I did not want my son to play football but he loves it. Roy Miller IV is his name and we should all get ready for him. Not necessarily for football, unless he wants to, but more so for his loving, energetic spirit that brings a smile to so many people (maybe I am biased). It has been a joy watching him play something I enjoyed so much as a kid and adult.
Football Can Be Great
The NFL is one of the few places where a man that comes from a regular background can shoot up the ladder and become a CEO and instant business man: NFL Player. With sacrifice and focus one can become rich and famous. The joys I experienced playing football were tremendous.
Football Brings Pain
At the same time I have been concerned for my son because I know the dark side of the game. I will be there for him every step of the way to fill his love tank and steer him the right way I think it is important to teach our children that their are multiple ways to be successful. Parenting a kid to be good at only football is a terrible thing to do. But at the same time we have to allow our kids to do what they love, and for now that is football.