So, it’s clear to me that one of the crucial skills Marshall has used to get “in” with the kids is basketball. But it makes me wonder how people who can’t ball are supposed to do it. How do they earn kids’ respect? Like, what am I supposed to do? Beat them at a C programming contest? A contest to see who can play “Shout to the Lord” best on piano? Beating them at Bust-A-Move? Trivial Pursuit? I don’t know, it would just be a lot harder for someone like me to get “in” with the kids.