Monday, September 25, 2006

New Orleans: Sports, As Catalyst

I am often amazed at people who say they just aren't interested in sports. It is one of our culture's most powerful forces. Witness tonight's football game in New Orleans. Whether or not re-building the Superdome was the smartest use of funds for a still-devastated New Orleans, listening to U2 and Green Day during Monday Night Football's pre-game sing The Saints Are Coming was very emotional (not to mention cool especially when the ubiquitous Bono strolled on stage), and hopefully, with the eyes of America on the Crescent City, there will be enough interest to bring about some positive change in the Gulf Coast. Without sports--the passion and theatre of it--there wouldn't have been a forum for this outpouring of emotion--and good deeds.


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