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Nate Miller

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The Dadball Era’s Guide To Infield Fashion At The Indy 500

There is beauty in the simplicity of the “Race Day Chic” attire. There is majesty, even.

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Revisiting The Trick Play Laughed At ‘Round The World

It’s been two years now, and I still haven’t figured out what they were trying to do.

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Explaining To Your Kids: Zone Defense

“It’s how ISIS teaches kids to play defense in their propaganda videos”

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The Purge: Orderliness! (2017)

The amount of pointless clutter that has accumulated in our house is astounding. It is embarrassing and “first-world problem-y,” yes…but nevertheless astounding. You millennials and organized people wouldn’t understand. Take The Kitchen Drawer, for example—the biggest drawer that is also the most accessible and the one that should be filled with only the most useful items. It […]

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Fare Thee Well, Paul George

In the name of full disclosure, I genuinely like Paul George. I like him not because he does neat dunk shots and/or has his own line of Nike sneakers, but rather because my kids like him a great deal and he has always been friendly with them in their rare, brief encounters. There are other […]

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This Is The Saga That Never Ends

During the non-summer months, getting kids fed/groomed/dressed and to school on time each morning is a dreadful, exhausting process layered in stress and rage and chaos. Nothing comes easily at 6:45 on a cold, dark Tuesday morning in December—and nothing is where it should be. Backpacks, lunch bags, shoes, the kids themselves. Nothing runs smoothly. […]

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Chasing 'Little Ghosts'

On a text chain this past Saturday, a few friends and I were discussing the Colts draft picks and weird Trump stuff. There was also talk of the small likelihood of possibly grabbing a beer later on, among other topics. Nothing terribly pressing. The thread was hijacked briefly with the breaking news that one of […]

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Be Careful What You Cheer For

Watching from home last night and nearing the end of the first half—with the Pacers cruising to a 9,000-point lead and Bankers Life Fieldhouse on the verge of evaporating into a mushroom cloud of euphoria—my kids were ecstatic. They were joyous and confident and in fine spirits, drunk on revenge and wild cherry Capri Suns. […]

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Explaining To Your Kids: Lance Stephenson

  As parents, we have trouble explaining life’s more complicated issues to our kids. Sometimes it’s astronomy. Other times it’s FISA warrants or the infield fly rule or the many plot holes in Blade II. Today it’s Lance Stephenson. The Dadball Era is here to help when the kids come a’questionin’. Because they certainly will.Who is […]

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On The Road With The Dadball Era

There are battles to be fought everywhere—in all directions, inside and out, at all times—during a 14-hour car ride to the Florida Gulf Coast with three bickering kids in the backseat and a pregnant wife in the front and 9,000,000 other Midwestern motorists screaming south down I-65 in unison, in a frenzied, cabin-fevered hell-pack. The family […]

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Putting The "Fun!" In "Your March Madness Bracket Is Fundamentally Flawed And Will Not Win"

Bland picks are The Big Bang Theory of March Madness, and I have no use for them anymore.

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Ay-Yi-Yi-Pad

People my age still bear the scars of telephoning friends and girlfriends on landlines, to their homes, where their dads could answer and sternly #DadSplain to you that calling at this hour is rude and unacceptable.

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Gather 'Round The Qdoba, Kids

As we grow older, our individual parenting styles become—whether we want them to or not—our parents’ styles. This can be good or bad, depending on your own circumstances, but mainly it just is. If your mom stressed Bible-learning and puritanism, then you will too at some point, even if you spent your 20s and 30s […]

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Paul Georges Don't Grow On Trees

If Paul George were to get traded today or if he is simply allowed to up and leave at some point hereafter, his Pacers tombstone would be brutally plain and to-the-point, if Sports Radio Guy had his way: 2010–2017 Paul George was, by some accounts, a superstar in the NBA. He was breathtakingly talented on some […]

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Mucking Out The Minivan Is Torture

Last week, the lease on our trusty old minivan was coming to an end. Not being a heartless derelict, I wanted to spruce up the old gal for her final days before turning her back in. Give her a makeover and make her feel somewhat pretty again. It was the least I could do, really. […]

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