Sports simply stopped after the awful events of September 11
This story appeared in ESPN The Magazine's Oct 1, 2001, issue. Subscribe today!
THESE WERE THE DAYS when heroism and villainy were redefined. This was the week when sports went dark, when its spotlight swung around to the firefighters who ran up the stairs, the police and EMS crews who braved the showers of destruction, the laborers who sifted through the debris of a cataclysm to find evidence of someone's life.
The clichéd descriptions we so freely bestow ...
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