Sure, Alex Myers --- the protagonist in John Feinstein
's new series, The Triple Threat ---
is a fictional 14-year-old who plays football, basketball and baseball. But that doesn't mean that John didn't get inspiration from somewhere
. First was his own childhood. Second was his favorite series growing up, Chip Hilton Sports,
which followed a young athlete dealing with all of the triumphs and challenges of the school sports world. In the below blog post, John talks about how Chip influenced him throughout his youth and how Alex is both similar and different.