Amgen Tour of California – Stage 6

For me, there is nothing better than putting on some spandex, hopping on my all-too-expensive bike and just getting out in the world. You have to dodge a few cars as you get out of the city but it’s all worth it. There is simply no better escape! It’s just you and your bike on…

Early Father’s Day

What are you doing tomorrow? It’s conference championship weekend, and it’s time to pay your dues. We all know the Super Bowl. Other than Star Wars movies and the last season of Game of Thrones, it might be the last American monocultural event. Somewhere between one third and one half of Americans watch the Super…

Skiing and Snowboarding Safety Tips

Skiing or snowboarding is a fun activity that offers participants the enjoyment of being in the great outdoors, excellent exercise, a chance for families to bond and the potential for injury. Our friends at REMSA would like to offer some tips to keep snow enthusiasts safe on the slopes this winter. Tips for skiing and…

4 Reasons Sky Tavern is Perfect for Dads

By guest author Eaton Dunkelberger Fellow dads, Sky Tavern is a great way to punch your dad/dude card this winter. For the price of a season of soccer (with cleats), you can give the gift of a new sport to your kiddos while doing some serious Dad Stuff. I joined Sky Tavern with my (then) 4 year…

Review: UFC Gym Reno is Open For Business

I’m going to skip the preaching about Nevada’s obesity problem and Nevada’s childhood obesity epidemic and cut straight to the point. The UFC Gym Reno is now open for business. That is right, a UFC Gym. In Reno. Think jiujitsu, boxing conditioning, kickboxing conditioning, traditional weights, functional fitness, punching bags, and exercise equipment in a…

Paying College Athletes In Light of NCAA Scandal

So, NCAA basketball has a slight corruption problem. Ok, major corruption problem. Words like bribery and fraud now describe programs like Arizona, Auburn, and Louisville. Oh, and Adidas. Once again the debate around paying college athletes is back now that the FBI broke up the sport’s worst kept secret. For college sports, money is indeed…

6 Reasons Why I Have My Kids in Sports

I am the kind of dad that will support my sons in whatever endeavor they choose to pursue – it doesn’t matter to me if it’s art, programming, dance, baking or puppet shows. I will match every ounce of energy they want to put into what makes them happy. But, while they’re still exploring their…

Oh. Canada.

Unlike some of the other Reno dads associated with this site, I enjoy soccer.  It’s not my favorite sport, it’s not my second favorite, but it’s in the running. This means that while they have their boys at Little League, my son enjoys running around and kicking at or around a ball. It’s already apparent…

Participation Trophies: The Great Debate

Kids today… they’re lazy, entitled, underachieving parasites. Why? Sports participation trophies, obviously. These trophies have become the scapegoat for all the problems we have with today’s youth. It makes me wonder what the previous generations blamed kids “softness” on. Rock n Roll? Indoor plumbing? The automobile? The chief complaint is that we tell our children…

The Greatest of All Time

I grew up in the ’80s and ’90s. My heroes Michael Jordan, Ken Griffey Jr., Wayne Gretzky, and Joe Montana are some of the greatest of all time in their sports. We still debate this today. I cannot imagine a better time to grow up – maybe the 1960s when the Yankees were back, ok,…