Nov 13, 2011; Seattle, WA, USA; NFL shield logo referee cap on the field during the game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

More Than Just Football - Perspective From Chiefs Tragedy

Every once in a while, we get reminded of what if truly important. Today, that isn’t football. The tragedy that took place at the Chief’s practice facility this morning should serve as a reminder that this is only a game.

There is a lot to discuss and consider in this story. Should tomorrow’s  game be played? Should the NFL take up a collection for the young daughter of the couple? Is the culture of the NFL somehow partially responsible? You’re not going to find any of that here. Not today. Probably not ever. I’m taking the rest of the day off.

Look, I’m as dedicated of an NFL fan as you’ll find. I completely plan 50-100 days a year around the sport. From every Seahawks game (regular and preseason and playoffs) to the draft, to scouting for the draft to … well just about anything. If the NFL is involved, so am I. I also dedicate a couple hours each and every day to writing for and maintaining a website that’s dedicated to the team and sport that I love. And today, none of that matters.

Today, I’ll be spending time with my family.

I urge everyone to take a step back from whatever it is that occupies your time. Spend today with your family. Remind yourself that they are the only thing that truly matters.

Because, in the end, there is so much more than just football.

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