Today is Memorial Day, so, whien I across this old post from another blog - http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/
edit-entry/13899683 - it seems appropriate to recognize those who have not only entertained us, but, more importantly, have died to save us. As I've often commented, too often the sports' headlines are filled with the negative - Burress, Tressel, etc. Take a moment today, to think about the positive.
Those who gave their lives for our freedom:
Posthumous Medal of Honor recepient Jack Lummus. A N.Y. Giants' end, Lummus was killed on Iwo Jima after single-handedly taking out an enemy gun placement. His reported last words - “I guess the New York Giants have lost the services of a damned good end.”
Bob Kalsu - played for the Bills; killed in Vietnam. (Boomer Sooner)
Pat Tillman - for Arizona Cardinals; killed in Afghanian.
Charley Paddock, multi-Olympain & the world's fastest human at one time was killed in the Pacific during WWII.
21 NFL players lost their lives in WWII.
Stars & Stripes estimates 800 college & pro sports' stars were killed in WWII.