Athlon Sports Magazine November 2017 : Page 2

facebook.com/AthlonSports @AthlonSports Answers to the perplexing, peculiar and problematic sports queries What are DALE EARNHARDT JR.’S retirement plans? Dale Jr. won’t be racing cars any-more, but that doesn’t mean he’s slowing down. The 43-year-old and his wife, Amy , are expecting their fi rst child. The father-to-be announced the good news by posting a picture of pink baby shoes on Instagram in October. – Larry T., Charlotte, N.C. Live better with a few of our favorite things: in a short period of time. I’ll be pretty busy doing that to make sure I’m ready and feel confi dent and can do a good job.” Dale Jr. is also hoping to spend more time with his growing family in his native North Carolina. “My sister (Kelley) bought some property down the road, and now we’re moving my mom (Brenda Gee) into Kelley’s house. Mom is just over the moon about it,” Earnhardt says. “Maybe on one of my fi rst weekends away from the track we’ll have a pool party or something. That’s probably as exciting as it’s going to be.” Epson Home Cinema 2150 3LCD Projector Wireless, HD, displays up to four times bigger than your puny 60-inch. $900 epson.com DEWALT 20V Max Lithium-Ion Brushless Compact Drill Driver Lightweight, power-ful and a long-lasting battery. $149 amazon.com 2018 Ford F-450 Super Duty Limited It’s time to live large. Nearly $95,000 (fully loaded). Ford.com Golf Pride MCC ALIGN Grips Consistent hand placement with every swing. $11 golfpride.com Is it possible that LeBron James and LeBron Jr. could play in the NBA at the same time? LeBron James is 32. LeBron Jr. (aka “ Bronny ”) is 13. Currently, a player must be 19 years old to play in the NBA. Will Bronny be good enough? Does LeBron have six more seasons left? “I sure would love to stick around if my oldest son can have an opportunity to play against me,” LeBron recently told GQ . “That’d be the icing on the cake.” – Len G., Baltimore, Md. MORE THAN JUST SAVINGS Star Wars Han Solo Yoga Mat Like it, you will. $65 onnit.com Hometeam Snack Box A football party in a box. $50 harryanddavid.com Have a question? Email us at editor@athlonsports.com. Or mail to: Athlon Sports, Suite 320, Building #2, Landers Plaza, 2451 Atrium Way, Nashville, TN 37214. Cover photography by Peggy Sirota 2 | ATHLONSPORTS.COM Earnhardt by Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images; Baby shoes courtesy Earnhardt Instagram; James by Jeff Siner/Charlotte Observer/TNS/Newscom He will also be joining NBC Sports’ NASCAR coverage in July 2018. The 14-time Cup Series Most Popular Driver plans to take a crash course in announcing. “Considering I’ve never worked as a broadcaster before, I’m going to spend all my time trying to prepare myself,” Earnhardt says. “NBC put me in front of people who can help me get prepared for that job. I’ve got to learn all that

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