Father's Day is very dear to my heart! Not just because he's the man who taught me how to ride a bike or tie my shoes for the first time, but my father is the reason why I have been able to follow my dreams in sports.
Growing up, I was the lone girl playing football with all of the other boys in elementary school. Reason being, that's all I would watch on TV during the weekends and was all I knew! When I would visit my father, I could always count on watching the football game with him on Saturdays in the Fall, the basketball games in the Winter, and Spring time was when we would play catch when the weather finally turned for the better. He taught me what a blitz was in football, what it meant to run-the-option, and how to fill out my March Madness bracket. His advice--fill in the National Champion first, then fill in the rest.
Now, when I have the luxury of going home and there's a big game on TV, I'm the one who might be giving him my expertise on what the team should run or we debate a call by the officials.
So I'd like to take this moment to say THANK YOU Dad, you have truly allowed me to pursue my dreams! Who knew that watching sports on TV could have such an impact on a little girl like me?
And listen to some of C-USA's Head Coaches as they talk about their plans for Father's Day.
Everyone have a great day!