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  1. PATRIOTSFANINPA

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    This is a tough day for me personally in terms of emotion and I am sure there are millions of football fans who feel the same way.

    The first Sunday of football usually is the happiest time for a football fan....this year however has happiness mixed with Sadness

    Sadness and a rememberance for the Men and Women who lost their lives on that fateful day 10 years ago today in the 9/11 Attacks

    A Heavy heart remains for the Victims in the planes and towers and the brave Firemen and Police that gave their lives trying to save others.

    Even while enjoying today's games,Please keep prayers in your heart for all the innocent Men,Women and Children who lost their lives that horrible day and another prayer and best wishes for those families that even 10 years later still find it hard to cope with the death of their loved ones.

    God Bless America ......and let the games begin.
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    Great read. Hopoe everyone is well whereeer they are, this never happens again to anybody and everybody can be happy and without trouble
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    9/11 caused the NFL to have no games for a week. The next week the post 9/11 games were emotional events. I was @ that game, Pats-Jets with Adruzzi bros and jets flying overhead. That was the franchise pivotal game where Testaverde avoided a Pats fumble recovery via the not then infamous Tuck Rule and where Mo Lewis entered the Pats HOF. After the Pats lost a close one to the Jets, I went home feeling "another season down the drain". Never been more wrong.
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    It's such a contrast. Something so horrible as 9/11 and something that brings me so much joy as Football. I'm so glad the Pats aren't playing today. Normally I hate the Pats being on MNF (Cuz I'm an hour ahead of Eastern so it starts super late for me) but this time around I'm glad.

    I think this is yet another example of stupidity on the part of the Goodell regime.
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    I understand exactly what you're saying. It's a deeply emotional day for all of us. Ten years - hard to fathom. I felt very emtional watching the ceremonies this morning, and even found myself pulled into a news archive site that showed how it all unfounded that day. I got so choked up I couldn't speak.

    At the same time, I think it's possible to honor the memory of that day while still showing that, despite what those SOBs did, America goes on. Football is our game now and it's only right that it will go on. I am confident the league and teams will give the day it's due. I also think the fans who are able to gather at stadiums on this day will feel a tremendous sense of community, a shared remembering that helps the healing. I'm a believer that when we stop living our lives - interrupt out traditions, become afraid to travel, etc. - "they" win. Football on a Sunday is a very American thing, so, play ball. My two cents.
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    I have no problem with it "going on" but start it last week, not today.
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    I didn't find it weird to get excited about football in 2001, and I sure don't feel weird about it 10 years later.
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    I went to the opening game where the Pats lost to Cincy - Bledsoe played so-so and could not put together a drive at the end to win. Little did I know the next 2 days would change the course of the world and 2 weeks later Mo Lewis would rewrite Patriots history.

    If you are a believer in destiny, right time/place, etc, then look at this way:
    If 9/11 does not happen and the Pats-Jets happens as planned on 9/16 and NOT 9/23 then maybe Drew was not destined to be crushed by Mo Lewis. Maybe we don't discover Tom Brady until it is too late. Who knows...
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    Completely agree. What better way to show that people can overcome ? By going about the very little things that make us happy ?
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    Football is a GAME....

    9/11 was a LIFE & DEATH event for thousands...

    Many lives were affected and changed forever....

    Today is for those that lost their lives on 9/11 and for the heroes that day and ever since ( both in public service and the military) who saved many more.....

    Football will be enjoyed by many but for me today weighs heavy on my heart...

    Never Forget.....

    and GOD BLESS AMERICA
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    The events of September 11th, 2001 had a major impact on the entire world, but I cannot even fathom the feelings and emotions this day must have on America. I know not being American I will never fully understand the impact that day had on your country, but I have to admit I started to tear up watching Steve Mariucci and Rich Eisen break down while talking about the first game back in New York between the Jets and 49ers. I think today will just go to show the power of sport in being able to bring people together, regardless of culture, religion or beliefs. Just like the weeks and months after that tragic day, where football helped heal a nation, I think it will play an important part in honoring those who lost their lives. The entire world will be thinking about you on this day. God Bless.
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    That moment with Marriucci on NFLN was really something.
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    I live 20 minutes from the Pentagon. My dad worked there at the time, but was outside the building when the plane hit. I knew other people who lost someone on that day.

