It was a sad day for sports yesterday. Two members of the exclusive sports fraternity passed away. Two very different people, two very different impacts on their sport, two very different stories, but the thoughts and feelings are similar on both sides.

1. Rick Majerus- Majerus was one of the most well known and respected college basketball coaches of the 1990’s. Majerus could be seen as the godfather of the mid major teams, as he led Utah, a team hardly known for basketball greatness, to the NCAA Finals in 1998, where they lost to Kentucky.  Majerus died yesterday of heart failure at the age of 64. Known for his days at Utah, Majerus most recently coached at St. Louis, where he worked until this past season.

2. Jovan Belcher Murder Suicide– One of the saddest and weirdest stories you will ever hear played out yesterday in Kansas City. Two year starting linebacker Jovan Belcher murdered his girlfriend at their home, before driving to Arrowhead Stadium, where he killed himself in the parking lot. The GM Scott Piloi and head coach Robeo Crennell were there to see the latter event play out. Belcher was just 25 years old, and his girlfriend was 22. Perhaps the most tragic part of the story is the fact that the two leave behind a 3 month old new born. Despite this loss, the Chiefs banded together, and won their game against Carolina. Read our writer’s thoughts on why the game shouldn’t have been played today.

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