“It´s amazing that you can play basketball your whole life and be on a team where everyone´s played basketball their whole lives, and the entire team plays so stupid.”             ........Anonymous (Sam Sorbara)

“I think I´m going to quit while I´m behind.”
                                   ................. Art Connolly

“You know you had a good game when .....
you didn´t get hurt.”  ................ Bill Huiskamp

“In my experience, every year in Fatmans is a rebuilding year.”  ..... Bruce Lancaster

“Sometimes it is just the threat of penetration that gets things (defence?) moving” 
                     .... Greg Alton,  on defence and life

"We have a bunch of great outside shooters. It's a shame we play indoors.” 
                          ........ Shaun Jackson (RunGMC)

“We tried to set up a play, but, after the first person we’re all confused!”
Vince Bull

“I always show up late because I just couldn´t stand the trauma of not being selected as a starter.”... Tim Blackwell

“ Fatmans ...... a REIGN OF ERROR.”
                         ...............Hawk Taylor

“Each season about 50 Stanley Cup rings are awarded while only 10 fortunate men win a Fatmans' World Championship T-shirt”.          ..... Leon Linsmen

“Our team has a lot of ugly 4 point shooters (someone on the bench) ..... and they can´t shoot the ball very well  either!”         ......Frank Jaspers-Fayer

“For once, the ref made a bad call that went my way.”                          ...... Jim Berry

“It´s not a great Fatmans BB game unless there is some blood drawn  ........  even if it is by your own team !
                           .....................Kevin Morrissey

“Silver medalists 20 straight times, AC no D is Fatmans picture of consistency, and just regular guys of golden mettle. If opposing teams cumultive baskets were like fireworks, only AC no D has seen the firework display of the decade”.
                          ..............  Colin MacDonald

New Prostate Check Procedure

A man goes to his doctor for his physical and gets sent to the Urologist as a precaution.

When he gets there, he discovers the urologist is a very pretty female doctor.

The female doctor says, 'I'm going to check your prostate today, but this new procedure is a little different from what you are probably used to. I want you to lie on your right side, bend your knees, then while I check your prostate, take a deep breath and say, 99.

The guy obeys and says, 99! The doctor says, 'Great. Now turn over on your left side and again, while I repeat the check, take a deep breath and say, 99.

Again, the guy says, '99. The doctor said, 'Very good. Now then, I want you to lie on your back with your knees raised slightly. I'm going to check your prostate with this hand, and with the other hand I'm going to hold on to your penis. Now take a deep breath and say, 99.

The guy begins, 'One ... Two ... Three ...

The following is a picture of a BLT from Tont’s Restaurant in Saginaw Michigan.
Thanks to the encouragement and coaching of our Fatmans leader, Hawk witnessed as
Michael Powers did the awesome Fatman’s Deed !!!!!





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The History of the Middle Finger

Well, now......here's something I never knew before, and now that I know
it, I feel compelled to send it on to my more intelligent friends in the
hope that they, too, will feel edified.  Isn't history more fun when you
know something about it? 

Before the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, the French, anticipating victory
over the English, proposed to cut off the middle finger of all captured
English soldiers.  Without the middle finger it would be impossible to draw
the renowned English longbow and therefore they would be incapable of
fighting in the future.  This famous English longbow was made of the native
English Yew tree, and the act of drawing the longbow was known as "plucking
the yew" (or "pluck yew").

Much to the bewilderment of the French, the English won a major upset and
began mocking the French by waving their middle fingers at the defeated
French, saying, See, we can still pluck yew!  Since 'pluck yew' is rather
difficult to say, the difficult consonant cluster at the beginning has
gradually changed to a labiodentals fricative F', and thus the words often
used in conjunction with the one-finger-salute!  It is also because of the
pheasant feathers on the arrows used with the longbow that the symbolic
gesture is known as "giving the bird."

And yew thought yew knew every plucking thing.

The Final Word on Fat

For those of you who watch what you eat, here's the final word on nutrition and health. It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting medical studies:

1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than the Americans, British or Canadians.

2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and also suffer fewer heart attacks than the Americans, British or Canadians.

3. The Japanese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than the Americans, British or Canadians.

4. The Italians drink large amounts of red wine and also suffer fewer heart attacks than the Americans, British or Canadians.

5. The Germans drink a lot of beer and eat lots of sausages and fats andsuffer fewer heart attacks than the Americans, British or Canadians.

6. Ukrainians drink a lot of vodka, eat a lot of perogies, cabbage rollsand suffer fewer heart attacks than the Americans, British or Canadians.

CONCLUSION: Eat and drink what you like.
Speaking English is apparently what kills you !

Basketball Quotes

"This [basketball] is the second most exciting indoor sport, and the other one shouldn't have spectators."
Dick Vertleib.

"To win, you've got to put the ball in the macramé."
Terry McGuire.

"These are my new shoes. They're good shoes. They won't make you rich like me, they won't make you rebound like me, they definitely won't make you handsome like me. They'll only make you have shoes like me. That's it."
Charles Barkley.

"I look at the NBA as a football game without the helmet."
Tom Tolbert.

"There are really only two plays: Romeo and Juliet, and put the darn ball in the basket."
Abe Lemons.

"I haven't been able to slam-dunk the basketball for the past five years. Or, for the thirty-eight years before that, either." Dave Barry.

"Fans never fall asleep at our games, because they're afraid they might get hit by a pass."
George Raveling.

"Basketball is like photography, if you don't focus, all you have is the negative."
Dan Frisby.

"They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they'd make up their minds."
Wilt Chamberlain.

"Left hand, right hand, it doesn't matter. I'm amphibious."
Charles Shackleford.

"Any American boy can be a basketball star if he grows up, up, up."
 Bill Vaughn.

"The rule was "No autopsy, no foul."
Stewart Granger, on the pickup games of his childhood.

"What is so fascinating about sitting around watching a bunch of pituitary cases stuff a ball through a hoop?"
Woody Allen.

"Basketball is the MTV of sports."
Sara Levinson.

"I hate it. It looks like a stickup at 7-Eleven. Five guys standing there with their hands in the air."
Norm Sloan, on zone defense.

"We have a great bunch of outside shooters. Unfortunately, all our games are played indoors."
Weldon Drew.

"The invention of basketball was not an accident. It was developed to meet a need. Those boys simply would not play "Drop the Handkerchief."
James Naismith.

"If the NBA were on channel 5 and a bunch of frogs making love was on channel 4, I'd watch the frogs even if they were coming in fuzzy."
 Bobby Knight.

"I liked the choreography, but I didn't care for the costumes."
Tommy Tune, on why he never considered playing basketball.

"I'm tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok."
Shaquille O'Neal.

"A tough day at the office is even tougher when your OFFICE contains spectator seating."
Nik Posa.

"When I dunk, I put something on it. I want the ball to hit the floor before I do."
Darryl Dawkins.

"The secret is to have eight great players and four others who will cheer like crazy."
Jerry Tarkanian.

"We're shooting 100 percent - 60 percent from the field and 40 percent from the free-throw line."
Norm Stewart.

"If you are going to take it to the bank, then you better cash it in."
Shannon Fish.

"Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best."
Tim Duncan.

"If you meet the Buddha in the lane, feed him the ball."
Phil Jackson.

"Sometimes a player's greatest challenge is coming to grips with his role on the team."
Scottie Pippen.

"When I was young, I never wanted to leave the court until I got things exactly correct. My dream was to become a pro."
Larry Bird.

"Nothing there but basketball, a game which won't be fit for people until they set the basket umbilicus-high and return the giraffes to the zoo."
Ogden Nash