When Benchwarmers Take Over at the NCAAs

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  • When: 04/02/2022
  • QIC: Feud
  • The PAX: Mello, Big Bird, Crush, Sasquatch, Gadot

6 HIM of Fleming Island posting in the overcast gloom at Asgard knowing something was up YHC sleeve when in preparation for his beatdown, he requested pax to bring a basketball if they had one.  Mello took a wild guess that it could be related to the Final Four.  He would be right.


  • SSH x64 IC
  • Don Quixote x10 IC
  • Toy Soldiers x10 IC
  • LBAC forward/backwards x10 IC
  • Chinooks x10 IC

The Thang

YHC had been wanting to try out the new hoops at the church parking lot.  In a previous beatdown last year, YHC used the old, warped hoops (warped as in broken backboards and rims that were pointing to the ground at a 45 deg angle), but it just didn’t have the same feel.  With new hoops/backboards, YHC came up with a new and improved b-ball themed beatdown…

Dribbling Indian Run- We had to get to the court first.  From the library parking lot, Indian run to the courts with the pax 1, 3, and 5 dribbling a basketball.  Last pax (#6) runs to the front, takes the ball from #1 (3 gives ball to #2, 5 to #4).

Derkin suicides– you can’t go to a basketball court and not do a suicide

Four-sided squat jumps– believe it or not, YHC, all of 5’3” of him, played Jr. High basketball for the Our Lady of Fatima Blue Knights.  At his very first practice, coach made had the team run to each wall of the gym and jump to touch a line that was probably 7-8 feet high.  Guess who was the six… F3 is held outdoors, so…

  • 10 jump squats at each baseline, then 10 at each sideline.

Updraft Shuffle Passing Drill- Partner up.  Pax perform Updraft shuffle up and down parking lot while performing chest passes.  Any drops result in burpee penalty.

Suicide BOMBER- where a suicide meets BOMBS.  Partner 1 performs suicides with a merkin (the Pax thanks you Mello) at each line while partner 2 performs exercises.  And since this is Final Four weekend…

  • N– No Surrenders x50
  • C– Carolina Dry Docks x100
  • A– Alternating shoulder taps x150 (count 1 side)
  • A– Alternating side squats x 200 (count each squat)

Lay-up Drills- Partner 1 has 30 seconds to make 10 lay-ups.  Partner 2 rebounds and places ball down on free throw lane line close to hoop.  Partner 1 cannot make consecutive shots with the same ball.  Every successful layup = -10 reps from an announced 100 reps of the exercises below:

  • Flutter kicks (40)
  • LBCs (40)
  • High Knees (70)
  • LBAC forward (50) + LBAC backwards (50)
  • Calf raises (70)
  • Merkins (10)

Burpee Ball- with the pax warmed up and with time remaining (6 min), a pick-up game of  3-on-3 full court basketball broke out.   When time called, teams subtract their score from 21 and perform that number of burpees.  With a final score of Team Sasquatch 6, Team Mello 4, the pax of Asgard successfully proved, once again, Jacksonville is a football town. 

Mosey back to flag.



  • Apryle Showers 10K on April 10th
  • Sandlot Jax April 22-24
  • 7th Anniversary of F3 Jacksonville April 30th
  • The Fallen CSAUP on Memorial Day, May 30th


  • Continued prayers for Heisenberg, Ian and the Bailey family, Gary, and Barry Shinkoff’s M, and Bartles & Jaymes sister-in-law (cancer)
  • Woodshed and family who lay to rest his father, David Neisbett, today
  • YHC daughter, Hope, for continued success with her battle against anxiety and depression
  • Big Bird and Alyssa for proper discernment re: future plans for their family
  • Lord’s Prayer
  • Pledge

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