putting the FAN in evangelism – spreading your messages by daring to share what you are a FAN of
Do you love to watch big sporting events with your family?
My son and I love to watch Rugby League together – AND with my brother and my parents.
It’s a fun family “ritual” – and even better when we support different sides.
Unless of course it’s State of Origin – where we ALL support Queensland!
Anyway in the recent Grand Final (Rooters v Manly Sea Eagles) – to make things more interesting, I “went for” the Sea Eagles.
My son decided to join me in supporting the Sea Eagles – mainly to stir grandma!
I usually support The Brisbane Broncos – but they didn’t make it to the grand final.
I really thought Manly would win – and especially thought Manly would dominate the second half.
Manly were ahead – then Michael Jennings from the Roosters scored a superhuman, Superman-like flying try.
I cheered for his amazing feat!
My son looked at me strangely and asked if it was OK to cheer the opposing team.
I may be wrong and I may be broken some unspoken code – but I told him it’s OK to cheer good playing – even by the opposing team. I told him I was cheering the amazing TRY more than the team.
When The Roosters started to get ahead and looked certain of victory – my son switched to supporting the. Little turncoat!
I told him that once you pick a team to support – you should stay loyal to them – even when it looks like the other team will win.
Is this right?
I’m keen to know your views – especially from my Rugby-league loving friends and fellow parents.
Am I teaching my son the right values?
Of course, I have explained to him in no uncertain terms that he is NEVER to support great playing from NSW – if that was ever to happen! 🙂
If you didn’t see the game – here’s a clip of the try. Make sure you wait for the slow-mo!
Here’s a link to the first post about father-son lessons: