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Would you root for your son or your team? Is that really even a question?

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
January 12, 2018 - 8:04 am
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Saints All Pro defensive end Cam Jordan takes on the team his dad helped define when the Saints play the Vikings Sunday in an NFC Divisional Playoff game.

Steve Jordan was a six time Pro Bowl selection from the Vikings at tight end from 1986 to 1991.  Now his son plays for the team that aims to stop his Vikings from advancing to the NFC Championship.

The elder Jordan is listed as one of the "50 Greatest Vikings" in a group compiled by the team.

It reminds me of when the Saints and Colts were in the Super Bowl.  People started asking former Saints quarterback Archie Manning if he was rooting for his old team or his son, Colts QB Peyton Manning.

I said it then, and I still believe it now... your son MUST come first.  I have four kids and there no stronger allegiance to anything for me, than the connection to my children.

OF COURSE Steve Jordan should be rooting for his son, and he should want Cam to beat his old team.  Likewise, Archie should always root for the Saints... UNLESS his old team is playing one of his sons.

I know some Saints fans were upset with the notion of Archie Manning rooting for the opposing QB in a Saints Super Bowl, but really?!?  As much as I get that Archie is a New Orleans icon, I could not imagine him putting the Saints ahead of his own flesh and blood.

Archie put it best in 2010 when he said, "Anybody who thinks it's different must not have children."

Likewise, Vikings fans should understand the position Steve Jordan is in now.  They should not get upset if one of their team's legends roots for his son to beat the Vikings Sunday in Minneapolis.

The younger Jordan clearly has no problem wanting to "destroy" his dad's old team.

Cam Jordan said this week about playing for the Saints, "This is my team. This is my family. This is who I’m playing for."

Jordan said his dad and family will be at the game.

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