Larry Fitzgerald Sr., sportswriter for the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder, has been covering the Super Bowl every year since 1981. This Sunday’s game in Tampa presents his proudest moment in sport, and his greatest journalistic challenge, reports ESPN columnist Rick Reilly. How do you objectively cover the game when one of the most electrifying players of this season happens to be your son, Larry Fitzgerald Jr., ace wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals. “I’ve come too far to suddenly show up in the press box with pompoms,” says Dad. “But if you could put a monitor on my insides, you’d find a whole fan club in there.”
Not any given Sunday for this proud Pop
How do you objectively cover the game when one of the stars is your son?