Friday, July 01, 2005


I talked to my son today and he told me a really funny story how he tried out for the RI After School Night Basketball League. Well, he had to take some basketball test. He did terrible, it was hard not for me to laugh, if you know my son, he tests horribly. He once was tested for this quiz show “Math Minds” and he couldn’t even divide by tens. It’s not that he didn’t know the answers, just getting to the show was good enough for him – like that’s all he wanted. He did make a girl stop crying during rehearsals, because she was scared to go on TV. He gave her some stupid pep talk. She ended up winning the whole thing. She never called him back. I even think she gave him some wrong number.

Anyway my son had been practicing with some kids at the YMCA. He even got the kids in wheelchairs involved, he felt just because they are disabled doesn’t mean they can’t take part – I guess he just doesn’t like to win. Why would you want a guy with a handicap on your team? I would never let Lauren play with those people. He made one cripple a really good three point shooter. My son got a sponsor for just the practice team – who does that?

I think it was funny, when everyone got picked for the Night League the handicapped kids got taken before my son. He didn’t even get picked. He couldn’t dribble the ball for some reason he told me. It serves him right. What gets me is He wasn’t even mad….that would have drove me nuts.

I must say my son could make a good crip coach someday - I think I’ll buy him a whistle on a string to cheer him up.



Blogger Dawn said...

Your soon brings hope to others and you critize him? Maybe he will be a coach and mentor, that is something that he can be proud ofand should be too.

9:24 PM  
Blogger Miguel Cabana said...

There is a program called TOPSoccer, for kids with disabilities. They match up a kid without disabilities, to those with. You should look into it for your son. Sounds like a perfect thing for him to do.

10:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dawn, I can see your crack (sorry bad joke) FACT being good mentor does not get you on the team. Being disabled apparently does unless wheelie really has a good 3 point shot. TOPSoccer kids play other kids that just suck at soccer. Miguel have you ever seen one of these games. It sooooooo painful even with no goalies they kids can’t score. They place a chirp chip in some balls so blind kids can play but the blind kids kick the other kids anyway and pretend that they are blind. (even though they are). Deaf kids are the worst. They yell and grunt so god damn loud and they stomp on the ball. Oh yeah they suck at the game too… Beth should spike the cookies they eat…with speed

12:09 AM  
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