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Murder, Suicide, And The NFL Plays On

Andy544 Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 11:24 AM
So, the the alcohol and drug-fueled violence of an un-hinged murderer should be allowed to dictate and determine the lives and actions of thousands of people who bought tickets to see that game? Absolute hogwash, and phony piety. The team management handled the incident with the appropriate sensitivity. Cancelling the game would have granted this disturbed individual's actions more notoriety and attention than in fact they deserved. To compare this unfortunate incident to the assasination of JFK is simply absurd.
kma2 Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 3:10 PM
Forget for a moment the ticket holder. Why should the WORKERS, whose livelihoods depend on working the Sunday football game, be punished because of one individual? Vendors, ushers, truck drivers, parking attendants. Just average working stiffs. Why should they have to sacrifice because of the crimes of just ONE person? He sure wasn't thinking of them when he blew his brains out. May sound harsh, but that's life.
Verbivore Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 12:45 PM
This "disturbed individual" was one of their own. They ate and drank with him. They laughed and cried and shared memories together. His girlfriend was likely a familiar face. they celebrated with him the birth of his child. And he blew his brains out right in front of the coach! Blood, guts, bone and soul spattered over the stadium--where i don't know, office, field, whatever. At 24 hours, the smell still lingered, the eyes had not yet absorbed the shock, the team is grieving. Grieving a death. Their own mortality brought to attention. The tears are not yet dry. And yet, they swept in under a rug, washed off the blood, and PLAYED A GAME?? As though his life and the life of a young girl were of no consequence. As though two mother were not
Verbivore Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 12:46 PM
mourning the loss of a child. As though a child--one of their own--was not left orphan. As though the same could not have befalled any one of them. Yes. It is callous. People need a moment to grieve, to sit in silence and mourn. To take stock of their own life.
The Teleprompter Speaks Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 4:54 PM
But they won the game. The Chiefs weren't too torn up, were they?

Last weekend, just 24 hours after a tragic murder-suicide committed by one of its own players, the Kansas City Chiefs played their Sunday football on schedule. Back in 1963, just 48 hours after the nation-shaking assassination of President Kennedy, the NFL played its Sunday football games as usual, a decision later deeply regretted by then-commissioner Pete Rozelle. Will last Sunday’s decision be regretted as well?

President Kennedy was pronounced dead on Friday afternoon, November 22nd, 1963. Two days later, less than one hour before the early games were about to start on Sunday, Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin, was shot...