- The moments in and around the game that are bigger than the game itself.
- The speeches to teammates and fans that are larger even than the game itself.
- The moments when sports is used as a platform for bigger social conversations.
- The thrilling moments from your childhood that you never forget.
- The tender moments among teammates.
It’s why we watch. It’s why we play. It’s the stuff that rises up out of sports and settles down into us.
This week’s Heart of Sports comes from the the NFL’s Jason Pierre-Paul. On the job, JPP is one of the most feared pass-rushers in the NFL. But this week all he’s talking about is his new baby daughter. It makes you realize that these pro athletes, revered as supermen and tough guys on the field on any given Sunday, are men like you and me first.
Nothing is more beautiful that a father’s pure love for his newborn daughter. This is the important stuff. And there is no reason for Proud Papa JPP to hold back. These are the moments you need to drink up and revel in it. It’s all about the love.
And JPP-PP is doing just that:
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Love is powerful, but in order to receive it, you have to accept it from all angles. Trust me I ain’t talking just to talk… thank you @iamlouisepierrepaul for lovin’ me for who I am and for brining our Princess Baby Girl Joline into this world. We chessin hard because we been through a lot, but someway somehow we always find a way to make the best out of every situation. That’s what having a wife/life partner is about. I hope whoever is reading this positive vibes come y’all way REAL TALK!!!
Congrats to Jason and the entire Pierre-Paul family!
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