    I don't have a problem getting pumped up for football. We are now 10 years removed from the attacks. The people who died would not want us to still be moping around. It's been time to move on for many years now.

    Just go enjoy football.
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    Agreed, it was extraordinarily moving. My sense is that football is one of the things that allow us an escape from all types of horrific realities of life, including that awful day ten years ago. While I will be mildly pre-occupied today with thoughts of 9/11/01, I'll richly enjoy today's games.
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    Never Forget.

    But we're still standing and screw the terrorists.

    Don't give THEM the forfeit victory. That is what they wanted. They knew they could never strategically harm the US. Their only goal was for the country to have a national nervous breakdown.

    Remember, pay respects, give our love to those who perished and those they left behind (and help to take care of them, dammit).

    The worst thing we could do to the terrorists is to go on despite their wishes and not let THEM change us.

    And then cheer for the teams FULLY and LOUDLY.
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    10 years ago I had just gone to my first university class in my last year and was coming home for a break before I went back to my second class and I walked down the street just before I turned onto my short connector street it was a calm beautiful day here in Halifax, Nova Scotia and I had no idea what had happened just moments earlier until I went past my freinds girlfreinds place and her younger sister walked out onto her porch with a stunned look on her face and on the verge of tears. I asked her what was wrong but she ushered me in to see what was happening on the news and I knew then as I know not, that the world had changed.

    It was almost destiny that the Pats were fated to win the Super Bowl that year- me and my best freind had tears in our eyes when Vinatieri kicked that field goal 4 and a half months later.

    It doesnt feel weird that football starts in earnest today, it just feels weird that ten years ago bunch of nutjobs crashed planes into buildings with innocent people in them.

    In the ten years since then my best freind and his girlfreind are still together, in fact they got married and have a 7 year old daughter who wears her #12 Brady jersey with pride as well as 2 2 year old twin boys who watch when they aren't raising heck elsewhere lol. I married the girl who came out onto her porch trying to comprehend what she had just seen at that moment and we have a 2 year old daughter who is wearing a #54 Bruschi jersey as well a month old son whom I plan on making into a huge Patriots fan.... as long as he doesn't become a Jets fan everything is all good.

    Football 2011.... BRING IT ON!!!!!
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    I dont feel wierd at all..being sad does not change what happened on 9/11.

    what does make me feel strange is how fast time goes by. 10 years? Wow.
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    not at all

    if you don't get excited , you're letting those ****ers hold power over you

    live ****** life bro!
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    Every 9/11 has had an affect on me, I, like so many others were touched on a personal level with the loss of a friend. I am amazed of how many people I know or have met that knew someone or had a family member lost. It was a surreal day to say the least. I spent my mornng on a calm lake today with my son fishing and had more than one episode of emotion on how blessed we are, still, in this country. I am so looking forward to football today. My heart may be heavy today but my spirit is light. Have a great day all!
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    Perhaps I'm in the minority, but I put 9/11 in the past years ago. Sure, it was an awful thing to happen, it changed the country, etc, but it was 10 years ago and it's time to move on and leave the past in the past. Bad **** happens every day, shake it off and be positive. Just me.
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    I'm pumped for football!!! I can't wait for Monday night. While my thoughts and prayers go out to those who lost their lives on 9/11, i'm not happy with how jingoistic the U.S. has become.
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    In September of '01, I was bartending at a spot about 10 blocks from the WTC. I had a great view of the Towers from the fire escape of my apartment right across the river in BK, where I'd been living for the past 2 years, and would continue to live until last October. On the morning of the attacks, I was dropping and adding a class at a college just outside the city, where I would be stranded until they reopened the bridges and tunnels in and out of the city a few days later. I knew a few people who died in the attacks. My aunt worked in tower #2, but thankfully made it out unhurt.

