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Title: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on March 07, 2012, 11:22:22 AM
Hello, newbie here.  Just signed up with Talk Irvine. 

I read the thread about different locations where people ball it up but is there a TI pickup basketball game somewhere in Irvine on a regular basis?  If not, I would like to get some feedback from TI members on preferred time and place so we can get a pickup game going on a weekly basis.  Please reply to my post and let me know your preferences!  ;)

I'm down for Tuesdays @ 6pm @ Orchard or Heritage Park :)

Thanks for reading.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 07, 2012, 11:31:58 AM
Is this traceimage trying to get me out in the open?

Just kidding.

Welcome to TI B4L... so far... no one from TI has got together for a game of pick-up... although there is rumor that old-IHBers occasionally meet every 6 months where sometimes a knee injury may occur.  :(

I think Homer regularly goes to Beckman High Friday nights.

I'm a weekend warrior type... dinner and homework occupy my weekday nights... but I'm willing to meet-up on a Sat/Sun morning (the earlier the better).
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 07, 2012, 11:47:50 AM
Welcome to TIC Baller!!

I normally ball at LA Fitness but as of late I have been playing at Beckman High.  There's always a good crowd on Tuesday/Thursdays nights, people usually stroll in around 7:30.  Friday nights are a hit or a miss at Beckman.  Been to Heritage a few times, good competition but too much hacking and bad calls really turn me off. 

I'll probably be out at Beckman tonight.. Look for the guy airballing layups  :D
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on March 07, 2012, 11:48:30 AM
Hey IHO, thanks for the feedback.  I'll check out Beckman High on Friday nights and I'm also down for 2-on-2 or 3-on-3 at least, for Saturday mornings if we get enough people (4-6) to show up early weekend mornings.   :D
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 07, 2012, 11:51:00 AM
Welcome to TIC Baller!!
Was that Freudian?
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on March 07, 2012, 11:55:09 AM
Hey Homer, thanks for the updated info.  I was at Heritage Monday night and yea, you're right, good competition but too much hacking and bad calls.  Since you said you might be going, I might check out Beckman tonight as well.  If I go, I'll be lookin out for any form of airballing, :). 
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: WoodburyDad on March 07, 2012, 11:58:23 AM
There’s a girl that plays regularly (at least whenever I can make it) on Saturday mornings at the LA Fitness in Woodbury.
I do the elliptical next to the court and love watching her play.
She’s got great all around game, checks guys on D, nice outside jumper and I’ve seen her drive the lane.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 07, 2012, 12:03:50 PM
Hmm... should I bring my 360 dunks (aka airballs) to Beckman tonight too?
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: traceimage on March 07, 2012, 12:40:38 PM
Drat! My plan is foiled!

Is this traceimage trying to get me out in the open?

Just kidding.

Welcome to TI B4L... so far... no one from TI has got together for a game of pick-up... although there is rumor that old-IHBers occasionally meet every 6 months where sometimes a knee injury may occur.  :(

I think Homer regularly goes to Beckman High Friday nights.

I'm a weekend warrior type... dinner and homework occupy my weekday nights... but I'm willing to meet-up on a Sat/Sun morning (the earlier the better).
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on March 07, 2012, 12:59:23 PM
Yes, please! Everyone, show up! hehe.. We can ask each other's names by the forum names...irvinehomeowner.....Homer....Woodbury Dad....traceimage.... ;)
Hmm... should I bring my 360 dunks (aka airballs) to Beckman tonight too?
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 07, 2012, 01:21:43 PM
I'll probably be out there around 6:30 or 7.  I'll be the guy in the Stanford gear chucking up shots!
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 07, 2012, 01:27:30 PM
Is this traceimage trying to get me out in the open?

Just kidding.

Welcome to TI B4L... so far... no one from TI has got together for a game of pick-up... although there is rumor that old-IHBers occasionally meet every 6 months where sometimes a knee injury may occur.  :(

I think Homer regularly goes to Beckman High Friday nights.

I'm a weekend warrior type... dinner and homework occupy my weekday nights... but I'm willing to meet-up on a Sat/Sun morning (the earlier the better).

If you guys want to meet up early Saturdays to play some ball, I'm game too :)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: ps9 on March 07, 2012, 01:36:35 PM
I'll be standing in line to get my Mongolian BBQ cooked wearing comfy elastic workout pants... see you guys there..
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 07, 2012, 02:06:01 PM
LOL.. Is that place really that good? :)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: traceimage on March 07, 2012, 03:30:35 PM
I'll probably be out there around 6:30 or 7.  I'll be the guy in the Stanford gear chucking up shots!

I'll be the one holding a 10-foot banner that says "IHO! IHO! IHO!" in huge letters. Maybe Socal can join us and take some photos. And then we'll all go out for Cuban food!
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 07, 2012, 03:41:10 PM
If you guys want to meet up early Saturdays to play some ball, I'm game too :)
Time and place home-slice.

We should probably find a court where no one is around so maybe other TI-ers will show up and not worry about being able to have mad baller skillz.

What's central to you guys? Northern Irvine (north of Irvine Center Drive) or Southern Irvine?

And someone should bring donuts. :)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: SoCal on March 07, 2012, 03:51:30 PM
Welcome to TIC Baller!!

True enough.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on March 07, 2012, 04:19:13 PM
Hey guys, how do you change the position line of your profile on TI? (i.e. Tourist or Yearning for 949 / 714)?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 07, 2012, 04:23:25 PM
The more you post... the closer you get to becoming an "Irvine Addict".
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 07, 2012, 04:25:07 PM
Hey guys, how do you change the position line of your profile on TI? (i.e. Tourist or Yearning for 949 / 714)?

Thanks.

You gotta take everyone (Socal78, Trac, IHO, PS9, Me, CZ,) out to lunch and magically it changes...
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-N1SC7kH08Uc/To5yJkADggI/AAAAAAAABG4/qdjT61tr6AY/s400/funny-date-girl-guy-true-story-meme.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 07, 2012, 04:28:19 PM
If you guys want to meet up early Saturdays to play some ball, I'm game too :)
Time and place home-slice.

We should probably find a court where no one is around so maybe other TI-ers will show up and not worry about being able to have mad baller skillz.

What's central to you guys? Northern Irvine (north of Irvine Center Drive) or Southern Irvine?

And someone should bring donuts. :)

There's a court that is normally empty Saturday mornings in North Park Square.... There are tables for donuts too. 
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on March 07, 2012, 04:49:27 PM
If you guys want to meet up early Saturdays to play some ball, I'm game too :)
Time and place home-slice.

We should probably find a court where no one is around so maybe other TI-ers will show up and not worry about being able to have mad baller skillz.

What's central to you guys? Northern Irvine (north of Irvine Center Drive) or Southern Irvine?

And someone should bring donuts. :)

I'm in North Irvine...
How about everyone else? :D
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 07, 2012, 04:54:14 PM
I'll go wherever you guys go.

Does the Northpark Sq court have ample parking and restrooms? I think it's full court too (not like we would run full court because I doubt we'll have 10 guys).
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 07, 2012, 04:57:35 PM
Never used the bathroom there.. might require a key  :-\
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: SoCal on March 07, 2012, 04:59:01 PM
Why do the restrooms matter... what are you going to do, spend an hour fixing your hair? That's a question I would ask. You're a guy. Just pee in the bushes. (Sorry. I'm a boy mom.)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: ps9 on March 07, 2012, 05:03:55 PM
Why do the restrooms matter... what are you going to do, spend an hour fixing your hair? That's a question I would ask. You're a guy. Just pee in the bushes.


Next weeks irvine police blotter:  northparksq, three men indecent exposure and eating donuts without HOA authorization.  Cited and released to their better half.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 07, 2012, 05:05:12 PM
Why do the restrooms matter... what are you going to do, spend an hour fixing your hair? That's a question I would ask. You're a guy. Just pee in the bushes.
Oh no you diduuunnnnt!

If Homer brings donuts... and my girthy frame jostles around too much... it won't be the standing up kind of relief I'll be looking for.

How did you know it takes an hour to fix my hair?
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: SoCal on March 07, 2012, 05:20:36 PM
I'm sorry. The more polite term would have been "water the flowers". What can I say. I'm outnumbered 3:1 at home. I think in practical guy-terms all of the time. There is a solution to your second "dilemma", by the way.

The hair - easy. You're a very methodical person. You carefully think through everything you say & do.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on March 07, 2012, 08:54:31 PM
Sup guys, just balled it up at Beckman High from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight.  Good runs, good games.  I'm not sure if any of you showed up tonight or not but I was there...I think I saw Homer out there with grey Stanford sweater on.  Was that you Homer?  I had the green hoodie on...
Post replies if you were there!   ;D
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 07, 2012, 09:13:32 PM
Did you see a big fat guy with an outside j?

That's wasn't me.

Sorry... couldn't make it... how many people were there?
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on March 07, 2012, 10:17:07 PM
When I got there, there were 9, so I got in the game right away, had no time to stretch.  Later more people started showing up.  There were about 15 total after first few games.  Played 2 full court games and went home.  Yea, didn't see any big guy with an outside j :-\
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 07, 2012, 11:52:38 PM
lol yeah that was me. I saw you out there playing! Should have said hi. :)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on March 08, 2012, 08:15:47 AM
It's ok Homer, I'm starting to know TI-ers one by one, hehe.  At least you showed up like you said you would. 
We are not flakers! lol
Maybe we can get a TI Saturday morning game goin this weekend?
around 8am?  Who's down? :)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 08, 2012, 08:39:55 AM
I'm good with 8 AM, if IHO comes out I'll reward him with donuts.   :D

I don't know where anyone plays that early though.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 08, 2012, 09:01:09 AM
8am is usually when I play anyways (used to start at 7am when the Marines were still around)... that way I have the rest of the day to do stuff... although now... it's rest of the day to recuperate.

You guys sound like young bucks so take it easy on the old fat guy okay?

@Baller: Sounds like you are familiar with Irvine pick-up ball... where do you usually play?
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on March 08, 2012, 10:27:27 AM
I try to play as much as I can, as often as I can, just anywhere I can join a full court or half court pickup games.  I'm near Heritage and Orchard, so I try to see if there are any pickup games around there.  If not, I go as far as Settler's Park.  But I would love to drive less and save gas and go to the nearby ones....Heritage or Orchard.  But I wanna check out other locations as well even though they might be little bit farther away.  After playing at Beckman High last night, I thought the court was slanted little bit.  I played at Beckman before and my back started to hurt little bit after playing few games.  Beckman location is good, except for the slanted-ness...I don't know if you guys noticed it while playing there.  I also know 2 hidden half courts nearby Beckman, some of u guys might know.  It's within the business complexes.  I used to play over there with my church friends every Thursdays i think....but anyways...

How does 8AM this Sat. (3/10) at Orchard Park sound?  If it is crowded, we can always hop over to nearest Heritage Park since there's 2 full courts there as well. 

Let me know people!  ;)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 08, 2012, 10:47:19 AM
I usually play volleyball behind the business complexes next to the bball courts you are talking about...

by the way.. where is Orchard Park?  We could definitely meet there, I'll probably just ride my bike there if it's not too far. Look for the lonley soul riding the tandem.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on March 08, 2012, 11:06:25 AM
Orchard Park is right across from Heritage Park on Yale and Roosevelt.  Go north on Yale, make a right on Roosevelt, and make the first right into the small street, should be on the right side, street park. 
Hope it's close enough for you Homer!
Check it out... ;)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 08, 2012, 11:09:34 AM
Orchard Park is fine... it's where I used to play early morning weekend ball until they closed the Marine base.

No one shows up there for full court games (although I think a group starts coming by at around 9:30).

@Homer:

Orchard Park is off of Yale and Roosevelt, just south of Trabuco. It's across from condos and you can see the courts from the curb.

So it is it only going to be 3 of us?

Homer
IHO
Baller

IrvineRealtor has game but he might be busy... anyone else wants to come out? Don't worry... I probably suck compared to the young-uns.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 08, 2012, 11:27:22 AM
Sounds good.. I could just ride my tandem bike there as it's only 3 miles away.

If we could get a full court game going that would be awesome!
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on March 08, 2012, 01:23:13 PM
Maybe we can start an email chain for TI ballers, what do you say?  ;)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 08, 2012, 04:23:29 PM
I only think it's going to be the three of us if IHO even shows up lol. 

I guess I'll just see you all there Saturday morning.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 08, 2012, 04:33:17 PM
Oh... I'll be there... if only for the donuts.

No cameras though... I hear a picture of a girthy Austrian is worth some coin in the black market.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 08, 2012, 04:47:28 PM
Cameras are fine... a picture of a short asian guy is worthless anywhere.  :P
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 08, 2012, 04:51:39 PM
So how do we get USC to show up? Or even qwerty and his bat?

You don't have to be a baller to show up (after all I'll be there)... we can just shoot around and play Horse... or... Unicorn.  8)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 08, 2012, 04:52:23 PM
Cameras are fine... a picture of a short asian guy is worthless anywhere.  :P
Are you kidding? That's TIC marketing material!
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 08, 2012, 04:57:57 PM
So how do we get USC to show up? Or even qwerty and his bat?

You don't have to be a baller to show up (after all I'll be there)... we can just shoot around and play Horse... or... Unicorn.  8)

Unicorn might take too long.. We'll play FCB or TIC.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on March 08, 2012, 05:17:49 PM
i get the horse and the unicorn part...what the heck is FCB or TIC? how do u play it? ::)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 08, 2012, 05:20:07 PM
FCB = Foreign Cash Buyer... theoretical ethnic population that uses all or high-cash down payments to purchase Irvine real estate to keep its fake premium up.

TIC = The Irvine Company... or Big Brother... or The Overlord... or The Price Fixer
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: qwerty on March 08, 2012, 05:34:22 PM
So how do we get USC to show up? Or even qwerty and his bat?

You don't have to be a baller to show up (after all I'll be there)... we can just shoot around and play Horse... or... Unicorn.  8)

Tempting. I have not played ball in about 7-8 years. Donuts and a chance to meet the infamous IHO may just get me there. Tbd.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on March 08, 2012, 05:43:43 PM
So do we have 4 people showin up??? ;)
Let's get 2-on-2 goin at least...lol
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: USCTrojanCPA on March 08, 2012, 06:33:16 PM
So how do we get USC to show up? Or even qwerty and his bat?

You don't have to be a baller to show up (after all I'll be there)... we can just shoot around and play Horse... or... Unicorn.  8)
I got a bum ankle from my high school football playing days so I'm not the hoops white chocolate blacktop superstar that I used to be before the injury.  Besides, 8am is way too damn early for me and I usually out and about around 10am showing homes.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: ps9 on March 08, 2012, 07:33:40 PM
I might be interested but I got work this Saturday at 9:30....haven't played ball since HS.. maybe we can schedule a future TI gathering at Miles Square and get some grub afterwards...
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 08, 2012, 07:43:09 PM
For those injured or who have things to do later... just show up at 8... have a donut (are you really bringing them Homer? Ace Donuts is around the corner and I could pick some up)... and then go.

I don't think I will ever ball at Miles Square again... back in the day there were way too many arguments... and there is still that incident where some guy got put in the hospital from a fight.

(c'mon USC... stop by before your 10am showing)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: USCTrojanCPA on March 08, 2012, 08:36:44 PM
For those injured or who have things to do later... just show up at 8... have a donut (are you really bringing them Homer? Ace Donuts is around the corner and I could pick some up)... and then go.

I don't think I will ever ball at Miles Square again... back in the day there were way too many arguments... and there is still that incident where some guy got put in the hospital from a fight.

(c'mon USC... stop by before your 10am showing)
For those injured or who have things to do later... just show up at 8... have a donut (are you really bringing them Homer? Ace Donuts is around the corner and I could pick some up)... and then go.

I don't think I will ever ball at Miles Square again... back in the day there were way too many arguments... and there is still that incident where some guy got put in the hospital from a fight.

(c'mon USC... stop by before your 10am showing)
Ok, I'll drop by to say hi and pick up a donut for the road.  Where's the park you guys are gonna hook it up?  You'll definitely hear me coming with my modded exhaust.  :D
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on March 08, 2012, 10:22:20 PM
That'll be Orchard Park at 8AM this Sat., sir  ;)
See you all there.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 08, 2012, 11:38:54 PM
Give me a list of donuts and I'll pick em up early in the morning!
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: USCTrojanCPA on March 09, 2012, 12:02:36 AM
Regular chocolate glazed is good for me.  I'll drop by around 9am on my way back from Home Depot.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 09, 2012, 08:50:48 AM
I use to play at Mile Square Park everyday right after basketball practice in high school lol.  Saw so many fights... mostly from the Vietnamese and Samoan ballers  :o
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: ps9 on March 09, 2012, 09:00:00 AM
I use to play at Mile Square Park everyday right after basketball practice in high school lol.  Saw so many fights... mostly from the Vietnamese and Samoan ballers  :o

I can guess who won most of the fights, got height and weight advantage.  I haven't been to Miles Square in awhile, use to go with my dad when I was little.  Never saw any fights.  Easy to run away if need to?  No fence like White Men Can't Jump.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on March 09, 2012, 09:20:40 AM
@ Homer: I'll take a regular classic glazed, apple fritter, or the twist with sugar  ;)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: ps9 on March 09, 2012, 09:24:08 AM
Broccoli beef and chow mein for me please, also some chicken teriyaki
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 09, 2012, 10:01:33 AM
I don't think they fire up the woks that early.

I was kidding about the donuts... but I'll eat whatever you bring (even the ones you dropped on the floor ;P ).

So is it still just 3 or 4 of us with some spectators? PS9... you should come by to meet your suitcase brother.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 09, 2012, 10:25:20 AM
Our chef doesn't come in until 8:30.

IHO, what kind of donuts do you want?  I have to be there early early to make them so I can just bring some along. 

Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 09, 2012, 11:13:23 AM
26inIrvine.  Is it just a group of your friends that play football or is it a league thing?  Two hand, flag, or tackle?  I'm looking into starting a football or rugby get together thing with some friends and co workers, but if your games on Saturday are open.. I would love to participate  :)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 09, 2012, 11:13:29 AM
Now I really feel bad... didn't know you had to get up early and make 'em yourself.

The apple fritter has fruit in it, and fruit is healthy... so I'll have a healthy donut please.

I'll bring Gatorade... anyone have a particular flavor they like (my kid says "red" or "blue")?
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 09, 2012, 11:26:51 AM
No need to feel bad, my main guy that normally makes them is off that day so I'm just going in for a few hours. 

No need to bring gatorade for me, thanks though!
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on March 09, 2012, 11:47:04 AM
I was also kidding about my choice of donuts Homer, you don't have to bring em...it would be cool if u did though, hehe  ;)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: WoodburyDad on March 09, 2012, 02:42:23 PM
My schedule is somewhat limited and can't stay for long but I’d like to pop by, introduce myself and meet some of the other members.
I’ll be there around 8:00am.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 09, 2012, 02:48:54 PM
Interesting how a member who just joined this week is getting some of us to reveal our secret identities.

I get the feeling that some non-balling members of TI might be showing up just to get a glimpse of the elusive Homer_Simpson.

It would be funny if I already know some of you in real life... as I do play at many courts in Irvine.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 09, 2012, 02:51:15 PM
Baller - Apple Fritter or Classic Glazed
IHO - Apple Fritter or donuts we drop on the floor
USC - Chocolate Glazed
PS9 - Broccoli Beef/Terriyaki Donut
WoodburyDad - ??

If anyone else is coming, just add your name and choice of donut and I'll make sure to bring it.

Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 09, 2012, 02:51:55 PM
Interesting how a member who just joined this week is getting some of us to reveal our secret identities.

I get the feeling that some non-balling members of TI might be showing up just to get a glimpse of the elusive Homer_Simpson.

It would be funny if I already know some of you in real life... as I do play at many courts in Irvine.

I'm sure I've seen you before. 
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: WoodburyDad on March 09, 2012, 03:04:00 PM
Interesting how a member who just joined this week is getting some of us to reveal our secret identities.

I get the feeling that some non-balling members of TI might be showing up just to get a glimpse of the elusive Homer_Simpson.

It would be funny if I already know some of you in real life... as I do play at many courts in Irvine.

If by court you’re referring to one of these…
(http://www.theman-cavestore.com/images/Supershot%20Basketball.jpg)
Chances are we might know each other

Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 09, 2012, 03:09:28 PM
Interestingly enough... I rarely play those things.

I'm more of a defender than a shooter... so I'll probably just try to block the shot of the guy shooting next to me. :)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: ps9 on March 09, 2012, 03:30:48 PM
I'll show up and pretend to be somebody else on the forum...
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 09, 2012, 03:39:22 PM
I'll show up and pretend to be somebody else on the forum...
Hey... I was going to do that... bring donuts and say I'm Homer.

Maybe we should establish some privacy ground rules here:

Rule #1: You do not talk about TI Ball
Rule #2: You DO NOT talk about TI Ball
...
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: SoCal on March 09, 2012, 04:26:10 PM
What a coincidence. Prior to the basketball plans all of you made, Trace invited me to go Rollerblading at that same park and at the same God-awful hour of the morning. Is that spooky or what?!  :o Or was it bird-watching. Or tot-lot'ing with our tots. Trace, which one was it again? Let's get our story straight. I mean. Let's make sure we firm up our plans.  :P

Have fun, you all. Yo, Homer -- don't forget your camera. Nod, nod. Wink, wink. Know what I mean, know what I mean.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 09, 2012, 04:33:55 PM
What a coincidence. Prior to the basketball plans all of you made, Trace invited me to go Rollerblading at that same park and at the same God-awful hour of the morning. Is that spooky or what?!  :o Or was it bird-watching. Or tot-lot'ing with our tots. Trace, which one was it again? Let's get our story straight. I mean. Let's make sure we firm up our plans.  :P

Have fun, you all. Yo, Homer -- don't forget your camera. Nod, nod. Wink, wink. Know what I mean, know what I mean.

I'm scared of large Austrian men!! He might break my iPhone if I take a picture of him.
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Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 09, 2012, 04:54:58 PM
Don't cave Homer... respect the Code:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-hKCfG7D77Bo/TkqOHNWlrCI/AAAAAAAADDo/Pte3sMjCyn8/s640/tumblr_l45wihOKVE1qzmas6o1_500.jpg)

:D
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Post by: ps9 on March 09, 2012, 09:16:43 PM
I will not be dropping by tomorrow, kid is sick, instantaneous ear infection, fever, then puke.  Seeing ped tomorrow morning.. You know ur a parent when you got puke buckets all over the house.. and also be able to still eat your dinner after cleaning up puke, that's definitely a parent thing...
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Post by: WoodburyDad on March 09, 2012, 09:37:13 PM
I'll be running a little late but should be there around 8:45 tomorrow
Look forward to meeting up
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Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 09, 2012, 10:20:12 PM
Next time ps9,hope your daughter feels better soon :)
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Post by: traceimage on March 09, 2012, 10:59:24 PM
What a coincidence. Prior to the basketball plans all of you made, Trace invited me to go Rollerblading at that same park and at the same God-awful hour of the morning. Is that spooky or what?!  :o Or was it bird-watching. Or tot-lot'ing with our tots. Trace, which one was it again? Let's get our story straight. I mean. Let's make sure we firm up our plans.  :P

Have fun, you all. Yo, Homer -- don't forget your camera. Nod, nod. Wink, wink. Know what I mean, know what I mean.

