A “Chill” Moment

Where were you when you heard the news of Bin Laden’s demise?  I am sure I was like so many people who had no idea until they got up.  I nearly drove off the road listening to “All Night” on ESPN radio.  I had chills running up and down my spine all morning and even now, some 5 hours later, I still do.  This is one of those times that you will always remember where you were.

The most amazing thing about this fantastic news were the spontaneous celebrations that popped up around the country.  From NYC to DC, Penn St. to Ohio St. these organic celebrations were all captured on smart phones and shared instantly around the world.  ESPN host Scott Van Pelt kept re-tweeting all these different vids and pics from colleges around the USA.  They were some of the most amazing pieces of video I’ve seen in a while.

I am a sports guy at heart so I love when that world meshes with other news from around the world and once again baseball is at the center of it.  Many people found out about this news during the 9th inning of a 1-1 game between the Mets and Phillies.  Yep, the coincidence is eerie (9, 1-1 and a NY and PA team) and the fact that this was announced during a baseball game seems fitting because in a large way, baseball helped this country recover ten years ago.  That simple hit I think woke us up and brought us back to our ways.  Arguably the most significant solo HR in baseball history.  To have a crowd just break out into a “USA” chant as one was simply bone-chilling and a true reminder that We will never forget. 


One Response to “A “Chill” Moment”

  1. We tuned in to watch the 11:00 pm news, on NBC Connecticut of course, and remained glued to the television set for the next hour.

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