On Father's Day, Three Different Stories Of Sports' Dads

It's Father's Day, and with baseball in full swing and the 2011 U.S. Open set to conclude today, fathers who have been involved in sports have a couple of hooks for fond memories of this day. (Personally, I'll watch the final round of the U.S. Open and remember lazy Sundays watching previous ones with my dad.) But here are three of the best stories about fathers and sports that you can read.

The Cautionary Tale: Esquire profiled Todd Marinovich, erstwhile quarterbacking prodigy, in 2009. Read it and reassure yourself that you are or your dad is not that bad.

The Hug Your Kids Tight Story: It's possibly the saddest story one can read on Father's Day, but The Post Game's recounting of the bond that Billy Donovan, John Pelphrey, and Anthony Grant share because of heartbreak will give you ample reason to hug your kids or your family as hard as possible.

The Depths of Love Story: Writing for Sports Illustrated in 2005, Rick Reilly gave the world the story of Dick Hoyt, whose efforts to bond with his disabled son defy belief.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.