Amazing, the healing power of sports in America.
I learned on the radio this morning that the Red Sox victory in the World Series has cancelled the wounds of the Boston Marathon bombing. The bombing will be remembered no more. The dead will rise, limbs will be restored.
In the same way, when New Orleans won the Super Bowl, everyone forgot about Hurricane Katrina. People who lost their homes and loved ones suddenly declared, “Hey, everything’s okay! We won the Super Bowl!”
What Newtown and Sandy Hook need are winning sports franchises. And maybe the NFL could start teams in Mogadishu and Damascus. You know, to bring healing.