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Topic: I Remember
 Russ Bliss_108
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Post Date: 09/11/10 05:10
The first game of the 2010 season is in the books (and it was a much lower scoring game than I anticipated it being)† and we are only 1 day away from the extravaganza that is the first Sunday of NFL Football. The anticipation is building as we eagerly await either the joy of our first win of the year for our fantasy teams, or the disappointment of the first loss. But I want to take a moment to put our little hobby into perspective.


Today is September 11th, 2010. And it was 9 years ago today that the biggest tragedy our country has seen in my lifetime occurred. I donít want to forget the sense of horrific disbelief I had that morning as I watched the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center collapse one after the other. I donít want to forget the sense of grief I felt for the families who were losing loved ones that day. In New York. In Washington D.C. On the airplanes used to carry out the attacks. And there was one surprising feeling I remember that day: a sense of pride in the bravery displayed by the police, firefighters, and all civil authorities who displayed selfless courage in the desperate attempt to rescue those trapped while facing a danger I, thankfully, have never experienced.


My deepest sympathies continue to go out to those whose families were touched by the events of that fateful day in our history.


And my deepest thanks to the men and women who serve in our armed forces who have protected us from such an event happening again since then. Whatever your opinion is of the politics of our country, the men and women who defend our freedoms deserve our respect and acknowledgement for the sacrifices, and potential sacrifices, they have made or are willing to make. It is thru their efforts that we have the luxury of putting horrific memories in a place in our minds where we donít look or reflect upon very often.


I donít know the right words to describe how I feel looking back to nine years ago today. But I do want to make sure I donít forget to acknowledge the lives it has touched. I guess I just wanted to say that I remember. And while I spend a whole lot of my time talking about the frivolities of fantasy football, I remember the time when the importance of it was put into real perspective.
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Post Date: 09/11/10 10:00
Amen
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Post Date: 09/11/10 10:07
Well put Rus.
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Post Date: 09/11/10 11:53
Couldn't agree more, Rus.
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Post Date: 09/11/10 12:33
I also remember. And thank you for taking my fantasy focus away for this short moment so I can once again remember whats really important.
Peace
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Post Date: 09/11/10 14:15
Thank you Russ! I'm watching the History Channel right now and I remember how the NFL was trying to decide on whether to have a season or not.

It's amazing, I'm still searching for the right words to say even 9 years later. We argue and fight over such trivial things such as a football game between our favorite teams, or in our cases, we stress over not putting the right player in our starting lineup.

Today, my thoughts and prayers go out to the families, friends and especially the children who lost parents, grand parents, aunts and uncles. May God grant them peace.
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Post Date: 09/11/10 18:37
Russ.
Your ability of providing†expertise at Fantasy Football is only surpassed by your ability to put FF into perspective.
Thanks, and it was great seeing the flags fly at half mast in the college football games today, and all the tributes were amazing.
9/11 will never be forgotten by any of us.

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Post Date: 09/11/10 20:32
Russ thank you for bringing us all back to reality, 9/11/2001 will never be forgotten in the hearts of Americans
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Post Date: 09/12/10 05:19
No kidding it's great to put this all into perspective going intot his weekend and thanks for making that happen Russ!
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Post Date: 09/12/10 08:02
Thanks that was well put, Russ. Thank you for taking the time in posting that. My good friends brother parished in tower 2. Thank you, it means a lot to me that posted this!
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