Posts Tagged ‘Hoops’

Two On Two | Simcoe & Bethune Courts

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014


Aug 20th: Played ball for 4 hours last night.  I had the chance to play about 4 games of full court and then two long sessions of “52” that I came out mostly on top.  That switched to 1 on 1… where I was handed about 4 straight losses.  Some games were close like 11-7… but some where bad.  My partner is way better at me and being 19 years old and can drive and shoot… made my work guarding him tough.

Some clips of the full court games are below.  The camera didn’t capture the action at the other end of the court so I just put some buckets together.  I missed about 5 good looks…. but to post that would be boring.

Night Ball At The Basketball Courts | Peterborough | Simcoe & Bethune from Speed on Vimeo.


Aug 12:  Played ball last night and played for about 3 hours.  Played full for the most part.  When people started to go home… I picked up a little two on two game.  I was exhausted.  I just wanted to let my partner score.  It’s a boring little video… but it was nice to hit the courts.

A little game of hide & seek below:

Playing Hide & Seek During Basketball | Where Did He Go? from Speed on Vimeo.

Autistic Basketball Player | J Mac | Hot As A Pistol | Incredible Senior’s Night | I Am In Tears

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Just watch.  No words needed.  I am 4 for 4 in tears watching this…

Here he is 5 years later:  watch


A Quick Walk | Never Fast Enough > Then Ball @ Simcoe + Bethune

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

1-DSC_0006-001It’s neat when your walking to the courts and see people playing.  It makes you want to be there faster and you want to get right on the court and play.

1-DSC_0082-001After our run of 4’s.  We played some two’s.  Me and Skinny vs Manson and Manny.



I laugh that since I know the camera will automatically take a picture every 4 seconds.  If I’m playing and I hear “click” then I count to 3 and then shoot.  I think that is why I never have any shots of other people shooting when my camera is set to shoot every 4 seconds and it sits on the bench.


After Manny and Manson (yes… he reminds me of Charles)… me and the young buck played one on one.  He is strong down low on his post moves and great with holding the ball.  I whacked him a couple of times.  I got lucky and beat him 31 to 30.  He played for a couple of hours tho.  I had him 18-8 at one time.



Skinny was playing me out to the 3 point line to crowd me and go for steals.



Soon… it will be too cold to play outdoors…

Old Man Playing Hoops | Simcoe + Bethune Courts, Peterborough

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

It’s nice to get out and try and run up and down like the old days.  Everyone is basically half my age.  My calf injury that followed me from last season has not come back in the past month.


Goofing with the camera and have it shoot a shot every 8 seconds.  It’s very rare you get it to fire when your shooting.   LOL I could only find one of my longer socks.  There is another on inside the right somewhere.  Shooting in between games.  I brought two shirts since it does not take long for it to be drenched.


Previous 101 List Completed | Shoot The Rock And Hope It Drops

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Task #28:  Join the Ajax Men’s Basketball League and go out for Beers with the Boys after the weekly games

A while back I used to play in the Ajax Men’s Basketball League and I loved it.  It was one night a week for a hour.  I have not been in the league for a couple of seasons and I’m back.  I’m excited to play.

I’m on the Green team and the uniforms are not the most flattering.  But oh well… it’s a run and I like that.  Glad to be back with the boys again.

1-DSC_0179-0021-z amba jan 23

Love shooting 3’s

1-DSC_0031My fave shoes are my J’s.  Had them since 2000.  They have 15 more years in them.  I baby them.

Streetball | Summer Evenings | The Courts @ Simcoe

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Great run at the courts.  6pm to 9:30pm.  3.5 hours.  shower time.



Running with the old pair of Nike Ndestrukt’s