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    Big A Will Alabama and ND helmets have a remembrance for Newton, CT victims?

    I thought this might be a good idea to remember the victims for the children, teachers, and administrators who were fatally wounded.

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    Re: Will Alabama and ND helmets have a remembrance for Newton, CT victims?

    I'm not sure we should. I know how that might sound to many and by no means do I mean to detract from how tragic of an event this was (My wife is a teacher in my kids elementary school) but by the time we play several weeks will have passed and I'm just not 100% sure it would be appropriate. It's a tough call between letting those families know that we are thinking of them and prolonging/saturating their sorrow by keeping it in the spotlight.
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    Re: Will Alabama and ND helmets have a remembrance for Newton, CT victims?

    I can see your point of prolonging /saturating their sorrow. I'm looking at it as keeping this in the forefront of the public venue to thinking of the families, but to keep this on the front burner to solving this problem. Society will not forget this tragic incident, continue to put pressure on politicians to try and find solutions. Unfortunetly our society has a tendency to forget events like this, because other news will get put on the frontburner.

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    Re: Will Alabama and ND helmets have a remembrance for Newton, CT victims?

    i hope not. i watch football to forget things like that occur in this world.
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    Will Alabama and ND helmets have a remembrance for Newton, CT victims?

    I would hope so. We can't forget this only to let it happen again.
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    Re: Will Alabama and ND helmets have a remembrance for Newton, CT victims?

    Seriously doubtful.
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    Re: Will Alabama and ND helmets have a remembrance for Newton, CT victims?

    Since Bama and ND have no connection to Connecticut, I'd say "no". It was tragic and I was/am disturbed about the incident, but that doesn't mean we have to commemorate it in our National Championship game.
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    Will Alabama and ND helmets have a remembrance for Newton, CT victims?

    I don't see that happening. It is a sad story, but it doesn't pertain to the teams playing in the game.

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    Re: Will Alabama and ND helmets have a remembrance for Newton, CT victims?

    Quote Originally Posted by davidjanet View Post
    I can see your point of prolonging /saturating their sorrow. I'm looking at it as keeping this in the forefront of the public venue to thinking of the families, but to keep this on the front burner to solving this problem. Society will not forget this tragic incident, continue to put pressure on politicians to try and find solutions. Unfortunetly our society has a tendency to forget events like this, because other news will get put on the frontburner.
    Should we remember the Alamo on the helmets of football players at the National Championship Game? Gettysburg? The USS Maine? Pearl Harbor, the Battle of the Bulge? the Tet Offensive? the Oklahoma City Bombing? The Branch Davidians in Waco? September 11th (the 2001 events, not the 2012 events), etc., etc.? Where do you draw the line without offending whomever you exclude?
    Leave football to football, and leave these poor children and teachers to rest in peace.

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    Re: Will Alabama and ND helmets have a remembrance for Newton, CT victims?

    Agree with Vinny on this one.

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    Re: Will Alabama and ND helmets have a remembrance for Newton, CT victims?

    I'm sure that a much worse tragedy will be taken hold of by the media before January 7th.

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    Will Alabama and ND helmets have a remembrance for Newton, CT victims?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tidewater View Post
    Should we remember the Alamo on the helmets of football players at the National Championship Game? Gettysburg? The USS Maine? Pearl Harbor, the Battle of the Bulge? the Tet Offensive? the Oklahoma City Bombing? The Branch Davidians in Waco? September 11th (the 2001 events, not the 2012 events), etc., etc.? Where do you draw the line without offending whomever you exclude?
    Leave football to football, and leave these poor children and teachers to rest in peace.
    Until it happens again right?
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    Re: Will Alabama and ND helmets have a remembrance for Newton, CT victims?

    Man the newbie's and the threads being started..

    When would it ever end with paying homage to an event? Do the schools put a decal on their helmets for the pending fiscal cliff?

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