I was born and grew up in Brooklyn, so of course I was a Dodgers fan
(still am) and a Giants football fan (again, still am). My two sons came along
and joined me in the excitement of watching Giants football, though to tell
the truth, my older son, born in Boston, also has a strong attachment to the
Patriots. Super Bowl XLII was something of a challenge for him but not for
the rest of the family. When my sons went off on their own, Sunday afternoons
and occasional Monday nights were “holy times,” with me watching
the games by myself, praying, twisting and turning with...