Strong D

September 16th, 2010

Sometimes the rules of siblinghood get a little blurred.

(submitted by Jo)


91 Responses to “Strong D”

  1. Coreen says:

    I’m surprised there’s been some question if this is Apple Valley, MN (as opposed to Apple Valley, CA). Clearly the lack of tans on any of these children is an indication they haven’t seen sunlight in months. Interestingly enough, I really thought the two boys were wearing wrestling unitards (or whatever they call those ugly things) at first, which in my mind explained the short shorts. I graduated from AVHS in ’82 and I don’t remember the boys’ basketball shorts being that short.

  2. Bender says:

    “Ahh, wait I think I just pooped. …Yep, that’s poop.”

  3. Meghan says:

    Oh my god that’s my high school. AMAZING. Class of ’05! And super awkward photo. Haha.

  4. mistie says:

    good ole avhs

  5. alison says:

    Who could miss the AVHS on that horrible gold uniform. Go Eagles!!!! Class of ’96. Thanks for sharing Jo and yes this photo is awkward. I’m sure I have plenty of bad photos from high school too.

  6. Rob says:

    Is that Ashton Kutcher in the middle?

  7. SmartAzz says:

    Quick…….pass the ball to the wrestler on the right…..he in turn will grapple the ball to the plush blue carpet, rolling it to the kid wearing the over-sized Foot Locker jersey allowing a 2-point shot to the imaginary basket for the Win !!!

  8. kacky says:

    Don’t look at the camera. It’s only a family portrait.

  9. Jeff says:

    No wonder the girl is looking to pass – the ref has her cornered too.

  10. Jake The Fake says:

    I think the gold team could use a little better spacing on offense.

  11. Ames says:

    Can anyone say MATCHING SCRUNCHIE? Talk about being dressed your best…

  12. dirty says:

    in this age of males terrified of being turned in for paedophilia etc…. that girl reminds me of my daughter when she was around 13, I want to hug her till her head pops off! SO CUTE!!!

  13. ruscoe says:

    bless you esackman! I was feeling like some pervy weirdo because that boy’s unfettered junk was the very 1st thing I noticed.

  14. esackman says:

    The most awkward thing about this photo, and I can see why no one has mentioned this, is with shorts that short, the boy in white should be wearing some sort of proper athletic support. Which, obviously, he is not wearing.

  15. Coby says:

    It looks like the girl is about to do the robot.

  16. M. G. says:

    I don’t get the title. Can anyone explain?

  17. Memor says:

    Wacky Minnesotans.

  18. Eli says:

    And, I am guessing the short boys basketball shorts were the style, what, 15+ years ago when the picture was taken? So, does Coolcat know our Ashton Kutcher?

    • Jo says:

      It’s almost 20 years old. He says they were so short because they didn’t have money for new uniforms on his team, so they just got what they got.

      And I don’t think so…

  19. Rachel says:

    I feel kind of bad for the kid who’s the ref. In my family, being the ref signifies no body wants you on their team….

  20. Anthony says:

    Is the kid in the white uniform rockin Avia High Tops???????? Please say it aint so Joe!!!!!!!!!

  21. Jo says:

    My husband(the kid in white) and I sent this in because I said it was awkward, he said it wasn’t and we needed a tie-breaker. He still doesn’t think it is, but as much as I love my in-laws, this is definitely awkward. Sorry guys! Love you! :)

  22. They seem to all be looking in one direction, but it’s not the ball they’re looking at.

  23. ScoutC says:

    The White Shadows!

  24. A Fox says:

    Who let the wrestler onto the basketball court?

  25. Donna says:

    These kids got all gussied up in all their finery and posed for this shot? Worse, someone thought it was a good idea.

  26. JerseyPam says:

    Let the girl make her shot, ya bunch of bullies!

  27. AkwardFan says:

    I guess wherever this game is played there are three baskets on the floor for each team to brick it.

  28. Whoa says:

    Basketball Jones, I got a Basketball Jones
    Got a Basketball Jones, oh baby, oo-oo-ooooo…..

  29. Robin says:

    I hope that ref is calling a foul. If anything qualifies, it’s this picture!

  30. Coolcat says:

    The tall kid looks like a young Ashton Kutcher.

  31. GordonA says:

    Who wears short shorts? We wear short shorts.

  32. Tim S says:

    Apple Valley! (Okanagan, right?)

  33. Hotmom says:

    Very awkward that the boys’ shorts are shorter than the girl’s.

  34. Melissa says:

    Is it just me being neurotic, or does it bug anyone else that the “ref’s” whistle appears to be upside down? Seriously, you go to all this trouble to stage a sweet b-ball game, and you can’t get the whistle right?? Sheesh. What’s WRONG with people??

  35. MeekoMommy says:

    LAME!!! What were the parents thinking??? Why spend the money if you can’t see their faces???? If they’re going to do the photog thing, just go to an actual court.

    Did I say LAME??? Why studio shot a “fake” BBall play????

  36. Joe says:

    At LEAST make the backdrop look like a basketball court!

  37. imma hotmess says:

    Why are their shorts SSSSOOOOOO Shrort??? The girls shorts are longer than the boys. Now THAT’S Awkward!!

  38. Brie says:

    what i find awkward is that the kid in the middle has short shorts than his sister…

  39. Moss Morris says:

    This one is DEFINITELY not staged! ;-D

  40. Atlanta Pam says:

    Why do parents do this to their children? If you must see them in a basketball uniform, take a candid picture of them while they actually play basketball! Studio shots like this are so… (say it with me) … awkward.

  41. LKT says:

    Right…In my family, if the youngest brother was the ref, he’d be pounded if he didn’t rule for the kid with the most might. :)

  42. rj's mama says:

    where’s mom and dad?

  43. CarrieM says:

    Yeah, that’s definitely awkward.

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