Although the description of my blog states, “Laugh, cry and learn,” I certainly didn’t anticipate eliciting waterworks on Day 1.  But here I sit with tears in my eyes after reading Rick Reilly’s new take on an old story we all know too well. 

It has been well documented that a group of Flight 93 passengers challenging the terrorist hijackers resulted in the plane going down in a Shanksvill, Pennsylvania field instead of a more populated area, most likely, the Capitol Building in Washington DC.

A simple summary of the story is, as Reilly puts it, “…four athletes pushing a food cart.”  Many often unjustly use war lexicon in reference to athletes and sporting events, but in this case, it appears that the athletic background of these four men perhaps played a role in a true battle between the good guys and bad guys. 

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(Source: ESPN)