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November 28, 2005

Rozelle regretted games after Kennedy's death: It was Friday, Nov. 22, 1963, and President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated while he rode through the streets of Dallas in a motorcade, beginning a four-day period during which people around the world attempted to deal with the terrible news. But Rozelle's problem was more immediate. Should the seven games scheduled two days later be played or postponed?

posted by terry to football at 02:39 AM - 14 comments

What do we say to this one? I think it was a good move, I would have liked to see the country resume faster after the 9/11 tragedies. productivity is the fastest cure for heart-ache.

posted by everett at 07:00 AM on November 28

I would have liked to see the country resume faster after the 9/11 tragedies. After 9/11 we were still concerned about terrorists causing their havoc wherever large crowds gathered. There were greater reasons to cancel games than merely paying tribute.

posted by drevl at 09:34 AM on November 28

I think this was one of the worst decisions ever made by a governing sports body. Maybe if the event had happened earlier in the week, & the funeral was over, but the assassination took place on Friday. Apparently even the TV network understood the importance of the events that were unfolding off the football. I have heard reports of some players that were really upset having to play. 9/11 was a different event. Travel was still restricted or non-existent on the 1st Sunday after, + there were concerns over large gatherings becoming a target. The NFL should not have played, although their descsion to play is on one the reasons for the NFL, as we know it today. It helped give the AFL credibility, which in turn led to one league.

posted by directpressure at 09:50 AM on November 28

For a second there I thought we were talking about the ex-MTV VJ. Thank God she's ok.

posted by yerfatma at 10:33 AM on November 28

And yet, my thoughts and prayers still go out to her family.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 11:31 AM on November 28

Did anyone else think she was really hot?

posted by wfrazerjr at 12:14 PM on November 28

No, but Karen Duffy was.

posted by HATER 187 at 12:59 PM on November 28

Did anyone else think she was really hot? No, but Karen Duffy was. Yes to both.

posted by cobra! at 01:06 PM on November 28

I'm old, and don't get the MTV hot babe references. Would one of you be kind enough to tell what the MTV JV reference is, and who the heck is Karen Duffy. Pics, if you can.

posted by drevl at 02:15 PM on November 28

Google Image Search is your friend.

posted by yerfatma at 02:42 PM on November 28

Did anyone else think she was really hot? The same way I just knew Lilith Crane would be a wildwoman when she let her hair down, I just knew that Kennedy would cavort like a minx when the glasses came off! wfrazerjr, this one's for you, bud.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 03:02 PM on November 28

I tried to add a link with the beautiful Ms. Duffy but could not figure out how to. I will take my verbal bashing like a man.

posted by HATER 187 at 03:03 PM on November 28

I will take my verbal bashing like a man. You shouldn't try to post a picture of Karen Duffy, Hater187. My cousin tried to post a picture of Karen Duffy once...once.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 04:23 PM on November 28

YOU FARGING ICEHOLE!!!!!

posted by HATER 187 at 04:26 PM on November 28

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