I’ll be the first to admit I am an over-the-top, die-hard, irrational fan when it comes to my favorite sports teams, specifically the Buffalo Bills and the USF Bulls.
Marc Ryan and Pants are always reminding me it’s “just a sport” and to “have some perspective” when it comes to wins and losses.
But I never seem to understand so I never learn and remain immune to any kind of rational thoughts when it comes to cheering for the Bills and Bulls.
And then something happened that made me realize: it’s just a sport.
When Hall of Fame quarterback for the Buffalo Bills Jim Kelly was diagnosed with a form of oral cancer, I realized there are more important things to worry about than fumbles, mis-tackles, and the W/L columns.
And I wasn’t the only one.
Jim Kelly’s annual celebrity golf tournament was last weekend and the stars all gathered around in support of the legendary QB.
Kelly just finished his final round of chemotherapy so he was in the hospital for the gala, but his fellow ex-players and peers didn’t want him to miss out on the fun….so they brought the party to him.
Ex-on-the-field-foe quarterback Dan Marino visited Kelly in the hospital as did Bill Polian, Chris Berman, and many others. And although NASCAR driver Carl Edwards couldn’t be there, he sent a social media message to his buddy with a sign reading: #prayersforjk, the hashtag that has been trending high consistently.
When something of this magnitude happens it just seems to bring all different types of people together.
And it definitely puts things into perspective.
That’s just how I feel.
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