It’s easy to become wrapped up in sports outcomes and minutiae beyond what is reasonable. That’s what makes it fun. But the perspective-inducing intersection of that fantasy world and horrible reality is a painful, frustrating price. Two days ago I was angry at the Redskins and Joe Gibbs for losing a winnable game through an ill-advised attempt at a first down when the field goal was the best play. Today, that’s irrelevant. I mourn the death of free safety Sean Taylor in the small, insignificant way I matter in this as a Redskins fan.

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