Post Tagged with: "Olympics"

The Old Trafford Steward in Section N2403
Most Popular Stories / Parenting Blog

The Old Trafford Steward in Section N2403

Being inside an empty football stadium gives me the tingling. It’s not quite a fetish but it is undeniably a thing for me. I’ve stopped questioning it, I simply reveal in the sensation of coming out of a tunnel to see the lush green pitch and the brightly colored seats […]

From Amelia Island to Paris: The Fat Boy Who Would Become A Petanque Olympian
Sports / Travel

From Amelia Island to Paris: The Fat Boy Who Would Become A Petanque Olympian

It certainly plays more cinematic in my mind than it did on the dew-covered pitch that Saturday morning some 30 years ago but the fact remains, I was smashed in the face by the ball, then by a cleat from the opposing team’s #9. Things went dark for a bit. […]

Olympics / Parenting Blog

Gabby Douglas and Nastia Liukin Star in the Kellogg’s Gymnastics Champions Tour

The 2012 London Games Gymnastics All Around Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas, 2008 All Around Gold Medalist Nastia Liukin, and 2011 World Champion (and the Bear’s fave) Jordyn Wieber, along with many other male & female stars of U.S. Gymnastics will be hitting the road this fall! The 2012 Kellogg’s […]

Encouraging Hate: A Sometimes Parenting Style
Everyday Childhood / Parenting Blog

Encouraging Hate: A Sometimes Parenting Style

Sometimes, the girls hate me. Sometimes, that’s okay. Because sometimes, that’s my plan. Read about my sometimes parenting style I adopted from Herb Brooks, coach of the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” U.S. Men’s Ice Hockey Team over on Everyday Childhood. This could be (should be?) considered controversial.  I mean, I […]

Review: Smuckers Stars on Ice
Olympics / So Much Time So Little To Do

Review: Smuckers Stars on Ice

“It’s just a lot of dumb show” – Kathy Seldon in “Singin’ in the Rain” Harsh, I know.  But when a guy comes out on to the ice with a wireless electric guitar and pretends to strum some seriously cock-rockish tunes and other skaters spit out the tired “[Insert city […]

Happy Kids, Happy Daddy
Parenting Blog

Happy Kids, Happy Daddy

The desire to see your kids smile and be joyous, it turns out, is a strong enough wish to crush a disdain for most anything.  Take gymnastics and figure skating.  While I respect the skill, commitment and determination needed to train, compete and succeed in those disciplines, I loath the […]

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OWTK’s Guide to Watching the Winter Olympics with Kids

I’ve had a roller coaster love affair with The Olympics. As a child, I adored the games, both summer and winter.  This is back when they were on the same schedule every 4 years.  Back when every U.S. athlete participating was an amateur, and back when NBC tried to make […]

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