Posts Tagged ‘Super Bowl’

Drew Brees: Setting a Good Example for Parents

Monday, February 8th, 2010

What a sweet picture: New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees lifting his one-year-old son, Baylen, in the air following the Saints’ win in the Super Bowl yesterday.

And it warmed my heart even more to see that Mom and Dad had decided Baylen would be wearing noise-reducing headphones for the occasion.

Consumer Reports’ Tobie Stanger has a great post about this, with lots of links to info on how to protect your hearing and your kids’ hearing.  (Full disclosure: I’m the social-media reporter for Consumer Reports.)

Check out the post, then talk with your own kids about the importance of protecting their hearing. And be sure to tell them that Drew Brees is one cool dad.

When Life Spins You Around

Monday, February 25th, 2008


On Super Bowl Sunday, 2003, a drunk driver changed Woody Woodburn’s life forever.

The journalist and father of two was covering the big game as a sports columnist for the Torrance, California Daily Breeze. "A few
hours after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers turned the Oakland Raiders into
twisted, total wreckage, 48-21, an uninsured drunk driver did the same
to my Honda Accord," he says.

The accident changed not only Woodburn’s body, but also his career and his relationship with his family — to the point where he now calls that day "a blessing."

I’m honored to share his story, which recently ran as an essay in the Los Angeles Times. Check it out here.