Sundays Are For Sebastian #138

Sebastian is my seven-year old and he says some of the funniest things–we have no idea where he gets his material since his mother and I are rather boring, serious people.

As I have mentioned a few times before, I coach both of my sons’ basketball teams. I was a high school varsity head coach for over a decade so I feel I know the game fairly well. Sometimes too well as was witnessed a couple of weeks ago by Sebastian.

After a rather intense game, which was not attended by my wife, she asked Sebastian (who was sitting on the bench with me during the game) how it went.

My wife: “How did the game go Choo [one of our nicknames for Sebastian]?”

Sebastian: “Not good. They lost. Jaden [arguably the team’s best player] fouled out. We needed him.


“And daddy was jumping up and down yelling.”

My wife; “Who was he yelling at?”

Sebastian: “The refs. They didn’t know what they were doing.”

My wife: “And how did that make you feel, daddy yelling at the refs?”

Sebastian: [almost immediately]: “Fine!”

My wife: “Fine???”

Seba: “Yeah. He wasn’t yelling at me.”

[In a particularly stunning upset, Nathan’s team beat the previously undefeated top team in the league (and a team that beat us by 20 during the regular season) 34-31 to advance to the league finals. Of the 34 points, 20 were scored from the free throw line.]



About the drunken cyclist

I have been an occasional cycling tour guide in Europe for the past 20 years, visiting most of the wine regions of France. Through this "job" I developed a love for wine and the stories that often accompany the pulling of a cork. I live in Houston with my lovely wife and two wonderful sons.
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12 Responses to Sundays Are For Sebastian #138

  1. jeffeckles says:

    Sounds like excellent coaching! Getting in the refs head early.

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  2. I’m not a huge basketball fan and don’t know all the rules, but from what I read there was a whole lot of fouling going on in that game!

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  3. BerLinda says:

    Bloody refs 😉

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  4. It’s always the poor officiating!

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  5. ChgoJohn says:

    “A bit aggressive”? Sounds more like roid rage! Just how old were these “kids”?
    Good luck, Nathan, at the Finals!

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