One of the best images of Sports in 2003 was Bret Favre’s Dec 22 incredible performance only a day or two after his father died. In a later interview, he said he’d dress out for the game but didn’t know if he could play; he couldn’t think.
He said, “I know my dad would have wanted me to play.” He simply went out and played for his dad. The best image I’m referring to is Favre, his helment pulled down, his chin strap in that characteristic unsnapped look, and tears streaming down his eyes. He couldn’t think yet he played one of the best games of his life, because he played to please his dad, to honor him.