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What kind of tragedy would actually cause pro football to pause for a day?

Updated: December 10, 2012, 5:12 PM ET
By Tim Keown | ESPN.com

They keep playing games in the NFL, everything else be damned, and something about it doesn't feel right. There's no clear, obvious way to deal with unexpected tragedy, but it's tough to see playing games as the right one. Couldn't they give it a day, maybe? Twenty-four hours to allow the players to collect their thoughts and think about something other than offensive tendencies and game plans? There might not be one answer that fits every occasion, but there must be a more humane one that fits ...

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