When I was given the task to come up with a slideshow of NFL fathers for this weekend’s Super Bowl I thought this would be an easy breezy lemon squeezy assignment to do: just look up the New England Patriots and New York Giants rosters and I should have all the info I need in knowing which players are fathers and which are baby daddies and snap crackle pop, I’m done in 30 minutes.
Oh, how I was wrong.
Looking up which NFL players are also dads was something that kept me up until David Letterman was on with very little done until I had a mental breakthrough (i.e. light bulb flickered on) and decided to ask Facebook friends I haven’t spoken to in years for their help on this very interesting yet daunting task.
While I consider myself somewhat sports-minded, the only two NFL players I know are Tom Brady (married to a supermodel) and Chad Ochocinco (tapped and jazzed on Dancing With The Stars). Eli Manning is a name that I might have heard one or twice before, but unless his wife has been on a Real Housewives show or in a People magazine column he might as well be in the NHL for all I care to know.
Yes, I am an ignorant football mom. My son is only 20 months old so I have a few years ahead of me until the pee wee football age.
So the Super Bowl is this weekend but the majority of moms out there will be too busy trying to recreate bologna, cheese and cracker stadium projects that we found on Pinterest while a good few of you (shout out and respect) will actually be in front of your 3D television screens watching the game and getting all too fired up about a pass and a quick 10-yard sprint that some dude named Rob Gronkowski does before yet another 2-minute time-out and commercial break.
In the meantime, check out our photo gallery of New England Patriot and New York Giant players who are also dads off the field. When you’re done, go ahead and quiz your significant other to test his trivia knowledge on these NFL players. And with that, I’ll end it with a GO PATRIOTS! I mean … GIANTS!
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