Nerd basketball returns

March 5, 2010

That’s right, it’s time for nerds who love basketball to rejoice, because the WORD basketball league has returned! We’re starting the season a bit earlier this year, with pre-season kicking off in April, so the start-up meetings are pretty soon.

As with last year, we will require the following from those who would like to play: 4 out of 5 answers correct on a relatively simple test of your literary knowledge, a self-assessment of your basketball skills, a list of requested teammates (if you have one), and a signed waiver. So you’ll need to come to one of the following meetings to take care of all of that:

Monday, March 15 at 7pm
Wednesday, March 17 at 7pm

Both meetings will be held in the basement of WORD. It is REQUIRED that you attend one of these two meetings if you want to play.

If you’d like to be involved, but have no interest in physical activity, that is fine! We definitely need people to help behind the scenes. In particular, we might need another ref and we definitely need people to help with keeping score and time. Also, one of our employees would like to start a nerd cheerleading squad.  So if you’d like to join up without actually playing, just email stephanie at wordbrooklyn dot com.

5 Responses to “Nerd basketball returns”

  1. Elizabeth Bradley Says:

    Dear Word Brooklyn, does this count as basketball for book people?

    http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2010/03/the-original-knick.html

  2. ica Says:

    i cannot wait. i will be so sad if i fail the exam :) but what if i play someone one on one for a second try?


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  4. Alix! Says:

    You’ve left out the most important information: what day, time and place does this league meet?

  5. Kevin McDonnell Says:

    Hello – I signed up for Word basketball last Wed. (3/17) and just making sure I didn’t miss an email. If I haven’t, sorry to bother.

    Kevin McDonnell
    kevinmcdonnell@optonline.net


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