Sunday, January 07, 2007

Finally, some important issues

Walker: Is the crib assembled? Check. Is Twin Town ready? check. Is Dana home from the hospital? Check. Bags packed? check. Check, check, check, double-check-plus.

Finally, I have a moment to think about some of the more important things. For instance, should I introduce the Deuce to the Star Wars saga in chronological order or should I show it to them in the order the movies were released? (I'm leaning towards order released and subbing in The Phantom Edit).

Yesterday was a dream NFL football day for me. My hometown Colts stuffed the Chiefs, and my adopted hometown Seahawks lucked their way to a victory over the Cowboys. As I watched the games, my thoughts drifted to the Deuce: what team will they root for? Will they also be Colts/Seahawks fans? I suppose a father's favorite team matters, but I'm going to teach the Deuce to always and no matter what, root for their childhood hometown team. In my case, it's the Colts (the team magically appeared in Indy one morning when I was nine - it was awesome!). In the Deuce's case, it's the Seahawks.

That's the rule: you root for your hometown team when it comes to pro sports. The Deuce will be lifelong Seahawks, Mariners, and Sonics fans, rest assured.

College sports is different. Sure, there's a "home team" here in Seattle - the University of Washington - but the pro sports rule does not apply to college sports. It comes down to this: will I allow a bunch of UW Huskies paraphenalia in the house? No. No way. Not unless I'm paying their tuition.

My earliest memories are of watching Indiana University basketball with my parents and their friends, and the Deuce's earliest memories will likely be the same, minus, a little sadly, Bobby Knight.

Posted by Walker Lockhart @ 8:42 PM

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Please, show them Star Wars in order of release.

It will completely skew their impressions of the quality of sequels to do otherwise :-)

Oh, and make sure they know "Han shot first!"

david sebba

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous @ Sunday, January 07, 2007 9:57:00 PM #

I am okay with everything you said right up to the point in which you discussed favorite college teams. I am all for the premise of this idea, but to have a favorite college team implys that you will have college teams that you don't particurily care for. In this case, you would probably select Purdue as this nemisis. I just hope that when your boys grow up and want to go to Purdue because they want to make something of themselves that you bite your tongue and open up that big fat lawyer wallet of yours to pony up the out-of-state tuition...

Posted by Anonymous Jason Kleinhelter @ Monday, January 08, 2007 8:22:00 AM #

The day Walker opens his wallet to pay for Purdue tuition will be a very sad day.

Posted by Anonymous JD @ Monday, January 08, 2007 11:33:00 AM #
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