Thats what was learned by Joe Garner, author of Heroes, Legends...Dads (Andrews McMeel), a new book in which Garner explores superstar athletes relationships with their pops.
Garner interviewed such father-son tandems as Archie and Peyton Manning; Joel and Oscar De La Hoya; and Barry and Bobby Bonds.
He discovered that Joel De La Hoya excessively pushed his son to become a boxer to make up for his unfilled boxing dreams while Bobby Bonds didnt take up his fatherly responsibilities with Barry until Barry was in college.
Meanwhile, Archie Manning used a hands-off approach with Peyton, never pushing or coaching him while Bob Griese treated his son, Brian, as a friend as much as he did as a son.
Whatever approach each father took with raising his athletic son, Garner says in the end, there was always love and respect at the core.
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