Clubhouse Chatter: Name the best father/son combo in history

Updated 7/12/2020 5:44 PM

What our Sports staff has to say while waiting for the games to resume.

It would be tough to top the Mannings, all three of them outstanding NFL quarterbacks. Father Archie got the ball rolling and sons Peyton and Eli took the family game to even higher levels.


­-- Scot Gregor

I loved watching Cincinnati's Big Red Machine as a kid in the '70s, so I'm going with the baseball duo of Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey Jr.

­-- Kevin Schmit

Always been a big NASCAR fan so I'll go with Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Jr. Keeping with that theme, Mario and Michael Andretti come in a close second.

­-- John Radtke

Former Blackhawks great Bobby Hull was one of the all-time offensive greats in the 1950s, '60s and '70s, and his son Brett continued the family tradition two decades later with five teams, including a 10-year stint with the St. Louis Blues. Both were inducted into the NHL Hall of Fame.

­-- John Leusch

Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey Jr. Not only were they teammates on the Seattle Mariners, they hit back-to-back home runs in a 1990 game against the Angels. Both batted left handed. Both homered the opposite way to left-center field. Amazing.

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­-- Jerry Fitzpatrick

Tough call here. Part of me wants to go Ken Griffey Sr. and Jr. But it's difficult to ignore what Bobby and Brett Hull did on the ice. Bobby is considered by many to be the best Blackhawks player of all time. He scored 610 goals from 1957 to 1972 before leaving in a contract dispute. Brett scored 741 times, leading the league with 72, 86 and 70 goals in 1989-90, 1990-91 and 1991-92. They were a pair of true game changers in two completely different eras.

­-- John Dietz

One Super Bowl-winning son would be enough to earn consideration. Two pushes the Manning family -- father Archie and sons Peyton and Eli -- to the top of the list.

­-- Orrin Schwarz

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