But even in hoops McHale should be able to handle the REM frontman, who attended the University of Georgia.
Given the hoops mania, though, the gym is the largest in the state, capable of holding 3,000-plus rabid fans.
There are also a 50-year-old lap pool and a smaller-than regulation basketball court with hoops on each end.
Education is a series of hoops to jump through, not a process of self-improvement or self-discovery.
It is not alone in the superb local coloring or the vivid character work that "With hoops of Steel" is a notable book.
The parrots only, swinging in their hoops, filled the air with their cries.
Every man did his best, and the tough oars bent like hoops as each boat's crew strove to outstrip the others.
But Maryanne wore her hoops as a duchess wears her crinoline.
It gives us a vision of the age of powder and hoops, of the fair ladies who rustled here on the soft turf when George was king.
Yes, and I put it down in the back hall where your hoops are.
late 12c., probably from an unrecorded Old English *hop, from Proto-Germanic *hopa-, a Low German-Frisian word (cf. Old Frisian hop, Middle Dutch and Dutch hoep "hoop," Old Norse hop "a small bay"). As something someone jumps through (on horseback) as a circus trick, by 1793. Figurative use of jump through hoops by 1917. The verb is from mid-15c. Hoop-petticoat is attested from 1711. As a surname, Hooper, literally "maker of hoops" is early 13c.
A basketball player (1940s+ Basketball)
Having to do with basketball: a hoop