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Sun Dec 2, 2012, 07:31 PM

Despite tragedy, it's still game time at Arrowhead


Players from the Kansas City Chiefs and Carolina Panthers gather at midfield for a prayer after Sunday's football game on December 2, 2012, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. John Sleezer/The Kansas City Star

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/12/02/3944752/despite-tragedy-its-still-game.html#storylink=cpy

Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher kills girlfriend, then himself
Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/12/01/3943246/chiefs-player-kills-girlfriend.html#storylink=cpy

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Reply Despite tragedy, it's still game time at Arrowhead (Original post)
proud2BlibKansan Dec 2012 OP
Panasonic Dec 2012 #1
question everything Dec 2012 #2
proud2BlibKansan Dec 2012 #3
atre Dec 2012 #4
proud2BlibKansan Dec 2012 #5
LeftyMom Dec 2012 #6

Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 07:36 PM

1. Heard it was a very emotional game, and a win for the Chiefs.

 

They earned that win.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 07:43 PM

2. An excellent starting point about violence against women

In the past week there have been several threads here about rape.

Some of us tried to interject that rape is only part of violence against women. Men feel rejected, humiliated, frustrated, angered - take your pick - and they beat and kill the women in their lives. They will not take a NO for an answer.

We often think of rape as something that happen by strangers, to a woman who, say, jogs in the park

http://www.democraticunderground.com/101649426

and often ends in murder. And of course this is a traumatic experience that for many years police wondered what "she did wrong to invite this."

But there are the constant beating and threatening of women who just want out of a relationship. And in too many cases, killing the women and family members.

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Response to question everything (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 08:09 PM

3. That would be the good that comes from this.

At least, we can hope.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 08:13 PM

4. Am I the only one repulsed by the coverage?

We're supposed to feel sorry for the Chiefs because of their starting linebackers was a murderer? I don't get it. They shouldn't proclaim the Chief's win as anything other than the result of a hard-fought football game. Trying to present the Chief's victory as anything meaningful is a slap in the face to the woman who was murdered or the girl who was orphaned.

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Response to atre (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 08:57 PM

5. I want the focus to be on his girlfriend.

Her name was Kasandra Perkins.

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Response to atre (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 2, 2012, 09:01 PM

6. A groundskeeper for the Browns hung himself at their practice facility.

No wall to wall coverage for a working class guy who wasn't a murderer. Priorities.

http://deadspin.com/5965038/cleveland-browns-groundskeeper-commits-suicide-at-practice-facility

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