LOL. I think it was tai chi, actually...right? We were gonna do tai chi in the park? Or was it yoga? Oh, who remembers! The important thing is that we are at this particular park at the specified time to observe certain basketball players...I mean, that we hang out and do our own activity! Which we planned a VERY long time ago. When was it, last year or something? This is all SUCH a coincidence!!!
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Post by: Baller4Life on March 10, 2012, 07:51:57 AM
Looks like we got about 4-6 peeps showin up then?
Great!  Yes, I'm the guy who just joined this week and making everyone show up ;)
Let's just have fun playing ball guys, see u all there at
Orchard Park around 8am :)
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Post by: Baller4Life on March 10, 2012, 07:54:12 AM
I will not be dropping by tomorrow, kid is sick, instantaneous ear infection, fever, then puke.  Seeing ped tomorrow morning.. You know ur a parent when you got puke buckets all over the house.. and also be able to still eat your dinner after cleaning up puke, that's definitely a parent thing...

I'm not a parent yet but hope ur kid feels better soon, I will pray for him :D
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Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 10, 2012, 11:31:32 AM
Great to finally meet all of you. Hope you guys enjoyed the donuts :)

Could have sworn we saw trace and SoCal drive by a few times :)
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Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 10, 2012, 11:39:32 AM
Just remember... what happens at TI Ball... stays at TI Ball.

Nice to meet you guys... now I need to recuperate... you guys are too young and move too fast.

Hey Homer... I saw the 11-0 onslaught... what happened in the other games?
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Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 10, 2012, 11:51:31 AM
I beat him 6 games 0.  JLin strikes again!!

IHO- You look a lot like Arnold!!
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Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 10, 2012, 12:12:22 PM
I beat him 6 games 0.  JLin strikes again!!
Nice... he should have gave you his shirt ("Ball Everyday"). When he said 1s and 2s... I was like "ruh roh!".
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IHO- You look a lot like Arnold!!
See... I am Austrian.
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Post by: Baller4Life on March 10, 2012, 12:33:28 PM
Great to finally meet all of you. Hope you guys enjoyed the donuts :)

Could have sworn we saw trace and SoCal drive by a few times :)
:P

Hey Homer, thanks for bringing the donuts in the morning for Sat. TI basketball, they tasted great! Especially the Apple Fritter ;)
I think you are right, trace and SoCal might have driven by to take a look at us miss some shots :P even though i have never met them before
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Post by: Baller4Life on March 10, 2012, 01:07:32 PM
Good turnout guys!  We should do this again next Sat morning with more TI-ers!
A good morning workout and a chance to meet nice people in the neighborhood! ;D
Hopefully WoodburyDad, ps9, traceimage and SoCal can join us as well ;)
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Post by: SoCal on March 10, 2012, 02:04:18 PM
Good turnout guys!  We should do this again next Sat morning with more TI-ers!
A good morning workout and a chance to meet nice people in the neighborhood! ;D
Hopefully WoodburyDad, ps9, traceimage and SoCal can join us as well ;)

SoCal doesn't do 8 a.m. on a Saturday unless the house is on fire. You see, I need all the beauty rest I can get. (I am severely ugly. My face is an absolute fright. Wrinkles galore. No sympathy, please. I live the best life I can despite this unfortunate mess. I've learned to rely on personality in lieu of looks to get by.) Anyway, if we accidentally meet up one day at the park... after 11 a.m., of course, while Trace and I are doing Yoga... I bet she and I can play Keep Away with you all and win! Team: Scandinavian Women vs. Team: Asian Men. Sounds unfair yet fun.
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Post by: SoCal on March 10, 2012, 02:09:55 PM
I will not be dropping by tomorrow, kid is sick, instantaneous ear infection, fever, then puke.  Seeing ped tomorrow morning.. You know ur a parent when you got puke buckets all over the house.. and also be able to still eat your dinner after cleaning up puke, that's definitely a parent thing...

Uh-oh. I hope you guys don't all get it. Every kid I know has been sick within the last month. Get well soon!
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Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 10, 2012, 04:59:03 PM
Keep away with two hot Scandinavian women?? Where do I sign up??
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Post by: traceimage on March 10, 2012, 06:22:33 PM
Good turnout guys!  We should do this again next Sat morning with more TI-ers!
A good morning workout and a chance to meet nice people in the neighborhood! ;D
Hopefully WoodburyDad, ps9, traceimage and SoCal can join us as well ;)

SoCal doesn't do 8 a.m. on a Saturday unless the house is on fire. You see, I need all the beauty rest I can get. (I am severely ugly. My face is an absolute fright. Wrinkles galore. No sympathy, please. I live the best life I can despite this unfortunate mess. I've learned to rely on personality in lieu of looks to get by.)

You're not fooling anyone!

And by the way, I definitely did not drive by the park this morning, while Socal was getting her beauty sleep. I was actually hiding stealthily in the bushes, wearing camouflage paint on my face and a hat made of leaves.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: ps9 on March 10, 2012, 07:12:51 PM
Ped's office was a zoo this morning.. doctor was saying every kid is being treated for ear infection... might consider ear tubes if this continues.. I'll try to make it to the next TI bball meet
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: WoodburyDad on March 10, 2012, 07:27:02 PM
It was great meeting you guys.
I enjoyed our brief chat.
Sorry, I was unable to participate today
Hopefully, next time around we can make it 2on2
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on March 10, 2012, 11:45:44 PM
Keep away with two hot Scandinavian women?? Where do I sign up??
:D :D :D lol, me too! I wanna sign up ;)
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Post by: USCTrojanCPA on March 10, 2012, 11:48:20 PM
Good meeting you guys out there.  Thanks for bringing the donuts Homer. 
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Post by: Baller4Life on March 11, 2012, 12:34:21 AM
It was nice to meet you too, USCTrojan...nice ride btw ;)
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Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 11, 2012, 05:59:06 PM
My pleasure on the donuts. :).
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Post by: WoodburyDad on March 11, 2012, 09:09:22 PM
My pleasure on the donuts. :).
Even though I didn't have one, I really appreciate your offer for me to take some home and share with my family.
It was a nice gesture
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 12, 2012, 08:43:24 AM
No problem WoodburyDad.  :) 

Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: SoCal on March 12, 2012, 10:11:48 AM
Even though I didn't have one, I really appreciate your offer for me to take some home and share with my family.

You don't have what. A doughnut or a family?
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 12, 2012, 10:15:06 AM
Even though I didn't have one, I really appreciate your offer for me to take some home and share with my family.

You don't have what. A doughnut or a family?

Thanks Socal, you owe me two new monitors.  The coffee I spit out damaged the monitors  >:(
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Post by: Baller4Life on March 12, 2012, 10:22:09 AM
haha! you guys are all so funny :)
i love this group!
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 13, 2012, 07:47:05 AM
Played again last night with Baller4life... We won 6 straight after a humiliating loss our first game.  Anyone else wanna join us next time?
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on March 13, 2012, 08:52:26 AM
It was all Homer's doing, not mine... :D
He made most of the shots.
Good job, Homer!  ;)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 13, 2012, 08:57:21 AM
It was a team effort.. my legs are so sore from running..  :(

Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: roundcorners on March 13, 2012, 09:30:26 AM
wow, this thread is a shinny beacon of hope for Irvine...
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeshopper on March 13, 2012, 10:36:51 AM
I think Baby Irvine's Ambassador Mr Lin brought hope to the future of Irvine. Only if Qwerty could get the old FCBs to smile and swerve out of the way for him then Irvine truly has the beacon of hope.
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Post by: WoodburyDad on March 13, 2012, 10:55:03 AM
I think Baby Irvine's Ambassador Mr Lin brought hope to the future of Irvine. Only if Qwerty could get the old FCBs to smile and swerve out of the way for him then Irvine truly has the beacon of hope.

Yes, I believe Mr. Lin was at the park along with us this past Saturday morning. 
Not sure if the others noticed but there was an older gentleman performing Tai Chi off to the side of the basketball court while we were talking.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeshopper on March 13, 2012, 11:00:35 AM
Did he carry an attache case with $999,999 in cash with him?
I think Baby Irvine's Ambassador Mr Lin brought hope to the future of Irvine. Only if Qwerty could get the old FCBs to smile and swerve out of the way for him then Irvine truly has the beacon of hope.

Yes, I believe Mr. Lin was at the park along with us this past Saturday morning. 
Not sure if the others noticed but there was an older gentleman performing Tai Chi off to the side of the basketball court while we were talking.

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Post by: Baller4Life on March 13, 2012, 11:53:52 AM
Not that I noticed... ;)
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Post by: akim997 on March 13, 2012, 04:01:52 PM
hmmm... in my old age, i've relegated myself to just shooting around at 24hr fitness...    but if there are donuts...

actually, doc says i need to drop some lbs, so it may be the right excuse (not that i'd run very much) to come shoot around.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 13, 2012, 04:07:36 PM
I can bring you a bran muffin  akim :P
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 13, 2012, 04:55:20 PM
Yes, I believe Mr. Lin was at the park along with us this past Saturday morning.
Yes... it was Homer... but you didn't get to see him play... mad JLin skills!
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 13, 2012, 04:56:42 PM
Did he carry an attache case with $999,999 in cash with him?
$888,888... Panda took an 11% fee.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 14, 2012, 09:08:06 AM
Played again last night with Baller4life... We won 6 straight after a humiliating loss our first game.  Anyone else wanna join us next time?
Where did you guys play?

6 games is probably 4 games to many for my old knees... can I get a sub?

@akim: I'm probably older than you (definitely fatter)... if I can try to do it... you can give it shot. :)
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Post by: Baller4Life on March 14, 2012, 09:13:59 AM
Played again last night with Baller4life... We won 6 straight after a humiliating loss our first game.  Anyone else wanna join us next time?
Where did you guys play?

6 games is probably 4 games to many for my old knees... can I get a sub?

@akim: I'm probably older than you (definitely fatter)... if I can try to do it... you can give it shot. :)

We played at Beckman High.  Was tiring 6 games but fun cuz we won....haven't played 5 or 6 straight games in a long time.  Maybe 3 of us can show up next Monday at Beckman and play  ;)
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Post by: New Name on March 14, 2012, 09:40:57 AM
Looks like you guys might get rained out this weekend.  Any ideas for indoor courts?
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Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 14, 2012, 10:07:28 AM
26inIrvine - 24 or LAFitness are your best bets.  I normally play in a league on Sundays  :P
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: New Name on March 14, 2012, 10:18:46 AM
yeah marketplace 24 hour bball court is closed this weekend :(   I guess there is always the Spectrum one.     I was thinking more if anyone knew of a public gym that is open on Saturdays for you guys.  I may be able to join this weekend since fields are going to likely be rained out.


Where do you play on Sundays?  I got invited to play in a league on Sunday nights.  When I asked where, he said at various high school gyms in Irvine.  Is this the same league?  Whats the name of the league?
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on March 14, 2012, 10:26:08 AM
I used to be with 24Hr. but my membership expired... :'(
But I think I'm getting more exercise done without it, just balling it on the courts more often than before or taking advantage of the apartment's workout gym

@Homer: where's the league at and do you pay for it?
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Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 14, 2012, 10:26:47 AM
Where do you play on Sundays?  I got invited to play in a league on Sunday nights.  When I asked where, he said at various high school gyms in Irvine.  Is this the same league?  Whats the name of the league?
That's probably the Irvine City League. They usually play at Woodbridge or Uni High.

