One of the many lasting images from yesterday's tragedy was former Packer (and primarily Patriot) offiensive lineman, Joe Andruzzi, helping those affected by the bombs that went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. In grave situations like this it never ceases to amaze me the amount of people (most notably first responders and military) that run INTO situations like this and try to help people. They don't know if there's another bomb set to go off. They don't know if there's a gunman about to start firing. They literally risk everything, their lives, their life with their families, etc. to help people who they have never met and may never actually talk to again for the rest of their lives. It gives you hope that the world isn't just a cruel, hard place.
Just overall a tough day for Boston and America. And for those that don't know, it was Patriot's Day in Boston yesterday. It's not a holiday we celebrate too much, if at all, in Wisconsin but for that area it's a big deal. The Red Sox play early, then the marathon, and typically a Celtic or Bruin game cap off the night. People generally have off of work and partake in one or all of those things. It's flat out heart wrenching that on a day like that, something like this strikes. Thoughts and prayers are definitely with those affected.
PS: One thing that absolutely ENRAGES me is when things like this happen and people have to immediately politicize it, or start a conspiracy theory. Now I get that we all have to have open minds, even if a counter argument is far fetched. Those types of conversations are what this country was founded on. And freedom of speech should NEVER be trampled on. But if you can't have the respect to wait 48 damn hours before you bloviate about the government or a conspiracy then you are an ass and I mean that in every sense of the word. 3 people are dead. One of them was friekin' EIGHT years old. Dozens, if not hundreds of people were maimed or had their lives forever altered by losing arms, legs or fingers. You think you could give it a week or two before you hit the X Files theme? Thanks.
Double PS: This is awesome: http://www.bostonmarathonconspiracy.com/