This is obviously a terrible tragedy, but if I have to hear one more broadcast team talk about how we "lost a member of our NFL family" and how "it's such a tragedy to lose this young man" I'm going to be sick.
The tragedy is that he murdered another human being and left his daughter an orphan, But if your watching NFL coverage today, you haven't heard anything about that, just what a "fine young man he was" (thanks dan dierdorf) and how KFC was is playing "with heavy hearts after losing their brother" (god I hate bradshaw)
Sickening. Since he was an NFL player we have to pretend that the victim was collateral damage, and go with this narrative that it's such a terrible tragedy we lost this murderer.
Nothing wrong with calling this a tragedy. It was a tragedy for the player's family, the victim, the victim's family and the child. I think folks who knew him are reacting naturally to the shock that someone they thought they knew could fall apart so completely and do such a horrible thing. I didn't hear anyone imply that the victim was collateral damage. That is your interpretation. Most NFL people I heard commented on thoughts and prayers for the families involved.
Right, that would be fine if it was actually what the NFL is going with this afternoon. But it isn't, the brocast teams are ignoring or barley mentioning the fact that this guy murdered someone.
As a counter example, what was the narrative when Benoit murdered his family and himself? you remember a whole lot of heart felt messages about what a "tragedy" it was for his family and friends in the WWF and how we should understand and sympathize with him because benoit killed himself afterwards? Or how we shouldn't judge because we "all have demons?" (another pregame qoute btw)
Or do you remember the focus on the innocent victims, which is where it should have been placed?
My problem is the coverage by the NFL today, not a disagreement with what you posted.
Hell, if you watched the pregame and halftime show, you'd be hard pressed to even find a mention of the fact that a 25 year old women was murdered. They mentioned that, briefly, in the pregame, and haven't brought it up since.