Fast Action and Hoops Unlimited also play at some locations in Irvine but I think usually Irvine Valley College.
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Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 14, 2012, 10:55:54 AM
I play at the ABA league.. www.asianhoops.net (http://www.asianhoops.net) or I am called in as a ringer at another one in Arcadia.

I think I pay around 90-100 for my portion on the team for the ABA league.  Covers ref fees and all the games... Your team supplies their own jerseys.

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Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 14, 2012, 10:58:47 AM
I am called in as a ringer
I knew you were sandbagging us on Saturday. Probably could have 3-0'ed us on 21.
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Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 14, 2012, 11:29:01 AM
I am called in as a ringer
I knew you were sandbagging us on Saturday. Probably could have 3-0'ed us on 21.

No way, I would never do that.. I respect the game too much   :P

Plus, you made your 3 point bank shots!
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Post by: New Name on March 14, 2012, 11:35:15 AM
Did he call bank?
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Post by: Baller4Life on March 14, 2012, 11:42:34 AM
Nope!  Homer didn't call bank ;)

I wanna play in a league but I'm sure there are cheaper ones out there, prolly not in Irvine though...my friend who lives in Torrance paid less than $100 for one...not sure of the name though...
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Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 14, 2012, 11:43:08 AM
Did he call bank?
"Supermarket bank"

It was Saturday morning after all.

And to clear the record... they were not intentional... no one usually guards me at the 3 point line but this stubborn guy kept forcing me to throw up wild shots (*cough* Homer *cough*).
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Post by: Baller4Life on March 14, 2012, 11:44:14 AM
But you still made them!  :D :D :D
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Post by: New Name on March 14, 2012, 11:46:30 AM
Nope!  Homer didn't call bank ;)

I wanna play in a league but I'm sure there are cheaper ones out there, prolly not in Irvine though...my friend who lives in Torrance paid less than $100 for one...not sure of the name though...
  Price per person generally depends on how many people are on the team.  It is kind of a trade off in whether you want more playing time (less players)  or lower cost (more players).  Or you can just be one of those guys that never subs out....
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 14, 2012, 12:59:24 PM
Did he call bank?
"Supermarket bank"

It was Saturday morning after all.

And to clear the record... they were not intentional... no one usually guards me at the 3 point line but this stubborn guy kept forcing me to throw up wild shots (*cough* Homer *cough*).

We all won once, that's all that matters  :D

I still need to check out the other bball courts in Irvine one of these days.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on March 14, 2012, 01:20:04 PM
Let's go check em out together  ;D
I've been planning on doing that actually. 
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Post by: New Name on March 14, 2012, 01:30:10 PM
Did he call bank?
"Supermarket bank"

It was Saturday morning after all.

And to clear the record... they were not intentional... no one usually guards me at the 3 point line but this stubborn guy kept forcing me to throw up wild shots (*cough* Homer *cough*).
 

Looks like me and Homer are made for each other.  I don't give up open 3's either (one of my biggest pet peeves is when my teammates do) unless its like Shaq out there.  2 on 2 is tougher since you don't really have the same kind of help defense behind you so generally give more space.  I'm confused...why did you have to shoot crazy shots from out there if covered?  No other options?
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Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 14, 2012, 01:56:13 PM
Did he call bank?
"Supermarket bank"

It was Saturday morning after all.

And to clear the record... they were not intentional... no one usually guards me at the 3 point line but this stubborn guy kept forcing me to throw up wild shots (*cough* Homer *cough*).
 

Looks like me and Homer are made for each other.  I don't give up open 3's either (one of my biggest pet peeves is when my teammates do) unless its like Shaq out there.  2 pn 2 is tougher since you don't really have the same kind of help defense behind you so generally give more space.  I'm confused...why did you have to shoot crazy shots from out there if covered?  No other options?

IHO was toying with us after he "Mozgoved" me.  I think he felt sorry for embarrasing me infront of all the pretty girls doing Pilates/Yoga near the bball court so he just started chucking up 3 point bank shots. 

I heard that IHO was an Irvine street ballin legend back in the days.. they called him "The Flying Austrian"
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 14, 2012, 03:10:04 PM
I don't give up open 3's either unless its like Shaq out there.
And that's why people usually give me open 3s. Big boned guys like me don't belong outside the arc.

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I'm confused...why did you have to shoot crazy shots from out there if covered?  No other options?
Well... considering I weigh more than both Homer and Baller put together, it would have been unfair if I Shaq'ed them on the inside... I did go inside a few times but usually a "finesse" move with my left. Plus 3 is more than 2 and takes less energy!  :P

IHO was toying with us after he "Mozgoved" me. I think he felt sorry for embarrasing me infront of all the pretty girls doing Pilates/Yoga near the bball court so he just started chucking up 3 point bank shots. 
Hehe... I think you have it backwards. Once you started guarding my 3... I had to pull the "Malone" out of the archives.

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I heard that IHO was an Irvine street ballin legend back in the days.. they called him "The Flying Austrian"
Flying and IHO have never been uttered in the same sentence until now... I think you are suffering from 3am donut making sleep deprivation.

And Homer, what do we know about Baller? Never let him go right with that money short/jump hook (how do I describe it?).
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Post by: New Name on March 14, 2012, 03:18:38 PM
Is it the Shawn Marion runner?

or the Tony parker floater?

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Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 14, 2012, 03:55:01 PM
More of a Kareem sky hook. 

LOL.. nice malone layup IHO!
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Post by: Baller4Life on March 14, 2012, 04:01:47 PM
Hey IHO!!! You're not supposed to give away my secret weapon!!! (j/k, not really) :P (now you're all confused...hehehe...)

@26: both clips look similar but its more of a Abdul Jabbar hook from the side along the baseline at 90 degree angle (body facing the basket baseline with right arm hook with head tilted towards basket...omg im describing too much...) hooks come in handy when you got a taller defender or someone with crazy hops on you...=)

Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: New Name on March 14, 2012, 04:29:16 PM
Yeah, I tried to find a better clip of Marion, but its not a highlight play so its not really out there.  If you watched PHX back in the day or the Mavs now, you know what I mean.  But glad you are bringing back the classics.  I don't think I have the balls to do a hook shot on the baseline.  Too easy to become an airball! haha
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Post by: Baller4Life on March 14, 2012, 04:48:57 PM
i also do the hooks when i lazy as well,  :P
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Post by: IrvineRealtor on March 14, 2012, 07:01:48 PM
Hehe... I think you have it backwards. Once you started guarding my 3... I had to pull the "Malone" out of the archives.

As long as you leave your "Stocktons" in the archives, we'll all be better off.

(http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/000/215/845/john-stockton-uta1_display_image.jpg?1272857110)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 14, 2012, 07:13:44 PM
Heh... the shorts I wore maybe only 5 years ago fit like "Stocktons".
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on March 15, 2012, 08:13:27 AM
Regarding basketball shorts, where can I get a wide selection of shorts in Irvine area?  I'm looking to buy one. 
Sports Authority?  Footlocker? 
Plz advise. 
 :)
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Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 15, 2012, 08:56:18 AM
Sports Authority... their Champion brand shorts are usually on sale or clearance and www.shoptheirvinecompany.com has a mobile coupon for $10 off of $50.

It's weird because their bball shorts have pockets... which at first I didn't like but now find very useful.
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Post by: New Name on March 15, 2012, 09:10:54 AM
Sports Authority... their Champion brand shorts are usually on sale or clearance and www.shoptheirvinecompany.com has a mobile coupon for $10 off of $50.

It's weird because their bball shorts have pockets... which at first I didn't like but now find very useful.


I agree, Sports Authority with those $10 off coupons is awesome. They also have $25 off 100 pretty often.  but not all) I also got an email yesterday saying they were having a 20% off sale.  Not sure of the details since I instantly deleted it since I didn't need anything.

The best place for Nike basketball shorts to be Mervyn's and I noticed Kohl's has a section but I haven't dug into it too much.  It was the same stuff as at the sports places but Mervyn's always had 25-30% off sales.  Disclosure: I haven't shopped for basketball shorts for a few years since I bought so many at Mervyn's, so things could have changed.  And yes, pockets are a must have!  Not for when you are playing but for everywhere else.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on March 15, 2012, 09:25:39 AM
I donno if I'm sounding all picky or what not but, I'm looking specifically for And 1 brand shorts, and then maybe Nike Basketball next...
 ;D
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Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 15, 2012, 09:26:18 AM
Sports Authority... their Champion brand shorts are usually on sale or clearance and www.shoptheirvinecompany.com has a mobile coupon for $10 off of $50.

It's weird because their bball shorts have pockets... which at first I didn't like but now find very useful.

The pockets come in handy when I play you IHO because you are so money!!  ;)
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Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 15, 2012, 09:28:53 AM
I donno if I'm sounding all picky or what not but, I'm looking specifically for And 1 brand shorts, and then maybe Nike Basketball next...
 ;D

Sports Authority has a lot of BBall gear to choose from.

I like going to Target for there Champion selection.. They have tons of sale on shorts and jerseys.
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Post by: Baller4Life on March 15, 2012, 09:35:25 AM
Hey guys, thanks for all the tips.  I will most likely look into that $10 off coupon at Sports Authority or Target. 
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Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 15, 2012, 09:54:48 AM
I don't think Target carries IHO-sized shorts... which is why I go to Sport Authority.

And like 26inIrvine says... the $25 off $100 coupon that sometimes comes out is very handy... that's when I buy 2 pairs of shoes from SA.

@Homer: No money here... you're the one hitting 3s from beyond NBA distance. You'll never get a "free" shot from me again :) .

I may not be able to play this Saturday, but if I can, there is a covered court we play at when it rains... you guys will like it... pure FCB ballers there... but all old like me.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: SoCal on March 15, 2012, 10:02:15 AM
  but all old like me.

How old are you? I'm guessing late 40's, early 50's.

If you won't state your exact age, give us a range within 5 years.

Are you:

A) 30-35
B) 35-40
C) 40-45
D) 45-50
E) 50-55
F) 55+

I know you are not so ancient that you're having trouble reading this. So, I expect you to make a selection.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: WoodburyDad on March 15, 2012, 10:10:24 AM
Sports Authority... their Champion brand shorts are usually on sale or clearance and www.shoptheirvinecompany.com has a mobile coupon for $10 off of $50.

Do you know if the coupon can be used for other apparel?
Dick’s had a similar coupon but would not honor it for Under Armour workout gear.
It was only good for selected items and brands
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 15, 2012, 10:12:14 AM
Older than 26inIrvine... younger than IndieDev.
Quote
A) 30-35
And I could be 27-29... so you started your range off too high. :)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: SoCal on March 15, 2012, 10:15:48 AM
O.k., fine.

Option G: 25-30.

Your turn.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: SoCal on March 15, 2012, 10:16:49 AM
And don't say I missed one... 20-25.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 15, 2012, 10:21:18 AM
Do you know if the coupon can be used for other apparel?
Dick’s had a similar coupon but would not honor it for Under Armour workout gear.
It was only good for selected items and brands
As far as I know... there are no exclusions... the fine print reads:
Quote
No cash value. No cash back. No rain checks. Coupon not valid on prior, online or S.A. Elite Sports Authority purchases, gift cards, licenses or event tickets. Offer good on in-stock merchandise only. Must present coupon at time of purchase to redeem. Cannot be combined with any other offer, Cash Card, coupon or Employee or Friends & Family discount. Coupon may not be reproduced. One coupon per customer, per purchase. Certain exclusions apply. Valid at The Market Place location only.
Here's the link to it:

http://www.shoptheirvinecompany.com/coupons/getcoupon.aspx?ids=6380

If you bring it up in a phone browser, they will accept it (TIC embraces technology... if not driveways and 3-car garages)... I've done it at least 4 times.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: New Name on March 15, 2012, 10:23:26 AM
Sports Authority... their Champion brand shorts are usually on sale or clearance and www.shoptheirvinecompany.com has a mobile coupon for $10 off of $50.

