There are lots of reasons I feel really good about being part of the latest Old Spice campaign. After all, Old Spice works hard for all of of us, working dads out here. I know, I know… you’ve already read about my earliest reminiscences with Old Spice. But, there’s more to Old Spice than being a reliable, tried-and-true experience. It …Read More »
It’s that time again: Baseball!
Some of my earliest memories of my childhood included watching my grandfather listen to baseball games, and hearing him talk about it. So, now, as the season is here again, I’m inextricably drawn back to some of those memories of him. I looked up to him. On days like this, I’m reminded that he really is gone — that he’s …Read More »
Party Games and Tailgating… #LeeTailgate
I know… I know… you’re probably wondering why we’re talking about beer pong and cornhole, right? (Spoiler: You also have a chance to win $250, if you join our antics at the Twitter party tomorrow night — see more details below.) It’s because we’ve got the unique opportunity (and pleasure) to team with Lee Jeans, Mike & Mike (Mike Golic …Read More »
Gladiator PrimeTime Locker Rocks This Space
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gladiator® GarageWorks. All opinions are 100% mine. The PrimeTime™ Lockers by Gladiator® GarageWorks is every fan’s dream — a welded, steel storage locker, showcasing our favorite collegiate team. It’s the perfect addition to any garage, game room, bedroom, home gym or anywhere we want to put our loyalty on display. With March Madness just around the …Read More »
Prepping for the Big Game – #BigGameTreats
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BigGameTreats #CollectiveBias For this post, we used: SNICKERS®, Life Savers®, Skittles®, and Starburst® We’re getting ready for the Big Game… What are you having? #biggametreats #CollectiveBias #ad daddynewbie.com A photo posted by Don Jackson (@daddynewbie) on Jan 21, 2015 at 12:04pm PST We’re huge football …Read More »
A Black Eye for Us All
For a brief period of time, over the last few weeks, I have felt like it was 1914 and not 2014… How far we have advanced in technology, medicine and overall quality of life? Yet, we don’t appear to have progressed at all in other areas. I find myself uncertain, not quite sure how to explain to my son what we have all …Read More »
Broken Bones & Gray Hairs
Last weekend, I participated in the MS Muckfest–it’s an annual event I started participating in 5 years ago because one of my brothers is affected by MS. All the hot-muck-goopy-filth felt like an all-too-appropriate metaphor for life this year, but it also made me realize a few other things. I know, I know… I’m not as young as I once …Read More »
Where have our sports heroes gone?
“Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.” ~ Carl Jung The 65-game suspension of Ryan Braun, the looming specter of more suspensions being handed out, and the NFL’s ongoing player problems with legal troubles, drug use, etc.–it’s all left me to wonder: Where have all our sports heroes gone? Guys get into trouble for taking performance …Read More »
Sports, my son, T-Rex, Snakie and an All-star
I am watching the MLB All-star game. My son is watching the game in between playing with a T-Rex action figure (his plastic T-Rex is an action figure to my son, as G.I. Joes were action figures for me) and fighting the big green snake. This was an epic battle: T-Rex on top, then Snakie would turn the tables. This …Read More »
For the love of the voice
Today, I lost a little more of my childhood–with the passing of Pat Summerall. I started watching football a lot back in 1980–around the ripe, old age of 7. So, the voice for me on Sunday’s–watching football–was the team of Pat Summerall and John Madden. For Monday night Football, the trio–Al Michaels, Frank Gifford, and Dan Dierdorf–was equally as good in my eyes. …Read More »
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