Thursday, September 16, 2004

SportsCenter in Kuwait

The other night we watched SportsCenter from Kuwait, where they were doing a portion of the show from a U.S base. There were soldiers in the background cheering, as well as interviews about how they watch sports to feel connected to those folks at home watching the same game. There were stories about the football and basketball games played on the base, including some play-by-play action. It provided a glimpse into the days and nights of those stationed over there, giving me a closeup of a life that is impossible to even imagine. Needless to say, those brave folks and their families were in my Rosh Hashanah prayers today.