NPR‘s Robert Krulwich investigates how a family’s favorite team materializes – and more often than not, it’s because of dad.
There’s no shortage of outside influence when a kid’s looking for a favorite team. Dads, brothers, sisters, moms, coaches, teachers, local media – everyone’s got an opinion on who you should be rooting for. So, it’s a testament to the power of family and fathers that dads are as influential as they are. Kids will usually do everything in their power to listen to their peers in terms of music, fashion and food. So, for something like sports team preference to be “passed down” from the father is special.