New Reno Topgolf Swing Suite is Way More Than Golf

The Silver Legacy Resort Casino in downtown Reno debuted its new Topgolf Swing Suite recently and many people, like myself, had a similar reaction. “Oh, it’s just like hitting a golf ball into a screen.” Wrong. For starters, and to be fair, THE ROW’s Topgolf is certainly not like the Las Vegas Topgolf, which is…

At the two-year mark, parenting is harder, better than I thought

A few months ago, I was trying to get my 1-year-old daughter ready for preschool. She was… uncooperative. As I gathered her shoes, she came running into the living room crying, holding her blanket and a stuffed animal. “No! Daddy!,” she screamed. “Stinky butt!” My daughter, who couldn’t yet complete a sentence, took a phrase…

Raise Your Kids to be Like the Nevada Men’s Basketball Team

With the game winding down against San Diego State on March 9, Nevada men’s basketball coach Eric Musselman took Jordan Caroline, Caleb Martin and Cody Martin out of the game. It was the last home game of the season, so Musselman subbed out the three players so that the sell-out crowd could give them the…

Parenting can really be a pain in the… lower back region?

The afternoon of my bachelor party, I remember picking up my buddy from his house. As he walked to the car, his posture was stooped, his steps were short and he was holding his lower back. I thought he was joking about being old. He wasn’t. The pain only got worse the day after the…

I Won’t Yell at Referees Anymore, Thanks to this Facebook Page

New Facebook page raises awareness of parents who act like fools at youth sporting events, and deservedly so When I was a teenager, I experienced a rather embarrassing moment at a University of Nevada baseball game. The umpire made a call that everyone in the seats behind home plate disagreed with, including me. “YOU GOTTA…

When is the Best Time to have Child Number 2?

I cannot stop thinking about the scene from Animal House when Kevin Bacon “assumes the position” and takes a fraternity paddle to the keister. “Thank you, sir! May I have another?” That phrase is relatable right now. My daughter just turned one. She has been a blessing and has motivated me to be better at life. That…

How Do You Stay Positive When Your Wife and Kid Have Cancer?

UPDATE: The Reno Dads family was saddened to learn that Nikko Worthington passed away March 10 from cancer. Nikko was 15. If you would like to donate to the family, go here. Rick Worthington is a diehard sports fan. Baseball, football, basketball — it doesn’t matter. Whether it’s an Oakland A’s game or his kid’s basketball game,…

Fatherhood Has Turned Me into a Crying Sap

Last month, I hired a photographer to take family photos. My wife and I have an 8-month old daughter and very few pictures on the wall to show for it. The photog, David Calvert, is a buddy who also shot our wedding. David sent me a text to let me know that the photos would be done…

Reno Dad Finds Strength After Son’s Death

Reno dad, Owen Brolsma, is used to performing under pressure. In his youth, Brolsma excelled as a baseball player at Carson High School. He was good enough to earn college scholarships to Nevada and Texas Tech, and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates. He experienced the pressure of hitting and pitching with the game on the…