Fatherhood, Football, and Cheering for the Good Guys

What it means to cheer for your team, and how it translates from father to son

Photo of the author, age 3

I came into being in Marin County, California. I came into football fandom watching the Oakland Raiders with my dad. It was a major way I could connect with him. When the Raiders won the Super Bowl as the first Wild Card team to make it the…