One of our writers asked if we were going to do anything about 9/11.
I said we should, then we really didn’t. I realized earlier this week that my memories of what happened that day are fuzzy at best. Rather than recalling the specific event - where I was, how I reacted - I’d rather emphasize how I felt because I remember that.
The nation united together more than I ever thought possible. We were all together, and even our allies stood with us. There was a general feeling of “We’re all in this together”.
It’s not the passage of time that’s changed that feeling. It’s how separated we’ve become. We’ve allowed this. It isn’t because we elected dirtbags to government. It isn’t because the media has mislead us.
It’s because we have placed more loyalty in our club memberships than we do ourselves, and those loyalties have allowed us to dehumanize those who aren’t members of our club.
It’s like we never left high school. We frown on bullying these days but we don’t have a problem doing it to those who aren’t members of our club. In fact, we encourage it, and then we act surprised when they respond in like kind.
We do this because it takes less time and effort to belittle another than it does to under who they are and why they think the way they do even if they are the polar opposite of who we are.
Perhaps it will take another incident like 9/11 to bring us back together. Even then, I wonder if it would be enough. Could we be compassionate enough to hold hands with those around us, or would we seek to blame?
Here are your games today:
|Illinois at Virginia||10:00 AM||ACC Network / ESPN Video|
|Western Kentucky at Army||10:30 AM||CBSSN / CBS Video|
|Alabama State at Auburn||11:00 AM||SEC Network / ESPN Video|
|Indiana State at Northwestern||11:00 AM||BTN alternate / FOX Video|
|Kennesaw State at Georgia Tech||11:00 AM||ACC RSN / ESPN Extra / espn3 Video|
|Miami Ohio at Minnesota||11:00 AM||ESPNU / ESPN Video|
|Oregon at Ohio State||11:00 AM||FOX (cable) / FOX Video / 4K on DTV: 105|
|Pittsburgh at Tennessee||11:00 AM||ESPN / ESPN Video|
|Point at Morehead State||1:00 PM||ESPN Extra / espn3 Video|
|South Carolina at East Carolina||11:00 AM||ESPN2 / ESPN Video|
|Tulsa at Oklahoma State||11:00 AM||FS1 / FOX Video|
|Youngstown State at Michigan State||11:00 AM||BTN / FOX Video|
|Florida at South Florida||12:00 PM||ABC (cable) / espn3 Video|
|Duquesne at Ohio||1:00 PM||ESPN Extra / espn3 Video|
|Rutgers at Syracuse||1:00 PM||ACC Network / ESPN Video|
|Purdue at UConn||2:00 PM||CBSSN / CBS Video|
|Robert Morris at Central Michigan||2:00 PM||ESPN Extra / espn3 Video|
|Air Force at Navy||2:30 PM||CBS (cable) / CBS Video|
|Ball State at Penn State||2:30 PM||FS1 / FOX Video|
|Boston College at UMass||2:30 PM||NESN / $Flo Video|
|Buffalo at Nebraska||2:30 PM||BTN / FOX Video|
|California at TCU||2:30 PM||ESPNU / ESPN Video|
|Colorado vs. Texas A&M (in Denver)||2:30 PM||FOX (cable) / FOX Video / 4K on DTV: 106|
|UAB at Georgia||2:30 PM||ESPN2 / ESPN Video / 4K on DTV: 108|
|Maine at James Madison||3:00 PM||NBCSWA+ *4 (channel finder) / $Flo Video|
|Mercer at Alabama||3:00 PM||SEC Network / ESPN Video|
|Iowa at Iowa State||3:30 PM||ABC (cable) / espn3 Video|
|Illinois State at Western Michigan||4:00 PM||ESPN Extra / espn3 Video|
|SC State at Clemson||4:00 PM||ACC Network / ESPN Video|
|Portland State at Washington State||5:00 PM||Pac-12 / Pac-12 Video|
|Houston at Rice||5:30 PM||CBSSN / CBS Video|
|Appalachian State at Miami||6:00 PM||ESPNU / ESPN Video|
|Eastern Michigan at Wisconsin||6:00 PM||FS1 / FOX Video|
|Lindenwood at South Dakota State||6:00 PM||ESPN Extra / espn3 Video / Midco (cable)|
|NC State at Mississippi State||6:00 PM||ESPN2 / ESPN Video|
|Tennessee State at Jackson State||6:00 PM||ESPN Extra / espn3 Video|
|Texas at Arkansas||6:00 PM||ESPN / ESPN Video / Skycast Video|
|Western Carolina at Oklahoma||6:00 PM||PPV / BSSW+ / $Video|
|Georgia State at North Carolina||6:30 PM||ACC RSN / ESPN Extra / espn3 Video|
|Howard at Maryland||6:30 PM||BTN alternate / FOX Video|
|Idaho at Indiana||6:30 PM||BTN / FOX Video|
|Missouri at Kentucky||6:30 PM||SEC Network / ESPN Video|
|Jacksonville State at Florida State||7:00 PM||ACC Network / ESPN Video|
|Washington at Michigan||7:00 PM||ABC (cable) / espn3 Video / Skycast Video|
|San Diego State at Arizona||9:00 PM||Pac-12 / Pac-12 Video|
|Vanderbilt at Colorado State||9:00 PM||CBSSN / CBS Video|
|Utah at BYU||9:15 PM||ESPN / ESPN Video|
|Stanford at USC||9:30 PM||FOX (cable) / FOX Video / 4K on DTV: 106|
|UNLV at Arizona State||9:30 PM||ESPN2 / ESPN Video|
|Hawaii at Oregon State||10:00 PM||FS1 / FOX Video|