Goofy Guys for Hire

Last month Jesse and I were asked to ref the St. Timothy’s teacher/student basketball game during spirit week.  I was so excited – but DJ put me in my place pretty quickly.  “Dad, the only reason kid’s like this game is because they get out of class.  It’s really not a big deal.” 

Regardless of whether the students had fun, Jesse and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

These are the teachers.  No wonder the kids won.

Jesse brought me a pair of gym pants from 1982 to wear during the game.  The elastic was from that era too.    As I felt them begin to sag, I figured why not take advantage of a good thing.  I let them fall to my ankles on multiple occasions throughout the game (I did have shorts on under them).  At the end of the day, DJ said, “I suppose after your father drops his pants in front of the entire school nothing more embarrassing can happen to you for the rest of your life.”  I wouldn’t count on that DJ.


At one point things were getting out of hand.  Teachers were tackling the kids as they took their free throw shots.  I had to protect the players.

 I believe this was right after we called a technical on Mrs. Iiames for giving DJ a B on her science project last year.   Two shots!  (We actually created an Eggspander for the project.  It was made out of cardboard.  It was designed to save space in your fridge by expanding or shrinking based upon how many eggs you were trying to store at any given time.  I was my idea!  Ingenious.)

Jesse also gave Coach Nowak a technical for too much homework.  The crowd went wild.

DJ was head cheerleader that day.  They performed their dance routine at half time.

I think I got confused and called a touchdown.  Remember, basketball isn’t my thing.

Jesse’s a pretty good ref…

When he’s not slacking off.  Who’s carrying the load?  As usual.

He even recruited a mini-referee to help him make the calls.  He’ll do anything to get out of work!

You need two goofy guys for an event?  You know who to call!

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  1. Steve Gill

     /  March 18, 2011

    Maybe blogging isn’t the real “career” move for you guys. I see kids parties, graduations, banquets. Watch out Harlem Globetrotters – You got competition!

  2. Kim Balentine

     /  March 18, 2011

    You guys made it so wonderful! Don’t listen to DJ – she just thinks she knows since she “rules the school”! HA

  3. Jean

     /  March 18, 2011

    Crazy guys. Funny guys. This would bring in trip money. Maybe you’d better practice some more on this. Sounds like a good career move for you two.

  4. Charlotte Gregory

     /  March 18, 2011

    Karl’s 50th birthday is April 2nd, if you’re available.

  5. lhoyt2

     /  March 18, 2011

    Hey Danny and Jesse. Just wanted to tell you that I love your blog. Your candor and humor put me in a good mood, and help put my own struggles in perspective. Keep it up. The girls are lucky to have you both!

  6. Barbara Rogers

     /  March 18, 2011

    Priceless!!! Who could possibly add anything to this post of yours?!!! Love it!!!!!!!!!

  7. Michaela

     /  March 18, 2011

    BTW, in my defense and to her credit, DJ got a pretty solid A on her project–the Eggspander was cool!!

  8. Like it, like it, like it! Too funny you guys! 🙂

  9. Patty Thomson

     /  March 20, 2011

    All I can say is you guys ROCK.


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