Since my editor has asked me to pose this question to my readers, I'm hereby posing it. (I know who signs the checks around here.) The issue is whether a Miami team that has just had a player killed in an apparent homicide should be expected to play a football game four days later. A certain loud sports talk radio person this morning was ranting about how if it were a coach that was murdered, the game would definitely be postponed, and if it were a starting QB, the game would probably be postponed. Whether that's true, I don't know, but it's an interesting point. If this happens to a reserve, is it as big of a deal? What about a walk-on who never plays? What about an equipment manager? Or a PR person?
I have no idea where the line is or how to draw it, I have no idea what the Miami players think, and I have no idea what will or should happen. I certainly wouldn't be morally offended if the game went on. If I got hit by a bus tomorrow, the sport section would still be published, a certain space on page 2 would be filled with something else, a certain New Republic writer still wouldn't like the section and I'd be okay with all of that. But I can also see where, even if it's just for appearances, you might want to delay the game somehow.
And here's where I say, what do you think??