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My dad and I have bonked heads at times, but I know without a doubt that he loves me. He is generous with me and my family in many ways. He is the spiritual leader of our family and has been married to my mom for 57 years. I am blessed to be able to call him my dad. When I was a little girl, Dad took me to football games and baseball games, hockey games and at least one go-round of the National Finals Rodeo. He taught me to appreciate sports and to understand the rules.
 
So years later, I met and married my best friend, who happens to be a certified athletic trainer. He's the guy who runs out on the field or court when an athlete goes down hurt. Then we had a son who has played football, baseball and now at 13 is almost a black belt in karate. So for this band geek, sports are now a huge part of my life. If my dad had not taught me to understand and enjoy sports, I would be one miserable woman!  

— Jana, Tulsa, Oklahoma
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