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Friday, January 22, 2021
Use Sports to Talk to Kids About Social Justice

Use Sports to Talk to Kids About Social Justice

As the parent of a sports-obsessed 10-year-old, I was grateful that I was able to relive the Michael Jordan era with my son by watching The Last Dance, ESPN’s series chronicling the Chicago Bulls’ 1997-98 championship season. I was even more pleased that it led to us having in-depth conversations about Jesse Helms’ racist history,…
Why you’re still paying for sports on cable when there’s no live sports

Why you’re still paying for sports on cable when there’s no...

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Getty Images | DonNichols Cable-TV companies are still charging customers for sports channels even as the coronavirus pandemic forces the suspension of all major sports leagues. The continued charges include Regional Sports Network (RSN) fees, which often add almost $10 to customer bills in exchange for access to local professional and college live-sports broadcasts. But…
The Best Post-Game Snacks for Kids

The Best Post-Game Snacks for Kids

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Photo: ShutterstockAt the end of last fall, my son participated in a two-day end-of-season soccer tournament. They were long, cold, busy days and a parent of one of his teammates promised them a special snack after their last game of the weekend. That snack, it turned out, was a giant bag of Skittles to be…
How to Get Your Kid Committed to Your Favorite Sports Group

How to Get Your Kid Committed to Your Favorite Sports Group

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Photo: Natalia Perales (Getty Images) My husband and I are sports fans. College and professional, basketball, football and baseball—we tend to like it all. So we hoped that our son would grow up to enjoy watching sports as much as we do. Not just because that would make life a little easier, but also because…
Barstool Sports is developing a $1 million incubator program to assist jump-start the next Casper

Barstool Sports is developing a $1 million incubator program to assist...

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Media companies play a role in helping companies grow by raising their awareness through advertising, but the relationship often ends there. The Chernin Group-owned Barstool Sports wants to change that equation by acting as an incubator for startups. Barstool is earmarking $1 million to fund a handful of startups with the goal of helping them…
Playing Teenager Sports May Protect From Some Damages Of Youth Injury

Playing Teenager Sports May Protect From Some Damages Of Youth Injury

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Participation in team sports as a teen may help protect against the long-term mental health effects of childhood trauma. Hero Images/Getty Images/Hero Images hide caption toggle caption Hero Images/Getty Images/Hero Images Participation in team sports as a teen may help protect against the long-term mental health effects of childhood trauma. Hero Images/Getty Images/Hero Images As…
Do Not Enter Into Financial Obligation for Your Kid’s Extracurriculars

Do Not Enter Into Financial Obligation for Your Kid’s Extracurriculars

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A new survey suggests that over half of Americans have gone into debt for their kids’ extracurriculars—and that might not be such a good idea. According to CompareCards.com, 62% of American parents have picked up debt in order to let their children practice soccer or ballet. Nine percent of those parents owe more than $5,000,…
I attempted YouTube’s live TELEVISION streaming service for one month and I’ll likely remain– however simply for the sports (GOOG, GOOGL)

I attempted YouTube’s live TELEVISION streaming service for one month and...

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Like many millennials out there, I don't have cable TV. Instead, I watch a mash-up of Netflix Originals, HBO documentaries, and Amazon Prime Video when it feels like a random-movie night. I've also taken full advantage of my (and my wife's) free Hulu trial to watch nothing other than Seinfeld re-runs. My bases, you see,…
A severe sports video game with a story? FutureGrind’s designers talk cyberpunk

A severe sports video game with a story? FutureGrind’s designers talk...

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Your bike may have different colors for each wheel, and touching a wheel to a platform with a different color ends badly for you. As in many games like it, you work on building up skill multipliers in FutureGrind. Milkbag Games The neon look is most striking on darker levels—though I was disappointed that the…
Be a Moms and dad, Not a Coach, at Your Kid’s Video game

Be a Moms and dad, Not a Coach, at Your Kid’s...

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Photo: Markus Spiske (Pexels) As another school year begins, kids are entering new seasons of youth sports, which means it is time for the annual reminder: Chill, parents. Your little point guards, goalies and shortstops don’t need another coach. They have those already! What they need are moms and dads who sit on the sidelines…

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