Many players go their entire careers without tasting sweet victory, leaving the game they love feeling unfulfilled. We didn't want that feeling. Last year's disappointment already left a bitter taste in our mouths. We named this year's team, "Money Shot" to remind us to finish off teams. We wanted redemption. We wanted to win. We wanted to walk away as champions. And we did.

On Saturday, we rolled through the first two games, winning by a total score of 33-10. Our offense was clicking, and our defense limited the opposing teams' chances. Sunday began with a tougher-than-expected 16-12 win to finish the round-robin with a 3-0 record and earn a first-round bye. This gave us the wake-up call we needed that we weren't going to just walk on the court and roll over teams.

We entered the playoffs with a brand-new focus. In the semi-final game, we quickly built an 8-1 lead and frustrated our opponents into early foul trouble. Thanks to good poise and composure, we won the game by a final score of 16-12.

In the final game, our team faced our biggest test defensively. Both of their guys not only had height and size advantages, but were also capable of shooting the basketball from outside. As the game wore on, however, our team's chemistry began to show. One by one, we took turns taking the ball to them on offense and denying them easy baskets on defense. The final score was 16-13 for us.

I can't say enough about how sweet it feels to win this year's Hoop-It-Up championship. Neil, Jerrick, Nadia and Corinna - thank you! If this is indeed the last year we are entering the tournament, then I can't think of a better way to walk off - as champions!

last updated: june 9, 2003

24-Hour Relay For Kids

I have put together a team for the 24-Hour Relay for Kids on June 14th to June 15th. It's a charity event for the Easter Seals Foundation, which sends children with disabilities to summer camps. Hopefully, our team can raise at least $5000 to donate to Easter Seals Foundation.

Click here for more about the relay.


Absolution, Hawaiian Paradise Boat Cruise

Absolution, Hawaiian Paradise Cruise sets sail on July 11th at 11pm (boarding at 10pm) from the Barbary Coast Marina (one block west of Canada Place). Set on the MV Gulfstream, the cruise will take you around Stanley Park, under Lions Gate Bridge, towards Point Atkinson and other scenic points. It is a Hawaiian theme so make sure to come out in your best island attire. The MV Gulfstream also features a hot tub so make sure to bring your choice of swim wear if you would like to partake in the hot tub festivities.

Click here for details on the cruise.


P-Town 2K3

The dates are set, the hotel rooms are booked... we are now only four short months away from the 5th and final installment of our annual Penticton roadtrip! As usual, the roadtrip will take place on BC Day long weekend, from Friday, Aug. 1st to Monday, Aug. 4th. Imagine four days and three nights of basking in sun, booze and babes!

Click here to get to the official Penticton 2003 website.


I read this article and just laughed my ass off. It's so funny, and in a lot of ways, so true. When you're in the battlefield to meet women, you have to be able to rely on your "wingman". I'm lucky to have a few of the best wingmen there are - Digs, Fish, Nick, Mikey "astroboy", Trevor and Robin. Through success and failure, I can always count on them.

Click here to read the article. (Kudos to the original writer.)

mr. digs fish nick astroboy fly guy robin
Some of our most memorable missions:
  • Parlez-vous francais?
  • It's hot in there, isn't it?
  • Hi, I'm from Kirkland.