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[News] The Caw: Newtown Puts Football In Perspective

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Ray Rice, Ray Lewis and other Ravens expressed their emotions after the Sandy Hook shooting.

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This is exactly what I was saying Sunday, when fans were getting so outraged over some losses in a football game. There are things in life that are WAY more important, like how this town will EVER come to terms with this horror. Un-ending prayers to these families, and this town.
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That game was the first sane thing for me even though it sucked lol talking with my sons, who are older teenagers, and when they realized those kids are my niece and nephews age. I am still without words.
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RIP To all the victims and the hero Victoria Soto. . . & My prayers go out to the families dealing with probably the worst time in their life.
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thats a shame about the kids and adults as well you know you really need to count your blessings yeah the Ravens lost but at the same time you could be in the family of one of those harmed so stop complaining
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Come on MAN! I can understand the adults but killing CHILDREN!?!?!?!? If someone ever points a gun at an inoocent child they should be tortured.... they should get the death penalty.
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Truely a sad event. Not one, though that was completely unpredictable. Autism, divorce, mom had those guns in the house, boy was reclusive and played shoot em up games on the computer all day, prescription drug use, argument with the school's office the day before the event, tried to get a gun/background check 3 days before event. C'mon man. Red flags everywhere. The mom was known to have had her hands full but her pride was such that she did't seek out all the help necessary to cope. If there is anything we can take out of this it's that there need to be better/more mental health services available in all communities.
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In a crazy world it's senseless tragedies such as this that remind us why it is important to cheerish ever moment you have with your family, every day find extra time to give your kids an extra hug.

My heart truely goes out to those parents, no parent should ever have to feel the loss of a child. When darkness like this happens, it truely affects everyone.
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The one thing i didnt like was ray rice just kept saying forget about football after we lost thats not good to use this shooting to ease the tension of the fans plain and simple wrong
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Their was a time when a father could buy his son a 22. riffle. And after teaching him gun safty. He would let the son go out by himself in the back yard in the woods. The son would shoot a few tin cans, and maybe a jack rabbit or two. But that son never came home and kill his dad or mom.

It seems American is loseing it's blessing. Where did we go wrong...
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To think that people have the nerve to call out a football on his poor performance and be mean about it, when there is so much hurt going on in the world, just confounds me. I hope those people think about where their life is headed.
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I have a 5 year old and a 6 year old in school right now, and with all the violence I have been exposed to in the 42 years of my life, this is by far the most tragic. I can't even comprehend what those parents are going through, especially right now at Christmas when I am sure there are gifts under the tree for their dead children. People are already trying to use this tragedy to push gun control, but CT has some of the strictist gun control laws in the country. Mental Health and Security should be discussed as well as they both played an instrumental part, but honestly, I think the way the media covers this, makes it popular for people who are mentally ill or just hate the world, to commit a crime like this and push whatever ideal they are trying to. In the past with the school shootings, the criminals who commited the crimes had felt they had been wronged in some way by their peers. There is no way a 5 yr old has ever done anything wrong to anyone at his young age.

I don't like to think about this anymore than I already do and I can't seem to get away from it. I take solice in the inconsequental things that can occupy my time right now, Tae Kwon Do with the kids, watching football, or as evident by this post, combing through the BB on the Ravens website. In the end, much like the loss to the Texans or the Broncos, I just want to put it behind me and move on. If there is something to learn from it, so be it, but I don't want to think about it anymore than I have to.
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It is just something about little kids as victims of horrible acts that I have never been able to handle very well. I never will. God bless the little children and their families.
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I've seen a couple stupid comments on here before but none as stupis and disrespectful as your Ravenfan4life2010. Who are you or who are any of us to tell Ray Rice not to use the shooting as anexcuse to ease the fans tension. You don't know how Ray Rice felt during the game. Yea he's a professional athlete that gets paid millions of dollars but he's a human being first. He feels pain, his heart hurts the sames as ours does because of what happended. If you only live to see the Ravens win games then you have a sad life and you should probablly get out more.
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Its not the world. The outpouring of prayers from all over the world has proven that. The sick feeling of loss that 99.9% of the people are sharing with the families of Sandy Point shouldnt be discounted because a few individuals are so sick that they could do such a heinous crime against humanity.
The world is basically good.
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Although I totally agree- people need to be reminded how silly a lot of their worries and problems are as often as possible to keep their focus on what's most important in life. Like Ray Rice said- it's actually not football. Things like families and living each day as happily as possible are things that come to my head.
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When a person put sports before God or a death of any person or even mark the comments of others is two words A FOOL think about what you say out of your mouth before you say it other words think before you act We should all try it. One of these children could have been mine i was blessed that it was not but i am still sorry for all 28 loses my heart is troubled not only for them but for all who have died in the name of GUNS.
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Sami, I appreciate your positive outlook with regards to humanity. It is always good to think the best of people. There are many kind, generous, and selfless people in this world. But the world is not basically good. Romans 5:12 says,"Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man (Adam), and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned." The world is corrupted by sin. That is the problem. And some give themselves over to evil and do wicked things. Look at the world - mass murders, genocide, suicide bombings, etc. etc. on a daily basis. I am in no way trying to minimize what happened at Sandy Hook. Quite the opposite. The problem is not gun control or lack thereof. The problem is a problem of the heart. We, as a nation, have turned from God. We took Him out of schools. We mock the Jesus, the greatest example of love that the world has ever known. We glorify football players and mock people like Pat Robertson, whose organization gives millions to needy people throughout the world. We accept an Atheist's point of view and call it free speech - yet someone who says, "Jesus is Lord" is called narrow-minded. 2 Chronicles 7:14 says healing will come when we, as a nation turn to the one true God. "If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land."
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[quote name='EpicRavensfan2!' timestamp='1355862654' post='1269640']
Come on MAN! I can understand the adults but killing CHILDREN!?!?!?!? If someone ever points a gun at an inoocent child they should be tortured.... they should get the death penalty.
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I don't even understand the adults why would you wan't to take the life of another human period child or adult we live in a very crazy messed up world
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[quote name='Ravensfan4life2010' timestamp='1355865341' post='1269718']
The one thing i didnt like was ray rice just kept saying forget about football after we lost thats not good to use this shooting to ease the tension of the fans plain and simple wrong
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really bro its called empathy
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Thank you Away Raven. I couldn't agree more. How do you even compare losing a football game to someone losing a loved one in such a senseless tragedy? Quite sure that the families in Newtown are not thinking of football right now. Just saying, there is more to life than football. At the end of the day it's still just a game.
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I saw Ray Rice's comment on FB and found it hard to believe someone was more concerned with their fantasy team than those poor children and teachers from Sandy Hook. I'm glad he spoke up.. it's a game people, use some common sense..
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[u]As disappointed Raven fans were with the loss on Sunday, the events in Newtown sure put football, wins, losses, etc in perspective. Our team lost, we may lose again this week and if that happens, we'll all still celebrate Christmas with our families our world will not end. The familes of those 26 victims especially the 20 chlidren, their lives will never be the same. The survivors lives will never be the same.Nor will the lives of the first responders. No a lost football game just doesn't seem very important right now. If you are a true Raven fan, cheer them on stand by them in the good times and bad and know just like the rest of the country they too feel terrible about what happen[/u]
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