Unconditional Love

February 11, 2014 · 0 comments

in Dads and Sports, Great Dads

Good to see a couple of dads sticking by their sons despite what others may think about them or their sons…

University of Louisville mens basketball coach Rick Pitino flew to Minneapolis, Minnesota on an off day this past weekend to watch his son coach the Gophers mens basketball team to victory over Indiana.  What the father coach Pitino didn’t know is that his other son, with whom he would sit during the game, allegedly lost a bet and wore a chicken suit the entire game.  As arguably one of the most recognizable NCAA coaches, he had to know the field day that the media and social media would have with the image of him sitting next to his son in a chicken suit.  And yet, regardless of how he actually felt, he stuck it out for most of the game.

Here’s a link to the story as told by the StarTribune:  http://www.startribune.com/sports/gophers/244582101.html

And then there is the father of the University of Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam, who recently announced he is gay.  When asked about his son’s announcement, Michael Sam Sr. said, “He’s in control and he’s grown.  No matter what, he’s my son and I still love him.”  Not ashamed or embarrassed, but proud and loving.  Way to go!



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