In honor of Fathers Day, heres my list of the best Father-Son duos in sports:
Archie, Peyton, and Eli Manning
Archie, a solid NFL quarterback in his own right, raised two quarterbacks with 4 combined Super Bowl wins. All-American family through and through.
Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Jr.
Two of Nascar’s finest.
Ken Griffey Sr. and Jr.
Jr. brought playing catch with you dad to the next level.
Howie, Chris, and Kyle Long
Similar to the Mannings, Hall of Fame-r Howie Long raised two Pro Bowl sons in Chris and Kyle.
Bobby and Brett Hull
Bobby, one of the best to ever play in the NHL, was succeeded by his son Brett, who did alright as a pro, becoming the fourth highest scorer in NHL history, and is now the executive vice president of the Saint Louis Blues.
Bill and Luke Walton
Bill Walton, a Hall of Fame MVP and two time NBA champion, was followed up by his son, Luke, who was able to ride the Kobe Bryant gravy train to two championships himself and is now the coach of the Los Angeles Lakers. Family that listens to Grateful Dead together stays together.
Steph and Dell Curry
Stephen Curry was able to learn a lot from his father, Dell, who retired as the Charlotte Hornets’ all time leading scorer. Steph was able to use what he learned only to become one of the best players in the NBA in his own right, recently winning his second NBA championship.
Tiger and Earl Woods
While Earl was never a professional golfer, he was able to raise his son, Tiger, to become one of the best golfers in history. Earl was a military man who served two tours in Vietnam and was essential in Tiger’s early upbringing in golf and coached him up to his early and dominating start in the PGA.
Lets not forget about the ponies, folks:
Man o’ War and War Admiral
Man o’ War is considered by many to be the best racing horse to ever live. A Preakness and Belmont Stakes winner, Man o’ War won 20 of his 21 races and was honored along side Babe Ruth as the best athlete of 1920. His son, War Admiral, was the fourth ever Triple Crown winner and was the rival of Seabiscuit in the “Match of the Century” in 1938.