Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Players: Aging Longhorns


A friend referred me to this site, which chronicles a regular pickup game at UT Austin (now apparently defunct). The player profiles are great, and a bunch of the nicknames made me laugh out loud. A few favorites: "Vanilla Smoothie," "Schayes," and 'The Accomodator."

Anyone else know of other aging ballers online?

4 comments:

Schayes said...

You can imagine my shock and horror when my friend, the webmaster of the now defunct UT Austin game you mention, forwarded this to me - the "if they mated" version of me and Danny Schayes!

Actually, I love that UT site and yours - keep it up.

Matt - now pounding the courts at Valpo, as one of those old, big guys who still thinks he can run with the undergrads.

Mothy said...

Thank you for rekindling a bit of the joy that Sunday Morning Hoops at UT brought to me (and arguably most of SMH's regular participants) all those years ago. I will dust the site off and try to locate all the former members for some anniversay postings! Re-reading the player bio's made me laugh out loud several times, and it got me thinking about something that deserved its own post at Setshot: virtually all SMH@UT players had that one patented move that was "unstoppable" (or at least they certainly thought so). Does everyone out there have one, and did "she" ever let you down? But hey, this is your site so don't let me tell you your business!

Jeff said...

Well, thank YOU guys for having SMH, and the site. Mothy - you are now the second person to suggest "special moves" as a Setshot topic, so it looks like we'll have to do a post about it. I hope you all weigh in with your contributions.

sojourner said...

As one of the original members of the sunday morning hoops game I can tell you it had it all: camaraderie, injuries, philosophy, childish arguments, fluctuating etiquette, occassional flashes of talent, worn-out joints and ligaments - I loved it! PS nice site but there are so many topics I cant get my brain around it all. You need a flash tutorial or help page! Or now that I am 45 maybe the neurons aren't firing the way they did. Maybe it was that hard foul to the back of the head ...