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Happy Fathers Day Raider Nation!

On this glorious day for those of us who are Dads, and for the men that shaped our lives, we celebrate.  The memories come flooding back to me of the moments that I was able to have with my Father.  See, I lost him on January 26th of this year.  It’s been a rough time, but I know how lucky I am to have enjoyed the time we had together.  He taught me how to be a man, a hard worker, and a Dad.  Without him, I’m not sure where I would be today.  I do know that I wouldn’t be here talking to Raider Nation in this capacity.

Another thing I gained from my Dad was passion.  I remember one time he said, “If you love what you’re doing, you’re doing it right.  Give it everything and it will give back to you.”  This is where I derive my passion for all things in life.  From the man who was my Father, Thomas Wayne Schilperoort.

So I ask you, Raider Nation, to give something to Just Blog Baby.  Send me your comments about the best moments you can remember with your fathers.  Let me know who they are or were, and let me know how they shaped your lives.

Yes Raider Nation, that’s me in the Kenny Stabler shirt 30 years ago with Dad, Mom, and my little Brother.  I want to know my readers, and I think my readers have a right to know me better.  This is our way to connect with those who support Just Blog Baby.  In the end, we are all part of Raider Nation, and the Nation is created equal.

Topics: Fathers Day, Just Blog Baby, Kenny Stabler, Raider Nation

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  • Jimmy Conway

    I remember being 9 yrs. old watching the Raiders pound Minnesota in Super Bowl 11 with my Dad and 2 brothers. I have been a Raiders fan since before that. I’m 45 now,still have my Dad and he loves how loyal I am to our Raiders. He used to be a Cowboys fan. He just could not take them anymore.

  • Barry Soetoro

    Bet there’s a lot o Confusion in Oakland on Fathers Day.