There are times in life when sports don’t matter, a point driven home by yesterday’s Boston Marathon bombing. That was certainly the case with the shooting six years ago on Virginia Tech’s campus, a tragedy that nonetheless brought the community together.
Making my schedule for the week, I overlooked the fact that Tuesday was April 16. So when I scheduled my live chat, I didn’t think much of it. But I realize many Virginia Tech fans don’t feel like talking about football on a solemn day like this, so I’ve decided to push it back to Wednesday.
There are plenty of Day of Remembrance events planned, including a statewide moment of silence that will take place at 9:43 a.m. Virginia Tech has a full schedule of events on its website.
The memory of that day still sticks with anyone affected by it. Former Hokies and current linebacker Jason Worilds said he thinks about it all the time. Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson changed his Twitter profile picture to Brian Bluhm, one of his fans and a victim of the shootings.
There’s plenty of days to chat about football. Today isn’t one of them.
I’ll simply end the post with this: