Sports Have Stopped

Rightly so.

IJSM isn’t a news site, but I feel compelled to link to the story on ESPN.com about the NFL Players’ Association pushing the league to postpone or cancel this weekend’s games. Yes, I want to see America go on with it’s life. However, with all the problems here–how will the teams travel? Are they mentally ready to play?–it makes good sense to wait a week.

Besides, who would watch without guilt? I wouldn’t watch at all. I can’t make a single coherent thought about sports and this tragedy past, “Dammit, they shouldn’t play.” This isn’t a time for playing. It will be soon, though, and when it is, we will play–and we will remember.