Grandson's leukemia gives Gibbs new perspective

Joe Gibbs has faced adversity as a Hall of Fame football coach and the owner of a championship NASCAR team. The emotion in his voice as he talks about his 2-year-old grandson fighting leukemia is something else, writes David Newton.

Updated: January 26, 2007, 3:17 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

CONCORD, N.C. -- One could feel the emotion in Joe Gibbs' voice.

"It really puts a different perspective on life. Sometimes you get to thinking about winning football games and races." -- Joe Gibbs

It wasn't the emotion of an NFL coach coming off the worst season of his Hall of Fame career.

It wasn't the emotion of a Nextel Cup owner excited about the upcoming season with two-time champion Tony Stewart and reigning rookie of the year Denny Hamlin.

It was the ...

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