And so is Peyton. She's roaring through the streets of Tree Hill to a rocking version of the theme song. Blah red lights. Blah bleating horns. Blah.
Back at the game. The boys do their best impression of the Harlem Globetrotters as the dads can barely keep up. The sons are up by thirty points. Dan's starting to get pissed off. Whitey laughs.
In the half-time locker room, Dan does up his shoe and says, "You guys suck out there, it's embarrassing." Keith fiddles with his knee support and replies, "For you maybe." Exactly. Seems like they're all having a good time -- all the men are laughing and joking except for Dan. Because. He. Takes. Himself. Seriously. Dan says snidely, "Come on. You play house with a girl I got pregnant in high school and I'm supposed to be embarrassed." Um, and playing house with the girl you got pregnant months later is any less embarrassing? Keith says, "It's embarrassing because we're old men playing horribly, and that's the way it's supposed to be." Keith's gone to Woda's School of Logic, thank goodness. Dan says, "Not for me." Then he gets up and heads into the boys' locker room. Someone jokes about the "enemy" approaching. He confronts Nathan and says, "You going to bring your best game or what?" Talk about embarrassing. Nathan replies, "You're down by thirty points, Dad." Dan: "I'm talking about you. You bring your best game. I'll bring mine. And we'll see." Nathan: "We'll see what?" Dan: "We'll see who's the best, or maybe you'd rather not know." Nathan's face falls. What's wrong with Dan? He's pathologically competitive with his own son? Keith comes in and says, "Hey! Come on, relax, little brother." Dan snits, "This isn't your place, Keith." But Keith's not backing down: "It isn't your place either." He looks around the room and continues, "It's their game now, you should be proud they're so good." Dan scoffs, "Like you had anything to do with it." Keith tells him to go away. Dan says, "Let's see what you've got," to Nathan as he slinks away on sweat and broken dreams. Keith jokes, "If any of you bring your best game, I'm going to hurt you." The boys laugh. He pats Nathan on the shoulder and tells him that he's doing fine. Luke smiles. He definitely isn't missing out on anything with by not having Dan as a father. Poor Nathan. No wonder he's so mixed up about everything.