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When Sports Takes a Back Seat to Life

By Todd Kaufmann On October - 27 - 2009

I've learned a hard lesson over the last few days, a lesson that I should always have in my mind. Unfortunately, it took a tragedy to remind me what's really important in life.

So often we turn to sports to get away from whatever is going on in our lives, but there are also times where we hold sports as something more important than those around us.

We watch college games, we watch pro games, taking up most of our weekends sitting in front of the television rooting on our favorite team. Most of the time, we have our closest friends around us for the fun.

I'm no stranger to this routine, often spending at least one day of the weekend watching football with my fiance and some close friends. I'm usually rooting on my hometown Fresno State Bulldogs or the Dallas Cowboys, my fiance's favorite team.

Unfortunately, this past weekend made me really start thinking about what was important, and it took a tragedy to start this train of thought. It took a close friend and his family going through unspeakable pain for me to really sit and put things in perspective.

As my fiance and I were sitting in church, a very close friend motioned to us to f...

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