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These Are The 97 Times I Justifiably Said ‘No’ to My 3-Year-Old on One Saturday

I know it’s a 3-year-old’s nature to be curious about everything and ask a lot of questions. And I know it’s my responsibility as his dad to answer those questions. Lately, I’ve noticed that the sheer number of times I have to answer ‘no’ to his questions over the weekend is astonishing. I’m like a pitcher hurling a steady stream of “no” fastballs at his …

The Night The Legend of the Driveway Was Born

This Feature Earned a Notable Mention in the 2015 Best American Sports Writing Anthology By: Jon Finkel The foul line we sprayed on the driveway had faded long ago. The white box on our clear backboard had likewise vanished, but amazingly, nobody knew when. The hoop itself, once a gleaming announcement to the neighborhood that the Finkel boys had moved into town, probably only measured …