For as long as sports have existed, father and son have bonded over them. As boys growing into young men, and young men growing into adulthood, for many, sports are the glue of their relationship.
This holds true for ESPN reporter Marty Smith, who on Saturday shared why football means so much to him.
Ahead of the Virgina Tech vs. Clemson matchup on Saturday evening, Smith penned a letter that expresses why Saturday’s during college football season mean more than just 60-minutes of action between the sidelines.
It’s something most will be able to relate to on some level.
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Smith grew up watching the Virginia Tech Hokies, and watching them on Saturday inevitably reminds him of his father. When you’re a kid, sports are just sports, a fun way to burn off energy. But as you get older, they take on a greater meaning. Something more poignant and nuanced.
What Smith expressed speaks for millions of others around world across an innumerable number sports. It’s not about football, per se, it’s about the bond and memories made.
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