do all dads want thier sons to be football players???

United States
January 17, 2010 7:29pm CST
OK i have 3 children, the youngest a boy, our only boy.He's 2 and boy is he fast! hes tall and skinny.. he can throw a ball really good for his age too! I say SWEET hes going to be the next derek jeter!! ( me yankees fan---- husband red sox fan!) my husband says NO! hes going to be a linebacker.. my boy going to play football.!! First i dont see where this came from we dont even watch football like ever! We prefer baseball.. My husband does play once in a great while at family outings over the summer but not that much.. So then we go visit friends & family out of state for the weekend.. my husbands father says Look at that boy hes going to be a quarterback!! and all the guys agree... then they start talking about there own sons and how they are going to play football when they get older.. Thinking back when my brother ( hes 20 now) was born i remeber all my uncles , my dad and my grandfather all saying how he was going to play football... now with him i can see why they thought that because hes a big boy 6'7 220LBS and he got some skills.. BUT his skills are in basketball he is a great basketball player he seems fit for football but no way!! I was also watching a movie and i rember a few that the dads were like look at my beautiful boy.. hes going to play football... LOL OK is it just nautral for all fathers to want there boys to grow up and play football?
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@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
18 Jan 10
I may be saying this prematurely, but when my husband and I have children I seriously doubt he'll want the boy or boys to be football players. We don't watch football, hubby has a favorite team but we don't watch football so it's just a team he likes, not one he follows. In any case, since your husband prefers baseball but wants your soon to be a football player, maybe my hubby will be the same way... Then again, he may want him to be a professional video gamer as hubby loves video games (and admittedly I'm starting to love them too!)
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• United States
18 Jan 10
LOL. thats funny because my husband loves video games too.. i as well was never really a video game type either, but since hubby got the PS3 there are so many interesting games that i am loving as well.. I personally dont care wether or not my son grows up to be a sports player ill stand behind him no matter what he choses, but deep down inside i know that i will not want him to play football that i would so rahter him play baseball.. but again ill be behind him no matter what! thanks for your response
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@SomeCowgirl (32266)
• United States
19 Jan 10
Even though I am not yet a mother I think I know what you mean... You want your son to be a baseball player but you'll proud no matter what, which I am sure your husband is thinking as well. A cute thing about my husband is when we first met he gave up video gaming. I wondered why he hardly ever played video games one day and he told me, and I told him he could play video games. The thing was, he was worried he'd ignore me like a friend of his did to his gf's... We don't have a PS3, but wouldn't you know it there are so many interesting games on that system! We do have several other systems though.
@erikmama (12929)
• United States
18 Jan 10
I think so.My sons father has our sons future career for the Chicago Bears all planned out for him, after he gets into THE University ogf Virginia with a football scholarship. They both would sit and play football together, and my son is very fgood at it. They also watch it on televison, and daddy has the Bears stuck into my sons head,because he is the biggest Bears fan out there. I am sure all men that love football dream of their sons being great footbal players.As my sons father says What can be better than making millions of diollars for doing something you love?
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• United States
18 Jan 10
i can see why your sons father would want him to be a great football player.. but thats the oppisite with my hubby he soesnt even watch it, he played it in highschool & i met him afterwards we have been together 11 years this year and ive only seen him play football for fun maybe a handful of times.. dont you think with us both being die hard baseball fans that that would be the sport my hubby would want our son to do?? LOL thank you for your response and i hope that if your son loves football so much and wants to be a great athlete then i wish him the best!!
• United States
18 Jan 10
It is natural for men to want their sons to grow up and be the top of the pecking order. In many places, this means playing football. It's a cultural stereotype, football players are the top of the male ladder, cheerleaders are the top of the female ladder. I, growing up in the martial arts, want my son to grow up and be a black belt before he hits his teenage years.
• United States
19 Jan 10
thank you for your response i think that that is a very good goal for your son!
• China
18 Jan 10
Not really, if one day i have a son, i would like him to be a singer because that is my dream since my childhood. But somehow i never achived that goal, so i would probably like my son to fulfil this dream.
