Jon Bois is back telling the stories of additional sporting Bobs. He focuses most on Bob Beamon. Bois tells the story of Beamon’s 1968 Olympic Long Jump, one of the greatest athletic achievements ever.
I felt so disappointed for my son in his inability to excel at baseball. I had simply concluded that he lacked talent, and that was that. Of course, I would cheer him on and encourage him as long as he was interested, but, I assumed, the writing was on the wall. I pigeonholed him as “not an athlete”, just like me. Knowing now that it is quite likely that his vision was at least partially to blame for his trouble is a humbling reminder: our kids are not just small versions of ourselves.
Not since the days when William Howard Taft sought the Presidency…