Do you know if the coupon can be used for other apparel?
Dick’s had a similar coupon but would not honor it for Under Armour workout gear.
It was only good for selected items and brands

  I have used Sports Authority multiple times, never had a problem when I brought things that were on the fine print.  They even let me do 2 consecutive orders back to back of $100 each so that I could use 25 off two times (I brought two coupons, so not sure if that mattered).

I don't really shop at Dick's cause i like Sports Authority better overall, but I did use them about a month ago when they had compression shorts 25% off.  I was a little nervous cause the $10 off coupon on them said can't be used for Nike Pro Combat, but they let it run through.  I think it varies from store to store how strict they are.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 15, 2012, 10:26:07 AM
  but all old like me.

How old are you? I'm guessing late 40's, early 50's.

If you won't state your exact age, give us a range within 5 years.

Are you:

A) 30-35
B) 35-40
C) 40-45
D) 45-50
E) 50-55
F) 55+

I know you are not so ancient that you're having trouble reading this. So, I expect you to make a selection.

More like Z - Prehistoric..... OoOoO BURN!!!!
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 15, 2012, 10:26:50 AM
I don't think Target carries IHO-sized shorts... which is why I go to Sport Authority.

And like 26inIrvine says... the $25 off $100 coupon that sometimes comes out is very handy... that's when I buy 2 pairs of shoes from SA.

@Homer: No money here... you're the one hitting 3s from beyond NBA distance. You'll never get a "free" shot from me again :) .

I may not be able to play this Saturday, but if I can, there is a covered court we play at when it rains... you guys will like it... pure FCB ballers there... but all old like me.

Where is this covered court you speak of?  :-\
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: SoCal on March 15, 2012, 10:27:44 AM
they had compression shorts 25% off.

What are compression shorts? Is that like Spanx for men? I didn't think you all cared about having a sleek silhouette.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: WoodburyDad on March 15, 2012, 10:39:04 AM
Sports Authority... their Champion brand shorts are usually on sale or clearance and www.shoptheirvinecompany.com has a mobile coupon for $10 off of $50.

Do you know if the coupon can be used for other apparel?
Dick’s had a similar coupon but would not honor it for Under Armour workout gear.
It was only good for selected items and brands

  I have used Sports Authority multiple times, never had a problem when I brought things that were on the fine print.  They even let me do 2 consecutive orders back to back of $100 each so that I could use 25 off two times (I brought two coupons, so not sure if that mattered).

I don't really shop at Dick's cause i like Sports Authority better overall, but I did use them about a month ago when they had compression shorts 25% off.  I was a little nervous cause the $10 off coupon on them said can't be used for Nike Pro Combat, but they let it run through.  I think it varies from store to store how strict they are.

The only reason I go to Dick’s is because they seem to carry more and have a better selection of Under Armour than Sports Authority.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: SoCal on March 15, 2012, 10:42:39 AM
More like Z - Prehistoric..... OoOoO BURN!!!!

This is good info. Keep it comin'. I'm going to get to the bottom of this.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 15, 2012, 11:08:59 AM
More like Z - Prehistoric..... OoOoO BURN!!!!
Just because you look like you're still in high school.... ZING!!!

I'll PM the covered court info to you guys... some places I don't want to get too crowded... and now I'm really scared that SoCal has converted into trace's stalker mode. :D
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on March 15, 2012, 11:10:13 AM
Do you know if the coupon can be used for other apparel?
Dick’s had a similar coupon but would not honor it for Under Armour workout gear.
It was only good for selected items and brands
As far as I know... there are no exclusions... the fine print reads:
Quote
No cash value. No cash back. No rain checks. Coupon not valid on prior, online or S.A. Elite Sports Authority purchases, gift cards, licenses or event tickets. Offer good on in-stock merchandise only. Must present coupon at time of purchase to redeem. Cannot be combined with any other offer, Cash Card, coupon or Employee or Friends & Family discount. Coupon may not be reproduced. One coupon per customer, per purchase. Certain exclusions apply. Valid at The Market Place location only.
Here's the link to it:

http://www.shoptheirvinecompany.com/coupons/getcoupon.aspx?ids=6380

If you bring it up in a phone browser, they will accept it (TIC embraces technology... if not driveways and 3-car garages)... I've done it at least 4 times.

Thanks for the coupon, IHO!  Now I'm going shopping! ;D
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on March 15, 2012, 11:16:35 AM
I vote that SoCal78 joins us for one of the TI-basketball games (3-on-3?).  She can do pilates afterwards.   :D
Anyone second that???
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 15, 2012, 01:12:55 PM
I vote that SoCal78 joins us for one of the TI-basketball games (3-on-3?).  She can do pilates afterwards.   :D
Anyone second that???
The pilates or the basketball?

The pilates looks much harder... I can barely bend any of my joints.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on March 15, 2012, 01:18:10 PM
She can play basketball with us first, and then do the pilates.
 ;)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: New Name on March 15, 2012, 01:29:56 PM
they had compression shorts 25% off.

What are compression shorts? Is that like Spanx for men? I didn't think you all cared about having a sleek silhouette.

Makes playing sports feel much more comfortable and consistent.

(http://static.flickr.com/53/163413206_2b53824632.jpg?v=0)

Its those without the pads.


Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on March 16, 2012, 09:12:36 AM
Hey guys, looks like we're gonna have to set it to Venado Middle School for this rainy weekend :( for whoever wants to ball it up...
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 16, 2012, 09:31:16 AM
I might drop by or just go to the gym.. depends on who is showing up :)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on March 16, 2012, 09:35:50 AM
Which gym?  :D
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 16, 2012, 10:01:26 AM
LA Fitness :)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 16, 2012, 10:13:49 AM
Real ballers don't need gym memberships!  :P

It's all about cement/blacktop and the outdoor elements!
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: WoodburyDad on March 16, 2012, 10:24:53 AM
LA Fitness :)

LA Fitness in Woodbury works well for me.
We can get a lift in before playing.
Although the court is busy on Saturday mornings, probably more so if the weather’s bad. 
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: New Name on March 16, 2012, 10:36:56 AM
I might drop by or just go to the gym.. depends on who is showing up :)
ditto
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on March 16, 2012, 10:47:50 AM
Real ballers don't need gym memberships!  :P

It's all about cement/blacktop and the outdoor elements!
ditto! but hey guys, do you think LA Fitness will allow guests into the gym?  i currently don't have a membership anywhere.... ???
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: New Name on March 16, 2012, 10:52:34 AM
oh I wouldn't be going to the LA fitness, don't have a pass.  Just the 24 hour fitness right down the street from Venado to work out.  They don't have a bball court at that 24 hour and the one at the marketplace is closed for some Group X mumbo-jumbo


And I can't speak for LA fitness, but 24 hour fitness usually has like a week long guest pass.  But you still have to spend 30 minutes or so talking to the sales person, filling out forms and liability stuff, and take the tour.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on March 16, 2012, 11:04:03 AM
Yea, don't wanna talk to sales rep for 30 min and fill out forms... :-\
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 16, 2012, 12:42:48 PM
Sorry guys... won't be able to make it tomorrow morning... have some work matters to attend to.

Was looking forward to a ham & cheese croissant. :)

Never tried outdoor Sat afternoon ball... anyone know of somewhere guys run (maybe Tustin Sports Park?).
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 16, 2012, 12:47:08 PM
It's going to rain all day tomorrow... we could ball there in the afternoon if you want :)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on March 16, 2012, 12:57:02 PM
I might be able to show up at that V Middle School in the morning tomorrow but most likely busy the rest of the day. 
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 16, 2012, 12:57:32 PM
It's going to rain all day tomorrow... we could ball there in the afternoon if you want :)
Hmm... we might want to try the Woodbridge one... since the parking is right next to it so you can see who is there or not (or if it's crowded).

Does that mean we would get Chinese food instead of donuts? (I'm kidding... THIS TIME).
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: akim997 on March 16, 2012, 01:10:23 PM
6 games?  recently played w/ coworkers...  i was spent after 3 half court 3on3 games @ bonita creek park.  but what the heck, ill make it out next time.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: SoCal on March 16, 2012, 02:07:56 PM
I vote that SoCal78 joins us for one of the TI-basketball games (3-on-3?).  She can do pilates afterwards.   :D
Anyone second that???
The pilates or the basketball?

The pilates looks much harder... I can barely bend any of my joints.


The only way this is even a remote possibility is if IHO agrees to suit-up in a neon spandex leotard, headband and leg-warmers a'la 1980's workout gear and lead our whole group in a Yoga or Pilates workout - his choice. If he picks Jazzercize instead, I'll even go along with that, too.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 20, 2012, 07:49:24 AM
How you feeling today baller4life?
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on March 20, 2012, 02:52:29 PM
After winning 4 straight games...
...tired :-\  But I'm probably gonna go ball it up again on Thursday night and Saturday morning. 

Hey everyone, if you can make it this Saturday morning for a TI ball, post here and let me know!!!

Thanks! ;)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 20, 2012, 02:56:29 PM
Did you guys get out last Sat morn in the rain? I played Sun morning at one of the secret covered court locations.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 20, 2012, 03:01:54 PM
Did you guys get out last Sat morn in the rain? I played Sun morning at one of the secret covered court locations.

Didn't get a chance to go to the spot you mentioned.  It was raining pretty hard so I just slept in haha.

Are we all gonna ball again Saturday?  :)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 20, 2012, 03:17:33 PM
I can't make it this Saturday either... need to take the kids to something.

Or maybe I'm paranoid SoCal or Trace might show up. :)

Wish I could get out during the week... but once you have kids who have homework... it's not that easy to do.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 20, 2012, 03:20:58 PM
I can't make it this Saturday either... need to take the kids to something.

Or maybe I'm paranoid SoCal or Trace might show up. :)

Wish I could get out during the week... but once you have kids who have homework... it's not that easy to do.

It's all good :)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: SoCal on March 20, 2012, 03:23:59 PM
Or maybe I'm paranoid SoCal or Trace might show up. :)

Wow, you really hate us, don't you.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 20, 2012, 03:29:17 PM
Or maybe I'm paranoid SoCal or Trace might show up. :)

Wow, you really hate us, don't you.

I don't hate... I obfuscate.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on March 20, 2012, 03:54:37 PM
What IHO really meant to say was....he really wants more people to show up for TI bball  ;)

we don't hate... :D
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 20, 2012, 04:15:48 PM
Probably won't be able to make BBALL on Saturdays anymore, got invited to ball at Newport Coast with some co-workers those days. 

Atleast I'm closer to Indie  :D
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on March 20, 2012, 04:52:45 PM
Is there a bball court near Jeffrey and Barranca in Woodbridge area?  ::)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 20, 2012, 04:55:26 PM
Is there a bball court near Jeffrey and Barranca in Woodbridge area?  ::)
Woodbridge Senior Center... off of Lake and Barranca... you can see it from the $2 Family Theatre across the Woodbridge "River" next to the handball courts (yes... old school handballers play there nightly).
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on March 20, 2012, 07:16:11 PM
I think I know where that is...I'll check it out, thanks IHO!
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on March 23, 2012, 10:56:43 AM
Balled it up at Orchard Park last night for 3 hours straight...my legs are sore.... :-\
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 23, 2012, 04:33:04 PM
How's the competition there at Orchard Park?
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 23, 2012, 05:39:59 PM
How's the competition there at Orchard Park?
Probably not good enough for you Mr. Newport Coast "Ball All Day".  :P
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: traceimage on March 23, 2012, 09:38:33 PM
Or maybe I'm paranoid SoCal or Trace might show up. :)

Wow, you really hate us, don't you.