• United States
18 Jan 10
thats a GREAT career goal!!
• United States
19 Jan 10
not a father or a son but i think taht is normal. Men want to bond over something with their sons... i think most guys like sports so they would want there kid to too.
@rhino5 (32)
• United States
19 Jan 10
To be honest a lot of dads would love their sons to be physically active in sports and many of them, yes do want there sons to be football players but i think the son should choose what they play if they don't want to play football. Give them more choices :D.
@cmhjjh (99)
• United States
18 Jan 10
My husband and I have a son and I he doesn't want him to be a football player so no not all dad's want their son to be football players. It's a good thing he doesn't want him to be a football player because my 4 year old son told us he is goin to fly to Saturn in a space shuttle when he gets older. I told him that no on has done that yet they don't have a space shuttle that can fly the far and he told me "Mom I will fix the space shuttle so it can fly that far" My husband would rather have my son dreaming about space then football though so that is good.
@stand87 (666)
• Bulgaria
18 Jan 10
Maybe most of the dads, but not at all. My father wanted to see me succeed in sport. He has free-style wrestler career. And he had the ambition me and my brother to become wrestlers too. As we were kids we were training ai ki do, judo, karate then started to be trained for wrestlers as teenagers. But it a moment he lost his ambition. He told be how many hurts he have now and so on. He told me better to leave this sport. Or to become famous in WWE :)))) Just kidding, of course. So we gave up. Sometimes I think it was mistake, I don't know.
• India
18 Jan 10
No its absolutely not true. My dad always wanted me to have higher studies and become a doctor or engineer. I am very good at sports and games but still to fulfil his dreams i'm doing higher studies.
• United States
18 Jan 10
For some yes, but, for me I just want my sons to enjoy playing a team sport whether its football, baseball, hockey, basketball or soccer. Just give ANYONE of them try is all I ask and if they don't enjoy any then at least they'll have tried their best at it.
@benny128 (3621)
18 Jan 10
nah I want my son to be whatever he wants to be he he he I am not the type of dad that want's him to be anything specific aslong as he becomes what he wants to become then I am more than happy with that. I also think if parents put too much pressure on their kids to become something they might not want to become then it actually is not healthy for the child. Just me opinion.
• United States
18 Jan 10
Not at all, my son's father wants him to be a star soccer player. He actually doesn't enjoy football as most men do.
@checkmail (2042)
• India
18 Jan 10
Hello beutfulmama6701 me too think that the current generation Dads do want their childrens to play Football, Hockey, cricket, etc sports.Well in my native realtionship, my brother inlaw who have an child want him to become an Football player, he is good in running, stamina, strength etc, but think that he isn;t willing to give in that much for the game.But still his Dad, my brother in law insists on playing him Football.Even my Dad too insisted on me playing cricket, well i liked cricket a lot, mostly its the cricket fever here in my country apart from hockey.Anyways keep it up with your participation at mylot, Happy mylotting.
@vivianchen (2648)
• China
18 Jan 10
I don't know, i don't have any kid yet. But if i have a son, i think i will want he to play basketball, i think basketball player are awsome! But my husband likes football, maybe he will want the kids to be football player. But either or, as long as he join a team and understand the spirit of team work, i am happy!And that's the most important part!
• Tianjin, China
18 Jan 10
I don't think so.
@samire (55)
• China
18 Jan 10
In fact,not all bads asked their sons to play football,Mainly due to the dad's love,not all of the dads love football,like my father liked martial arts,so he asked me to learn martial arts.
@jewels49 (1783)
• United States
18 Jan 10
I don't remember my husband wanting our son to be a football player, alot of his uncles wanted him too because of the way he was built. Once he played his first years of rocket {little kid} football, it didn't matter what we wanted, he was a football player, he played organized ball from the second grade straight through high school he's a senior this year and just played his last year of high school football, but he played because he loved it. Kids give up alot to play sports in school, that's why I think the final decision belongs to them. There is no rule that says he can't play baseball and football alot of boys are multi-jocks, better get used to washing uniforms..LOL