Don’t know if you saw this, but we just posted it on Kansas.com. This is the tough part of sports, when there’s such sadness.
I tend to get annoyed with people who use the phrase “This puts life into perspective; sports really don’t mean that much.” I feel that way because I believe it’s overused. At the same time, it’s true. Winning or losing doesn’t mean a whole heck of a lot when you see a young kid has died.
But I do believe in the power of sports, that sports helps us get through difficulties such as this. Think those kids tonight will feel a little better, that they were playing for their friend? I bet so. Remember how, after 9/11, that sports helped us heal. Same happened after Hurricane Katrina.
Good luck to those Valley Falls kids. This won’t be easy. At least they have each other.