The terms “superstar athlete” and “family man” don’t always overlap particularly naturally. Men who follow sports will know full well that there are often rumors of infidelity, absentee behavior, and generally less-than-stellar family lives that tend to surround professional athletes. Unfortunately, it’s hardly a surprise. Athletes lead glamorous lifestyles and travel constantly. These are not excuses, but they do help to explain the perceived problem.
For this reason, athletes aren’t always the best figures for husbands and fathers to idolize, as tempting as it can be to do so. It’s generally wise for men who watch sports (which seems to be most of us) to keep in mind that admiring an athlete’s actions on the court or field of play doesn’t need to extend to admiring that athlete as a human individual. Continue reading “Superstar Athletes Who Are Model Fathers”