Today is September 11, 2013. Twelve years ago, American was attacked and the United States was at a standstill. On television, it was all about the September 11th attacks. There was no escaping it, the world was tuned into what was happening in America.
The only escape, sports, was put on hold.
Baseball and football, the only sports that were active at that time, both took a one week hiatus to let the country grieve. But what America needed the most was that distraction.
Six days later, baseball was back as the Philadelphia Phillies hosted the Atlanta Braves in a nationally televised game. This game will forever be memorable for so many people. This was the game where Larry Bowa had tears streaming down his face during the singing of “God Bless America.”
Larry Bowa’s reaction symbolized the thoughts and feelings of the American people. Tears had been spilled for the victims of the September 11th victims, for the fallen firefighters, policeman, and emergency response teams.
America needed sports then, America needs sports now.
Days later, during the National Anthem of a Seattle Seahawks game, former Eagles running back was an emotional wreck on television.
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Via: Eagles Faithful