I know, it's totally uncool.

Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 23, 2012, 10:14:03 PM
How's the competition there at Orchard Park?
Probably not good enough for you Mr. Newport Coast "Ball All Day".  :P

I'm gonna check it out tomorrow.. See what the fuss is all about in NPC..
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 26, 2012, 11:11:08 AM
So after playing ball at NPC and seeing the houses there...

NPC>IRVINE>(CDM  :P)

Something to strive for in life  :D
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on March 26, 2012, 11:16:12 AM
The houses might be better... but how is the talent?

I don't recall a lot of places to regularly play hoops in Newport... other than near the beach on one of the numbered streets.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on March 26, 2012, 11:46:50 AM
It's a private court for one of the communities.  All the talent came from Irvine LOL  :D

Regulation size courts and clear backboards... those spoiled snobs haha!
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on April 02, 2012, 09:27:02 AM
B4L was able to make it out to Heritage last Saturday although we played on different teams.

Lots of people there... about 30 guys on 2 courts... got there at 8am and I was like number 18.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on April 02, 2012, 10:33:52 AM
B4L was able to make it out to Heritage last Saturday although we played on different teams.

Lots of people there... about 30 guys on 2 courts... got there at 8am and I was like number 18.

Sounds fun! Hope to join you guys sometime during Saturdays.

How'd you guys do?
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on April 02, 2012, 11:54:42 AM
First game, my pick-up team vs. B4L's pick-up team... we won... and yes... I hit another bank 3-pointer (who woulda thunk?) and I think B4L hit a baseline 3 that game too.

I lost the next 2 games after that and decided it was time to give the old knees a break... B4L left before me so I'm not sure how he did in his games.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on April 02, 2012, 12:46:35 PM
First game, my pick-up team vs. B4L's pick-up team... we won... and yes... I hit another bank 3-pointer (who woulda thunk?) and I think B4L hit a baseline 3 that game too.

I lost the next 2 games after that and decided it was time to give the old knees a break... B4L left before me so I'm not sure how he did in his games.

That bank shot 3 is deadly  ;)

Did you see B4L's infamous hook?
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on April 02, 2012, 12:49:45 PM
Actually... he pulled out the real one... not just the short running baby hook... I don't remember if it went in or not.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on April 02, 2012, 12:54:21 PM
He's pretty money with it so I'm sure it went in.

I want to go, just don't like waiting too long for next..  >:( 
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on April 02, 2012, 01:39:53 PM
Yea, I think I made that one hook and the 3 in that one game against IHO's team, which was the first game we played.  The other two games after, it wasn't that fun.  :( I guess a good time to show up is around 7 or 730 in the morning. 
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on April 02, 2012, 02:22:39 PM
B4L: That was one of the first times I've seen it get that crowded that early... usually 7:50am is a good time to show up if you want to get in the first game... but there have been times where I've waited until 8:15am before we had 10 to play the first game.

Homer: The wait isn't long now that both courts are open... and if you can make free throws... you're almost never sitting.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on April 02, 2012, 02:47:55 PM
oh ok.. not too bad then. 
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on April 04, 2012, 09:34:09 AM
How you feeling B4L?? We balled it up again last nite  :D
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on April 04, 2012, 09:46:44 AM
One of these days... I gotta get out to Beckman (that is where you go on Tue/Thu right?).
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on April 04, 2012, 09:52:28 AM
One of these days... I gotta get out to Beckman (that is where you go on Tue/Thu right?).

I mostly go on Monday and Tuesdays now.  The competition is getting a little iffy now... gotta find another place to ball soon.  :(
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on April 04, 2012, 09:54:13 AM
You scared everyone away.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on April 04, 2012, 10:17:50 AM
You scared everyone away.

Naw.. I think the competition has been iffy so people have started migrating toward other bball destinations.  I'm gonna try to go out on Saturday mornings to join you since I know playing with or against you will elevate my game  :D
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on April 04, 2012, 10:28:58 AM
I'm gonna try to go out on Saturday mornings to join you since I know playing with or against you will elevate my game  :D
It's common knowledge that anyone who plays with me or against me automatically looks like an all-star... that's how bad I am.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on April 04, 2012, 10:40:45 AM
I'm gonna try to go out on Saturday mornings to join you since I know playing with or against you will elevate my game  :D
It's common knowledge that anyone who plays with me or against me automatically looks like an all-star... that's how bad I am.

Or how good you are develops them into an all-star caliber player
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on April 04, 2012, 11:57:15 AM
Or how good you are develops them into an all-star caliber player
"If you want to be an all-star... **DON'T** do what IHO does."

Opposite immersion learning.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on April 05, 2012, 11:53:46 AM
How you feeling B4L?? We balled it up again last nite  :D

I rested last night since im gonna ball it up tonight.  ;)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on April 05, 2012, 11:58:53 AM
Hey Homer, I think you would find Sat. mornings at Heritage more competitive in a way.  There's a red head that makes a lot of his 3s.
 ;)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on April 05, 2012, 12:10:33 PM
Hey Homer, I think you would find Sat. mornings at Heritage more competitive in a way.  There's a red head that makes a lot of his 3s.
 ;)

Cool I'll try to check it out :)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on April 05, 2012, 01:41:42 PM
Yeah... he's like Homer... the 3pt line is too close... he likes to shoot from near the half court line.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on April 05, 2012, 02:03:00 PM
I just don't really like playing pick up ball too much... too many people dribbling too much and playing one on one and not knowing how to use or give a screen.  No one cuts and everything is so stagnant...  ???

I guess it's all just exercise..
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on April 05, 2012, 02:14:38 PM
I just don't really like playing pick up ball too much... too many people dribbling too much and playing one on one and not knowing how to use or give a screen.  No one cuts and everything is so stagnant...  ???
Sorry man... not everyone can execute Phil's triangle offense.

I'm the opposite... I hate scoring... I prefer the dime... love to see a no-look pass from the post turn into an easy backdoor layup.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on April 05, 2012, 02:29:20 PM
I just don't really like playing pick up ball too much... too many people dribbling too much and playing one on one and not knowing how to use or give a screen.  No one cuts and everything is so stagnant...  ???
Sorry man... not everyone can execute Phil's triangle offense.

I'm the opposite... I hate scoring... I prefer the dime... love to see a no-look pass from the post turn into an easy backdoor layup.

I also prefer the dime.. I'm a PG first... shooting is always a last resort to me.. ask B4L  ;) You going out Saturday?
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on April 05, 2012, 03:08:59 PM
Yes... I will be there... gonna show up at 7:45a so I can get into the first game.

I hate PGs who can shoot... it's bad enough you need to guard their penetration and pass-out but you can't leave them open on the perimeter either. You can have 2 of 3... handles, passing vision, or money shot... anything more than that is unfair (I don't even think I have one of those).
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on April 06, 2012, 03:47:52 PM
I'll try to come out tomorrow morning if my Achillies isn't as sore... You going out B4L?
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on April 07, 2012, 01:03:34 PM
Nice to see you out there Homer... you had a good team.

I was 0-3... my shot was broken.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on April 07, 2012, 01:38:45 PM
Nice to see you out there Homer... you had a good team.

I was 0-3... my shot was broken.

It was fun, thanks for the invite!! 0-3??  Hell frozen over?
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on April 08, 2012, 09:34:49 AM
Sorry guys, sorry Homer, I was too tired on Friday night to show up early Sat. morning, I was actually planning on going to Cars & Coffee but I couldn't even make that...

Let's try to meet up, 3 of us next Sat. or the next next Sat. morning.

Sorry guys again...wish i was there... :(
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on April 15, 2012, 10:05:08 AM
B4L: Good to see you there yesterday morning.

So weird... the past month or so we've been getting at least 25 guys but yesterday we barely had 15... only ran 1 court.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on April 20, 2012, 10:58:03 AM
Hey IHO and Homer, you guys wanna ball tomorrow morning at Heritage? Let me know.   ;)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on April 20, 2012, 11:00:21 AM
Hey IHO and Homer, you guys wanna ball tomorrow morning at Heritage? Let me know.   ;)

My achilles feels a little better... I am leaning toward yes right now.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on April 20, 2012, 11:01:08 AM
Niceeeee!!!!! ;)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on April 20, 2012, 11:11:16 AM
I'm usually there every Saturday unless I have things to do and unfortunately, tomorrow, I won't be able to make it.

Shoot a bank shot 3 for me!
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on April 20, 2012, 11:19:35 AM
Oh man...that sucks, oh well, i guess it's just you and me Homer....c u there around 7am, i think that's when ppl start showin up
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on April 20, 2012, 11:22:46 AM
7am is too early... they show up at around 7:45am... used to be 8am but since it's been crowded, people have started arriving earlier.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on April 20, 2012, 11:26:52 AM
Will let you know by tonite!
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on April 20, 2012, 02:57:35 PM
I gotta bail too... Have to be somewhere at 9... next time fellas!
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on April 22, 2012, 07:46:19 PM
Went to play ball at Heritage on Sat night and there were bunch of young hs kids playing
they were so athletic i could barely keep up with them.... :-\
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on April 22, 2012, 10:34:14 PM
Went to play ball at Heritage on Sat night and there were bunch of young hs kids playing
they were so athletic i could barely keep up with them.... :-\
That's what fouls are for... they don't get free throws and you can't foul out in pick-up ball. :)

I'll be there next Saturday.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on April 23, 2012, 09:49:19 AM
Went to play ball at Heritage on Sat night and there were bunch of young hs kids playing
they were so athletic i could barely keep up with them.... :-\

Glad there were people there bud!
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on April 26, 2012, 10:41:03 AM
Do you think it'll rain tonight?  I usually play ball on Thu nights at Orchard Park. 
What do you guys think?
 :)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on April 26, 2012, 11:08:07 AM
Don't think it's going to rain tonight bud!! Have a great time out there and rep Talk Irvine!! LOL
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on April 26, 2012, 11:39:07 AM
I may be on the shelf for a bit... my knee is acting up... sucks... just when I start getting back into playing regularly... some injury sidelines me.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on April 26, 2012, 11:56:34 AM
I may be on the shelf for a bit... my knee is acting up... sucks... just when I start getting back into playing regularly... some injury sidelines me.

Hope you get better soon brother!
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on May 01, 2012, 12:24:19 PM
So was Baller able to play last Saturday?

My knee is feeling better so I may be able to make it out this Saturday.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on May 04, 2012, 01:49:27 AM
I played ball last Saturday...but its not fun without u guys, we need IHO and Homer out there Saturday mornings!!! :(
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on May 04, 2012, 08:51:49 AM
I'll be there tomorrow... got some special German therapy procedure done on my knee... I am Austrian after all. :)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: IrvineRealtor on May 04, 2012, 10:19:31 AM
I'll be there tomorrow... got some special German therapy procedure done on my knee... I am Austrian after all. :)

Psst. That's a dead giveaway that you must not really be Austrian... they would never admit to doing anything "German." You might as well be asking for 3 drinks with all your fingers except the pinky and the thumb.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on May 04, 2012, 10:24:43 AM
They can work on my knees... just not take over my country.

Land der Berge, Land am Strome!!!
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on May 04, 2012, 09:28:42 PM
7:45 tomorrow?
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on May 04, 2012, 11:05:29 PM
Ya mo be there!
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on May 05, 2012, 01:05:28 PM
Pretty fun this morning IHO, missed ya out there baller4lyfe.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on May 05, 2012, 06:03:50 PM
Okay... I give you "baller" status back now.

