Overbearing sports fathers are, quite obviously, nothing new. You see them ruining Little League baseball games and Pop Warner football games, to say nothing of the yelling that seems just a touch out of place at an 8-and-under soccer game.
(Looks like there won’t be a sequel to this game.)
Fortunately, it looks like John Elway isn’t making the same mistake Marv Marinovich did (or is at least pulling the plug on the mistake a lot sooner), encouraging his son Jack Elway to walk away from the Arizona State football team after Jack, a redshirt freshman quarterback, indicated a lack of desire to keep playing.
7 PICKS, 4 GLASSES OF WINE? WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?: SbB reported awhile back that the son of John Elway, Jack, had been given a scholarship to play ball at Arizona State.
The DENVER POST reports that Jack had a little trouble in the Colorado high school playoffs over the weekend. In his first round game, he was intercepted seven times as his Cherry Creek (CO) High School charges lost 35-7.
You would’ve thought the coach of Jack’s team would’ve eventually known not to go back to the well - something that a nearby Cherry Creek bartender had no problem doing with dear ol’ Dad John a couple weeks back: