Dad, 5-Yr. Old & Sports

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  1. Adam's Apple

    Adam's Apple Senior Member

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    Nice take-a-break-from-the-world story.

    Newly Fanatic Son Views World Through Sports Filter
    By Ted Mandell for The Indianapolis Star
    April 2, 2005

    My 5-year old son Joel has reached sports consciousness. And I couldn't be happier. It happened about two weeks after Christmas. It's hard to pinpoint the precise moment, but it began with the Colts, then the Steelers, then the Patriots. Then the entire NFL.

    Who won? What was the score? Who plays next week?

    A few months later, his passion for sports poured over into March Madness. Who won? What's the score? Who plays next week?

    This March, as I watched in a grand moment of father-son bonding, Joel filled out his first set of tourney brackets. And when The Syracuse (as in The Colts, The Steelers, and The Patriots) lost to Vermontana (he's still learning the names), Joel experienced that same sinking feeling we all have when our pick to win-it-all gets bounced in the first round.

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