When the demographic that IHS says doesn't exists starts saying your game is good enough for the NBA... you have to be good. For the record, not only was your block on that guy NOT a foul... I think you blocked him twice

So I was okay with your handles, passing and 3s... but add in your crossover drive, slashing to the hole, rebounding, steals, out of bounds hustle and shot blocking... yeah... I'm jealous.

Everyone was asking me if you were my friend... I kept telling them I taught you everything you know. :)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on May 05, 2012, 07:30:07 PM
Glad you agreed that it wasn't a foul on that block, i was shocked he called that  :-\

Thanks for the wonderful words IHO, it was just a brilliant team effort.  Told you I didn't like shooting just passing... Yeah a lot of people asked me if we were friends, I told them you were my basketball instructor lol.

I also liked how you were talking trash to your buddy you blocked LOL.  Man you were harsh! :P
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on May 11, 2012, 01:35:10 PM
Won't be able to make it out tomorrow... Have fun IHO and B4L.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on May 11, 2012, 02:11:34 PM
@B4L: You gonna' be there? I'm going.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on May 25, 2012, 07:43:53 AM
Anyone going out tomorrow?
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on May 25, 2012, 08:32:39 AM
Out of town for the long weekend... next week we can talk about franchises. :)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on May 25, 2012, 08:47:26 AM
Out of town for the long weekend... next week we can talk about franchises. :)

*Kicks the dirt*... man!





Have a fun and safe weekend :)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: New Name on May 25, 2012, 09:04:22 AM
<=====  Interested in other options besides Saturday morning
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on May 25, 2012, 09:47:20 AM
I'll be back Sunday night... so I'm probably going to play Memorial Day morning, PM me if you want to know where... it has a group of regular older guys and you have to have thick skin because they are very critical.

Weekend mornings is really the only time I can play... early too...so that I'm back at the house in time to do breakfast with the kids.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on June 01, 2012, 01:07:22 PM
Rolling out tomorrow IHO? Baller4Lyfe just texted me that he's going.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on June 01, 2012, 01:21:20 PM
I should be there... have to leave early... so I'll be there early too.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: rkp on June 01, 2012, 01:23:46 PM
where do you guys ball?
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on June 01, 2012, 01:38:21 PM
where do you guys ball?
On Saturday mornings... Heritage Park... starts at 8am (7:45ish if you want to guarantee being in the 1st game).
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: New Name on June 01, 2012, 01:39:54 PM
doing miles square park today.  Not a fan of outdoor courts but oh well.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: SoCal on June 01, 2012, 01:43:57 PM
where do you guys ball?
On Saturday mornings... Heritage Park... starts at 8am (7:45ish if you want to guarantee being in the 1st game).

Binoculars: Check.
Hoop-mounted mini camera: Check.

All systems: Go. Ready for Take-Off.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on June 01, 2012, 01:51:30 PM
If we show up the same time... I'll negotiate us being on the same team... but if Homer isn't primed... that might mean we will be losing quite a bit.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on June 01, 2012, 01:52:37 PM
doing miles square park today.  Not a fan of outdoor courts but oh well.

Wow haven't been there for a while  :)  have fun!
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on June 01, 2012, 01:53:08 PM
If we show up the same time... I'll negotiate us being on the same team... but if Homer isn't primed... that might mean we will be losing quite a bit.

haven't shot a basketball since the last time we played... it's gonna be ugleeeeeeee.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on June 02, 2012, 10:25:20 AM
Only IHO and I showed today!! Fun times again :)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: SoCal on June 02, 2012, 10:40:40 AM
Only IHO and I showed today!! Fun times again :)

Good game, everyone.  :D
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on June 02, 2012, 03:20:06 PM
Only IHO and I showed today!! Fun times again :)

Good game, everyone.  :D

You made me spit out my milk tea bahahahahaha!!
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on June 02, 2012, 05:49:21 PM
Bleh... another 0-fer day for me... should have made my free throw to get on Homer's team.

Ran 4 games though... double my limit.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on June 16, 2012, 01:08:47 PM
Hey... finally B4L showed up today... sorry... I was too tired in our 3rd game to get a win.

So where were you Homer?
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on June 16, 2012, 10:51:07 PM
Sorry guys, was in new york for my business trip.  Next time :)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on June 25, 2012, 03:29:35 PM
Saw B4L again... I think we only played together once.

Where have you been Homes?

I probably won't be there the next 2 weeks though.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on June 25, 2012, 05:01:32 PM
Been pretty busy with the new business venture I told ya about  ;)

I'll try to get out there in late July or something.. Hope you guys are having fun!!
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on July 09, 2012, 03:04:57 PM
haven't played ball in a while... have you guys been balling??

I think I'm done with playing at Beckman... they never change the ripped up nets!!

Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on July 09, 2012, 03:08:37 PM
haven't played ball in a while... have you guys been balling??
Played for the first time in a few weeks last Sunday... I was gassed.
Quote
I think I'm done with playing at Beckman... they never change the ripped up nets!!
Stop dunking and hitting 3s and the nets won't get ripped.

Since the kids don't have homework over the summer... maybe I can get out on a weekday.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on July 09, 2012, 03:25:10 PM
Sounds good.. let me know when and where and I'll make some time!
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on July 13, 2012, 04:33:52 PM
Hurt my finger so probably won't be out there on Saturday.

I may play on Sunday though.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on July 13, 2012, 04:40:36 PM
Sundays aren't good for me... Taking a yoga/pilates class with the misses  :P
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: rkp on July 13, 2012, 05:35:47 PM
Sundays aren't good for me... Taking a yoga/pilates class with the misses  :P

did IHO already take away your man-card??  :)  actually misses signed us up for a trial of bikram yoga... :O
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on July 13, 2012, 09:09:31 PM
Sundays aren't good for me... Taking a yoga/pilates class with the misses  :P

did IHO already take away your man-card??  :)  actually misses signed us up for a trial of bikram yoga... :O
Both of you:

(http://sexandthesingledad.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/mancard.jpg)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on July 27, 2012, 10:53:52 AM
I played ball at the Woodbury courts down Bryan... The competition was decent but the courts kinda sucked... The leveling of the courts were off... everything slanted down to the right. 

Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on July 27, 2012, 11:28:38 AM
Yeah... the Woodbury courts are crooked... I don't mind if they slant up/down vs left/right... at least that help me run one way faster. :)

Heritage tomorrow?
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on July 27, 2012, 01:32:53 PM
Yeah... the Woodbury courts are crooked... I don't mind if they slant up/down vs left/right... at least that help me run one way faster. :)

Heritage tomorrow?

No go for me sorry IHO.  Taking some baby classes :)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on August 15, 2012, 02:23:43 PM
Seems like Settler's park is the new hip basketball place on Monday and Wednesdays.  Catch me out there tonight windmilling some dunks :)

IHO, have you heard from Baller4lyfe lately??
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: SoCal on August 15, 2012, 02:28:19 PM
Hang on. Let me jot this down.

...Settler's
... Wednesday nights
.... Monday nights
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Got it

(http://www.worldofpageantry.com/forums/images/smilies/icon_stalking.gif)
(http://www.smiley-lol.com/smiley/expressifs/yeux/jumelles.gif)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on August 15, 2012, 02:36:30 PM
IHO, have you heard from Baller4lyfe lately??
Nope... haven't seen him at Heritage either the last 2 Saturdays.

I would try to get out to Settler's but it's mostly faster/younger guys like you.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on August 15, 2012, 03:09:50 PM
Thats smiley in the bush is very creepy!!
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: SoCal on August 15, 2012, 03:35:28 PM
You're welcome.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on August 16, 2012, 10:47:29 AM
@Homer:

So did you play last night? How was it?
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on August 16, 2012, 01:42:00 PM
It was ok last night.  One court running full and the other was running half.  I think Tuesday/Thursdays are the best days there.  Try going Tuesdays :)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Baller4Life on October 30, 2012, 02:59:36 PM
Tuesdays at where? Thinking of balling it up tonight...maybe...
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on October 30, 2012, 03:58:53 PM
Tuesdays at where? Thinking of balling it up tonight...maybe...

Whoa, where have you been B4L??

I actually stopped ballin starting last Saturday.  But usually it's pretty good at Heritage.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on October 30, 2012, 04:05:46 PM
You were at Heritage last Saturday? I couldn't make it because I was sick.

How were the games?
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on October 31, 2012, 11:21:40 AM
Didn't go there... Went to settlers park
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on December 29, 2012, 01:01:35 PM
There was an IR2 sighting at Heritage today... too bad we couldn't get on the same team.

I think Homer needs to take a baby break and show up every once in a while.

At least we beat the rain.
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Post by: ps9 on November 21, 2013, 09:31:29 AM
Haha
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on November 21, 2013, 09:33:00 AM
hella worse than shirts and skins.. ugh
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: nosuchreality on November 21, 2013, 09:42:38 PM
Really?  The thread has a shorts and skins link and the comment about Maria gets deleted?
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on January 29, 2014, 08:34:40 AM
You balling Saturday IHO? 

      I may have a small window in the morning before I head to San Diego. 
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on January 29, 2014, 11:30:32 AM
Oh sure... the one Saturday I am not available.

Are you buying another house in Carlsbad?
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on January 29, 2014, 11:36:17 AM
Oh sure... the one Saturday I am not available.

Are you buying another house in Carlsbad?

La Jolla.. it'll complete my property search for this fiscal year.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on January 29, 2014, 11:38:57 AM
Homie Trump.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on January 29, 2014, 11:40:24 AM
so you cant ball this saturday? ugh
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on January 29, 2014, 11:47:05 AM
so you cant ball this saturday? ugh
Sorry... but IR2 might be there (he played 2 weeks ago).
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on January 29, 2014, 12:44:30 PM
so you cant ball this saturday? ugh
Sorry... but IR2 might be there (he played 2 weeks ago).

This will be my only appearance in 2014.  lol
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: SoCal on January 29, 2014, 12:52:35 PM
This will be my only appearance in 2014.  lol

But you still have a spot open for a snack at Eleven46 with me anytime, right? :)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on January 29, 2014, 12:54:09 PM
This will be my only appearance in 2014.  lol

But you still have a spot open for a snack at Eleven46 with me anytime, right? :)

It's open! Beignets and Caphe Sua Da on me  8)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: SoCal on January 29, 2014, 01:21:51 PM
This will be my only appearance in 2014.  lol

But you still have a spot open for a snack at Eleven46 with me anytime, right? :)

It's open! Beignets and Caphe Sua Da on me  8)

Thank you.  :-* Mwah.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on January 29, 2014, 01:26:51 PM
This will be my only appearance in 2014.  lol

But you still have a spot open for a snack at Eleven46 with me anytime, right? :)

It's open! Beignets and Caphe Sua Da on me  8)

Thank you.  :-* Mwah.

The eggrolls they have there are meh... The owner's very nice though and really tries to make all the customers happy.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: SoCal on January 29, 2014, 01:36:55 PM
The eggrolls they have there are meh... The owner's very nice though and really tries to make all the customers happy.

You know what, I thought of you on Monday when I stopped by there again. I almost sent you the signal to come down & say hi but I ended up leaving quickly because I had my first bad meal there, couldn't eat more than a couple bites. However, the owner is SO NICE. He recognized me IMMEDIATELY when I walked in even though he only saw me one time prior! I don't know how he did that! He automatically picked up our conversation where we left off a week before! They are really sweet people. I will try something different next time.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on January 29, 2014, 01:45:44 PM
The eggrolls they have there are meh... The owner's very nice though and really tries to make all the customers happy.

You know what, I thought of you on Monday when I stopped by there again. I almost sent you the signal to come down & say hi but I ended up leaving quickly because I had my first bad meal there, couldn't eat more than a couple bites. However, the owner is SO NICE. He recognized me IMMEDIATELY when I walked in even though he only saw me one time prior! I don't know how he did that! He automatically picked up our conversation where we left off a week before! They are really sweet people. I will try something different next time.

