Like Father, Like Son – Father Son Activities

You’re the apple of his eye. He’s the deserving owner of a mug that says “World’s Best Dad.” You and your pops, you’re pretty sure, deserve mention among other famous father-son duos such as Kirk and Michael Douglas and our 41st and 43rd presidents.

But how can you ensure this Father’s Day will be another epic episode of quality father son activities? These activities are guaranteed to strengthFather and Sonen your bond:

  1. Go fish: It’s you, your dad, a boat, and his lucky fishing lures. Actually hooking your dinner is optional.
  1. Hit the links: Or the batting cage, or the basketball court. Whatever the game, sports have a way of bringing fathers and sons together (just go easy on your old dad and let him win every so often).
  1. Tackle a project: Fathers seem to know everything, whether it’s rewiring the house or whittling, or just sorting through the stamp collection. Today’s the chance for him to pass on that knowledge.
  1. Root for the home team: Ditch the couch and catch the game live, in the fresh air.
  1. Fire up the grill: At the end of the day, what’s better than meat and fire and father and son?

The Immersive Indianapolis 500

Driving simulators have come a long way from the days of the monolithic metal fuselages encountered in high school driver’s ed class. Modern simulators can provide a driving experience that is so realistic, many of the compeIndy 500 Checkered Flagtitors lining up for today’s Indianapolis 500 race use devices such as The Full Immersion Professional Racer’s Simulator to hone their skills in a realistic, yet low-risk environment. After all, if one is going to crash, better that it happens in the virtual world, especially if it helps prevent real-life accidents. Here’s wishing you safe driving this Memorial Day Weekend, whether it be racing around the oval or cruising down a side street.

What was your favorite sports moment?

Thanks to Raul Ibanez, the Yankees took a 2-1 lead over the Orioles last night in the American League Divisional Series. Were you in the stands at Yankee Stadium? It’s tough to beat a walk-off, come-from-behind victory for sports drama.

What was the best sporting event you’ve attended? Was it a Playoff Game? Perhaps an Olympic venue? Maybe it was a college Bowl game, or an NCAA Tournament basketball contest. Did you have prime seats to a phenomenal individual achievement, like Wilt’s 100 points, or an Ali knockout?

If you’ve witnessed the Play of the Year, or the impossible upset; if you were in attendance for the greatest comeback of the season, or worst call by an official, we want to know about it! Give us the where, when, and what happened to make it the most thrilling athletic event of your life!

What do you mean, “No Hockey”?

Personalized Backyard Hockey Rink

The decision by the NHL to impose a lockout  following the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement has many of us disheartened. For the third time in less than 20 years, a labor dispute will deter hockey fans from their daily fix of passing, checking, and goal scoring. Already, the first two weeks of the regular season have been canceled, with no news of a pending resolution.

And while we can’t replace the speed and intensity of ice hockey at its highest level, Hammacher Schlemmer has just enough to tide you over until our favorite skaters are back on the ice rinks of North America. The Personalized Backyard Hockey Rink lets you bring the fun and excitement of odd-man rushes, penalty shots, and kick saves right to your door. No tickets needed to get in, no satellite dish required to watch, and no minivan full of equipment to load up. Let’s just play hockey!

The Personalized Backyard Hockey Rink