Monday, May 02, 2011

05/02 (OBL) Quickie

It goes without saying that the killing of Osama Bin Laden is one of those pieces of news that eclipses anything/everything in sports -- even intertwining when it can.

That's why the defining moment of the day might have been the Heat dispatching the Celtics in Game 1 of their playoff series, but by midnight, it was the video of Phillies fans chanting "U-S-A!" as news of Bin Laden's death circulated around iPhones and Blackberries and Twitter feeds and Facebook status updates throughout the stadium.

I'm looking around the Web for more intersections of the OBL news and sports. For example: Here is a post from Mets blogger and sports-media expert Jason Fry.

Most of the time, people dislike the intersection of sports with anything else. There is plenty to say about how the 32 NFL teams fared this weekend (there's a great tip going on Quickish later this a.m. with the best draft grades I've seen) and how the Grizzlies are suddenly the team to beat in the NBA and, of course, Round 1 of Heat-Celtics.

But in a "sports-is-life" world, sometimes life supersedes sports. This is one of those moments.

-- D.S.

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