MSR Peanut Punch Commercial on All Over Media

Excited to share the first Middle School Rules commercial, which is playing on over 130 All Over Media screens in Minnesota and California. The spot stars Charles Tillman and was filmed at the Bannockburn School earlier this summer.   Middle School Rules Peanut Punch from Troy Gronseth on Vimeo. Below ..Continue Reading

MSR at Barnes & Noble at The Galleria

Check out some of the highlights of the MSR book event sponsored by the Asian American Journalists of Minnesota at the Barnes & Noble at The Galleria in Edina!

Meet Me at the Barnes & Noble in Edina April 4th

When I speak at schools, students often ask me when I’m going to write my own story. I’m not entirely comfortable focusing on myself because, well, I’m not sure many people are actually interested! But on Tuesday night, at the Barnes & Noble in the Galleria (Edina), I’ve been asked ..Continue Reading

His History Says Not to Count Out Jamaal Charles

The Kansas City Chiefs released Jamaal Charles, the most prolific running back in franchise history. Thank you @jcharles25 for how you represented #ChiefsKingdom on and off the field. pic.twitter.com/wEdFNiJfIh — Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) February 28, 2017   Because he’s 30 years old and played in just eight games the ..Continue Reading

Fox 9 shares story behind Middle School Rules

Flattered and humbled that Fox 9 would share my story in creating The Middle School Rules. The piece is terrific but lots of good stuff, naturally, gets left out. I would be remiss if I didn’t thank my wife Eric, my publisher Carlton Garborg and our entire BroadStreet Publishing team. ..Continue Reading

Nominate an #MSRMVP to win prizes

You know the stars: Brian Urlacher, Charles Tillman, Skylar Diggins and now Jamaal Charles. But each of them will tell you about the unsung heroes — the teachers, coaches and mentors — who were key to helping them overcome challenges and setbacks in pursuit of their dream. Brian had Coach ..Continue Reading

Hometown Sports Editor: “Of all the athletes I covered in some 49 years in the business, Jamaal Charles was my favorite”

Bob West is a legendary sports columnist in Texas, serving as sports editor of Jamaal’s hometown newspaper, the Port Arthur News, for 43 years. The winner of many awards, including two as Texas Sports Writer of the Year, West covered Jamaal in high school and throughout his time at the ..Continue Reading

Charles Tillman officially retires from NFL… but the best is yet to come

In a style all his own, Charles “Peanut” Tillman retired from the NFL Monday. I know this: Charles had an elite career, playing a dozen years for the Chicago Bears and establishing himself as the storied franchise’s greatest cornerback by consistently rising to the occasion against other-worldly receivers such as ..Continue Reading

Sports Illustrated for Kids features MSR of Skylar Diggins

Super excited that Jake Aron of Sports Illustrated for Kids took the time to interview Skylar and I in Dallas recently. Jake was very professional and asked terrific questions. Watch and read for yourself! Click here to see the full story and two videos.

Skylar visits Park South Family YMCA in Dallas

It seemed a natural fit. Skylar first played organized basketball at a YMCA so it seemed fitting that one of her first events after the release of her Middle School Rules book should be at a Y!  With the help of Gordie Echtenkamp, president and CEO of the YMCA of ..Continue Reading