Come out tomorrow morning and get some exercise.

I know it's finally good weather outside, but it's going to be raining on your Friday so basketball inside this time.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Spring Sticks

I think we are finally past all the cold weather. I know, I know, you never can make statements like that around here, but I really think this might be it. Spring is going to stick this time!

We are continuing to play hoops at the WP until we get more news on when construction will begin.

And in case Allen didn't call you guys out for slacking off last Friday, our 3-on-3 full court games were quite the thing to behold. Alas, as the saying goes, "When you slack, you miss the coolness AND the hotness."

So, we'll be there tomorrow, waiting for the four of you who missed slacked last week.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Extend Your Stay

It was projected that construction would start around April 1. Since that day is almost here, I checked to see how things were looking. Turns out, things will not be starting as soon as originally thought.

That means more hoops for us until we hear otherwise. How cool is that? (Hint: Very cool!)

So, join me tomorrow morning on would have been our last day together...for even more days together!

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Tomorrow and Next Week

Of course, we play tomorrow morning. Count on it. But as a bonus, we are playing next week as well at the WP since spring break will be in effect.

That's right! Just like the old times! A schedule of Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for the week of March 18.

You won't miss a beat!

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Basketball, Losers!

Friday means basketball at the WP, just like it always has (while supplies last). And you all are losers because we ALL lose an hour this weekend to save on some daylight.

Join me in the morning!

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Special Monday

We are playing tomorrow at the WP since Cedar Springs starts their missions conference today (and needs their gym for things).

I will see you all in the morning!

Thursday, February 28, 2019

YES! and bonus

we are definitely meeting tomorrow for basketball on the wp court. sorry this message is a little late, but i didn't know exactly who all would be watching...and i kind of forgot.

and bonus day on monday as cedar springs is unavailable for their missions conference. we will continue the games at the wp.

tell your friends!

Thursday, February 21, 2019

change of plans! no hoops tomorrow!

it seems that a problem with a leak in the ceiling is causing ceiling damage to the gym. so, we are canceling tomorrow morning's basketball. I will let you guys know if we are on for the following week, so stay tuned to the website.

please pass this along to anybody you know.

but, hey: there is always waffle house! 😁

so, more basketball...

it's only been a week even though it feels longer. another friday is nigh (not bill, though).

we are closing in on march madness, so it's in our blood more than normal.

grab your adidas, because nikes won't keep you on your feet. we'll see you in the morning!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

love & hoops

i hope you made the plans with your honey in advance and put all the thought into it. you did? awesome! glad you won!

ok, now that all that is over, who's ready for some hoops? right! circle up tomorrow at the wp.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

hot and cold

hope you enjoyed the first and last day of spring today, for tomorrow we return to winter.

we continue to play the friday hoops on the west park court. join us!

probably no waffle house tomorrow, but who knows about next week!

Thursday, January 31, 2019

wp gym for feb

lease extended for february plays in gym. new month starts tomorrow. head over for some games!

Thursday, January 24, 2019

almost finished with the first one

it's very close to the end of january already. doesn't seem like it's taken that long to get here. the older i get, time seems to move much quicker. nothing like those days in elementary school waiting for the school to let out.

enough of the reminiscing. let's play some basketball! tomorrow! on the gym floor! with the goals and the orange balls! sound good? of course it does!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

buy one, get one free

well, we are playing on friday, as it is normally scheduled. but you get a bonus day of west park hoops on monday since cedar springs will be closed.

normal times as if it were a regular day. looking forward to the next long weekend!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

fridays in january

here's the latest on the gym situation:

matt and i chatted last friday about the future of hoops and where to play. he still had some conversations he needed to have with the powers that be at cedar springs. so, we agreed to keep fridays in january at west park. we are going to evaluate things during that time to see if changes are ready.

that means i will be seeing you guys in the morning at the wp! get a good night's sleep!

Thursday, January 3, 2019


no hoops at west park tomorrow!

meet at cedar springs!

or waffle house!