Some things are bigger than football. September 11th is one of those things.
It was the first thing I thought of when I woke up this morning. And as I read the paper. And as I scrolled through my timelines on Facebook and Twitter.
I remembered back to September 11, 2001. I was at work in Duluth, Minnesota when the planes hit the twin towers. And another crashed in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. I remember driving home at lunchtime to take my dog out and hearing God Bless the USA on the radio. I bawled the whole way home.
I was looking for a football picture to post as a September 11th tribute on Pigskin ‘N Pearls. I started at the most obvious place I could think of…the New York Giants Twitter page. There was nothing. I went and grabbed a picture from the New York Jets instead. The Patriots also had a nice photo memorial. As did most of the other NFL teams I checked.
The Giants have had a busy week. They had a disastrous season opener against the Cowboys on Sunday night. They worked out and signed Brandon Jacobs this week. They have David Wilson sleeping with a football (I assume).
Maybe they just had a busy morning. I checked back. This is a screen shot of the Twitter page of the New York Giants at 12:13 this afternoon.
Maybe they posted it on Facebook instead.
I know there is a lot going on at the Giants offices in East Rutherford, NJ today. But, it is September 11th. And they are the Giants. The New York frickin’ Giants. And their Coach, Tom Coughlin, had a son in the World Trade Center who escaped unharmed shortly before the second attack.
Add “get social media coordinator” to the list of things to do for the New York Football Giants.
Some things are bigger than football. September 11th is one of them.
NY Jets, 1. NY Giants, 0.