The newest member of our Today Show team, Tiki Barber, is a father of two young boys. Leading up to Sunday's holiday celebrating dads, Tiki shared some of his thoughts on his kids, Father's Day, and post-NFL family time:
Q: What are your plans for Father's Day this year?
Tiki: Well, if the Cleveland Cavaliers had won last night's NBA finals game, my wife and I were going to go to Cleveland as guests to watch the next game this weekend. But that didn't happen, and the series is over. So I think we're just going to go down to Virginia with the family and veg out. Which is nice.
Q: What is it like now, having two kids of your own? What does Father's Day mean to you?
Tiki: Well it's different now that I'm not playing football because I have much more flexibility with my schedule. Today I took my kids to a Yankees game. And I think my appreciation of being a father now is greater in the real world, as opposed to in the athletic world.
Q: What's the coolest thing about being a dad and hanging out with your kids?
Tiki: Being a dad, especially with boys, is fulfulling because I see a little bit of myself in them. I see some of my competitive spirit showing up. And to help foster that is really special. I'm glad I get a chance to do that with them.