Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Taking My Kid To A Knicks Game

So last month, I took my 3-year-old son to his first-ever basketball game -- St. Francis, right in our Brooklyn neighborhood. It was fun. I wrote a piece about the experience for the New York Times, published in the paper the Sunday of Thanksgiving weekend.

A funny thing happened, although not entirely unexpected: In the days following the story's publication, the Knicks reached out to me to invite me to bring Gabe to their Kids Day, which was held two Sundays ago.

The Times agreed to publish a follow-up piece from me about the experience -- the comparison, really -- of taking my kid to the Knicks game. And it went live on their site this afternoon.

Check it out here, and let me know what you think. It begs some interesting questions -- more than anything, about how much you want to spend on taking your kid to a sports event (and what kind of value you get for your money).

More on that in a little bit.

-- D.S.

Meanwhile, there are supposed to be a couple of photos on the post. I think they'll get included at some point, but here are a few:


bird said...

As of yet, no pictures on the NY Times site. But the ones in the post are terrific!

Biff said...


I'd love your reaction on why Dennis Pitta (BYU) not receiving the Mackey Award and being voted as low as third on some All-American Lists (Sporting News, for example).


The guy is current NCAA record holder for all time receiving yards by a tight end (and the future NCAA record holder for career receptions by a tight end). I know that these awards aren't career awards, but his senior season stats are arguable as good or better than Hernandez and others.