For some reason, I left this as a draft the night before Father’s Day. Oops. Oh well, we can still honor our dads on other days, but heck, we’ve still got a few hours of Father’s Day left. Enjoy:
How do you write about Father’s Day on a sports website without stretching it too much? We’ll I’ve done it in the past but it’s tough to do because you can only go so many ways with it. However, it’s not as tough as the task of being a father.
There’s a difference between being a real father and a sperm donor but even that is a different story. So how do you relate Father’s Day to sports?
Well, in the past I wrote about father and son combos in sports so that’s one way you can go. Or you could talk about your memories of playing sports as a kid and how your dad used to drive you to every practice, show up at every game and toss the ball around with you in the back yard.
Another route to go is talk about the games you used to watch with your father and how it brought you closer to him. Maybe some of your fondest memories are simply going to high school football games on Friday nights or even just sitting at home on the couch watching Monday Night Football games as he reminisced about the good old days when he was growing up. Perhaps you have fond memories of watching your favorite team in the Super Bowl.
Maybe your love for sports began because of your dad.
That’s definitely the case for me. I always say I can’t imagine a world without sports, nor do I want to. I’m just glad I don’t need to, large part due because my dad helped me develop a passion for sports.
So to dads everywhere, especially my own: Happy Father’s Day.