Today is Veteran's Day. If you have any friends or family that served in the military, please thank them for their service today. Heck, even if you see someone on the street, shake their hand and offer thanks.
Except for one glaring exception, you don't hear much about professional athletes who served in the military. This is a blessing and a curse, I suppose, since without the draft they can focus on their sport and not Uncle Sam.
If you watched any football this weekend, they had moments for our military at all the stadiums. Of all the mistakes and horrors that came out of the Vietnam war, one of the worst was how we treated the men and women who returned from that conflict. Luckily, we somehow learned a lesson from that and while we still participate in fruitless wars, we try and show our appreciation to our service members who return.
So as you settle in to watch a god awful Monday Night Football game this evening, keep in mind all those around who protected your freedom to be incensed at ESPN.