Happy Father’s Day to all the papas out there. The above clip may be the best father-son moment in all of sports movies. It gets to me every time.
When I think about fathers in sports, I just can’t imagine how many athletes we’ve seen over the years credit their father for their success. And how much more important a father means to a kid in their quest to balance their lives as an athlete and a person.
My dad was a huge influence on me with sports. He’s not a huge sports nut like I am but all those times he’s taken me to A’s games or watched the 49ers with me as a kid made it oh so special. Without him, I don’t think I’d ever get into sports and who knows what I’d be doing today.
Happy Father’s Day, pop!