Eric from Nine Month Odyssey wrote a post, inspired by the V-Dad "official" launch, with a few core Varsity Dad values he is quite certain he wants to pass along to his unborn daughter.
Here's the link, with my favorite being the one about staying away from off-color team memorabilia, particularly pink hats that seemed to find prominence/mockery during the Red Sox postseason run in 2004.
First: Kudos for not inflicting pink on your kid just because she's a girl. If you've raised her to be a great fan, she'll want to wear the team's real colors.
Second: In lieu of the usual donation to breast-cancer research that the pink team merch purchase usually includes, I hope Eric will make a small but regular donation to the cause.
P.S.: If you have a blog post you think is particularly relevant to Varsity Dad, absolutely send it along. More likely than not, I'll give it a nice big post of its own. And if you link to a post in Varsity Dad, let me know that, too, and I'll be happy to offer a hat/tip.
Meanwhile, you don't have to have a blog to contribute to Varsity Dad: Submit a comment (though it won't show up instantly, because I moderate them), email me a story or send along a link to something you've found in mainstream media or on a blog you think is V-Dad material.
(Oh, and does "V-Dad" work as shorthand? Because I sure as hell won't dub the site "V.D." Can you imagine the Google search results I'll end up on? Eh: Maybe I'll just take the extra half-second and type the entire phrase.)