Tuesday, March 29, 2011

"Happy memories with his dad"


There is something really beautiful about the fervor with which the English celebrate their love for football. It's vaguely comparable to the fanaticism around baseball in the States. But what I find most endearing is the obviously very strong bonds formed between English fathers and sons when they support the same team. Here we see dedication stones at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium, and I was immediately drawn to the dedications from sons to fathers. Quite poignant and, for me at least, it makes up for a lot of the horror stories you hear about football hooliganism.

3 comments:

  1. This is very sweet. Fathers and sons sharing a passion. Looks like there might be at least one mother or daughter in there, too. What's that one on the bottom right?

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  2. You are right. I certainly remember when my father brought me to my first baseball game at Yankee Stadium (I grew up in New York) but there isn't a life-long camaraderie over a team between father and son here. I've been wearing Cardinal red for decades but my son, who lives in Chicago, has a Cubs hat. Sniff.

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