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Magazine Anoints Frisco

Suburb named ‘Best Place to Raise an Athlete’



    Magazine Anoints Frisco
    Jason Jeandell
    Makayla Mae Jeandell (4 years old) practices to get ready for her first soccer game with the Nanticoke Youth Soccer Association

    by Bruce Felps

    The world knows San Francisco for its bay and sourdough bread. New York City is known for its New York-ness. Los Angeles has its Hollywood, and Chicago has its wind.

    Frisco, Texas, just gained national notoriety because Men’s Journal magazine named it the country’s “Best Place to Raise an Athlete.” Says so right there in the April edition but you’ll need to buy one Friday when it hits newsstands to read it.

    The ranking comes under the heading “The 18 Coolest Towns in America,” and Frisco earned its title because of its “countless athletic programs and top-notch sports venues,” PR representative Beth Furtwangler, and I just had to use that surname because I have the mental maturity of an 8-year-old boy, wrote in an e-mail message.

    The magazine described Frisco as “a booming and hyperactive community of soccer moms and baseball dads whose offspring are involved in countless athletic programs and have superb places to play.”

    The magazine also touts Frisco’s “parks, bike paths, public art, and a historic downtown.”

    Historic downtown? Isn’t Frisco, like, 10 years old? Oh, right, that is historic around here.

    Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. Frisco, Frisco … nope, he’s got nothing.