The 2013 Pro Bowl roster includes Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews, New England Patriots gunner, special teams captain Matthew Slater, and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who all have family ties with the sport and event.
Matthews, Slater and Manning become three of only six father-son duos in history to each make it to a Pro Bowl. While we can’t chalk it up to anything more than coincidence, we do love seeing dads come out of the woodwork from time to time.
We’ve been saying it until we’re #0000ff in the face (nerd humor), but the image of the idiot dad on television needs to stop.
Vanity Fair Editor, Bruce Feirstein, penned a list of the “Eight Comedy Tropes That Must Die,” and – hooray – Idiot Dad is one of them. Or, in his words:
3. DAD IS A BUMBLING LUDDITE IDIOT
Yet, amazingly, his children are a combination of Steve Jobs, Oscar Wilde, and Socrates.
We couldn’t agree more. When dad’s a fool, but the kids are somehow smarter and more insightful, you know something’s up.