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Father duct tapes jersey on son

Posted on: January 18, 2008 9:27 am
 

OK, so how many of you have seen the story about the father in Wisconsin who duct taped a Favre jersey to his son because the son had refused to put it on?

http://www.nypost.com/seven/0118200
8/news/nationalnews/dope_dad_defend
s_painful_pack_ing_tape_488112.htm

I'm a father of three, my oldest being 3 1/2 years at the moment and he's not really into sports at the moment. As a Dolphins fan -- I know, quite sad -- we've bought him various states of Dolphins clothing -- jerseys, hats -- of course he doesn't know the significance of it. It's just clothing.

Eventually, I imagine, he's going understand sports and jump on the bandwagon, though I'm not about to force anything upon him. If he wants to be a Dolphins fan, then great. If not, I'll get over it. As long as he doesn't become a Jets fan. That will result in immediate expulsion from the premisis.

My parents grew up in the Chicago area, so my father and uncles are Bears fans. But I grew up in Florida and at the time I really glommed onto sports in the mid-80s, the Dolphins were among the elite with Dan Marino having just arrived on the scene. The first game I can really remember watching was the championship game when the Dolphins spanked the Steelers en route to Super Bowl XIX. I was hooked. And fortunately, the Dolphins were the top sports draw with the local newspaper, so I got all the Dolphins news my heart desired.

Today though, because of the internet, news about all teams are so easily accessible. My kids may eventually just choose their favorite teams based on a player or the team colors. Who really knows. It'll be interesting to find out. But however it turns out, I won't be taping an old-school Marino jersey to my kids. I will, however, burn any Jets gears that makes it into the house.

 

Category: NFL
Comments

Since: May 12, 2007
Posted on: January 18, 2008 8:10 pm
 

Father duct tapes jersey on son

Great blog santos. Love the story, except I don't remember where I heard it the first time. Once again great blog. I look foward good blogs from you in the fueture.

-edwardfan




Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: January 18, 2008 1:56 pm
 

Father duct tapes jersey on son

Great blog! I saw this story and thought, my God, this guy has lost it. As a Steelers fan I can relate to your burning of Jets gear because if my child ever decided to wear anything that comes close to Browns gear it would have to be removed and burned immediately.


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