On behalf of everyone in America who has ever had a father, I'd like to say: Thanks, Dad.
You see, there's something uniquely special about the relationships fathers share with their children—and sometimes, the best aspects of these relationships are revealed through sports.
I, for one, can certainly attest.
As a kid, my dad would play basketball with me in our driveway, but in doing so he would teach me lessons about dignity, pride and respect.
My dad took me to my first baseball game and showed me that he was not just a mentor but a friend.
My dad calmly smiled as I ripped up sports page after sports page during my embittered childhood as a Chicago Cubs fan, reminding me that though it hurt to lose, the best part was that we got to watch the game together.
Over the years, we've witnessed innumerable inspiring moments across the sports world of loving fathers and their beloved children. We're going to celebrate those moments today.
This Father's Day weekend, we tip our hats both to the dads in this slideshow and the dads we're lucky to call our own.