"My Boy Was Just Like Me, yeah, My Boy Was Just Like Me"   Fathers and Sons in Professional Sports

"My Boy Was Just Like Me, yeah, My Boy Was Just Like Me" Fathers and Sons in Professional Sports

Do you recognize those lyrics from that iconic song 'Cats in the Cradle' by Harry Chapin? Given the fact that genetics plays a role in one's athletic ability, it shouldn't be considered too much of a surpise when a father and 1 or more of his sons both end up becoming professional athletes. This quiz will allow you to demonstrate your knowledge of 'family matters' when it comes to pro sports. Who would do better at this quiz? You or your dad or sons?

Pro Wrestler Chris Jericho's real last name is Irvine. What sport did his dad play?

Joakim Noah won 2 NCAA titles and had a lengthy NBA career. What sport did his dad play?

Grant Hill won 2 NCAA basketball titles and was an NBA allstar 5 times. What sport did his dad play?

Lonnie Shelton won an NBA title with Seattle in 1979. What pro sport did his son play for 10 years?

James Laurinaitis was a 3 time all American football player at Ohio State. What sport did his dad play?

Andrew Luck was the #1 pick in the 2012 NFL draft. What sport did his dad play?

Which baseball legend actually got to play with his dad on the same team for a short while?

Race Car legend Mario Andretti also had a son who was quite successful in the same sport. Name him.

Mike O'Connell played 13 seasons in the NHL, mainly with Boston. What sport did his dad play?

NHL forward Max Domi's dad played in the NHL as well. What was his name?

Which current NFL quarterback had a father who was a pitcher in MLB?

In the late 1990s, J.T. Snow won 6 consecutive Gold Gloves in MLB. What sport did his dad play?

What race car driver had both a father and an uncle who were also exceptional in the same sport?

Rick Barry starred in the NBA in the 1970s with Golden State. How many of his sons played in the NBA too?

Ken Norton Sr was the Heavyweight Champion in 1978. What sport did his son play?

NHL legend Brett Hull had a father who had a long pro hockey career too. Name him.

NHL legend Gordie Howe had 2 sons that also played pro hockey. What were their names?

Current NBA Superstar Steph Curry had a father who had a long NBA career. What was his name?

Marvell Wynne played 7 seasons in the MLB as an outfielder. What sport did his son play?

All time home run king Barry Bonds' dad was also a pro athlete. What sport did he play?

Which current NFL quarterback had a dad who briefly played MLB?

Tim Hardaway Jr played in the NBA. His dad was an NBA star who played with Golden State and ______?

NFL Hall of Famer Howie Long had 2 sons who also played in the NFL. What are their names?

Mike Conley Jr played 9 NBA seasons in Memphis. In what sport did his dad win an Olympic gold medal?

Seth Jones is currently one of the best defencemen in the NHL. What sport did his dad play?

Bob Boone was an MLB catcher and manager. How many of his sons played MLB?

Kyle Rote was the #1 overall pick in the NFL draft in 1951. He played 11 seasons. What sport did his son play?

Which current Toronto Blue Jay did NOT have a father who also played MLB baseball?

Peyton and Eli Manning's dad was also an NFL quarterback. What was his name?

Current NBA Superstar Klay Thompson's father also played pro sports. Which sport was it?

"My Boy Was Just Like Me, yeah, My Boy Was Just Like Me" Fathers and Sons in Professional Sports

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Dave Morrissey

Dave is an accomplished economics instructor with over two decades of experience in the prestigious International Baccalaureate program. His students have consistently ranked in the top 10% annually, and one year they achieved the highest overall class average in the world. This outstanding achievement led a UK publisher to request that he write a textbook, an offer he declined in favor of creating sports quizzes, which he found more engaging.

In addition to his teaching career, Dave is also a former high school football coach, having won a couple of local championships. While he wishes he had won more, he continues to be deeply involved in football as a scout, recruiter, and social media creator for a university football team.

Dave's passions extend beyond the classroom and football field. He is an avid fan of live music and international travel, often combining these interests. He has traveled to Spain, England, Iceland, and Chile to see bands perform. His greatest pride and joy is his daughter, who has recently excelled in powerlifting. In just a few years, she has become the Canadian record holder for the bench press in her weight class and finished second overall in the combined national event (bench, deadlift, and squat) in Moose Jaw in March 2024. She will be representing Canada at the World Bench Competition in Austin, Texas, in May 2024.

A die-hard fan of the Las Vegas Raiders, Dave has experienced his share of sports heartache, having seen them play in seven NFL cities with six losses. His all-time favorite athlete is Don Mattingly, reflecting his deep love for sports that spans many arenas.