You can open your minds and learn. It was announced that Kerry Wood is retiring from baseball today. (Photo by Joern Pollex/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Raul Gonzalez of Schalke and his daughter Maria Gonzalez says farewell to the fans after winning 4-0 the Bundesliga match between FC Schalke 04 and Hertha BSC Berlin at Veltins Arena on April 28, 2012 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (ARIS MESSINIS/AFP/GettyImages)
Dan Girardi #5 of the New York Rangers skates with his son Landon after practice for the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park on January 1, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Vincent Kompany of Manchester City celebrates with his daughter following his team’s victory during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers at the Etihad Stadium on May 13, 2012 in Manchester, England. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
The same goes for you Mike, calling your own company’s 10-day paternity leave policy “ridiculous. (ALEJANDRO PAGNI/AFP/GettyImages)
Ukrainian midfielder Anatoliy Tymoshchuk plays with his daughters after a training session at the Metalurg stadium in Donetsk on June 17, 2012 on the eve of their Group D clash against England during the Euro 2012 football championships. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Carlos Tevez of Manchester City and his daughter celebrate with the trophy following the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers at the Etihad Stadium on May 13, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Patrick Owomoyela of Dortmund with his son celebrates winning the German Championships after winning 2-1 during the 1. (Alexander KHUDOTEPLY/AFP/GettyImages)
Blues captain Paul Gallen celebrates with his daughter Charly Gallen after winning game two of the ARL State of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at ANZ Stadium on June 13, 2012 in Sydney, Australia. Olympic Track and Field Trials Sunday, June 24, 2012, in Eugene, Ore. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Liverpool’s Spanish goalkeeper Jose Reina with his child waves to the crowd after the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield, Liverpool, north-west England, on May 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Ryan Bailey celebrates with his son Tyree after the men’s 100m finals at the U.S. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Oman’s national team goalkeeper, Ali al-Habsi, poses with his daughter, Rinad, before a training session in Muscat on June 6, 2012 ahead of their Brazil 2014 Fifa World Cup qualifying football match against Australia on June 8. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
River Plate’s goalkeeper Daniel Vega holds his daughter at the end of their Argentine Second Division football match against Almirante Brown, at the Monumental stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on June 23, 2012. SNL couldn’t have scripted a better segment and called it “The Time-Traveling Sexists.”
It isn’t too late for you to join the modern world. Olympic Track and Field Trials Sunday, June 24, 2012, in Eugene, Ore. There’s nothin’ to do!” Nothing? Really?
Where have you been for the last several decades, when America has revolutionized? Today’s dads aren’t just at the hospital for the births of our children. That’s an incredible amount of ignorance you spewed. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Besart Berisha, Matthew Smith and his young daughter celebrate victory after the 2012 A-League Grand Final match between the Brisbane Roar and the Perth Glory at Suncorp Stadium on April 22, 2012 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)
Liam Messam plays with his son Jai during the New Zealand All Blacks captains run at Waikato Stadium on June 22, 2012 in Hamilton, New Zealand. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
Italy’s Daniele Meucci and his son Dario display the silver medal he won in the Men’s 10000 meter final at the European Athletics Championships in Helsinki, Finland, Sunday, July 1, 2012. (MOHAMMED MAHJOUB/AFP/GettyImages)
Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates with his daughter following the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers at the Etihad Stadium on May 13, 2012 in Manchester, England. What do you need 10 days for? What are you supposed to be doing? Vacationing?” Do you have any idea how offensive this is to both moms and dads? No, of course you don’t.
Dear Boomer & Carton and Mike Francesa,
I could overwhelm you with studies and statistics to prove this, but based on the intellectual level of your comments, I’m pretty sure you wouldn’t understand them. But thanks to the few with megaphones, like you, the stereotype remains alive and well.
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Fernando Torres of Spain speaks with his daughter Nora Torres after the UEFA EURO 2012 final match between Spain and Italy at the Olympic Stadium on July 1, 2012 in Kiev, Ukraine. 7, 2010. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)
Greek midfielder Giorgos Karagounis celebrates with his children after the Euro 2012 championships football match Greece vs Russia on June 16, 2012 at the National Stadium in Warsaw. Or care. In 2014, that would be the manly thing to do.
As I work on my book Stretch Out, I have a tiny section tentatively titled “In Search of Neanderthals.” It’s about how hard it is to actually find guys with their heads dug so far down in the sand (or elsewhere) that they’ve missed how America has evolved. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)
Kerry Wood #34 of the Chicago Cubs hugs his son Justin after pitching against the Chicago White Sox on May 18 2012 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
Diego of Atletico Madrid celebrates with his son at the end of the UEFA Europa League Final between Atletico Madrid and Athletic Bilbao at the National Arena on May 9, 2012 in Bucharest, Romania. There are incredibly few left, contrary to the stereotype. “I got four of these little rugrats. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Goaltender Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings attends to his daughter next to the Conne Smythe Trophy for the Most Valuable Player in the NHL Playoffs after the Kings defeated the New Jersey Devils 6-1 to win the Stanley Cup final series 4-2 after Game Six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/EuroFootball/Getty Images)
Tim Wiese of Bremen and his daughter Alina say farewell to the fans after the Bundesliga match between SV Werder Bremen and FC Schalke 04 at Weser Stadium on May 5, 2012 in Bremen, Germany. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Motherwell captain Stephen Craigan holds his daughter after playing his last game for the club, at the end of the Scottish Premier League match between Motherwell and Dundee United, at Fir Park on May 13, 2012 in Motherwell, Scotland. We’re at home, taking care of them, holding them, doing feedings (maybe you’re unfamiliar with breast pumps and formula?), changing them, reading to them in those critical early days of their lives — days that form bonds and a system of caregiving that tremendously affects their lives and the balance of responsibilities men and women take on at home for years to come.
Your remarks slamming MLB player Daniel Murphy for having the audacity to take one of his three days of paternity leave were so mind-bogglingly clueless it’s hard to believe they were real. Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund an Borussia Moenchengladbach at Signal Iduna Park on April 21, 2012 in Dortmund, Germany. (PAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages)
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) holds his son Baylen after the NFL Super Bowl XLIV football game against the Indianapolis Colts, in Miami, Sunday, Feb. If you’re going to make things up, why not at least pretend that moms get guaranteed paid leave? And your statement that Murphy and his wife should have scheduled a C-section based on his work schedule — who says that? Who thinks that? How much do you get paid for this moronic drivel?. And it’s shameful to men and women everywhere. Reach out to me or to millions of other dads who can set you straight. Especially given that you, Boomer & Carton, somehow decided there’s a federal law requiring that men get two weeks’ paternity leave. Kerry Wood faced one batter that he struck out in the eighth inning. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Justin Gatlin celebrates with his son Jace after winning the men’s 100m finals at the U.S.
“Get your ass back to work?” Seriously, was this some sort of delayed April Fools’ joke? But the best part comes when you talk about the role of the man after his wife gets home with the baby. River won by 2-0 and ascended to the first division of Argentina’s football. The Saints won 31-17. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)
Ma’a Nonu and Hosea Gear with their children during the New Zealand All Blacks captains run at Waikato Stadium on June 22, 2012 in Hamilton, New Zealand
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