Mich St. & North Carolina Playing on Aircraft Carrier that Buried bin Laden?

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The famous college basketball game aboard an aircraft carrier, the first ever of its kind, is coming closer to actually happening. The Michigan State Spartans will supposedly play the North Carolina Tar Heels on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson  in San Diego Harbor on Veterans Day,  November 11th.

Here’s the kicker, the USS Carl Vinson is the carrier that Osama Bin Laden’s body was flown to for the terrorist’s burial at sea after he was killed by US Navy Seals on May 1st.

America as our Home Team: Osama, 9/11 and the Sporting World Reaction

You will always remember where you were when President Barack Obama informed the nation at about 11:45 p.m. ET on May 1st, 2011. His announcement that U.S. military operatives had caught and killed Osama Bin Laden is a generation defining moment.

Although the war on terrorism is far from over, the killing of Bin Laden, and the reaction of the American people, is a symbol of the continued healing America is still going through nearly 10 years after the horrific events of September 11th, 2001.

For those who lost loved ones on 9/11, it is a bittersweet moment. President Obama said it is “a good day” for America, but it is also one that brings back haunting images and memories of what happened at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and an empty field in Pennsylvania.

Where does our realm, the world of sports fit into all of this?

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I know we’re a Sports Site, but hey, they KILLED BIN LADEN!!!!!


Granted this is not a political website, or a current affairs site, but it is an official Google News site, and this is THE BIGGEST media story since Nov 2nd 2008. And much like that fateful night, when the pride of our hometown (Chicagoan Barack Obama) became the first African-American  elected President of the United States of America, tonight we all have a feeling of “Yes we can” manifest itself as “yes we did!”

By Paul M. Banks

From the paper of record, the New York Times:

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