Greg Jennings Tea Party

We’ve talked about NFL dads before and even got to ask questions of one (check it after the jump), but this week brought two more NFL players highlighting the importance and impact of fatherhood.

Both Baltimore Ravens’ Ray Lewis and Green Bay Packers’ Greg Jennings mentioned fatherhood this week. We even got a little ‘tude from Jennings when someone calls him “Mr. Mom.”

Watch as Ray Lewis announces his retirement, letting the press know that part of the reason was the incredible feeling he got when he was able to spend time with his sons and watch their football team go 11-1. Skip to 3:50 to hear Lewis beam with pride.

Now, watch as Greg Jennings [Tide] refuses [Tide] to be called “Mr. Mom.” [Tide] at the 1:10 mark:

I don’t know why, but I really want to wash my clothes with Tide right now.

And in case you didn’t catch it live back in October, here’s video from the Dove Men+Care / Dad 2.0 Summit “Journey to Comfort” with Doug Flutie (watch for – ahem, me – at the 59:00 mark):

(And then there’s Terrell Owens.)

Is this a new era of father-driven football? Thanks to Matt Peregoy and Jeff Tepper for pointing us to these videos!