VarsityDad.com launches: After more than four months of test-posts and other distractions (like the parenthood that inspired it), I would like to announce the "official" launch of my new blog project, Varsity Dad.
(http://www.varsitydad.com: For convenient viewing, bookmark it and/or add it to your RSS feed: http://www.varsitydad.com/feeds/posts/default)
Varsity Dad is dedicated to the intersection of sports and parenting. The mission is simple yet critical to so many of us: How to raise a great sports fan.
(That's right: Don't expect discussion of how to raise some kind of super-athlete -- unless I'm mocking. In short: I'll take youth-sports participation for the fun of it plus all-star sports-fan status, rather than the other way around.)
Here's the blog's original post that lays out what I'm trying to do and why I'm doing it. As you'll see from the nearly 50 posts already in the archive, I have stuck to and strayed from any sort of strict premise in equal parts. (Yes, I recognize I have been quietly promoting Varsity Dad posts here for a few months now. The difference between "soft" and "official" launches of a blog? Eh: Level of self-promotion.)
So: Whether you have a kid yourself or can simply relate from your own experiences growing up, you're invited to check out Varsity Dad. And, as always, please forward along to any friends you know who might like it.
Thanks, and if Varsity Dad is of interest to you, I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy putting it together. We'll see where it goes.
(P.S.: The new blog won't affect my output on this blog in the least. Some of you might ask: "What 'output?' That one post a day?" And I tip my hat to you for that.)
Just to show the Varsity Dad commenters how it's done (and because a slow day like this needs a big question), I'd like to throw out a Varsity Dad-related question to this blog's commenters. It's something we've talked about before, but it's always an epic comment string:
What is your strongest team allegiance and where did it come from: Parents' influence? Geography? Some impact memory from childhood? Alma mater? (Um, by marriage, like some kind of LOSER? Yes, beat you to it...)