    I remember how indescribably eerie NY was in the aftermath of 9/11. I remember what the smoldering ground zero smelled like. I remember the homemade missing-person signs that littered lower manhattan, and watching a motherly latina lady embrace a skinny blond girl, a total stranger, who'd broken down after receiving some undoubtedly terrible news on her cell. I also remember a friend of mine catching a beating just walking down the street in Queens, for being a muslim. Which he's not. (He's Israeli.) I remember the day, weeks later, that they towed the cars of the people who wouldn't be coming home to the commuter suburb where I was going to school.

    So while I am intimately familiar with suffering and anguish caused by the attacks, I still can't help but feel a certain lack of perspective in our nation's commemoration of 9/11. I mean absolutely no disrespect to the victims' and their families, or to discount the bravery of NY's emergency responders or the sacrifices of the servicemen and women in the subsequent wars. And I in no way mean to suggest that we shouldn't honor their memories on this day each year.

    But their are simple facts that reveal a serious disproportion in the scale of recent tragedies and the solemnity with which they are treated. Since 9/11 there have been no less than five earthquakes that have killed, respectively, 5 times, 10 times, 20 times, 25 times, and two of almost 100 times the death toll of 9/11. We've had a continuous genocide being perpetrated in Sudan that's killed around 100 times as many people. We also have ~3 times the number of children dying from poverty in the US alone every year as died in the terrorist attacks on 9/11.

    Now, I know well that this doesn't diminish the depth of sorrow I witnessed in the weeks following 9/11. I understand the added shock felt from witnessing a single act of homicidal aggression of that scale, and the emotional fallout from its playing out on televisions across the nation. I just can't help but notice the lack of talk of the appropriateness of going about our daily business on the anniversary of these other tragedies.

    Truly, I in no way mean to condemn anyone's expression of heartfelt feeling on this day. I am profoundly in favor of any and every display of human empathy, and have nothing but the best thoughts for everyone who's chosen to share their remembrances. I just think that any occasion on which we take the time to dwell on past tragedy, we would do well to let our thoughts also turn to the experiences of human suffering we may be less inclined to recall.
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    Two important things about today, IMHO.

    1) That we never forget and will not rest until every last one of the planners of that day have been brought to swift and final justice.

    2) That life goes on, because they might have hurt us badly but they have not and will not defeat us.
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    I'm not sure anyone could comment more eloquently. Well-done and thank you.
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    Kinda of hard to get excited when your team isnt playing.... hate monday night games, hate em.
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    That's a thoughtful post. I agree with a few things and disagree with others.

    We respond to things as they impact us. I think many of us respond differently to 911 than we do to the other tragedies and inequities that you enumerate simply because it felt so personal and so, for want of a better word, threatening, representing, as it did, the first attack of its kind on continental us soil.

    Like many who live in New York City, I sometimes get a little peeved at those who seem to be unable to let go of their "victimhood" as a result of a loss on that day...but when I feel that way, I remember the old adage, "Don't criticize others until you have walked a mile in their shoes." I have no idea how I would feel if I had lost a spouse or child or parent that day, so I hold those feelings within.

    As another adage goes, "Time heals all wounds." Eventually, even those most aggrieved will find peace, but for many it is still too soon. I have to respect that.
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    I think part of my problem is that often this kind of thing (Nation wide rememberence) isn't really geniune. It seems generally media driven with everyone else jumping on the bandwagon so they look good, etc. Also hated how after 9/11 everyone started waving/displaying the flag everywhere and just had the general "America, **** YEAH!!" attitude. I agree with one of the posters above, this country is entirely too jingoistic.
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    Lookup the opposite of Jingoistic.......:eek:

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