Kicking Off


The season set to kick off with DED Basketball fielding four mens teams. I think it’s a good time to reflect a bit on how we got here.

Well it starts with some good guys getting together. They are joined by some other good guys and “wammo” you got a basketball team.

That’s also what happened so many years ago when a group of guys founded the club way back in 1909 with the strange name of “De Eerst Driejarige”.

It then continues with a whole bunch of guys stepping up and making sacrifices. Year after year for more than 100 years. Operating a basketball club takes lots of time, energy and commitment. Setting up and organizing, referee, table and official duties the list is endless. But good guys working together has make it happen.

All this history makes me pause as I introduce my issue.

What do we call out of huddles?

“DED!” Sound too much like “DEAD!”, I’d change it to “Team” but that sound too much like high-school. On the other end of the scale we could always come up with something like the haka.

My suggestions is that we go with “Amsterdam” as that’s where we’re all from… at least for the time being!

Have a great season and don’t be a dick!

BTW. DED has won the national championship eight times! (1957/1958, 1955/1956, 1953/1954, 1952/1953, 1951/1952, 1949/1950, 1946/1947 & 1945/1946)