If there's one constant in an athlete's career it's thanking the people that supported them to help them in their support of a dream.
With Father's Day coming up, I couldn't help but think of a few dad's that are proud papas this weekend.
Terry Cullen is the quintessential hockey dad. He's been behind the bench, to in the stands, to on the ice moments after his son Matt won the Stanley Cup.
There's Doug Wentz, who's son Carson has become a household name to any sports fan around the country. But it was the moment that he realized his life was changing in Chicago at the NFL Draft.
I bring all of this up because I'm going to be a dad soon. I never was much of an athlete, but I wanted to say thanks to my dad. As much as he wanted me to be a Yankees fan, I was determined to go my own way, as much pain as that was going to cause being a Mets fan.
He's my biggest fan, even though I'm convinced he likes Dana, Kerstin and Wheeler more. So as I get set to enter a new phase of my life, a special thanks to my pops, I can only hope to be half as good a dad as you've been.