Published: 11 years ago

Hansbrough-Sized Ego

Last week I was sitting in the living room minding my own business, when one of my Sons Who Shall Remain Nameless walked out of his bedroom.  The following is almost a word-for-word replay:


Anonymous Son (AS): Dad, do we have a frame about this big?  (makes motions with his hands to indicate a frame about two and a half feet tall)

Me: Ummmm, I don’t think so.  Why do you need a frame?

AS: Come here for a second.

We walk to his room, where he has taken down a UNC banner that he had hanging on his curtain rod and replaced it with his own replica youth medium-sized Tyler Hansbrough jersey, which he’s worn at least four times per week for the last year.

AS: So, I don’t really like it hanging right there, and I’m thinking I should just frame it.

Me: Tell me again why we’re framing it?

AS: Because I’ve almost outgrown it, and I need to retire it.

Me: You want to do what?

AS: Dad, all great players have their jerseys retired.  I’m outgrowing it, so I need to retire it.


Wow.  Do you remember the days when you were that deliriously confident in your skills?  I love this kid.

  1. Ainsley says:

    Well atleast he is retiring from the right school…you gotta find comfort in that! 🙂

  2. Gason Jaston says:

    I once retired a pair of boxer shorts with the #3 on them when Dale Earnhardt died (Rest in Peace Dale.) A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do. Way to go AS.

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