I always get the vermicelli noodles and bbq pork with an eggroll.  The fish sauce is good too :)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: SoCal on January 29, 2014, 02:11:06 PM
The eggrolls they have there are meh... The owner's very nice though and really tries to make all the customers happy.

You know what, I thought of you on Monday when I stopped by there again. I almost sent you the signal to come down & say hi but I ended up leaving quickly because I had my first bad meal there, couldn't eat more than a couple bites. However, the owner is SO NICE. He recognized me IMMEDIATELY when I walked in even though he only saw me one time prior! I don't know how he did that! He automatically picked up our conversation where we left off a week before! They are really sweet people. I will try something different next time.

I always get the vermicelli noodles and bbq pork with an eggroll.  The fish sauce is good too :)

Do you mean the Spicy Pork? I haven't seen bbq pork on the menu.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on January 29, 2014, 02:13:47 PM
The eggrolls they have there are meh... The owner's very nice though and really tries to make all the customers happy.

You know what, I thought of you on Monday when I stopped by there again. I almost sent you the signal to come down & say hi but I ended up leaving quickly because I had my first bad meal there, couldn't eat more than a couple bites. However, the owner is SO NICE. He recognized me IMMEDIATELY when I walked in even though he only saw me one time prior! I don't know how he did that! He automatically picked up our conversation where we left off a week before! They are really sweet people. I will try something different next time.

I always get the vermicelli noodles and bbq pork with an eggroll.  The fish sauce is good too :)

Do you mean the Spicy Pork? I haven't seen bbq pork on the menu.

sorry yes, spicy pork
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Coleman on January 29, 2014, 06:22:12 PM
I like eleven46.  Great place to watch people hold their chopsticks at the very bottom causing them to stick their fingers in the sauce or broth, haha.

I've been there a few times and liked each of my meals. I'd recommend going on a day that they are serving pho.  They only serve one type. sorry dac biet lovers.

The owners are very friendly and truly care about their customers.  I had an unfortunate event with them forgetting my wife's pho for over 30 minutes (yes, i am patient) and they were sincerely apologetic which was very commendable.

Not too bad given that this is the demographic.
(http://pics.city-data.com/craces2/1942.jpg)

It's nice when I don't have time to drive to Westminster or Garden Grove. 
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on January 30, 2014, 06:53:22 AM
Hit me up next time you go bud! I wanna race you down Alton!
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on January 30, 2014, 07:11:10 AM
Too bad we can't invite Arnold. :)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on January 30, 2014, 08:10:10 AM
Too bad we can't invite Arnold. :)

too soon!!!
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: SoCal on January 30, 2014, 01:29:28 PM
Hit me up next time you go bud! I wanna race you down Alton!

Uhh...   :-\ not sure if you're serious but just fyi, Homer, you might want to reconsider that. North-bound, the left lane on Alton is now covered in steel plates and many chunks of asphalt(?). It was a scary, rough ride for me the other day. Couldn't escape the lane due to extra traffic which, btw, was still doing the regular speed limit of 60 despite everything going on. Some drivers are rubber necking at the development and aren't paying attention, won't let you in/out. South-bound, the lanes are temporarily bottlenecked. It's down to one for a short stretch after the on-ramp. Just watch out. Activity on both sides, both directions.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on January 30, 2014, 01:44:07 PM
Hit me up next time you go bud! I wanna race you down Alton!

Uhh...   :-\ not sure if you're serious but just fyi, Homer, you might want to reconsider that. North-bound, the left lane on Alton is now covered in steel plates and many chunks of asphalt(?). It was a scary, rough ride for me the other day. Couldn't escape the lane due to extra traffic which, btw, was still doing the regular speed limit of 60 despite everything going on. Some drivers are rubber necking at the development and aren't paying attention, won't let you in/out. South-bound, the lanes are temporarily bottlenecked. It's down to one for a short stretch after the on-ramp. Just watch out. Activity on both sides, both directions.

Naw it's an inside joke with me and Mr. Coleman
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Coleman on January 30, 2014, 04:48:31 PM
Hit me up next time you go bud! I wanna race you down Alton!

What you bringing?  If it ain't a typeR it ain't a tiite car!

Get some Eleven46, get two iced coffees, and stay up all night singing karaoke at my house. 
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on January 31, 2014, 04:20:48 AM
Hit me up next time you go bud! I wanna race you down Alton!

What you bringing?  If it ain't a typeR it ain't a tiite car!

Get some Eleven46, get two iced coffees, and stay up all night singing karaoke at my house.

Probably a Toyota Prius :P
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: SoCal on February 03, 2014, 02:16:46 PM
This will be my only appearance in 2014.  lol

But you still have a spot open for a snack at Eleven46 with me anytime, right? :)

It's open! Beignets and Caphe Sua Da on me  8)

Just got back from Eleven46.

So awkward.

The minute I walked in, the owner asked me, "Why you no like my sausage. Huh?!?  :-["

Like I mentioned before, he has an INCREDIBLE memory. The walls have eyes! He's talking about last week when I had two bites of his grilled pork spring roll. He seemed hurt by that. I was really struggling to find a suitable answer. None of the ones in my head seemed okay to say out loud & I didn't want to make him sad.  He was going to discount my entire bill this time  but I said that's ok, I'll pay. We settled on about half. Very nice man. I'm sorry I no like his sausage or his rice wrapper or fried whole green onions. I'm doing the best I can. At least today was good.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: qwerty on February 03, 2014, 02:20:05 PM
"Why you no like my sausage. Huh?"

thats what IHO says.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on February 03, 2014, 02:26:41 PM
"Why you no like my sausage. Huh?"

thats what IHO says.
Expected but still worth my 1000th thank.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: qwerty on February 03, 2014, 02:32:51 PM
"Why you no like my sausage. Huh?"

thats what IHO says.
Expected but still worth my 1000th thank.

thats a pretty memorable 1000th thank if you ask me.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Coleman on February 03, 2014, 04:54:41 PM
This will be my only appearance in 2014.  lol

But you still have a spot open for a snack at Eleven46 with me anytime, right? :)

It's open! Beignets and Caphe Sua Da on me  8)

Just got back from Eleven46.

So awkward.

The minute I walked in, the owner asked me, "Why you no like my sausage. Huh?!?  :-["

Like I mentioned before, he has an INCREDIBLE memory. The walls have eyes! He's talking about last week when I had two bites of his grilled pork spring roll. He seemed hurt by that. I was really struggling to find a suitable answer. None of the ones in my head seemed okay to say out loud & I didn't want to make him sad.  He was going to discount my entire bill this time  but I said that's ok, I'll pay. We settled on about half. Very nice man. I'm sorry I no like his sausage or his rice wrapper or fried whole green onions. I'm doing the best I can. At least today was good.

You went in there.  That's more than one can say for a lot of people.  Stepping outside of one's comfort is always challenging to do especially with food.  The first time I tried to get my mom and sister to drink milk tea with boba, you could have thought we were on Fear Factor.   

The rotisserie looked pretty good there.   I am eager to go back, but then on the weekend, we've been shopping for furniture and Costa Mesa is too close to Westminster, Garden Grove, etc. to eat a meal in Foothill Ranch.

Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: The California Court Company on February 03, 2014, 06:38:21 PM
"Why you no like my sausage. Huh?!? "

Asian man should know better about the preference of a white Woman
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: SoCal on February 03, 2014, 07:33:07 PM

You went in there.  That's more than one can say for a lot of people.  Stepping outside of one's comfort is always challenging to do especially with food.  The first time I tried to get my mom and sister to drink milk tea with boba, you could have thought we were on Fear Factor.

Thanks.

Interesting about the boba milk tea. I've still never had one. One day! I wonder why they don't have it at Eleven46. They do have it at Maison De Pho in the F.R. shopping center. I don't understand. Not really a Viet thing?
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: bones on February 04, 2014, 07:52:18 AM
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Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on February 04, 2014, 07:54:06 AM

You went in there.  That's more than one can say for a lot of people.  Stepping outside of one's comfort is always challenging to do especially with food.  The first time I tried to get my mom and sister to drink milk tea with boba, you could have thought we were on Fear Factor.

Thanks.

Interesting about the boba milk tea. I've still never had one. One day! I wonder why they don't have it at Eleven46. They do have it at Maison De Pho in the F.R. shopping center. I don't understand. Not really a Viet thing?

Boba is a Taiwan thing... Boba = Tapioca Balls... If you want some good boba, "That Boba Place" in Costa Mesa is really good, trust me!!  ;D
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: ps9 on February 04, 2014, 07:54:50 AM
My TU's wait down a couple notches too, a whole thread got deleted?
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: SoCal on February 04, 2014, 09:45:31 AM
My TU's wait down a couple notches too, a whole thread member got deleted.

Fixed.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Homer_Simpson on February 04, 2014, 09:55:38 AM
Buh-Bye Tyler?  ::)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: bones on February 04, 2014, 10:40:07 AM
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Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: The California Court Company on February 04, 2014, 10:47:33 AM
make sure you don't frown when drink boba tea with tapioca balls, otherwise:

"Why you no like my balls. Huh?"
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on February 04, 2014, 11:36:37 AM
Eeek!  Who's the member that made a whole bully quit?
:)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: bones on February 04, 2014, 11:45:18 AM
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Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: ps9 on February 04, 2014, 12:32:30 PM
He'll be back
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on February 04, 2014, 02:24:45 PM
Eeek!  Who's the member that made a whole bully quit?
:)

Hahaha. I see what you did there IHO. I'm sure some would give you a high five but I actually liked the guy and thought he added value (albeit a bit long winded sometimes) to the forum!
I agree with you. If we are talking about the same person, I liked them too and also felt like they added value.

Have no idea why they would delete their account. I always feel that you should either air out your disagreements or just ignore each other... but this is a free forum so do what you feel is good for you.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: ps9 on February 04, 2014, 02:33:50 PM
So if IHO deletes his profile, would TI implode and cease to exist? :)
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on February 04, 2014, 02:38:34 PM
So if IHO deletes his profile, would TI implode and cease to exist? :)
No one member is greater than the whole... TI would live on successfully.

But if qwerter would leave, TI would need Enzyte.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: SoCal on February 04, 2014, 02:42:33 PM
Enzyte.

I had to go Google that. I never even heard of it. You, on the other hand... you're familiar with it?... moving on!
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: bones on February 04, 2014, 02:44:40 PM
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Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: qwerty on February 04, 2014, 04:01:09 PM
Enzyte.

I had to go Google that. I never even heard of it. You, on the other hand... you're familiar with it?... moving on!

Too funny. I had to google too!  And I'm sure qwerty will have to as well ;)

i just did - i think IHO is the real freak here.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: irvinehomeowner on February 04, 2014, 04:06:12 PM
Hehe... increasing google hits for "Enzyte".

You'll see their late night commercials on SyFy or ESPN or FX I think.

I'm afraid of those supplements... don't want to go bald.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: SoCal on February 04, 2014, 04:12:04 PM
Enzyte.

I had to go Google that. I never even heard of it. You, on the other hand... you're familiar with it?... moving on!

Too funny. I had to google too!  And I'm sure qwerty will have to as well ;)

I bet Mrs. Qwerty crushes up this one (http://www.sensationalisttimes.com/controversial-new-anti-erection-drug-approved-by-fda-for-over-the-counter-sale/) & mixes it into his applesauce while he's not looking.
Title: Re: Let's Ball It Up!
Post by: Coleman on February 04, 2014, 04:49:35 PM
Strange conversation to walk into given the thread title.
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